Dell Senior Puppet Engineer in ROUND ROCK, Texas

Senior Puppet Engineer

Location: Round Rock, TX or Southboro, MA

Dell Information Technology is a world-class IT organization that employs 5000+ across the globe. We are focused on driving business transformation, superior customer satisfaction, and revenue growth through innovation and cutting-edge technology that leverages traditional ERP, as well as cloud, analytics, mobile, and social solutions.

General Summary:

Analyzes business requirements/processes and system integration considerations to determine appropriate technology solutions for internal and external customers. Designs, implements, evaluates, configures, tests and documents applications based on system and user requirements.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

‒ Implement and maintain continuous integration tools such has Puppet, Chef, Jenkins and Hudson to build and deploy code into SOA infrastructure; develop automation and deployment utilities using Java, Ruby, Bash, PowerShell, Python and Shell; and implement Splunk for log analysis and monitoring

‒ Technical implementation, administration, and coordination with the product vendor (Oracle, IBM, Splunk) for resolution of product related issues

‒ Install, configure, deploy, upgrade and administer Business Process Extension Language (BPEL) and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) product suite and process engines

‒ Design and implement service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure systems utilizing Oracle SOA Suite, Fusion Middleware – Oracle Service Bus (OSB)/Business Process Management (BPM), Business Process Extension Language (BPEL), Business Activity Monitoring

‒ Responsible for the overall health and maintenance of all infrastructure related to SOA platform

‒ Responsible for implementation of applications on SOA platform at enterprise level

‒ Define processes and documentation for technical and operations support and oversee the diagnosis and correction of infrastructure problems

‒ Develop technical standards and provide resolution of complex system problems and provide technical project management expertise to service-oriented architecture (SOA), BPEL, OSB, BAM, BPM, IBM DataPower, Splunk platform engineering and operations team

‒ Evaluate and recommend new or enhanced technologies that improve current systems

‒ Collaborate with Project Managers, Application Developers, Database team members, QA Analysts, and Business Users in the development and initiation of new software programs and applications



‒ Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of Master’s degree/related experience

‒ Deep knowledge and hands-on experience with Puppet

‒ Puppet installation and registering of nodes

‒ Experience creating Puppet modules from scratch

‒ Experience creating Puppet APIs

‒ Working knowledge of Chef, Puppet and other Cloud CI tools

‒ Knowledge of SQL server2008, Oracle (PL/SQL in 10G/11G environments)

‒ Working knowledge of web development, Oracle database and related technologies

‒ Strong software engineering skills, thorough understanding of software development lifecycle and methodologies

‒ Strong verbal and written communication skills; experience in effectively communicating with US partners/clients; should be able to work in global development environment

‒ Good analytical skills and clarity of thoughts


‒ Set up, deployment and configuration experience in Puppet ecosystem (PE console, PuppetDB, MCollective, Facter, Hiera, etc.)

‒ Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of SOA platform implementation and administration using WebLogic, SOA Suite 11g/12c, OSB 12c, BPEL and CI tools (Hudson/Jenkins) etc.

‒ SOA 11g/12c, BPEL, BAM, OSB, Web services/WCF, Python scripting, WebLogic etc.

Why work with us?

‒ Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology

‒ When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution

‒ Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships

‒ We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential

‒ Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work

Dell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell encourages applicants of all ages.




Organization: IT

Title: Senior Puppet Engineer

Location: North America-US-TX-Round Rock

Requisition ID: 17000G2Y