Lead DevOps Engineer

Lead DevOps Engineer

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Vanderlande provides baggage handling systems for 600 airports around the globe, capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. For the parcel market our systems handle 52 million parcels per day. All these systems generate data. Do you see a challenge in building data-driven services for our customers using that data? Do you want to contribute to the fast-growing Vanderlande Technology Department on its journey to become more data driven? If so, then join our Digital Service Platform (DSP) department! 


Your Position 

Our Digital Service Platform department consists of several teams developing more digital services, as well as teams focused on data collection and deployment of the products you will help create. 

As our Lead DevOps engineer you will be leading the department to further embrace a DevOps mindset, guide and help implement DevOps principles and shape the culture of the department accordingly. This involves coaching and mentoring the engineers, organize patterns, way of working and standards. You are eager to design, maintain and grow the Digital Service Platform infrastructure making our agile teams more automation-oriented and securing that operating software in production is an integral part of software development as well. You understand the security aspects of software development, including the shift left of security and security by design in all parts of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Although this role is a lead position, you will also be part of a team where you will take part in the daily activities, keeping your hands dirty 

You will be working in the Predictive Maintenance team, a multi-disciplinary agile team (co-located in the Netherlands and India) which is focused on solutions using Anomaly DetectionAs their DevOps Engineer you will spar together with the Software Architect, developers and Data Scientists to come to the solution design and development of scalable solutions that our equipment experts can use to resolve issues before the occur.  


What are your main tasks and responsibilities? 

  • Setup, support and develop Azure Cloud Services (including Compute, Storage and Networking). 

  • Setup, support and develop Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS). 

  • GitOps (ArgoCD or Flux). 

  • Ensure that releasing and deploying times are as short as possible. 

  • Ensure that infrastructure is set up as such that it serves the continuous integration / deployment. 

  • Continuously seeking ways to improve our DevOps practices so that we can improve our products and services and foster a DevOps mindset throughout the department 

  • Help strengthening DevOps skills and applying DevOps principles among teams 


Your Profile 

  • You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science and at least 7 years of relevant experience with DevOps activities. 

  • You enjoy software development from design to implementation and testing. 

  • Experience in setting up, securing and managing Kubernetes clusters is a must. Experience in Azure Kubernetes Service is a plus. 

  • You have knowledge of Kafka. 

  • You have strong experience using container technologies (e.g. Docker). 

  • You have strong experience designing and implementing Continuous Integration and Deployment pipelines (experience in Bamboo is a plus). 

  • You are comfortable using code. This includes scripting and programming (Python/Java) knowledge. 

  • Experience with GitOps technologies (ArgoCD and/or Flux) is a huge plus. 

  • You have experience with cloud technologies, including Infrastructure as Code (Terraform); ideally using Azure services.  

  • As a DevOps expert you are leading the DevOps guild (with representatives from multiple teams) to implement the different principles of DevOps (including strong focus on security) and convey these throughout the department. 

  • You have excellent problem-solving and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to inspire and coach others with regards to the DevOps way of work and culture. This includes security, monitoring & alerting, measuring, and closing the feedback loop with your customers. 

  • Background of working within agile team environments, especially using Scrum and Kanban frameworks. 

  • Experience with automated testing on various levels. 

What we offer

This position offers a competitive salary range of € 4600 to € 6800  gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.   


On top of your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:​ 

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).​ 

  • Flexible working hours.​ 

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).​ 

  • A Health & Wellbeing budget worth €300,- per calendar year. 

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.​ 

  • Working from home allowance.​ 

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on additional health insurance.​ 

  • On-site company health centres with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.​ 

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.​ 

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.​ 

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista.  

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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