DevOps Automation Engineer (Puppet)

  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

Arηs is a fully independent group of companies specialized in managing complex IT projects and systems for large organisations, focusing on state-of-the-art software development, business intelligence and infrastructure services.

We are composed of 13 entities across 6 countries that are unified by the Arηs Group, with more than 1750 consultants.

This corporate structure enables us to respond quickly to market changes and customer requests, and to communicate and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy.

Our success can be attributed to the synergy among our nine complementary entities, combined with our methodologies, which are based on the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and the Scrum agile software development framework.

Established in 2016, the Greek entity Arηs Developments Hellas aims to extend Arηs Group activities dedicated to the European market providing high-quality services in Software Development, covering the entire application development lifecycle: starting with user requirements, business process redesign and specifications, to continue with development, testing and application maintenance.

Job Description

We are currently looking for a DevOps Automation Engineer (Puppet) to join our growing team in one of the biggest European organizations.

Tasks:

  • Plan, test and develop infrastructure and application automation
  • Implement automated deployment and configuration
  • Support day-to-day activities of deploying servers and applications
  • Support continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Establish and maintain procedures to the deployment of information systems
  • Monitor and maintain the supporting configuration management infrastructure
  • Advise the EU Agency for installed and future product portfolio related to Configuration Management
  • Technical review, assurance and design for deployment
  • Prototyping of deployment in sandbox (manual steps)
  • Automation of the deployment process steps in the agreed technology stack (Puppet, Linux, Windows, RPM, etc.)
  • Writing of technical documentation related to release management
  • Involvement in all the steps of release management (release promotion, release packaging, release deployment, etc.)
  • High Level consultancy for infrastructure solutions in the scope of the contract
  • Solution oriented market watch on new technologies in the sector of the contract
     

Qualifications

Who you are:

Mandatory:

  • Bachelor plus minimum of 9 years of experience in ICT
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in an international/multi-cultural environment  
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with systems and IT operations
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Puppet based configuration management design/architecture, development/configuration and deployment/administration, preferably on Red Hat 7+
  • Participation in a minimum of 3 projects involving Puppet based solutions on Linux/Unix (or equivalent experience – large projects)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Linux/Unix Administration, preferably Red Hat 7+ 
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working with Kubernetes
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with an Agile methodology
  • Participation in a minimum of 2 projects involving server automation (deployment) and standardization through scripting (e.g. Powershell, Python, Bash, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of DevOps principles and best practices (continuous delivery, continuous integration, continuous deployment, use of automation to improve efficiency, feedback loops, fail fast, etc.) 
  • Excellent knowledge of Puppet based configuration management design/architecture, development/configuration and deployment/administration
  • Good knowledge of cloud computing, containerization and Kubernetes concepts

Desirable:  

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working with Terraform or Ansible
  • Certification: RHCSA/RHCE
  • Certification: Kubernetes (e.g. Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer, etc.)
     
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