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Top Companies Hiring for Automation Jobs

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As IT infrastructures become increasingly complex, automation is a means to streamline processes and workflows.

By implementing a series of triggers, alerts, and actions, IT-related workflows are secure, efficient, and more manageable. Automation also eliminates the need for human involvement with repetitive and predictable tasks, freeing up time and resources for more meaningful work.

There are over 37,000 job postings related to IT automation currently featured at LinkedIn. These positions command a median salary of $109,574 for IT automation engineers, and a median salary of $125,398 for senior IT automation engineers.

See below for a list of the top companies with positions available in IT automation:

1. Apple

With a reputation for excellence, Apple requires little introduction. Under the leadership of current CEO Tim Cook, Apple is responsible for over 150,000 employees and annual revenue exceeding $365 billion.

Job openings

Apple is currently recruiting for over 600 automation-related positions in the United States, the most needed of which are:

  • AppleCare Automation Architect
  • Automation Engineer—Software and Services
  • Automation Engineer—Hardware
  • Release Automation Engineer
  • Software Automation Engineer
  • Tools and Automation Engineer


Apple receives top marks from employees, with 83% indicating they would recommend working for the company to a friend. The advantages to working for Apple are considerable. A few of the most notable benefits include:

  • Help with fitness-related expenses
  • Free guidance to help find childcare, eldercare, and legal referrals
  • Medical coverage, including fertility treatments and paid leave to care for ill family members
  • Become a shareholder with stock grants and discounts
  • Retirement savings options
  • Continuing education options with coverage for expenses and tuition
  • $25 charitable contribution for every hour employees volunteer to an annual maximum of $10,000
  • Deals on a catalog of third-party products and services from shopping to travel to dinner reservations

2. Merck

As a leading biopharmaceutical company, Merck needs to take advantage of all the power IT infrastructure has to offer. With an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 on Glassdoor, 84% of employees would recommend working at Merck to a friend.

Job openings

Not all openings feature automation in the job title, but a look through the expectations and responsibilities for many of Merck’s IT positions identifies the need for experience in this field. That said, they are currently looking for three directors of engineering in automation.

Other positions requiring automation expertise currently being recruited for include:

  • Senior DevOps Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer—Application Delivery
  • Senior Linux Engineer
  • Infrastructure Linux Engineer
  • Senior Specialist—ITSM Tools
  • Senior Infrastructure Windows Engineer
  • Windows Infrastructure Engineer
  • DMZ/Third-Party Connectivity Network Engineer
  • Manufacturing Data Systems Analyst


Boasting a desire to promote work-life balance, Merck provides a number of benefits:

  • 10 fixed holidays, four year-end shutdown days, and additional paid vacation days
  • Paid parental leave
  • Retirement income benefits, pension plan, and 401(k)
  • Health, life, disability, and business travel insurance
  • Global flexible work arrangements
  • Workplaces with considerations for ergonomics, fitness, health and meditation resources, coaching and mental health therapy, on-site gyms, sports activities, and nutrition programs

3. Teladoc Health

Teladoc Health provides whole-person virtual health care with the help of over 5,100 employees interested in providing equitable access to care for patients worldwide.

Job openings

Many of the current job openings at Teladoc Health require automation expertise, including:

  • Software Engineer—QA Automation
  • Senior IT Automation Engineer
  • Software Engineer II—QA Automation
  • Site Reliability Engineer III
  • Ruby on Rails Engineer
  • Senior Software QA Engineer/Lead
  • Senior Software QA Lead—Web Accessibility
  • Staff Software Engineer—Oracle OAC/FAW


In support of their mandate, Teladoc Health has benefits they claim keep team members feeling and performing at their best:

  • Medical programs
  • Unlimited access to virtual physical and mental health services, including second opinions
  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive retirement plans and stock options

4. Rivian

Rivian is electronic vehicle (EV) manufacturer based in Irvine, California. The company is committed to building products that use renewable energy sources.

Job openings

True efficiency requires automation, and that is reflected in the current openings requiring that expertise, including:

  • Senior Integration Engineer—iPaaS Cloud
  • MES Technical Support Engineer
  • Senior SAP Testing Engineer
  • Senior IT Controls Engineer
  • Staff IT Controls Engineer


Rivian believes as strongly in their team members as they do the environment, with benefits that include:

  • Ownership for all that includes stock options and equity programs
  • Employee assistance program for mental and emotional wellness
  • Fertility and family planning supports
  • Career development learning opportunities with tuition reimbursement
  • Transgender benefits with coverage toward medical, pharmacy, and cosmetic needs

5. McDonald’s

Delivering fast-food at locations across the world requires a corporate infrastructure to support the brand. From their global headquarters in Chicago, in cooperation with 10 field offices across the U.S., McDonald’s continues to lead and innovate in the fast-food industry.

Job openings

Always looking for ways to create repeatable efficiencies, McDonald’s actively recruits for IT professionals with automation expertise, including positions like:

  • Automation Engineer—Drive Thru Technology
  • Senior Technical Product Manager—Automated Order Taking
  • Principal Architect—Restaurant Architecture
  • Product Engineer Manager—CRM and Marketing Automation
  • Senior Manager—Data RunOps Support
  • Solutions Architect


McDonald’s offers an array of benefits to team members:

  • Three weeks of paid vacation, plus a “splash week” every year ending in five
  • Paid sick and personal time
  • Leaves of absence and flexible work arrangements
  • Summer hours that allow for a compressed work week that ends early on Fridays
  • Sabbatical program that offers an eight-week paid sabbatical for every 10 years of full-time, continuous service
  • Dress For Your Day policy that invites team members to be comfortable when formal business attire isn’t required
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits programs
  • Life insurance
  • Matching 401(k) retirement savings contributions
  • Initiatives that support diversity, gender balance, and inclusion

6. IBM

With over 282,000 employees and revenue of $57 billion annually, IBM leads the creation, development, and manufacture of advanced and diverse IT technologies and solutions.

Job openings

At first glance, it may appear as if IBM is only recruiting for a few automation-related IT positions. A closer look will indicate that these positions are needed in redundancy in multiple cities:

  • RPA/Automation Developer
  • Test Automation Lead/Architect
  • Senior Network Automation Engineer
  • Automation Test Specialist
  • Automation Engineer


What sets IBM apart is their understanding of individuals returning to work after a long career break. Individuals who needed time to raise families, tend to health concerns, or couldn’t prioritize long-term career goals for other reasons are still valued and have a home at IBM.

7. U.S. Bank

U.S. Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in the U.S., with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Job openings

IT professionals with automation experience looking for careers supporting financial services should look toward the over 150 positions currently advertised by U.S. Bank, including:

  • Automation Engineer
  • Senior Automation Engineer
  • QA Automation Engineer
  • Senior QA Automation Engineer
  • Network Automation Engineer
  • Software Engineer—Full-stack Automation


Working with U.S. Bank comes with numerous benefits:

  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Pension plan
  • Medical, dental, vision, and wellness plans with free preventative screenings
  • Parenting support with adoption assistance, fertility solutions, lactation breaks and mother’s rooms, discounted backup child and elder care, leaves of absence for all parents, maternity support, and surrogacy assistance
  • Commuter plans
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • Term life insurance
  • Critical illness and accident protection
  • Paid vacation with optional additional purchased vacation
  • Up to 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer with additional matching charitable contributions

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