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Senior Automation Engineer

Company: US Cellular
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Automation Engineer - ENG001594

The Senior Automation Engineer will provide (subject matter) expertise for engineering and implementing advanced solutions to remove toil from the organization by using advanced technologies such as automation, software orchestration, software development, and coding self-optimizing, self-configuring, and self-testing functions. This role will maintain high level domain engineering knowledge (Access Engineering, Access Operations, Core Operations, Service Engineering, Security, DevOps, etc.) and expertise in software development and coding!

  • Design, Engineer & Implement software driven solutions. Utilize Agile and DevOps development techniques to drive platform/system development to enable automation.
  • Apply expertise in the subject matter when working with the automation and IS teams to identify and implement solutions within engineering. Solutions that will improve reliability, decrease workload and improve agility.
  • Assemble appropriate project teams to include (subject matter) specialists in identifying areas which are (high) labor intensive, expensive to execute, or repetitive in nature to reduce cost and duplication, and drive the automation processes to completion.
  • Create and provide training on new/modified processes. Provide ongoing support for implemented automations processes. Survey, analyze and maintain documentation of major activities within engineering that focus on areas that are high cost and/or labor-intensive, focusing on prioritizing those with the greatest impact to the business.
  • Bring to bear strong domain level skills and advanced software orchestration, automation, and coding skills to develop solutions that configure, monitor, optimize, and test network domains. Provide recommendations to leadership team(s), covering relative costs of activities, opportunities for automation, and benefits of automation.
  • Develop and maintain continuous integration and software deployment process across the distributed automation platform that supports embedded automation teams. Conduct automation and configuration management!


6 years of experience in a technical area such as telecommunications or IT. Bachelor's degree in business analysis, systems engineering, application development, computer science, operations management or equivalent experience preferred.

Advanced experience in technical fields (such as (Access) Engineering & Operations, Security, Service Engineering, Core Operations, DevOps, etc), and automation environments (software development, software processes, implementing automation in the workplace, etc). Experience working in a network operations center, or similar network/system technical organization. Experience with software development in areas of Agile & DevOps required.

Strong knowledge, understanding and skills utilizing automation technologies within engineering, including and not limited to the following:
  • Programming languages including Python / 'R' / Java / shell scripting / SQL / HiveQL.
  • Software Development Platforms including Docker / Kubernetes / Hadoop / OpenstackStrong.
  • Systems and Databases including Linux / Postgres / Oracle / Hadoop / Virtualization Technologies (KVM, VMware, etc,) Network Management Applications including Resolve / Netcool / Remedy / Netscout / Wireless Network Guardian / CXM / Netact / OSS-RC / IBM ITNM / Infovista TEMs .
  • Custom-developed work automation tools that use micro services and various automation tools. Next-generation network programmability to ensure manual interaction is minimized as much as possible.
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Puppet, Chef, YAML, REST APIs, etc.

Strong written, verbal, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required.

Job : Engineering

Location(s) : Illinois-SCHAUMBURG_IL

U.S. Cellular® is an EEO employer and gives consideration to qualified applicants without regard to race/color/age/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information.

Keywords: US Cellular, Schaumburg , Senior Automation Engineer, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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