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Automation Engineer

Automation Engineer


About OffSec

Founded in 2007 by the creators of Kali Linux, OffSec (formerly known as Offensive Security) is the leading provider of continuous professional and workforce development, training, and education for cybersecurity practitioners. OffSec’s distinct pedagogy and practical, hands-on learning help organizations fill the infosec talent gap by training their teams on today’s most critical skills.

Become a part of our global presence and work from anywhere. With team members in over 40 countries, we believe in inspiring people of all backgrounds and communities. The OffSec team is composed of diverse, internationally published authors, conference speakers, and seasoned information technology professionals from both the private sector and governments worldwide.

Excited about our mission and what we do? Apply and join us!

About the Job

The Automation Engineer is a development role with a strong emphasis on efficiently scaling out and maintaining OffSec’s infrastructure. This role will be part of a team focused on creating and scaling out new solutions that leverage multiple cloud environments and vendor services to deliver reliable services for staff and students.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Use Ansible and Terraform to scale production systems
  • Documents existing infrastructure as code
  • Assists the Dev, Devops, and SRE teams to document new infrastructure as code
  • Automate repetitive tasks to help reduce Toil
  • Optimize application and infrastructure performance though automation and tuning
  • Writes runbooks to automate repetitive tasks using Ansible and Terraform
  • Serves as a knowledge resource for the rest of the team on Ansible and Terraform
  • Evaluates new and emerging products, technologies and make recommendations concerning the introduction of new technologies
  • Stays up to date on new Ansible releases and how they affect the fleet
  • Assists in monitoring performance to address errors and address bottlenecks
  • Respond to and resolve infrastructure incidents and outages
  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure service reliability
  • Document incident post-mortems and implement preventative measures


  • Must be passionate about Ansible and using it to save the planet
  • 3-5 years Ansible experience
  • 3-5 years system administration experience
  • Experience using version control software (git, subversion, etc)
  • Tower/AWX experience
  • Experience supporting systems through a SDLC – Dev, Staging Prod workflows
  • Comfortable working in complex systems and environments
  • Experienced with multiple cloud hosting providers – AWS, Digital Ocean, RackSpace, etc.
  • Degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science or other related field
  • Programing experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to present technical ideas clearly to technical and non-technical audiences
  • System administration experience
    • MS Windows Based Systems
    • Linux Systems
    • VMWare

Nice to Have

  • OSCP
  • Significant programming experience
  • Observability experience

Working conditions

This role is a full-time salaried position. Work hours for this position are flexible and will be performed from a home office.

Direct reports

This position has no direct reports.


OffSec provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.