• IdealStaffs

Ansible Automation Expert (Valencia, Spain or REMOTE)

Client: United Nations

Location: Valencia, Spain or REMOTE

Position: Consultant

To apply for this position, please send your resume at and mention the job title that you are applying for.

IdealStaffs Consulting is looking for a Automation Expert with a focus on Ansible. The ideal candidate must have software development experience and design and automating full end-to-end processes with Ansible. The selected candidate will also spend time in coaching and supporting administrators on how to script and automate operational tasks with Ansible playbooks, plugins, modules, inventories, templates and shell scripts.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Review current Ansible and AWX (Ansible Tower) platform and propose improvements

  • Setup best practices for development and documentation for automation projects

  • Design inventories for different systems and use cases based on experience and implement through an inventory file or a plugin

  • Design and develop playbooks for automating end-to-end processes

  • Design and develop new modules if required

  • Define development best practices for automation with Ansible

  • Automate Storage tasks in Ansible to:

- Manage the lifecycle of LUNS (SAN)

- Manage the lifecycle of share (NAS)

- Patching

  • Automate Network related tasks in Ansible such as:

- VLAN provisioning and configuration

- Firewall rules configuration

- Switch configuration

- Load balancer configuration

  • Automate Application and Database tasks in Ansible such as:

- Installing

- Stopping and starting

- Configuring

- Hardening

- Patching

  • Automate OS/Server (Linux and Windows) tasks in Ansible such as:

- Configuring

- Hardening

- Patching

  • Working with Ansible Vault to encrypt sensitive data

  • Manage Credentials in Ansible AWX

  • Best practices for setting up hosts or other systems for Ansible automation

  • Integrate with ticketing systems (Remedy ITSM)

  • Perform other duties as required

Functional Knowledge and Skills:


  • Extensive knowledge in software development best practices

  • Extensive knowledge of automating tasks with Ansible

  • Extensive Knowledge in

  • Extensive knowledge in different Ansible modules

  • Extensive knowledge of python, yaml and jinja development

  • Good understanding of Ansible AWX/Ansible Tower

  • Knowledge in CI/CD best practices for fully automated integration, deployment and testing

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.


  • Knowledge in other automation tools (Puppet, Terraform, Chef, etc.)



  • Software Development


  • Linux System Administration

  • Windows System Administration

  • Network Administration

  • Ansible Automation



  • At least 5 years of experience in automation and development and at least 3 years automating tasks with Ansible

  • Automate tasks for one or more of the following areas:

- Application and database deployments and provisioning

- Linux OS tasks

- Windows OS tasks

- Network tasks

- Infrastructure tasks

  • Enabling/configuring hosts and systems for automation with Ansible

  • Configuring CI/CD pipelines for

  • Automated testing of playbooks, modules and plugins

  • Error handling of automated tasks


  • Setting up an Ansible platform with AWX/Ansible Tower and integrate with a full CI/CD pipeline

  • Integrating AWX/Ansible tower with an LDAP system

  • Securing the Ansible platform and the execution of the playbooks on the targets

  • Automating tasks in one or more of these systems: Cisco IOS, BigIP/F5 equipment, 3Par storage, Compellent storage, Checkpoint firewall, HP servers

  • Automating server provisioning

  • Automating tasks on databases and/or applications

- Web Applications: Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, etc.

- Databases: MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB, MongoDB

- Oracle software: Database and Applications

  • Training and/or coaching administrators on best practices for development and automation

To apply for this position, please send your resume at and mention the job title that you are applying for.

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