Our client is a large player in the field of mission critical outsourcing services, situated in Amsterdam. Their platform is mostly open-source based and highly automated with added orchestration layers.
In terms of company culture – it’s as flat as can be. You are in direct touch with your 210 colleagues and the directors / owners of the company. You’re encouraged to be direct and honest in your communication. Discussions are won on intrinsic merit, not paygrade.
Customers are approached in much the same way. As partners with whom you can discuss in all openness and directness.
As a mission critical engineer you design, implement and automate the IT environments for your client. You share responsibility for your customer together with 5-10 other colleagues. The job is immensely varied and centers on automating the provisioning, monitoring and maintenance of infrastructure and applications, using a wide array of technologies.
As a team member you are responsible for designing, building and supporting the infrastructure that runs the customer’s critical business processes. Besides your role in them customer team, you add your technological expertise and vision to the company and help shape the future technology platform.
To give you an idea of the technologies we use for automating and integrating: We use Chef, Cloudify, Terraform, CloudStack, AWS, and VMWareNSX for automating our IaaS and PaaS offering. For developing and integrating applications we use Jenkins, Redis, Celery, Python, AngularJS. Monitoring and measuring tools like Grafana, Splunk.
A Mission Critical Engineer is expected to understand the rationale and concepts behind these technologies.
Preferably a close match to the following:
- Experience managing applications in ever changing and complex IT environments;
- Transforming and refactoring applications to cloud native architectures;
- Thorough expertise in Public Clouds (AWS, Azure), Windows, Linux, Databases, Containerisation (Kubernetes, Docker);
- Track record in automation, applying configuration management tooling (Chef, Puppet, Ansible), IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation), CI/CD (Gitlab CI, Jenkins, Drone);
Give us a call to learn more about the role, we are happy to explain more about the job. In the call we can decide to set up an interview with you.