Puppet Engineer
Company Description

smartShift Technologies is a business transformation company with experience in transforming and managing hundreds of mission critical applications of market-leading organizations of all sizes – early stage start-ups, mid-market enterprises and Fortune 1000 corporations. We are leading the enterprise software management revolution. Through our innovation in automation, we have radically changed the way companies transform and manage their enterprise systems. We have proprietary technology in automated code transformation that has been utilized in SAP to revolutionize updates to Fortune 500 companies. We also deliver large scale cloud transformation projects along with continued managed services in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and other leading cloud technologies.

Our working culture combines the meritocratic approach of responsibility and compensation with swarm intelligence: we work as one team concentrating on deliverables under situational leadership. At smartShift our customers are in the center of our activities and we take the risk to get actual results for them. We live in an open and transparent culture which means we are honest with ourselves. Nevertheless, each team member embodies and appreciates accountability and reliability following the principle “I will be the change I seek”.

At smartShift, you will have the opportunity to work in a unique startup atmosphere – learning something new every day while still experiencing top of the line delivery. We like to dress casual, work smart, and constantly challenge the status quo. smartShift Technologies is headquartered in Boston (USA), with offices in Bengaluru (India), and Mannheim (Germany).

We are an ISO 2001-2013 compliant organization and emphasize on information security of our clients.

Job Description

smartShift Technologies is looking for an Puppet Engineer to join our team in India.


Develop automation code to deploy and maintain systems and applications using application orchestration software 

  • Work with development teams to identify and implement automation in appropriate areas 
  • Coordinate with vendor to Puppet related issues and follow up on enhancement requests 
  • Experience with Puppet upgrade and able to resolve any challenges during upgrades 
  • Interact with customer contacts and colleagues, elicit requirements, plan deliverables accordingly 
  • Continuously share knowledge with team members 
  • Create metrics to measure project delivery effectiveness and evangelize with team and customer contacts 
  • Develop inter personal relations with colleagues and practice open communication with team members in all offices 
  • Publish whitepapers/blogs focused on cloud technologies and share with team members 
  • Be the cloud champion by continuously learning new technologies and Identifying technical areas for smartShift to invest in, to stay ahead in the market 
Skills & Experience
  • 3 to 12 years of hands Puppet experience 
  • Must have strong experience in configuration management tools like Puppet and Ansible 
  • Must have experience in Shell scripting; Past experience in executing Ruby scripts is desirable 
  • Puppet Certified Professional (PCP) certification
  • Knowledge of implementing Puppet modules from the Puppet Forge as well as knowledge of advanced Puppet concepts like roles and profiles and Hiera data abstraction. 
  • Puppet code quality management with rspec or similar tools. 
  • Experience developing custom types and providers 
  • Comfortable with the roles and profiles pattern for node classification 
  • Linux working experience is mandatory – RedHat, CentOS 
  • Past experience working in variety of source control platforms such as Git, Bitbucket, SVN is mandatory 
  • Past experience working in AWS is important 
  • Should possess strong problem solving and analytical skills; consistent incorporation of best practices and standards in delivery 
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) & interpersonal skills – able to influence customer stakeholders 
  • Eagerness to learn new technology/new concepts
  • BE/MCA or equivalent 
  • 3+ years of software industry experience 
  • Puppet Certified Professional (PCP) certification preferred
Bengaluru, India