DevOps Team Lead

Job description

DevOps at ChannelEngine means exploring new territory, pushing boundaries, and striving for continuous improvement. We encourage innovation and creative thinking, and provide our devops team with the freedom to experiment, and opportunities to take ownership of their bright ideas.

We are in an exciting phase at ChannelEngine - scaling the platform and moving to the cloud, growing the team, and introducing ChannelEngine to more of the world. For all these reasons, we are currently looking for an experienced DevOps Team Lead to join our vibrant engineering team in the beautiful city of Leiden. 


What you’ll be doing

  • Leading a team of +/- 5 devops engineers, and growing the team over the coming years,

  • Coaching the engineers in your team, not only in terms of technical skills, but also career progression and personal development,

  • Working closely with the Head of Technology and the product team to ensure alignment between the roadmap and the work being carried out,

  • Encouraging your team and fostering creativity and out-of-the-box thinking during our innovation weeks (one week in each three week sprint),

  • Lending your expertise to our migration from on-premise to Azure cloud,

  • Proactively following recent developments in cloud architecture and infrastructure, devops tooling, and SaaS, and providing input on how we can apply this knowledge at ChannelEngine,

  • Contributing to recognising future business needs and planning for how architecture will support/enable it.


(Some of the) Cool projects we’re busy with

  • Migrating from on-premise to Azure cloud

  • Re-envisioning our application architecture

  • Scaling the platform around the world

  • Upgrading from .NET core 5 to 6


Our tech stack

  • Kubernetes, ArgoCD, Azure DevOps

  • C#, TypeScript, Sass, Terraform

  • MS SQL Server, Redis, ElasticSearch (ELK), RabbitMQ

  • .NET 5, React, Angular, ASP.NET MVC

Job requirements

What you’ll need

In addition to a winning personality and exceptional interpersonal skills, you will need:

  • A bachelor’s (HBO or WO) degree in IT, Computer Science or a related field,

  • 5+ years’ devops experience using the MS stack and Azure,

  • 2+ years’ experience in managing, reviewing and coaching a devops team of 5+ FTE,

  • Experience working in an agile environment and leading a scrum team based in the Netherlands,

  • Experience in e-commerce, marketplaces, SaaS or a tech scale-up would be beneficial,

  • Good communication skills in English, both written and verbal,

  • A positive attitude and a pragmatic, proactive approach to coding and management.


Why you’ll love working here

  • You will be an instrumental part of our global expansion journey, working alongside enthusiastic colleagues with a common goal,

  • You’ll assist us in working through the interesting technical challenges that only arise when a company builds its own product,

  • We do lots of things right so we can offer stability alongside the craziness of being a tech scale-up,

  • Plenty of room for innovation and personal development. There is time set aside during each sprint!

  • State-of-the-art tech: we work with the latest technologies, business models and tools,

  • Work-life balance - we enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we offer hybrid-working and flexible hours,

  • Numerous wellbeing initiatives organised by our Happy & Healthy Team, including movie nights, bootcamps, and cooking classes!