Senior Manager, IT Automation and Enablement at Ensono (West Suburbs, IL)

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Ensono is a leading, large-scale provider of managed hosting, mainframe, cloud infrastructure and hyperscale cloud services serving mid-tier to large enterprise clients. The Gartner Group says that, “Ensono is one of the top three mainframe services providers and a top ten provider of data center outsourcing services in North America… helping clients transform to a more standardized, and ultimately, cloud-based delivery.”
The Manager of IT Automation and Enablement is responsible for developing, building and operationalizing runbook/playbook for automation which optimizes productivity for the Ensono Operations Teams who support compute, database, network and storage. The Manager of IT will be responsible for cross-functional collaboration and communication to effectively identify areas where automation can create efficiencies, process improvement, cost savings, resource optimization. This role also requires high level of curiosity and creativity to work around complex technical & business challenges.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage, implement, and support automation projects to drive efficiencies for day-to-day operational engineering teams.
  • Matrix manage global resources to build and maintain automation using automation technologies such as Ansible, Python, PowerShell, Groovy, JavaScript and other scripting languages.
  • Develop and publish lifecycle for coding and scripting test automation runbook as well as carry out automated testing procedures in testing and production environments.
  • Maintain code control and version of automation runbook/scripts.
  • Build automation reports and portals for internal customer interaction.
  • Define and ensure quality control with strict adherence to standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Implement and report metrics demonstrating the value add to the business and end user community.



Required Skills:

  • Experience working within an IT Operations environment
  • Experience working in Agile environment
  • 3 - 5 years of management experience in related field
  • Strong background in developing and programming  
  • Experience in Linux/Unix/Windows/VMWare/Cloud/Network Administration 
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Salt, or Ansible 
  • Experience with SQL and MySQL 
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open source technologies and scripting languages 
  • Hands-on experience with Python, Ansible, JavaScript, and Perl
  • Experience with source code control and versioning
  • Good problem-solving skills 
  • Passion for programming and automation, and actively look for opportunities to develop tools to streamline and simplify 
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycle 
  • Self-motivated and have attention to detail 
  • Ability to effectively coordinate and lead internal resources to accomplish key milestones
  • Ability to structure, manage, and coordinate multiple projects, analysis, and processes
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to deliver informative and well-organized presentations
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and leadership skills with ability to work and build relationships across multiple levels of an organization
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with ability to learn quickly

Desired Skills: 

  • Mainframe Experience
  • Knowledge of ITIL and process models
  • Certification in some of the scripting tools 




Minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree


  Travel %

Travel to client and various Ensono locations will be infrequent, estimate that approximately 5% of weeks will involve travel

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!

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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