Lead Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Lead Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Lead Infrastructure Automation Engineer

Why is our Infrastructure Automation team the next step for you?

In this role, you’ll lead a technical team of automation engineers responsible for delivering the code, configurations and integrations that are used to deliver infrastructure lifecycle as fully automated processes. Typical automation work is a combination of creating workflows using orchestrator technology, developing scripts to integrate with and configure infrastructure and utilising configuration management tools to maintain desired state.

Infrastructure Automation involves many diverse infrastructure products and will require the programming of APIs and CLIs as well as use of scripting technologies.  This could be things such as virtual servers, DNS records, load balancing, firewall rules, user accounts, virtual desktops, database and middleware platforms etc. Delivery of these services is automated and the development, test, release and debug of these automations is the responsibility of the Automation Engineering team.

How will you add value on a day-to-day basis?

As well as contributing to the day to day technical objectives of the team, you’ll be responsible for recruitment and line management of the team.  This includes mentoring activity, ensuring the team has the correct skills, that their output meets quality criteria, are focused on the correct objectives and are unhindered in their activity.  We’ll also want you to provide technical direction for the team in line with the objectives.

You’ll develop infrastructure automations, implement automation solutions, whilst ensuring they are robust and pass appropriate test criteria. You’ll create, test and integrate infrastructure templates, configuration definitions, orchestrated workflows, automation scripts and automation modules. You’ll also ensure that debug activity related to defects in live automation is resolved according to service level requirements.

What will make you the ideal candidate?

You’ll have experience of developing infrastructure as code, as well as in depth system administration experience using Windows and Linux/ Unix. You’ll have broad infrastructure technology knowledge, experience working with interpreted languages such as Python, JavaScript, Ruby, and you’ll have extensive experience working with command line technologies including BASH and PowerShell. Configuration management experience and templating tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef and Terraform are important, and you’ll also have experience integrating automation with service management tooling such as ServiceNow.

Experience with the following technologies are advantageous:

- Data centre computing: VMware vRealize, vSphere

- End user computing: Citrix, Active Directory, Exchange

- Networking: Cisco, Fortinet, F5

- Monitoring: BMC, AppDynamics, Splunk

- Public Cloud: AWS, Azure

- DevOps practices including version control, automated testing, continuous integration, continuous deployment

- Experience in creating workflows using orchestrator tools (e.g. Jenkins, vCentre Orchestrator, Ansible Tower)

Why Worldpay?

Worldpay has merged with Vantiv Inc. to create a new global leader in payments. The new Worldpay will have the scale, the reach and the resources to take our success story to another level. This move allows us to expand further into high growth markets, deliver innovation at scale and above all, brings together exceptional talent and a shared passion that will help propel us forward to the next chapter of our collective story.

Our technology enables billions of payments to be made each year whether online or in person. Working with customers large and small we help them to take payments quickly, safely and reliably, allowing them to grow their businesses and making your life more convenient in the process.





Job Number



Cambridge / England

Business Area

Tech and Engineering

Employment Type

Permanent- Full-time


January 26, 2018