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4 Year Degree
Closes: March 12, 2023
Salary Range: $98,110 - $147,630
Full Range: $98,110 - $173,801
At Avista, we’re known for innovative solutions that solve problems for our utility — and we need a problem solver to analyze, plan, design, and develop our Infrastructure Automation strategy and technology portfolio.
We’re currently seeking a highly skilled infrastructure automation architect to provide the business knowledge and technical expertise to implement solutions, evaluate products, and build upon an infrastructure that supports the ever-changing needs of our business and customers.
In this role, you will work with complex systems, designing, developing, integrating and implementing them at every stage of its life cycle. If you’re reliable in delivering mission-critical infrastructure with an eye towards automation, optimization, accessibility, and security, we’d like to hear from you.
We have a strong desire to hire a candidate with enterprise experience with the following concepts and technologies:
Experience with developing and maintaining multi-year technology plans, roadmaps, and strategy for leadership consumption.
Experience with creating and maintaining architecture diagrams and system planning documentation.
Experience with Python, Powershell, and other programming languages.
Experience with Infrastructure Automation of both On-Prem and Cloud Infrastructure/Technologies.
Experience with automation orchestration platforms such as Ansible, Chef, and Puppet.
Experience with infrastructure automation development methodologies such as code repositories (Azure DevOps), version control (Git), automated testing, incremental changes/continuous integration, and management of a Programmable Infrastructure.
Experience with operational data analytics tools such as Splunk.
Willingness to be a mentor and teacher, and vision to help transform a company’s culture towards a more automated and dynamic infrastructure.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree in MIS, Computer Science, Engineering or related field with at least 10 years relevant experience in an enterprise-size company (500 or more employees), or Masters and at least 6 years relevant experience.
Position typically requires advance technology product certification. Excellent
Communication skills with a successful background in a high demand, cross functional, multi-discipline, multicompany team environment.
Demonstrated technology leadership ability and proven complex analytical problem-solving skills.
Other combinations education and experience may be considered.
14 years relevant experience in an enterprise-size company (500 or more employees)
Extensive knowledge of operations and delivery concepts, principles, standards, tools, techniques, and methodologies
Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies
Pre-employment screening requirements Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a drug test, background check and motor vehicle records review.