Solution Engineer – OS Configuration Management - Puppet (F/M)
vor 4 Tg.



Part of AXA ServiceDigital Transformation, Move AXA tothe Cloud program is an ambitious global journey.

The objectives are tomove 75% of the existing application landscape to a secure hybrid cloudinfrastructure (more than 15 000 servers to be migrated from 2016 to2020), as well as to standardize globally and de-duplicate existinginfrastructure.

To support thisprogram and set-up a sustainable organization, the OS & Pattern Product department oversees the standardization (new)OS version and the management ecosystemand develops server patterns for both the IaaS Platform based on IBM solutions andCoreIT, including TOM & change activities.

The department missions areto :

  • Build the Platforms, manage its evolution and maintenance (Puppet, WSUS,Artifactory, SCOM, GRAD, )
  • Define priorities and implementation roadmap
  • Engineers the services for OS management (global standards)
  • In the productdepartment, the OS & Pattern team missions are to :

  • Design, Build the AXA-specific IaaS pattern / Server assets based on mainlybased on IBM products and its eco-system
  • Design, Build the AXA-specific OS assets to mange VM during it’slifecycle, this includes patching, monitoring,
  • Manage the OS & Pattern Product (Product Roadmap & Life-Cycle,Project Management, Quality Assurance, Costing and Pricing, )

  • Reporting to the Global Product Manager. Delivery offeatures tracked by the Component owner to ensure a coordinateddelivery of new features;
  • The SystemEngineer OS & Platforms;
  • Is responsible of feature development from the demand specificationuntil its validation
  • Work with design engineer on LLD (Low Level Designs)and review LLD.
  • Will work in depended on the technical implementationof these LLD
  • Validate the solution with peers and define a releaseplan
  • Document the features so user understand the value andare able to use it.
  • Define and develop new pattern (server installmethods)
  • Define and develop install packages (Rpm, Choco, )
  • Ensure operability in Production (in close collaborationwith chapter)
  • Define improvements
  • Define training plan
  • Delivers the handover to Operations team
  • Specific knowledge required (one or more)
  • Has a solid understanding of Cloud and Automatingtechnologies
  • Is familiar with DevOps and Agile methodologies
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more of the followingcomponents : Windows 2016 / 2019, RHEL7 / 8, Middleware like Apache, Tomcat,Jboss,..
  • In-depth knowledge of one or more of the followingPlatforms / Tools : Puppet (or alternative solutions), WSUS, SCOM, Artifactory,Chocolaty, RPM
  • The candidate have a high expertise in Phython and / orPowershell
  • Has knowledge of Puppet Manifests
  • Softskill and other requirements
  • Is able to work in a global international context andwilling to travel
  • Has very good knowledge of English (spoken andwritten). French is a plus point.
  • Isable to document his work in an understandable way for standard users (nonexperts)
  • Qualifications


  • 10 + years’ experiencein IT engineering or operations, among them at least 5 + in functional orhierarchical management in an international, large-scale and highly visiblecontext with technology challenges
  • Technical skills

  • Proven experience inService Delivery organizations and operational delivery (SLA, ITIL processes,IT large-scale project delivery )
  • Management skills(Large & international projects or program management, or hierarchicalmanagement in a complex environment)
  • Strong generalknowledge in IT and Datacenter architectures, from network, infrastructurelayer to middleware, web architecture, identity management and authentication...
  • Digital Experience,technologies and associated methods : market offers IaaS, PaaS and SaaS,architecture pattern supporting DevOps and Agile organizations (delivery andcontinuous testing, A / B Testing, ...)
  • Scrum Agile and DevOpsmethodology
  • Leadership & Softskills

  • Strong organizational and technology skills with anability to manage competing demands
  • Discipline and Method
  • Ability to change (or be changed) to fit newcircumstances and be able to handle unexpected demands
  • Ability to convince, federate and motivate beyond thehierarchical team and in multi-cultural environment - ability to take intoaccount the regional / countries way of working specificities
  • Excellent presentationand training skills, communication adapted to the audience, includingexecutives
  • Work with minimaldirect guidance, self-motivated and proactive
  • Assertiveness, empathy,active listening
  • Customer centric and resultorientation
  • Experience of workingin dynamic, matrix-structured global organizations
  • Language skills

  • Good knowledge ofwritten and spoken English is a must
  • Practiceof French much appreciated
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