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DevOps Automation Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 14, 2022
Job Id #57560 Posted July 8, 2022

Position Summary:
  • The Automation Engineer is focused on automating the deployment of cloud infrastructure and services to support application development and hosting, architecting, engineering, deploying and operationally managing the underlying logical and physical cloud computing infrastructure.
  • The Sr Automation Engineer will be a key resource to helping client's  create a framework for running SAP in the cloud and this position will be focused toward driving the automation effort of SAP environments on AWS with Ansible.
  • The ideal candidate with have deep knowledge and rich experience in this domain.
  • Must be an expert in infrastructure as code and be able to configure and operate Amazon Web Services.
  • High availability engineering experience and ability to navigate open source tools and scripting languages.
  • Must be a high energy individual who inspires their team mates to reach their potential.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Solution Delivery: Collaborate deeply with cloud hosting provider (AWS), SAP development teams and client's  integration partner to make our cloud platform the best place to host SAP workloads at Client.
  • Operations: Review solution performance, and continually assess technical approach. Track and drive awareness to operational and technical debt risks. Creation of cloud operations guidelines for SAP (e.g HA, DR, regulatory, CI/CD).
  • Subject Matter Expertise: Make SAP deployment easy and reliable using Ansible automation. Continuous improvement of operational documentation.
  • Relationship Management: Conduct peer reviews and approve system changes and technical solution design. Partner cross-organizationally to drive minimal costs on optimal solutions. Provide in-depth technical information to stakeholders as needed.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Deep experience in and knowledge of SAP environments in the AWS cloud using Terraform to deploy infrastructure and Ansible to install applications.
  • Previous experience with SAP solutions on AWS and Well Architected Framework
  • Understanding of infrastructure-as-code paradigms and testing and deploying with CI/CD patterns
  • Excellent communication skills, effective with varying organizational levels and skill set, and able to translate between technical and non-technical concepts.
  • Excellent Relationship Management and collaboration skills, with a track record of working as one team cross-organizationally to drive innovation and business results.
  • Expertise managing the lifecycle of technical solutions.
  • Deep Subject Matter Expertise within the respective system domain products, platforms, processes and architecture.
  • Broad and deep knowledge of technology architecture, infrastructure, network, security and software principles and models.
  • Experience working in partnership with internal and external vendors.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of future technology trends within area of expertise.
  • Demonstrated leadership on technical aspects of large scale projects. Experience coaching other developers in system deployment or operational troubleshooting.
  • Experience with delivery methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum) and operational models (ITIL).
  • Experience and understanding of core IT Service Management functions, such as Change Management and Incident Management.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

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