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Flexential Automation Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Job Description

The Automation Engineer is responsible for developing automation of platforms, systems and processes across our cloud services.  This role is for a high-performing, hands-on systems engineer committed to the operational practices required to support critical customer facing platforms.

This individual must have familiarity with ITIL processes for IT Service Management and will seek out improvement opportunities and help break down barriers across teams. The Engineer will be a seasoned IT Systems / Software / Devops /Automation Engineer with experience in Linux and Windows Server OS. The Engineer should at least be familiar and comfortable with one or more of the following technologies/Languages: JavaScript, Bash, PowerShell, VMWare PowerCLI and related Automation frameworks/API capabilities, Ansible scripting, Ruby, GO and Python.


  • Develop automation for the deployment and maintenance of cloud and data center systems.

  • Assist in the planning, development, implementation and troubleshooting of automation, as requested by or otherwise discovered as a need

  • Participate in cross-functional projects, in a DevOps type of team environment, using agile methodologies.

  • Able to gather requirements, design, plan, coordinate, prioritize, and implement complex technical projects, individually and across diverse teams

  • Maintain automation requests and features backlog

  • Mentor others in your area of expertise; participate in continual team and personal training to stay up to date with current trends and technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or other technical discipline, or related work experience.

  • Five years’ experience in a development role, preferably with an IT service provider

  • Experience supporting and automating cloud-based IT environments (e.g. – VMware, Hyper-V, Xen)

  • Scripting and automation skills, including code development, is a plus

  • Supporting, integrating and tailoring configuration management & IT service management tools

  • Creation and maintenance of technical documentation & operational process

  • Self-starter with a history of excellent communication and time management skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Experience working with application programming interfaces

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, SLA-bound, 24x7 service provider environment

  • Highly analytical, detail oriented and ability to work with complex logic

  • Effectively prioritize reactive and proactive activities

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Configuration management tools like Ansible, Puppet, or Chef

  • Comprehensive understanding of IT infrastructure building blocks:

    Primary storage

    Backup technologies and secondary storage

    Network fundamentals

    Compute vendors and management tools

    Virtualized Infrastructure and management tools

    Base Pay Range : Annualized salary range offered for this position is estimated to be $90,000-$125,000, however, the actual pay range depends each candidate’s experience and qualifications.

    Variable Pay : Discretionary annual bonus, based on personal and company performance.

    Benefits of working at Flexential :

  • Medical, Telehealth, Dental and Vision

  • 401(k)

  • Health Savings Accounts (HAS) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Life and AD&D

  • Short Term and Long Term disability

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Leave of Absence

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness Program

  • Rewards and Recognition Program

    Benefits are subject to change at the Company’s discretion

Flexential offers flexible and essential services that help organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. The company, co-headquartered in Charlotte and Denver, is committed to building trusted relationships and delivering tailored solutions that suit the individual needs of its customers. Flexential is deeply invested in the success of its customers, who trust it to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as, cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexential’s robust suite of assets spans 21 markets and comprises 40 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers. For more information on Flexential, please visit Flexential is a registered trademark of the Flexential Corp.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.