Kubernetes Devops Engineer

Nn Group N.V. | Den Haag

Date listed

1 week ago

Employment Type

Full time

You will have a great impact on the scalable, stable and secure future of NN’s IT landscape. You keep the Kubernetes platform stable and you prepare it for growing demands. This job offers you a salary with a maximum of € 4800 per month.

Your impact as a Kubernetes DevOps Engineer at NN

A year after the start of the NN Kubernetes program, NN is now managing over thirty Kubernetes clusters that are running multiple production workloads, including some of NN's critical customer facing portals. Although Kubernetes is the main component, it turned out that life cycle management and reliable delivery of changes to live platforms proved to be the most challenging part. The platform is delivered in a fully automated and secure way and includes all the required integrations with the rest of the NN IT landscape. The Container Platform Team uses concepts like fan-in/fan-out cluster deployments, platform integration tests, monitoring, alerting and feature flagging to deliver their qualitative and highly scalable platform. All-in-all there are fifteen components that provide all the platform features and services, so NN had to get creative to make sure that we keep it up to date.

The managed Kubernetes platform is now available on AWS based on EKS, the team is now building a similar service on Azure using AKS. Once the platform is available on both of NN's public cloud hosting platforms; it is all about continuous improvement, adding additional features to our platform based on the CNCF landscape (like service mesh and serverless containers) and accelerating the adoption of Kubernetes and containerization at the BU DevOps teams. The latter will include a lot of coaching and technical handson guidance to migrate more of NN's critical workloads to the public cloud. Are you the engineer who is going to join us throughout this journey?

Your responsibilities

  • You enable the business to focus on where it matters and adds value
  • A "short time to market" for our Business Units due to the rock-solid building blocks you develop within our infrastructure
  • You allow the business to develop generic skills and capabilities that can be easily exchanged
  • You minimise IT footprint costs because of usage of shared resources. The price per container reduces when the environment scales
  • You enable portability to support NN’s Cloud Agnostic Strategy

Your colleagues

With your Kubernetes team you are a part of the central Cloud Factory of NN and your direct colleagues will consist of the AWS and Azure platform DevOps Engineers. Together you will create the Cloud Center of Excellence that delivers scalable, stable and secure cloud platforms towards NN’s Business Units. We believe that the Cloud Factory is NN’s heart of IT engineering capacity and drive the company’s digital transformation.

You, your DevOps team and the Cloud Services and Hosting department work closely with a Product Owner, Scrum Master and around six Kubernetes DevOps Engineers. We have an Agile method in which pair programming, hackathons and two-week sprints play an essential role. We always help each other wherever we can, greatly appreciating feedback and open communication. Tournaments on the office’s PlayStation, board game evenings and laser tag matches also feature regularly in our building.

Who you are

Despite your independence, you love working alongside your colleagues to discover better solutions to problems. Bringing your ideas together helps you make them a reality; by turning them into concrete actions. You love to learn and naturally grasp fresh opportunities by both hands, inspiring everyone around you. It goes without saying that:

  • You’ve got 1 to 3 years of experience with Kubernetes ans AWS and/or Azure
  • You’ve got extensive knowledge of Linux and CI/CD
  • You’ve got experience with Infra-as-Code (e.g. Terraform) and with Python/Golang or similar
  • You’re energetic, outgoing and always looking for new possibilities and improvements
  • You have excellent skills in Dutch and English, both verbally and written

Continue developing

It is important to us that you continue to develop yourself. We give you the space and the confidence to grow in your career as well as a person. We help you with:

  • Plenty of training and learning opportunities in our Learning & Development Centre
  • A large (international) network of colleagues who are keen to share their knowledge with you
  • The autonomy to set out your own development path

Employee benefits

You are more than a colleague and we understand that very well at NN. You have different roles in life and that involves choices. We give you the opportunity to select the employee benefits that are important to you and that match your personal situation. This includes buying additional leave and flexible working hours. Your holiday allowance and 13th month are paid with your salary monthly, so there is no need to wait.

Because of coronavirus, all NN colleagues are currently working from home fully digitally. It is currently not yet clear when we can return to the office. Normally, as a Kubernetes DevOps Engineer, you are based in our fantastic office in The Hague.

Will you be our new colleague?

If you are enthusiastic about this vacancy and think that you would be a good fit for the team at NN, we would like to invite you to apply. We are very keen to find out who you are, what motivates you and what you can contribute to this role at NN.

Apply now

If you have any questions about the vacancy or the process, give us a call or let us know on WhatsApp. You can reach out to Veerle Meevis via 0625679253 or via [email protected]

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