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Cloud Engineer bij

Take our infrastructure all the way up to cloud 9!

How do you make our customers happy? is changing retail to make daily life simpler for 12 million customers. Together with 39,000 partners who do business on our retail tech platform, we offer roughly 33 million articles and achieve peak sales of 700 orders per minute (Black Friday 2020). As those numbers indicate, huge amounts of data flow through our infrastructure. Think transactional, product-related, inspirational, financial, et cetera. To ensure this data flows unimpeded, we continually invest in optimizing and innovating our infrastructure. In our data centers. And in the cloud. Can you assume ownership over the latter and help us reach cloud 9?

Your responsibilities as Cloud Engineer

  • Keep the cloud infrastructure up and running. Smoothly. And continually.
  • Develop and implement valuable new features whilst safeguarding existing ones
  • Team up with colleagues who zoom in on data center infrastructure solutions, so dependencies are managed effectively, and strategies remain aligned
  • Manage multiple GKE clusters that run a combined total of thousands of pods
  • Help integrate Istio into our data centers, so that we can create a unified service mesh

As Cloud Engineer, you join a team of true Kubernetes believers and veracious Kubernetes advocates. As for results: we have many thousands of pods running on multiple GKE clusters.

At we subscribe to autonomy and self-service, so our feature teams provision GCP projects and Kubernetes namespaces themselves. All of our cloud teams use an in-house built provisioning system developed on top of Puppet, Terraform and Kubectl. Access to alpha/private GCP features allows us to stay ahead of the curve. Last year we integrated and rolled out Istio in our GKE clusters. And we are in the process of integrating Istio into our data centers as well, so we can create one big service mesh. But we’re not there yet; there is lots more to improve before our platform is the best it can be, and we look to you for inspiration!

It’s up to you and your team to run the cloud and data center infrastructure. That includes developing new features and making sure existing features stay available, secure and cost-effective. Together with two other teams, we form a group focused on provisioning. That group is, in turn, part of the Space that manages our overall technical platform. At our scale, it makes sense to offer our 100+ product teams a dedicated platform, so they can focus on building awesome software without having to worry (too much) about infrastructural considerations.

Why you can make a difference

Because you bring the whole package: cloud engineering (we use GCP), Kubernetes, Terraform, VPC networking, containers, Puppet and Linux experience. If you are also familiar with Redhat/Linux system engineering, even better! Development skills and adaptability are a must. As is (basic) knowledge of networking, HTTP and the inner workings of the internet in general. But hey, that’s more or less a given.

3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you
Yes, if you want to be an active member of a seasoned and skilled engineering team that covers a lot of ground fast
Yes, if you can represent your team (and its customer-centric philosophy) company-wide
Yes, if you love to make things better and welcome different viewpoints: the more opinions, the better the decisions
No, if you prefer ‘tried and true’ solutions to venturing into new territory #ihatechange
No, if you flat-out refuse to be part of a standby team, despite the compensation
No, if you are a lone wolf – sharing is for sheep

Where you’ll work
As Cloud Engineer, you’re on our Network team, a proud member of the Provisioning fleet, and responsible for the availability, performance and security of our core systems. Zoom out and you’ll find yourself in the technical platform space, the tectonic plate you inhabit in the overall IT universe. You have 9 direct colleagues and interact with people at all levels, and from a wide range of (tech and non-tech) backgrounds., de winkel van ons allemaal (the store of us all). This is the story we work on every day. It is our belief, that this will grow even stronger when many different people add their uniqueness to our story. We invite you to share your story with us. Because when you bring different people together, the most beautiful things will arise.

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Today we are the largest online retail tech platform in the Benelux, selling tens of millions of items. And this is still just the beginning. We will continue to improve our platform with the help of our partners for our customers, changing retail to make everyday life easier.

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