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Date posted:  Apr 27, 2021

Varna, BG

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  6512

Senior DevOps Engineer

A bit about Yara


Yara has an ambitious strategic agenda to be the crop nutrition company for the future and is taking lead in the development towards sustainable agriculture and digital tools, to contribute to solving the challenges which the agricultural industry is facing globally. We have a worldwide presence with sales to ~150 countries and around 17 000 employees. The newly established function, Yara Farming Solutions, will lead the transformation towards more sustainable and efficient food production, by innovating our offering and the way we work.


There are more than 500 million smallholder farms globally. 2.5 billion people depend on Smallholder Communities for their food and livelihoods. Smallholder regions are characterized by low living standards, high rates of illiteracy and low agricultural productivity. Yara's mission is "Responsibly Feed the World and Protect the Planet". Key to achieving this is enabling thriving Smallholder Communities. At Yara, the Smallholders Digital Team is part of the Crop and Digital Solutions Unit. 


Crop and Digital Solutions is responsible developing and scaling new “on-farm” digital and integrated tools and solutions for an efficient and transparent food system.

What you will be doing


  • Build and develop the global Cloud Platform for infrastructure, security and operations
  • Empower and support solution teams in getting to production and running stable services
  • Organise global operations and incident response process and tooling
  • Running and maintaining our production infrastructure in AWS ( Kubernetes)
  • Analysis of complex system behaviour, performance and application issues within distributed systems generally, and Kubernetes in particular.
  • Development of monitoring solutions and analysis across multiple data centres
  • Capacity analysis and planning, traffic routing, and security policies
  • Support, guide and educate the development teams on production ready, scalable engineering patterns.
  • Drive adoption of and adherence to global operations and infrastructure standards in the local development teams.

What you will bring


  • First and foremost you are a software engineer, Operations and Infrastructure challenges are solved with software and automation
  • Multiple years of experience with Linux/UNIX systems administration and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Experience and comfort with working hands-on with a range of scripting, infrastructure, services and tools including:
    • Scripting and software engineering (Python/Ruby/Bash/Go/etc.) - (Strong Must)
    • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
    • Kubernetes and container orchestration,
    • Web servers (Nginx,Apache), Application Servers(Tomcat,Node.js,..), document stores and relational databases (Postgres).
    • API Gateways (Ambassador) and Services Mesh (Istio)
    • 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...)
  • Experience with mobile app deployment pipelines and supporting SaaS services (Firebase, MS App Center..)
  • Background in and happy to work hands-on with technical troubleshooting and performance tuning.
  • Supportive and collaborative personality - ability to influence and drive progress with your peers

Why us?


  • Evolving tech development division of an established agricultural products and services company.
  • Explore and develop digital, software, hardware products, which provide value to farmers, smallholder communities and the value chain.
  • Be part of our mission to build sustainable solutions that benefit humanity and the environment.
  • Support for personal development, training and continuous learning.
  • Commitment to using new technologies and frameworks, meetups, and knowledge sharing.

Additional Information


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 their privacy policy (https://www.kornferry.com/privacy) and Data Processing Agreement entered into with Yara.


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 and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances. 

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