IT Operations Professional / DevOps Engineer (m/f/d)

Job Description

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What role will you play?

Installation, operation and support of container platforms (Kubernetes, OpenShift), as well the operation of business-critical Linux servers for their utilization in a hybrid architecture (in-house operation at the Siemens high-security data center as well as in the public cloud). Ensuring the security and operational availability of all critical IT services and applications within Siemens AG, even in the event of prolonged disaster situations. 

Areas of Responsibilty:
  • Conception creation/definition/piloting and further development of container solutions based on OpenShift/Kubernetes,EKS in hybrid (internal-DC/AWS-cloud) environment according to requirements and costs.
  • Design specifications for development, feasibility check or implementation of solutions. Check functionality of solutions, setup up test environments, develop alternative concepts and scenarios.
  • Install, migrate and configure container platforms of different hardware and software technologies and ensure compliance requirements.
  • Take care of project-specific customizing for tailored products and their performance adjustment, taking into account the technical framework conditions (hardware/software/storage) and the integration of IT subsystems into the overall system (e.g. central identity management)
  • Transfer IT solutions into operation or support their introduction ( e.g. integration of the Container solution into the normal operational environment)
  • Technical adviser to internal project manager or customer: server/network architecture, server connections, software on the operating system or container (e.g. Apache Kafka, Postgres, Mongo DB, Kong, Nagios and also applications such as SAP, Oracle, open-LDAP etc.)
  • Hardening and compliance monitoring of deployed solutions according to company guidelines and use of best practices ( e.g. SELinux, Iptables, scanning of operating system and container images, etc.).
  • Support, consult with DevOps teams in the deployment of containerized applications, "12 factor apps" and debugging.
  • Technical consulting on the implementation of storage providers (e.g. Trident, OpenShift Data Foundation, Container Storage Interface ) or container network interfaces into containerized services.
  • Independently develop automation/self-service functions using existing tools (HP-OO, Ansible, ArgoCD, Git, GitOps, etc.) to continuously optimize business processes and document them.
  • Operation and administration of various complex technologies (RedHat OpenShift, RedHat Linux, Suse Linux, VMware) on different hardware platforms (OnPrem / Cloud) and their container-based orchestration and deployment frameworks (Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift etc.)
  • Independently handle very difficult operating system or container infrastructure issues. Research known symptoms (= KnownErrors) and perform troubleshooting remotely or on-site, and forward issues to the product supplier for processing if necessary.
  • Ensure and guarantee ongoing operation (incl. 24-hour on-call service). Perform remote diagnostics, e.g. within the scope of server events, troubleshooting, forward  to other support groups or their manufacturers if necessary.
  • Creation of training concepts, training documents (master trainer) and training of application managers in the usage and operation of the system software.
  • Self-directed review and enhancement of personal competencies in relation to current and potential future workplace requirements.

  • 3 years/solid experience on container technologies and their orchestration being able to perform installation, operation, migration, security hardening, troubleshooting, integration and support of platforms based on Kubernetes on private/public cloud (AWS) with autonomy as internal co-reference on the matter ( working directly with another colleague).
  • Expert knowledge on container technologies : Docker and Kubernetes, EKS (AWS).
  • Expert knowledge on cloud platforms: AWS (ECS, EKS, Storage, EC2, EBS, S3, Network, VPC ..)
  • Good experience in specification, development, functionality checks, test environments and alternative proposals for Container environments solutions according to requirements, scenarios and costs.
  • Good experience as Integrator for project-specific tailored products and required IT subsystems into the overall infrastructure. (ex  IDM, storage, backups,  automation, compliance checks, monitorization …)
  • Good experience in scripting, automation and CI/CD tools:  Bash, Python, Ansible, AWX/Tower, GIT, Terraform.
  • Good experience in monitoring tools:  Fluentd/ElasticStack, Grafana, Prometheus, Nagios. 
  • Technically support DevOps teams, project manager or customer in the deployment and integration of Containerized applications.
  • Document, transfer knowledge, provide training and support Operation team on Container technologies and developed solutions.
  • 5 years/solid experience on operation of virtualized or physical business-critical Linux servers on Suse Linux, RedHat Linux.
  • Fluency in English (mandatory).
  • Availability to participate on On-Call duty and Maintenance activities outside business hours  (mandatory).

Nice to Have - Knowledge of the following technologies is an additional advantage:
  • Container platforms : RedHat OpenShift.
  • Clusters and High availability on Linux :  Pacemaker.
  • Others: Azure Cloud, Hpoo, Splunk, Vmware.

We’ve got quite a lot to offer. How about you?

This role is open to be hired in Spain or Portugal. Please, submit your CV in English

Diversity at Siemens is our source for creativity and innovation. Leveraging different types of talent, experience, and cultural backgrounds helps us to be more competitive and better prepared to successfully face our society’s demand. Therefore, we value candidates who reflect the Diversity we are proud to have in our company.


Organization: Information Technology

Company: Siemens S.A.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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