Senior Infrastructure Application Engineer (Automation)

Houston, TX 77036 | Permanent

Post Date: 01/15/2018 Job ID: 336 Industry: Financial Services Type: Permanent Pay Rate: $90-110K (DOE)

Financial Services Company in Southwest Houston is searching for a Senior Infrastructure Application Engineer with a good understanding of infrastructure, automation, DevOps and application support.


Client is searching for a Senior Infrastructure Application Engineer that is focused in automation of manual tasks as the company is moving into a DevOps mindset.  They are in the forming stage creating an initial sub-team within Application Engineering to focus on automation opportunities and implement solutions.  Their game plan is to have specific tasks and processes automated and then have automation implemented in several areas.  The client would prefer a candidate that has actually performed automation and can talk about the savings in tangible terms.

For this position, they need someone with a Programmer mindset.  This role will be 70% technical and 30% functional. 

Job Summary:  

This company needs a Senior DevOps Applications Engineer who can provide comprehensive engineering services and leadership on complex projects and initiatives. Competent to work at the highest technical level of systems activities. Able to provide training, mentorship and guidance to less experienced professionals.  Experience in DevOps automation using SCORCH, PowerShell or other tools is required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred 

Technical Skills:

  • Typically requires 5-8 years of related work experience inDevOps automation using SCORCH andPowerShell.
    • SCORCH - Systems CenterOrchestrator - preferred
      • Automation Tools: BladeLogic, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, etc. are acceptable.
    • PowerShell is preferred others are acceptable



  • Requires comprehensive knowledge within own discipline and broad knowledge of disciplines within own function 
  • Performs specialized assignments; leads others to solve complex problems and develop non-traditional solutions 
  • Works independently; may require guidance in highly complex situations 
  • Interprets internal/external business environment 
  • Recommends best practices to improve processes or services 
  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate risks and resource requirements 
  • Works within functional policies 
  • Impacts achievements of customer, operational, project or service objectives 
  • Leads others to solve complex problems 
  • Identifies innovative solutions through sophisticated analytical thinking 
  • Communicates difficult concepts 
  • Utilizes negotiation techniques to lead others to adopt a different point of view 

Job Description: 

  • May write code using lower-level and/or higher-level languages 
  • Develops and/or modifies systems for use internally 
  • Conducts requirements gathering and analysis 
  • Supports testing, deployment, and maintenance activities
  • Implements strategies to increase reliability and decrease cost 
  • Maintains processes for internal operational effectiveness 
  • Develops, implements and supports a variety of technologies 
  • Maintains excellent working relationship with 3rd Party vendors 
  • Maintains centralized reporting and management for applications and services 
  • Implements strategies to increase reliability and decrease cost for technologies 
  • Documents environments and check accuracy 
  • Implements processes for internal operational effectiveness and continuous improvement 
  • Ensures data confidentiality, integrity, and availability 
  • Provides technical guidance to service partners as needed 
  • Participates in 24x7x365 enterprise operational support as required 
  • Provides support to remote data center facilities as requested 
  • Generates reports from information gathered from metrics 
  • Assists with preparation of documentation, user guides, and training materials. 
  • Assists with communication of process changes, enhancements, and modifications so solutions are understood 
  • Exhibits working knowledge of enterprise server, storage and networking hardware and technologies, Enterprise level IT processes and procedures such Ticketing, Change Control, and other ITIL processes 
  • Work with R&D of new designs and technologies, monitoring/improving systems performance and maintaining disaster recovery readiness and procedures 
  • Work closely with the Operations teams to identify gaps and implement solutions to drive improvements in reliability, performance and availability 
  • Maintain systems health to ensure reliability 
  • Provides working knowledge of application virtualization in an enterprise environment
  • Ensures proactive monitoring, alerting, reporting, and patching for all systems 
  • Provides working knowledge in enterprise monitoring 
  • U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
  • Our client is unable to sponsor at this time.
  • Unable to provide relocation assistance


This company is offering a competitive salary and full benefits.

Resume Submittal:

Please submit your resume in MS Word format to

Marie Mikelson
President - Executive Recruiter

Marie is a native Houstonian and has put her energy in building ProFound’s business relationships. She has specialized in IT and software development recruiting in the Houston area since 1999. You will often hear Marie tell people to “get-into-our-circle” because she knows people, companies and she’s working on new jobs all the time. As a professional networker, Marie practices good habits in business development, recruiting, customer service, working with a sense of urgency to help people. She believes in having a foundation of long term relationships in order to be a successful Business Owner, Recruiter and Business Developer.

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