Senior Operations Engineer – Risk Finance - Utrecht

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Active since 30-05-2018 Job category IT - Software Development
Location Utrecht Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 36 - 40 Salary competitive salary
Senior Operations Engineer – Risk Finance

What you will be doing
As a Senior Operations Engineer you are responsible for running and changing the applications within IT Systems. Besides the operational support activities, you implement change requests based on your broad knowledge. You are capable of taking over the basic activities of other DevOps team members in case necessary: analysis, development and testing (aka T-shaped).
As a Senior Operations Engineer you are responsible for the stability, continuity and performance of your applications in the production environment and for life cycle management of the infrastructural components of your applications.

Controlled change: as a Senior Operations Engineer you act in the role of Release Manager for the applications you are responsible for. You ensure that all changes to your applications take place in accordance with quality standards and using standard processes for change- and release management.

Our stack
We live in the Microsoft BI world. SQL Server databases and SSIS, SSRS, SSAS. The RDW is modelled using the Data Vault methodology. Backlogs and Source Control in MS Team Foundation Server. For automated testing Specflow is used. The continuous delivery pipeline is built around Microsoft TFS Source Control and TFS Release.
It’s nice if you have recent C# or .NET knowledge.

What a day at the office could look like
  • You’re the early shift today and fixed 2 minor production issues between 8 and 10;
  • At 10 am you attend the daily standup for your team;
  • Back at your desk you pick up the more critical or challenging items from the sprint planning and work on them. At the end of the morning you meet up with one of the junior Ops Engineers you are coaching;
  • After lunch you participate in a 3-Amigo session to ensure that an improvement item on the backlog is properly specified from an operational perspective;
  • Your last activity today is a knowledge sharing meeting with your fellow Operations Engineers on the use of Specflow for test-driven development.

Who you are
  • You love data and you feel proud doing Ops for our datawarehouses;
  • You take ownership of the operational aspects of our system. You are comfortable giving constructive feedback and/or pushback towards software delivery teams in case of quality or stability findings in the code delivered;
  • You like complexity; the challenge of the puzzle and the struggle solving it;
  • You are a teamplayer, you cooperate, with everybody. Because it’s what you naturally do;
  • Your first priority is to make sure that our Production systems are Always On, stable and performing as they should. But at the same time you realize that sometimes we have to deliver now, and refactor later. And you’re comfortable making that call;
  • Sometimes you have to say “no” to your boss, or to your boss’s boss and you have no problem with providing a well balanced case to support your assertion;
  • You embrace change and you celebrate failure, because you know that both are inevitable in IT projects, and you see both as opportunities to improve. Improve the product, the process and the person;
  • You coach. We realize not everybody on the team is as awesome as you are, but while coaching more junior colleagues you do make them feel that way today, and make them be so tomorrow;
  • You let yourself be coached equally. You too can learn a lot from others and you are open to that. You ask your colleagues for any feedback or help easily. Self-confidence is good, too much ego isn’t.

You are an active member of the DevOps team who works closely with other disciplines, both within your team and within other teams in the department.
You’re a T-shaped professional combining one or more technical specialties with the capability of taking over basic activities of other specialists on the team (analysis, development and testing). You have general knowledge of software development- and testing and knowledge about the business domain for which you work.
Continuous improvement is the basic mindset of the Senior Operations Engineer, which is strongly focused on automating work in and around the team.

As a Senior Operations Engineer you make an adequate trade-off at any time in the development process between the quality to be delivered, the proposed risk and the continuity of the (banking) processes. You ensure that backlog items that could prevent operational issues, are given the right priority by the product owner.

All this requires a specific and challenging mindset: the ability and willingness to have responsibility for the full software development process and the drive to continually improve. The complexity of the job lies in ensuring a balance between running and changing the systems.

In this balancing act you can really put your development-, cooperation- and communication capabilities to work!

What you bring
  • 5-10 years of working experience in a support environment of a large and complex organization;
  • Knowledge of and experience with Scrum/Agile, Lean, DevOps and ITIL;
  • Knowledge of the MS SQL Server stack, including SSIS, SSRS, SSAS;
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English, orally and in writing;
  • Self-organizing, no wait and see mentality;
  • Ownership, resilience in a constructive way;
  • High learning capacity for new tools and techniques.

    Nice to haves and considered a plus:
  • Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server;
  • Knowledge of Data Vault modelling.

Besides the Rabobank core competencies of Customer focus and Collaboration, the following competencies are required for this position:
  • Inspire and influence.
  • Initiate improvements.
  • Result driven.
  • Communication power.
  • Organize and monitor.
  • Change driven.

What we offer
Rabobank offers a competitive salary and fringe benefits. Your salary depends on your education, knowledge and experience.

Additional information
If you have any questions about the application procedure, please contact Rogier Wolff, recruiter, +31613947329.

How to apply
If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of application, including job number and detailed CV in English, to Rogier Wolff, recruiter, using the 'Apply' button.

The application procedure can include an assessment.

Screening is part of the application procedure. The Rabobank screening procedure is carried out to ensure that new employees are sufficiently trustworthy to perform their duties at Rabobank.
More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category IT - Software Development
Industry / Industries Banking & Financial Services
Region Utrecht
Keywords Vacancy, Fulltime, Utrecht, DevOps, Senior IT engineer, Operations engineer.

Contact information

Name Rogier Wolff
Phone +31613947329