Senior Automation Engineer at Ensono

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The Sr. Automation Engineer is a role working in the Solution Delivery Architecture and Build team. The team is responsible for the post sales design and implementation of client solutions for Ensono platforms. The Sr. Automation Engineer will be working as part of a global team supporting the Solution Delivery Architects and Global Build Engineers.
Reporting to the Director of the Solution Delivery Architecture and Build team, you will be responsible for automation projects during the implementation phase. The automation projects include building automation packages designed to successfully onboard new clients and perform migration into Ensono tooling and platforms as well as standardize and automate server builds for future growth. The role will be dedicated to focus on automation initiatives for the team and learning business process and product enablement into Ensono management systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Be an integral part of the Solution Delivery Architecture and Build team bringing significant advances and skillsets to the organization.
  • Fully functional and self-directed
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize tasks and projects.
  • Develop customized vRealize Automation jobs for client specific migrations onto Ensono VMware solutions
  • Develop and leverage automation for common delivery tasks being performed as custom tasks today
  • Analyze client build templates for conversion to meet Ensono standards using automation
  • Create ansible playbooks for common tasks as identified by the delivery teams
  • Provide training and documentation to the build teams to execute and leverage new automation written.
  • Perform and assist in evaluation / assessments of new or updated technology components, driven from both Client and internal requirements
  • Work with Product Management and Operational teams to drive development standards and integration with existing automation practices at Ensono.
  • Act as an escalation point for migration execution and automation delivery for developed platforms


  • Architectural level experience (ideally with experience of design, deploy and operations of IT infrastructure)
  • Highly experienced with the suite of VMware Virtualisation, Management, Monitoring and Automation products
    • VMware vSphere
    • VMware NSX
    • VMware vRealize Automation
    • VMware vRealize Orchestrator
    • VMware vRealize LogInsight
    • VMware Operations Manager
    • VMware vCloud Director
  • Experience with Ansible. Ansible Tower experience would be desired.
  • Familiarity with Git for source code control (Github/Gitlab/BitBucket)
  • Breadth of knowledge of infrastructure technologies (Networking, Servers & Storage)
  • Knowledge of scripting languages common in infrastructure automation / experience with any of below
    • PowerShell / BASH
    • Python
    • Ansible Playbook
  • Experience with automating infrastructure deployment
  • OS automation skills on Windows and Linux platforms
  • Familiar with HP & Dell hardware
  • Excellent Troubleshooting and Analytical skills
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills
  • Ability to reliably transfer knowledge within your field of expertise
  • Able to communicate and work effectively in a team and across multi-functional teams
  • Demonstrate Customer-Centric Mindset
  • Understanding of agile and other development process and methodologies

Primary Location City/State:

Downers Grove, IL - Finley, Illinois

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Ensono is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ensono provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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