DevOps Engineer - Amsterdam

Location Amsterdam
Discipline: IT
Job type: SEED - Permanent
Salary: £DOE
Job ref: 58

Our client is a true market leader among global exchange operators in their ability to drive the global marketplace forward through product innovation and trading solutions. They are looking for DevOpsEngineerto join their Amsterdam team.

The company’s IT infrastructure is set up in two data centre locations, Amsterdam, and London, but all IT operational activities are performed from the office location in Amsterdam.

Job Description

  • The successful candidate will own the technology platform systems operations that support multiple regulatory and compliance programs. 

  • The role supports non-technical program users across regions and financial asset classes. 

  • Productive collaboration is required with technical stakeholders both inside and outside the department. 

  • The candidate will monitor systems health, understand expected application lifecycles, and manage process scheduling and orchestration. 

  • This opportunity requires an individual to have strong problem solving and data analysis skills.

Duties include:

  • Understand the business and create solutions to help the staff be more productive.

  • Providing on-going application support to end-users and communicating technical information clearly to an end-user audience.

  • Monitor live systems and actively engage in the incident management process.

  • Communicate promptly with end-users when outages occur or when change is necessary.

  • Ensure all systems are reliable, recoverable, and have appropriate business continuity plans.

  • Make changes in a safe and responsible manner, ensuring service can always be restored.

  • Automate wherever possible to create a low-overhead environment and ensure consistency.

  • Coordinate system upgrades and feature rollouts between software, system, and network engineers.

  • Write and maintain system health checks and orchestration scripts.

  • Conduct performance and capacity tests to ensure systems scale beyond the current needs.

  • Define and document application support and maintenance processes, policies, and procedures.

  • Researching or evaluating software/tools and alternate design techniques for new or existing system improvements.

  • Participating in production 24/7 on-call support rotation.

  • Mentoring/Guiding new or less experienced/knowledgeable team members.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and industry experience with previous experience in a DevOps specific role

Proven experience with the below technologies:

  • Deep experience with Linux or UNIX-like operating systems

  • High level of proficiency in Python, SQL and shell scripting

  • Experience with deployment automation technologies like Puppet, SALT, and Jenkins desired

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, requiring minimal direction and follow-up

  • Experience in working on multiple projects concurrently

  • Experience in financial, trading, exchange, banking and/or related fields is a plus