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DevOps Engineer – Data Intelligence Lab

DevOps Engineer Data Intelligence Lab

The Eindhoven University of Technology is looking for a DevOps Engineer, to support the Data Intelligence Lab team. Are you coming with a solid Unix/Linux background and are you open to learn new technologies and to working inside a university? Then we happily get in touch with you!
Position
Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Service(s)
Information Management and Services
FTE
1,0
Reference number
V21.5787

Job description

The goal of the Data Intelligence Lab (DI-Lab) is to support our university's academics, with means and expertise required for them to design and materialize their research by using modern data platforms and tooling. As research matures, the accompanying complexity of the technology stack supporting the work also increases. The DI-Lab aims to offer the right technical abstraction for various research profiles by leveraging industry-hardened, but also experimental, solutions. 

The DI-Lab covers a broad landscape where it is futile to ‘do it all’. Therefore, we are looking for people who can smartly navigate the domain and are capable to discuss the reasoning behind several approaches with our researchers to support them in their decision-making. Depending on your perspective, the DevOps process flow can be recognized in the research process. Hence, we are initially focusing on the adoption of fundamental tooling (e.g., Gitlab/Github, Atlassian Jira/Confluence, OpenShift) and embedding those in the research workflows. In time, we aim to complement our services with more development activities. Our university is not unique in these challenges, but we do recognize the necessity and urgency for this type of support and are willing to take a pioneering role whilst collaborating with SURF and other universities for long-term embedding.  

Some examples of activities we do are consulting individual research projects through (solution) architecture and mature emerging domains such as IOT and Living Labs on campus to facilitate a community and enable researchers to take their research to a new level.  

 
What does the job entail? 

  • You will become an essential part of our DI-Lab team to develop and further operationalize new tooling and services for our university; 
  • You will be joining the lab in an early stage, and so can help identify and develop TU/e data culture.  
  • As DevOps Engineer, you will actively work together with colleagues from the cloud and platform teams technically, but also with our business representatives functionally; considering the complete value delivery chain in our work; 
  • You will also work on laterally interfacing our systems with others’ such as (a.o.): high-performance computing (HPC) and research data management (RDM). 

  

What will you be doing? 

  • Decide on what are our next opportunities are that we want to tackle together with our researchers. Being a Business Partner to our researchers, to decide in collaboration with them what our next opportunities are.  
  • Develop, maintain and improve applications, systems and services specific to the DI Lab; 
  • Leveraging Azure and Openshift to offer new services for our researchers. 
  • Support our researchers with CI/CD in our Gitlab environment or Github. 
  • Support our Research IT department with integrating our solutions, within the daily way of-working of our researchers; 
  • Technically guide development processes, from pilot to production status; 
  • Connect systems to a broader system context (HPC, RDM, etc.). 

Job requirements

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies. 
  • Effective communication skills and a proactive and flexible mindset to solve issues our researchers face while designing and developing their research environments; 
  • Bachelors’ or Master’s in the ICT domain, or a related field. 
  • Experience in developing in (and maintaining) Unix/Linux environments. 
  • Fluency in programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, Go, etc. is considered a plus. 
  • Experience with version control using git (i.e. Github/Gitlab); experience with CI/CD is considered a plus. 
  • Fluency in English, both in speaking and writing. 

Conditions of employment

  • A challenging job in a dynamic setting, where you can develop both your technical skills and communication competences; 
  • A unique mix between academic and industrial environment, due to our close collaboration with research groups at the university and with our industrial partners; 
  • A competitive salary scheme (salary scale 11 with max € 5.439,- gross p/m) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities The salary level depends on your experience, education and knowledge. On top of this you also receive extra annual holiday allowance (8% in May), an end-of-year allowance (8.3% in December, a so-called 13th check.) 
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure,   excellent sports facilities, savings schemes, and 41 days of holiday based on 40 hours a week. Foreign experts may benefit from the 30% tax ruling facility in order to get a higher net salary, the TU/e facilitates you in the application to our local tax authority. 

Information and application

If you have any questions about the content of the position, please contact Mart Wetzels, Lead DI Lab at telephone 040-2473883 or per e-mail: m.h.wetzels[at]tue.nl. 

For more information about this vacancy, please contact our internal recruiter: Bas den Bakker, email b.a.d.bakker[at]tue.nl or +31 (0)6 512 06 442. Are you interested in this vacancy?

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. Please note that you can only upload 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary, you can combine files. 

This vacancy is published both internally and externally. In case of equal suitability, internal candidates will be given priority. 

The position will remain open until we have found a suitable candidate.