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Title:  Senior Platform Automation Engineer


Research Triangle Park, NC, US, 27709

Requisition ID:  32071


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary

Senior Platform Automation Engineer will be responsible for developing and implementing DevOps and cloud based infrastructure automation capabilities to be used to host our containerized/microservice based applications. This role requires:

  • Extensive experience implementing/operating cloud based infrastructure and containerized environment
  • Extensive experience in developing automation via tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet
  • Ability to document designs, runbooks, KB articles, and provide TOIs/Training for operational support transition
  • Ability to multi-task and self-prioritize multiple parallel projects
  • Ability to lead troubleshooting and drive complex issues that requires multiple disciplines (network, security, compute, storage, etc.) to resolution
  • Ability to “self-teach” new technologies and become subject matter expert as needed
Job Requirements
  • Expert-level experience with configuration management/orchestration tools (Ansible, Chef, Terraform, Puppet, Salt, etc)
  • Expert-level experience administering Linux
  • In-depth knowledge of Kubernetes/Container deployments
  • Experience with GIT
  • Solid understanding of networking, security, storage concepts
  • Solid understanding of SDLC
  • Experience building/supporting cloud based environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) as well as on-prem cloud platforms (VMWare, Openstack)
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Understanding of Agile values and principles
  • Understanding of ITIL/ITSM processes
  • Experience with Python a plus
  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent industry experience
  • 6-8 years of industry experience (3 years in a senior position)


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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