Linux / Automation Engineer
Senior (>6 years experience) Full Time Permanent Rotterdam 8289 - 24687

Viterra is looking for a Linux & Automation Engineer to join our Global IT Operations team in Rotterdam.


This vacancy is part of our Global IT Headquarters, located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We have more than 150 IT employees in Rotterdam, divided over 9 main teams: PMO-Office, Business Intelligence, Global IT Operations, Security, Global Application Development, Global Application Support, Center of Expertise SAP, Enterprise Architecture and IT Research Desk. 

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Job description

You will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day Linux operations and continuously improving the provided services, including automation. In addition, you will participate in projects to design, implement and support cloud-based solutions. This position requires a self-motivated individual who can work independently as well as interactively with other team members. You will amongst others:

  • Design, implement, secure and optimize scalable, highly available architectures both on-premises and in the cloud throughout the software development lifecycle (dev, test, staging and prod).
  • Complete lifecycle management from commissioning to decommissioning, including deployment, administration, networking, performance monitoring & tuning, security hardening, capacity management, incident resolution, root cause analysis of critical outages, trouble shooting and production operations.
  • Proactively monitor the health and utilization of the environment, both on-prem and cloud, to detect and prevent problems, ensure high availability for the users and plan future growth to meet needs.
  • Automate repetitive system management tasks, including build, configuration, patch and deployment tasks using Ansible/Tower, Satellite, Git and cloud-based tools.
  • Cloud Platform design and administration (compute, storage, DB, migration, network & content delivery services, etc.).
  • Produce documentation for the implementation of changes.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Research and assess new technologies and produce proposals.
  • Implement processes, policies, best practices and tools to ensure a secure, stable and flexible environment. 
  • Ensure compliance with Viterra’s policies and procedures.
  • Willing to work outside normal office hours and weekends, if required.

In order to be succesful in this role, we require

  • Bachelor/Master or equivalent in Information Technology or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a similar position;
  • Strong experience in managing large-scale Linux systems (RHEL, Oracle Linux and Ubuntu) – RHEL certification preferred.
  • Experience in designing, implementing and supporting cloud technologies.
  • Must have hands-on experience with infrastructure as a code and automation/configuration management using Ansible/Tower and Git.
  • Experience with patch management lifecycle tools (Satellite, Spacewalk, etc.).
  • Experience with vulnerability management tools and processes.
  • Excellent scripting (Bash and Ansible scripts)
  • Good working knowledge of Python.
  • Working knowledge of VMWare, Storage and networking.
  • Oracle knowledge is an advantage.
  • Experience with working in a DevOps structure. 
  • Pro-active, innovative, flexible and can work under pressure.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills and ability to carry out root cause analysis and produce RCA reports.
  • Able to work both independently and as a team member delivering commitments on time.
  • Strong technical documentation skills.
  • Good in English and Dutch (spoken and written.
  • Flexible in working hours; occasional work during evenings or weekends should be expected.

Viterra is an exciting and challenging place to work, with many opportunities to develop your skills and your career.

We are located in over 35 countries and employing over 17.500 people worldwide. You will work in an informal and international orientated team, and be part of an organization that offers room for personal growth. As well as this, we offer:

  • A competitive salary based on your knowledge and experience;
  • Flexible and very attractive pension scheme at ABN AMRO where we as an employer pay 100%;
  • Monthly salary as holiday allowance;
  • Working in an office located in the Centre of Rotterdam, next to Blaak station and the Martkhal;
  • We also offer a collective healthcare insurance (Zilveren Kruis) and travel allowance.

A reference check and integrity screening by a third party are part of our procedure.

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