Walter & Associates, Inc.
P.O. Box 3358
Olathe, KS 66063-3358

Application Engineer (AE)

Location: Kansas City, KS
Job Type: Temp To Perm
Salary: $100,000.00 - $110,000.00
Hourly: $55.00 - $55.00
Date: 5/8/2017
Job ID: 02480087
Job Description
Location: Kansas City, KS
Duration: 12 Months contract for hire
 
Position Summary
 
The Application Engineer (AE) will be dedicated to the initiative supporting the development, configuration and implementation of key applications. This position will work with a small group of Application Engineers supporting the same goals of delivery. The willingness to learn new applications and design new solutions are critical to the success of this role. The ability to work within a flexible, changing environment is a must; we are often learning by trial and error, proof of concept and detailed analysis. This position requires prior experience in a DevOps environment with automation and orchestration skills.
 
Position Requirements
 
•   Bachelor’s Degree in Science and/or Technology Discipline
 
Required Experience
 
•   8+ in technology related field. Railroad Industry definite plus
•   3+ years of messaging system development such as AMQP
•   5+ years of scripting, Python is preferred
•   3+ years working with automation and orchestration tools such as Ansible, Chef,Puppet, etc.
•   Previous experience working in DevOps environment
•   Previous experience working within Linux environment
•   Previous experience with continuous integration and deployment
 
Skills
 
•   Advanced Systems/software engineering experience with complex scripting abilities
•   Efficient use of Python, shell or other open source scripting languages
•   Demonstrated ability to work within DevOps environment
•   In-depth knowledge with automation and orchestration tools
•   Demonstrated ability to complete solutions with limited requirements defined
•   Debugging within a complex environment that includes multiple connected devices
•   Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional small work teams toward taskcompletion
•   Demonstrated effective analytical and problem solving skills
•   Professional written and verbal communication skills within the team environment
•   Ability to work effectively within a variety of solutions
•   Desire to work in an environment with undefined elements where trial and error is common

Job Duties
 
•   Identify and implement ways to install/support applications over IP
•   Determine field deployment and configuration procedures for devices (procedures,install guides, etc.)
•   Development of solution for remote systems to automatically update software based on status utilizing automation and orchestration tools
•   Support the development team with connectivity and access to virtual andphysical devices for the different type of equipment
•   Knowledge of queueing system functionality and design