Sr. Windows Automation Engineer - POS Team



Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Windows Engineer, Wintel Engineer, Systems Engineer

About This Opportunity

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

Prospective candidate will have experience in infrastructure services, software development and/or application support, and can demonstrate a practical application of automating operational tasks though code

As an Engineer, you’ll take the lead as you…

  • Develop Automated Infrastructure Operations leveraging a deep understanding of scripting, coding and automation using one or more of the following: PowerShell, VBScript, Microsoft DSC, Chef, Puppet, Ruby, System Center Orchestrator, Service Management Automation, Azure Automation, or others
  • Have familiarity with SDLC models and best practices and use of source control and testing tools such as GIT, TFS, Jenkins, Pester
  • Design and architect Windows Server operating systems and network components of Current Microsoft Windows Server , SQL, Hyper-V, and Windows 7
  • Leverage and learn open source operating systems and tools
  • Bring a technology agnostic and open perspective in technical recommendations and decision making, being able to articulate and advocate for best technical solution that meets big picture business needs
  • Manage servers using remote administration tools including SCCM, Remote Desktop, WinRM, PowerShell, and Remote Access Control support
  • Thorough understanding of Active Directory objects, Windows Local Security settings, Group Policy Hierarchy, Policy and Preference settings
  • Manage Windows security settings with tools like Resultant Set of Policies (RSOP) and command line tools like GPUpdate and GPReport
  • Participate in construction activities ensuring architectural and operational requirements are met
  • Utilize standard enterprise tools to develop or implement infrastructure hardware, software or other technical components
  • Resolve hardware, operational, infrastructure and application incidents
  • Drive problem root cause analysis through analysis of operating system and applications logs
  • Provide preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and quickly resolve problems to ensure infrastructure and application stability
  • Collaborate with team to promote re-use and develop consistent technical build, implementation and support processes
  • Participate in the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of platforms, applications and infrastructure services
  • Gather business requirements and collaborate with partner teams to iteratively develop and implement solutions in an agile manner
  • Work with Information Security to analyze vulnerabilities and find the appropriate fixes
  • Maintain and update Server platform documentation


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years total work experience
  • Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art engineering technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

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