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Ansible Automation Expert

Valencia, Spain
Decskill is 100% Portuguese technological company, founded in 2014, and we currently have more than 200 employees. Decskill operates in both national and international markets, with offices in Lisbon, Oporto and A Coruña, capable to provide services to any location in the national territory.

How can Decskill be an accelerator to your career?
We currently operate in 3 major areas: outsourcing by DECSKILL; augmented reality and computer vision products and solutions, by PROSKILL; and Agile training and coaching, by GETSKILL.
The success of Decskill is built from the inside out, with talented employees and constant evolution, with innovative aspirations and a commitment to make a difference.

We are looking for a Ansible Automation Expert based in Valencia, Spain.

  • Review current Ansible and AWX (Ansible Tower) platform and propose improvements
  • Setup best practices for development and documentation for automation projects
  • Design inventories for different systems and use cases based on experience and implement through an inventory file or a plugin
  • Design and develop playbooks for automating end-to-end processes
  • Design and develop new modules if required
  • Define development best practices for automation with Ansible
  • Automate Storage tasks in Ansible to:
    • Manage the lifecycle of luns (SAN)
    • Manage the lifecycle of share (NAS)
    • Patching
  • Automate Network related tasks in Ansible such as:
    • VLAN provisioning and configuration
    • Firewall rules configuration
    • Switch configuration
    • Load balancer configuration
  • Automate Application and Database tasks in Ansible such as:
    • Installing
    • Stopping and starting
    • Configuring
    • Hardening
    • Patching
  • Automate OS/Server (Linux and Windows) tasks in Ansible such as:
    • Configuring
    • Hardening
    • Patching
  • Working with Ansible Vault to encrypt sensitive data
  • Manage Credentials in Ansible AWX
  • Best practices for setting up hosts or other systems for Ansible automation
  • Integrate with ticketing systems (Remedy ITSM)
  • Perform other duties as required
Profile required

Experience required:
  • At least 5 years of experience in automation and development and at least 3 years automating tasks with Ansible
  • Automate tasks for one or more of the following areas:
    • Application and database deployments and provisioning
    • Linux OS tasks
    • Windows OS tasks
    • Network tasks
    • Infrastructure tasks
    • Enabling/configuring hosts and systems for automation with Ansible
    • Configuring CI/CD pipelines for Automated testing of playbooks, modules and plugins
    • Error handling of automated tasks
  • Desirable:
    • Setting up an Ansible platform with AWX/Ansible Tower and integrate with a full CI/CD pipeline
    • Integrating AWX/Ansible tower with an LDAP system
    • ​Securing the Ansible platform and the execution of the playbooks on the targets
    • Automating tasks in one or more of these systems:
      • Cisco IOS
      • BigIP/F5 equipment
      • 3Par storage
      • Compellent storage
      • Checkpoint firewall
      • HP servers
    • Automating server provisioning
    • Automating tasks on databases and/or applications
      • Web Applications: Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, etc.
      • Databases: MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB, MongoDB
      • Oracle software: Database and Applications
    • Training and/or coaching administrators on best practices for development and automation
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Extensive knowledge in software development best practices
  • Extensive knowledge of automating tasks with Ansible
  • Extensive knowledge in different Ansible modules
  • Extensive knowledge of python, yaml and jinja development
  • Good understanding of Ansible AWX/Ansible Tower
  • Knowledge in CI/CD best practices for fully automated integration, deployment and testing
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Desirable: Knowledge in other automation tools (Puppet, Terraform, Chef, etc.)
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.
  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
If you’re interested in this job please send your CV in English. Thank you!
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