DevOps Automation Engineer

World Bank Group

Chennai, India

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: IT and ICT

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

ITS Vice Presidency Context:

Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) enables the WBG to achieve its mission of ending extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable way by delivering transformative information and technologies to its staff working in over 150 locations.

Our vision is to transform how the Bank Group accomplishes its mission through information and technology. In this fast-paced, ever-changing world, the formulation and implementation of the ITS strategy is an ongoing, iterative process of learning and adaptation developed through extensive consultations with business partners throughout the World Bank Group.

ITS shapes its strategy in response to changing business priorities and leverages new technologies to achieve three high-level business outcomes: business enablement, by providing Bank Group units with innovative digital tools and technologies to transform how they deliver value for their clients; empowerment & effectiveness, by ensuring that all Bank Group staff are connected, able to find information, and productive to accelerate the delivery of development solutions globally; and resilience, by equipping the Bank Group to provide risk-based cybersecurity and robust data protection for a global network and a growing cloud platform.

Implementation of the strategy is guided by three core principles. The first is to deliver solutions for business partners that are customer-centric, innovative, and transformative. The second is to provide the Bank Group with value for money with selective and standard technologies. The third principle is to excel at the basics by providing a high performing, robust, and resilient IT environment for the organization.

The ITS Enterprise Services unit provides a wide range of technical services: data centers, system administration, database, middleware, cloud, enterprise monitoring and identity and access management.

We provide a meaningful, open, and collaborative environment. We have many interesting problems to solve, providing you an opportunity to develop your skills while contributing to the mission of the bank. We value teamwork, openness, curiosity, and persistence.


DevOps Automation Engineer will be working as part of the IT Infrastructure team.


Main responsibility of this position is listed below:

  • Responsible for implementing and managing the DevOps Automation approach within the ITSSM organization.
  • Manage the product lifecycle of automation tools to assure operational availability; design and specify changes for implementation.
  • Identify opportunities for Innovation and Automation
  • Write code for automation of various aspects of infrastructure management.
  • Develop and socialize standards for Automation tools. Act as either subject matter expert or provide convening platform to review architecture, resolve issues and establish roadmap.
  • Develop new automation related components to meet the requirements identified in the current and future architecture. 
  • When provided with an objective to improve performance in IT operations, develop and implement action plans needed to effect the change.
  • Create blueprints to translate operational best practices into technical specifications. Direct and oversee the implementation effort.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Develop technical documentation and operational procedures.
  • Enhance monitoring capabilities, logging systems and define metrics.

Selection Criteria

  • Master's degree with 5 years relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Hands-on experience in Chef, Terraform, Rundeck or other IaC.
  • Hands-on experience in Linux/Windows System Administration.
  • Experience in cloud environments (Azure/AWS).
  • Experience developing code in AT LEAST ONE high-level programing language (e.g., Python, Go, Ruby).
  • Experience in automating/testing via scripting/programing (e.g., Bash, PowerShell).
  • Works with minimal supervision on multiple projects at a time.