Platform Operations Engineer

Platform Operations Engineer

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Pune I, India. Veghel, Netherlands.
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Note: For candidates residing in India, the work location will be Pune and for candidates residing in the Netherlands the work location will be Veghel.

Are you passionate about unravelling the potential of data and turning it into valuable insights? Do you thrive on collaborating with technical and business stakeholders to shape the future of data-driven solutions? If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande!

Join our Central Data & Analytics Organization as Platforms Ops Engineer, where you’ll play a crucial role in maintaining and supporting our Data Platform.

We’ll give you the opportunity to:

  • Work in a highly motivated, global team of Data & Analytics enthusiasts.

  • Play a crucial role in advancing the maturity of the Data Platform, contributing to delivery of analytical products and services offered by our department to the Vanderlande organization.

  • Work within a cloud based architecture based on Data Mesh principle

Your responsibilities

As a Platform Operations Engineer, your primary focus is on maintaining high availability, scalability, and reliability of the data platform to meet the needs of users and customers. Your values as a tech-savvy, action-oriented, and collaboration-focused colleague are evident in your proactive nature and dedication to self-development. You play a central role in ensuring seamless operation of the data platform, fostering cooperation between teams, and making a meaningful impact through your expertise.

As part of the Operations (Ops) team, you are serving developers of cross-functional full stack teams, developers, technical specialists, and peers from various business domains. You act as a support system for stakeholders of the data platform, helping them overcome challenges while working with the data platform. Your approach to driving success is through influence, not mere authority, which empowers and inspires others. Your continuous improvement mindset and willingness to take initiative are integral to your role as a Platform Ops Engineer.

In this role, you:

  • Proactively oversee the performance and condition of the data platform, detecting and resolving potential issues while also taking preventive measures.

  • Perform routine maintenance tasks, such as updates, patches, and system backups, to keep the data platform running smoothly.

  • Resolve complex problems and provide operational support for platform issues and service requests, and actively participate in incident reviews requiring diagnosing problems and applying appropriate solutions to restore services as quickly as possible.

  • Engage in a collaborative handover process with full stack developers, offering technical expertise, knowledge transfer, and conducting thorough testing and acceptance of their deliverables.

  • Manage and monitor data pipeline stability and dashboard data refreshes.

  • Design, test, deploy, and maintenance of monitoring dashboards.

  • Knowledge of Python, Pyspark, SQL, or R for data retrieval and manipulation would be beneficial.

  • Assist in the migration of Landing Zones / Data Products.

  • Implement security best practices and adhere to regulatory compliance requirements to protect the data platform from potential threats and vulnerabilities

  • Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for processes, configurations, and troubleshooting procedures to support knowledge sharing across the team.

  • Advise on efficiency improvements through automation and self-service solutions to ensure more efficient and reliable operations.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and actively share knowledge.

  • Familiar with agile methodologies and thrives in its dynamic and collaborative environment.

Your department

The Central Data & Analytics department is tasked with extending, operating and further maturing the data platform of Vanderlande. We provide Data & Analytics related products and services to Vanderlande, primarily catering to internal customers, but supporting our digital service portfolio. Following a hub & spoke model, we establish centralized standards that are then adopted and implemented by decentralized teams within the business.

At the heart of our efforts lies the Data Platform, the core product we are diligently enhancing. This Azure cloud enabled platform based on the Data Mesh principle empowers us to deliver valuable Data Products by transforming, processing, combining, and enriching data from various source systems, ultimately creating a reliable source of truth for our customers. To enable efficient data analysis and visualization, we actively govern, and maintain the Vanderlande Qlik Servers and Power BI Premium capacity. In addition, we provide templates, establish a clear workflow, and foster a community of experts.

Our work centers around our Federated Governance model, with the Central Data & Analytics Organization as the hub serving the spokes. Our scope encompasses Data Governance, Platform Operations, Core Platform Development, and Full stack Development. The technologies we use span across the Azure stack and Databricks ecosystem, ensuring seamless integration and optimal utilization of resources. By utilizing advanced analytics techniques and the latest technology, our focus on innovation empowers us to continuously improve and innovate the Data Platform.

Operating as a scaled Agile organization, we embrace the SAFe Agile framework and work collaboratively across different teams, all united by a common backlog and shared roadmap. This approach allows us to be highly adaptable, continuously adjusting to the evolving strategic needs of stakeholders within Vanderlande.

Your qualifications and skills

If you’re an experienced, enthusiastic and versatile Platform Ops Engineer, you will bring:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

  • 2+ years of experience working in a similar role as a support engineer.

  • Service-oriented mindset is mandatory, you have the desire to help people in any way possible

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting abilities.

  • Excellent communication skills with an open and clear way of expressing ideas.

  • Passion for IT technology and a strong motivation for continuous learning and improvement.

  • Experience working in the Azure cloud, with a preference for knowledge in security and access management, API management, infrastructure management, event-based solutions, monitoring and logging, and metadata management.

  • Comfortable with a dynamic work environment and adaptable to change.

  • Familiarity with Agile way of working.

  • Practical experience with CI/CD and DevOps practices is a plus.

  • Proficiency in utilizing Python, Pyspark, and SQL for retrieving and manipulating data is a valuable asset, though not a strict requirement.

What we offer

Please note: working conditions differ per country. The conditions in this article are applicable to the Netherlands.

In this challenging and responsible position, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.

  • On top of your fixed salary, you will 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).

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

  • Working from home allowance.

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on health insurance.

  • On-site company health centers 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.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, such as Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…

Your application

If the role of Platform Operations Engineer appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter.

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