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Date posted:  Nov 4, 2021

Madrid, M, ES Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE Szczecin, PL Riga, LV Oslo, NO Milano, Milan, IT

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  9228

Principal DevOps Engineer (m/w/d)

About the Unit


For the past 100 years, it has been the mission of Yara to feed and to protect the planet in a responsible and sustainable way. Presently Yara now provides crop nutrition products, farming solutions, and knowledge to over 20 million farmers across 160 countries and in 2016 Yara helped to reduce NOx emissions by 1.4 million tons. This is the equivalent to all the NOx emissions produced in France or Germany. At Yara, you really can make a change with your work. A newly established global unit, Digital Farming, has been created to use digital solutions to help us develop and to achieve bigger goals. We are finding the answers for farmers, constructing hardware and sensors, crunching satellite data, applying artificial intelligence, and turning research results into real-time solutions.  


Our DevOps Team is made of SREs, Cloud Architects, Software Engineers, Security Engineers working from a variety of locations, such as Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Berlin, Oslo, Athens, and Singapore, and coming together to build the infrastructure that runs the world's best agricultural platform. The success of Digital Farming and its solution is a key priority within Yara, and we plan to significantly grow our global business presence in this field. 

What you will be doing


  • Contribute to DevOps architecture and influence DevOps roadmap: application and infrastructure planning, development, testing, and deployment.

  • Collaborate to spread the DevOps best practices across the entire company.

  • Empower and support solution teams in getting to production and running stable services.

  • Contribute to the creation and application of guidelines for consistent and consolidated DevOps and CI/CD approaches.

  • Drive adoption of and adherence to global operations and infrastructure standards in the local development teams.

  • Mentoring the peers to develop their technical skills.

  • Analysis of complex system behavior, performance and application issues within distributed systems generally, and Kubernetes in particular.

  • Participate in the full life cycle of the DevOps and Cloud Infrastructure plan, from early-stage rapid prototyping through to full market release and continuous improvement after the initial launch. 

What you will bring


  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills to document, teach, and coach on DevOps processes.

  • Strong collaboration, leadership, and influencing skills to make sure DevOps practices are followed.

  • A strong advocate of DevOps best practices.

  • Strong experience with Linux/UNIX systems administration and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Azure experience would be a bonus.

  • Large Experience and comfort with working hands-on with a range of scripting, infrastructure, services, and tools including:

  • Strong skills in scripting languages such as Bash and Python.
  • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform).
  • Kubernetes and container orchestration.
  • Docker.
  • Helm and Helmfile usage.
  • Web servers (Nginx,Apache), Application Servers(Tomcat,Node.js,..), document stores, and relational databases (Postgres).
  • API Gateways (Ambassador) and Services Mesh (Istio/linkerd)
  • IP networking, including familiarity with the functionality, operating, and failure modes of networks.
  • Site Rebility Engineering patterns and visibilty/performance/availability monitoring (Datadog, Instana,Nagios...)

Why us?


  • An awesome and diverse team
  • You will make a direct impact on products that provide real value to farmers and industries based on an honest business model
  • You will work on sustainable solutions that benefit humankind and the environment
  • A very competitive remuneration and a permanent contract
  • A flexible yet stable environment in the newly founded digital unit of a global company
  • Support for personal development, trainings, conferences and continuous learning
  • Commitment to using new approaches, technologies and frameworks A chance to participate in in-house hackathons, meetups, and knowledge sharing
  • And of course, you can choose your own preferred hardware 


Additional Information


As a global organization, we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We, therefore, encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality.


Please note: This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application-details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to GDPR regulations and in line with the frame agreement in place with Yara.

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