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Senior Engineer - Automation

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Job reference: R-057536
Posted date: 08/13/2019

Job Description / Capsule

Automation simplifies the ways of working and innovation brings success to a business. It’s an opportunity to have people with fusion and the role facilitates working with different workstreams within Cyber Security and Infrastructure Services, understand the business operations and find solutions to automate and execute with standard Automation tools and Programming language. Explore Automation tools and leverage its potential to migrate existing business operation model and align with Inductry 4.0 methodology.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Minimum of 6-8 years with Hands-on experience on implementation and management of Automation tools Enterprise wide
  • Develop automation using scripting languages, employs open source software, interacts with APIs, and enables CI/ CD to administer Infrastructure areas like Platform/Cloud/Storage/DB/Middleware/Backup, visualize metrics, monitor health/ performance/capacity etc
  • Implement and operate infrastructure automation solutions across a large and diverse enterprise, including configuration and administration efforts
  • Good work experience in managing Jenkins, Ansible, Morpheus, Terraform, Tanium, ServiceNow
  • Develop automation orchestration by compare/analysis tools with business requirement
  • Integrating test automation scripts and tools into DevOps lifecycle predominantly on CI/CD, defining best practice
  • Learning and developing your skills in modern software engineering techniques
  • Excellent communication skills able to work in a collaborative team and share ideas
  • Basic knowledge of Storage concepts, general understanding of Database, Backup and Networking
  • Basic knowledge of Unix and Wintel concepts
  • Understanding of the private and public cloud platforms and providers, such as AWS, GCP and Azure
  • Good working knowledge on Continuous integration, Automation and Configuration
  • Expert in shell scripting, and Expertise in any one scripting languages (Bash, Shell, Python, or Perl)
  • Should have good communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyse and troubleshoot
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work independently as well as in teams
  • Should have knowledge of API integration with monitoring tools, Predictive analysis and selfheal Application
  • Work closely with other teams to help discover and eliminate problems by gathering requirements and implementing process automation
  • Collaborate with teams and meet expected service levels and exceptional user experience
  • Stay up to date with the latest technology trends closely related to the team’s scope of work
  • Knowledge on Splunk, Netbrain, SolarWinds is desirable

Education, Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent or achievement of recognized professional level
  • Passion towards work.
  • Agile, cloud and DevOps
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Pro-active and Predictive analysis skills
  • Automation and robotics
  • Timeline, milestone planning and project management experience
  • Experience creating and delivering executive level presentations


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working in a global organization where stakeholders and project team members are geographically dispersed.

Skills and Capabilities


  • Working effectively and cross functionally across the organization, earning trust and building relationships throughout
  • Understanding the business problems, working closely with stakeholders, provide pro-active and prescriptive solutions.
  • Outstanding communication skills; presentation, written, verbal, listening,
  • Strong team player with the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage internal and external responsibilities simultaneously


  • Agile, Lean & Six Sigma Skills

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)

  • Support Teams within Tower and across tower
  • Architects
  • Executive leadership

External (to AZ)

  • Third party suppliers
  • External networks

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.