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Oslo, NO

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  3254

Lead DevOps Engineer

About the Unit

Yara is a global company operating in more than 160 countries and employing more than 17,000 individuals – all working hard to fulfill our mission of responsibly feeding the world and protecting the planet. Being the world’s leading crop nutrition company, Yara is also the world's largest producer of ammonia, nitrates and NPKs. Our Production segment, with 26 productions sites globally, is thus an integral building block for delivering on our mission. We are now elevating our focus on digital solutions to help us achieve this ambition.


To lead this effort, we are ramping up our global Digital Production team. We believe our operational data in combination with digital technologies can help us to significantly improve the performance of our production facilities. We are currently developing a digital platform that will ensure uniform data access to all our production facilities. On top of the digital platform we are also developing scalable, solid and user-friendly digital products that will help our employees at the sites, or in global functions, improve the efficiency and safety at production operations. Our unit is responsible end-to-end for the impact of the digital products, which means that we establish the vision, develop, and deploy the products at the production sites.


We are organized around five solution areas, and each solution area consists of multiple digital products.


  • Plant Steering. Bringing production optimization in terms of throughput, energy consumption, product quality and emissions to control room operators, process engineers or production plant management.
  • Digital Operations. Enabling a digital workforce with technology, and information to continuously improve work processes and safe operations
  • Digital Reliability. Empowering people with actionable data anywhere, anytime to protect and continuously eliminate sources of threats for asset reliability
  • Engineering. Enable engineers with tools and data to design and deliver assets more efficiently and in a way that enables digital in the future
  • Mining & Robotics. Provide solutions for planning and operating our mines to improve yield e.g. through autonomous fleet management


As Lead DevOps Engineer you will have a unique opportunity to take lead and establish a modern environment for development and operations, including a state-of-art release and deployment pipeline. You will head up a competent team of DevOps engineers, supporting us on the way to become a globally leading digital operating company in production.



Key Responsibilities
  • Take lead in establishing and adopting modern development and operations practices, in terms of environments, processes and tools
  • Own the operational architecture end-to-end, including monitoring and alerting infrastructure for our platform and solutions
  • Take lead in developing automated solutions for infrastructure management and CI/CD pipelines, including test and QA
  • Stay up to date on best practices in operations and cloud security, tools and methodology



  • MSc/BSc in computer science or a relevant field
  • Min 10 years of experience as DevOps and/or software engineer
  • Experience with provisioning, management and monitoring of infrastructure and applications running in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Experience with container technology and orchestration using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience as team lead, managing a distributed team, is an advantage
  • Takes ownership, is proactive with a “get it done” attitude



Additional Information

As Lead DevOps engineer you will be based in Oslo and report to Director Technology, Digital Production. Travel to production sites and other Yara locations is expected.


As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We therefore encourage all qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.



Contact details

Kyrre Tømmerberg, Director Technology, Digital Production. Mob +47 481 92 985
Arne Øygard, HR Manager Digital Production. Mob +47 452 33 799

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