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Infrastructure Automation Lead

Would you like to work in a collaborative environment at an amazing facility in Indianapolis? Then join our Raytheon team of smart people solving problems that make the world a safer place and help to secure our great nation! Come support those who provide us with all the freedoms we enjoy. Our facility in Indianapolis, IN offers amenities that create work and life balance. The Indianapolis site is a 973,000 square foot modernized facility that actually began building bombsights during WWII. On site we have a cafeteria plus a fun space with a pool table, foosball and ping pong. Additionally, employee appreciation lunches, bonus opportunities, and great benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401K match, flexible work schedules, are just a few of the reasons people come to work at Raytheon!

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The Infrastructure Automation Lead will provide technical guidance and organizational leadership to The Infrastructure DevOps / Automation Engineers on Raytheon’s Navigation, Weather and Services (NWS) Programs. These teams design and develop CHEF recipes and cookbooks that deploy and configure operating systems, COTS products, and related software systematically building up our complex applications from bare metal servers.

The Infrastructure Automation Lead may need to be a strong influencer across the teams. Areas of responsibility will range from technical and program status & direction including scope definition; Earned Value Management (EVM); status reporting; Metrics collection and communication. The Infrastructure Automation Lead may also be involved in the team’s annual and semiannual performance reviews and will work with the organizational leadership for merit increases and promotions as required by organizational leadership.

US Citizenship is required due to the candidate needing to hold a current US Secret Security Clearance.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Provide daily technical direction and leadership across teams to ensure all technical issues are addressed
• Demonstrate that the section is effectively executing work to deliver on-budget, on-time, correct, high-quality, complete work products, utilizing IPDS-based Engineering work packages and productivity measures
• Collaboration across the overarching Infrastructure and Automation team to ensure overall program deadlines and milestones are met within scope
• Status reporting to Organizational or Program leadership as appropriate

Required Skills:
• Experience with automation tools such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible to perform operating system builds; as well as software installation and configuration activities
• Experience leading small to medium (5-25) person teams and ability to influence engineers who are not direct reports
• Experience in leading the definition, development, and test of DevOps pipelines and methodologies
• Exceptional communication skills with extensive experience working with a wide range of leadership or customers
• Knowledge in scripting languages such as Python, Perl, Ruby, or PowerShell
• Knowledge of COTS software installations
• Strong attention to detail with results-oriented mindset
• Eight (8) years or more of related work experience

Desired Skills:
• Current Existing DOD-Secret clearance
• Experience performing Earned Value Management on a Government Contract
• First-hand experience as a Scrum Master using the JIRA Toolset to execute programs using agile methodology
• Experience and understanding of Jenkins
• Experience as a Linux System Administrator
• Experience as a Windows System Administrator

Education Requirements:
Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) with emphasis in Computer Science or related field and 8 years of related work experience.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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