Automation Engineer - VMware - Cloud - longterm contract

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Long term contract
Coopers Group GmbH
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For a major pharmaceutical company in Basel we are looking for a Automation Engineer - VMware - Cloud - longterm contract

Role Purpose

  • The Automation Engineer is responsible to quickly and accurately analyze and understand the automation needs, create a technical solution based upon deep technology expertise, industry knowledge, automation experience and creative, collaborative thinking.
  • This role is responsible for defining and designing solutions, documenting and communicating these solutions and building consensus around the solution.
  • This role requires technical expertise in multiple automation and management platforms such as: Chef, Puppet, Ansible, vRealize Automation (vRA), vRealize Orchestrator (vRO)
  • This role requires technical expertise in Scripting and coding tools like PowerShell, Javascript (JS), bash etc.

Major Accountabilities

  • Based upon experience and industry knowledge, the Automation Engineer is responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of automation tools leveraging several technologies, primarily vRA, vRO.
  • The Automation Engineer is responsible to align the technology solutions with business requirements to ensure customer success.
  • The Automation Engineer should have experience building and deploying automated solutions.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of the IT industry and different technical solutions.
  • Manage technical evaluations, POCs and make technology recommendations
  • Provide technical leadership to other development teams to build collaborative solutions.
  • Effectively gather requirements from all appropriate sources
  • Analyze existing solutions to understand existing performance and functionality
  • Develop clear and accurate documentation of the existing solutions and requirements
  • Develop technical solutions that meet the customer requirements, meet security baselines, are cost effective, align with our overall technical roadmap, and integrate well with the existing infrastructure
  • Document technical solutions, drive consensus around these with effective communication and outreach.
  • Help develop project schedules and budgets


  • Minimum 5 years' working experience in any of the following roles
    • Systems Engineer or Architect
    • Systems Automation/Tools Developer/DevOps Engineer
    • Cloud/Virtualization Engineer
  • Minimum 3 Years developing technical solutions for automation
  • Expertise with the following technology areas (must have):
    • Automation: vRealize Automation, vRealize Orchestrator or any one Automation/Orchestrator tool.
    • Scripting: Javascript, bash, PowerShell
  • Experience with the following (should have)
    • Cloud technologies: AWS components
    • Operating systems: Linux (RHEL/CentOS), Windows Server
    • Infrastructure: Knowledge of infrastructure environment; Server, Storage, Network, Database, Middleware, etc.
  • Experienced working on cross-functional teams/projects (on time, on spec, on quality and on budget)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to peers
  • Strong hands-on personality, results-oriented, pragmatic, high quality standards, ability to multi-task
  • Detail oriented, thorough, complete
  • Experience in delivering large scale, secure and reliable services
  • Fluency in English (knowledge of additional languages is an advantage)
  • Scientific Background in Biology, Chemistry will be an advantage
  • Experience in other Pharmaceutical, Academic or Biotech company will be an advantage

Start: ASAP

Duration: until (option for extension)

Location: Basel