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WD162561 - Configuration Management Engineer

Job Details

  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Middlesex
  • Closes 6th June 2018
  • Requisition ID: WD162561
  • Required degrees: Bachelors
  • Relocation: Yes
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Your Responsibilities:

GSK is on a journey towards digital transformation to become the global leader in bringing the best in class analytics and insights, to serve the consumer and patient. In April 2017, Emma Walmsley, formerly the Head GSK Consumer, was appointed CEO of GSK and has been vocal about her desire to accelerate GSK’s digital transformation. This strategy is far reaching and will extend to all corners of the business – from Big Data and applications of artificial intelligence in R&D to New Media in bringing to life consumer brands.

As a key member of the Platform Services – Configuration Management team, this individual will be responsible for the design, installation, configuration, setup, development, and ongoing operational support for GSK’s configuration management tools implementation. This position interfaces with various teams involved with deployment and ongoing support of GSK’s systems and applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide 24x7 Remote Hands support within an escalation rotation
• Create and maintain technical documentation for operational readiness
• Support the development and deployment to the GSK hybrid cloud
• Partner with internal teams to define, design, and support implementation
• Perform complex troubleshooting of configuration management tool implementations
• Automate (through scripting) the orchestration of complex workloads across multiple hardware platforms
• Review current infrastructure and execute initiatives to reduce failures and improve overall performance
• Perform monitoring and routine maintenance of overall environment
• Become a solid contributor on our team, and build, extend and maintain some of the key infrastructure that powers our Cloud platforms
• Drive automation and provisioning throughout the entire IT environment through configuration management
Experience, Skills and Knowledge:
• Familiar with Puppet, Foreman, Git/Jenkins, large-scale systems management
• Experience with scripting (ruby/python/perl/GO/awk/shell/etc…)
• Experience with Network Storage, Replication and Backups (SAN, iSCSI, NFS, etc.)
• Strong interpersonal skills to coordinate with other organizations across the business while managing customer expectations


At GSK we are all inspired by the difference we make and challenge ourselves every day to improve the lives of patients and consumers. That’s why we have created an environment where everyone feels valued, able to develop, contribute to our mission and be proud of what we achieve.

To support you in achieving your role and career ambitions you’ll be given the opportunity to:

• Play an important role in delivering our mission
• Be an essential part of diverse, global team
• Develop others as part of your own professional growth

Our reward package includes:

• A competitive base salary
• An annual bonus that rewards you for your individual contribution to our strategy, as well
• as business targets
• Benefit programs designed to support you and your family, including access to healthcare and well-being programs, pension plan membership, savings programs, time off and
childcare support
• Employee recognition programs which reward exceptional achievements
• Share ownership schemes which link your reward to GSK’s longer term performance
• A performance and development program that helps you identify what you need to do, and the behaviors you need to demonstrate, to achieve success


Why You?

Basic qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field
• Experience in information technology

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience designing and implementing technical solutions
• Experience creating and presenting technical strategies and technical solution recommendations
• Experience designing technical solutions using object-oriented design concepts
• Experience integrating new technologies into existing technology portfolio

Why GSK?:
At GSK we are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. Our mission is inspiring and challenging – to help people do more, feel better and live longer.

We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.

Contact information:
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