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Cloud Automation Engineer

Company: Cengage Group
Location: Mason
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

We believe in the power and joy of learning
At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose - driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Our culture values diversity, engagement, and discovery
Our business is driven by our strong culture, and we know that creating an inclusive and diverse workplace is absolutely essential to the success of our company and our learners, as well as our individual well-being. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives in everything we do, and strive to ensure employees of all levels and backgrounds feel empowered to voice their ideas and bring their authentic selves to work. We achieve these priorities through inclusive programs, benefits, and initiatives that are integrated into the fabric of how we work every day. To learn more, please see

We are currently looking for a passionate individual with DevOps and automation experience to join our organization. The Automation Engineer role will be a part of the Hosting Solutions group that resides within the CIO's Global Technology Solutions (GTS) organization. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to work on a team with others who share your passion for automation and Infrastructure-as-code and will be working closely with DevOps/Cloud Ops, developers, Security, and Hosting Solutions, to define and drive Cengage's system deployment and automation strategies in a hybrid-cloud environment. You will lead the development of new automation of systems for both running infrastructure, and the creation of new infrastructure platforms using your skills in technologies such as Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes, and more.

As Automation Engineer, you will:

Collaborate with other individuals on automation strategy and standard methodologies
Develop and iterate on Ansible and Terraform automation to help transform Cengage's infrastructure and help define an automation strategy
Define standards for infrastructure deployment and build the appropriate constraints to guide our systems administrators and developers
Design, build, implement, and operationalize on-prem and cloud automated tools to help optimize cost trends and provide show-back and charge-back to business units
Work with security to automate hardening of infrastructure during deployment, and automate patching after deployment
Construct, improve and maintain the automated deployment pipelines
Maintain in-depth documentation of activities and system configuration
Use appropriate tooling associated with DevOps engineering and configuration management
Perform troubleshooting, resolution, and problem analysis
Participate in architectural discussions to help Application Teams make the most cost-efficient choices

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

2+ years working with Ansible, Terraform, or similar technologies (Chef, Puppet, etc.)
2+ years experience with VMWare
2+ years of either Azure, AWS, or GCP Cloud experience
Broad knowledge of major technologies including virtualization, containers, and networking, on different cloud and on-prem platforms
Broad domain expertise across cloud computing, infrastructure, IT operations, data management, and infrastructure governance models, with the ability to advise on industry-leading approaches
Possess confident analytical, creative, problem-solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science, Engineering, or other technical / IT fields
One or more certifications: VCP, CKA, Ansible, Terraform Associate
3+ years of experience with Kubernetes

Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by visiting their corresponding links.

Cengage Group is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917.

About Cengage Group
Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.

Keywords: Cengage Group, Cincinnati , Cloud Automation Engineer, Engineering , Mason, Ohio

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