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Linux DevOps Engineer

Posted 20 Nov 2023
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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About IS/IT

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defense, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Our Thales Netherlands IS/IT team works at the core of the Thales digital transformation. With a team of 130+ colleagues divided into 15 – mostly product related – Agile DevOps squads. We provide IS/IT support to our 2500 Dutch colleagues in several Business Lines and functions. We also work closely together with the international IS/IT departments of the Thales Group. Our mission? Providing secure access to Thales information in one click, while feeling proud together. As an innovative, high-tech organization we fully embrace agile principles and strive for excellence by continuous improvement. We do not fear to fail, as long as we can learn from it!

IT-Engineering Support (IT EngSup) is part of the IS/IT department of Thales Netherlands. The IT EngSup chapter (following the Spotify model) consist of 30 enthusiastic IT engineers and Consultants divided in three self-managing squads working together closely using the Agile way of working. The chapter consists of systems-, software-, and IT architects, application- and infrastructure specialists. We collect requirements, validate them against security protocols and design solutions. After which we implement them together with the end users, but also with the other IS/IT squads. We maintain our own products and projects and are involved with the latest IS/IT developments within the Thales Group.

About the job

The day begins with a stand-up in which the squad looks back on what they have achieved yesterday, what they are going to do today and if any impediments are experienced or foreseen. After the stand-up the squad members start working on deploying or improving our Linux workplaces and providing support to engineers. As a squad member, you are continuously working on the improvement of collaboration, within your own and with other squads.

For the Linux squad we are looking for someone who can help us with:

  • upgrading older (virtual) Linux workplaces to modern and up to date (virtual) Linux workplaces;
  • setting up/improving Lifecycle Management for Linux workstations based on Red Hat Satellite;
  • improving configuration management of current Linux servers and (virtual) workstations based on Ansible and Puppet;
  • automate OS patching of all Linux servers and workstations;
  • helping with the development of support tooling for our services.

About you

We are looking for a new colleague with:

  • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • experience with tools and operating systems such as Ansible, Puppet, Red Hat Satellite, git, container technologies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, 8 and 9;
  • affinity with Citrix on Linux, experience is a plus;
  • used to work in a team in an Agile way;
  • good communication skills and can easily interact with different parties and stakeholders within and outside the IT department;
  • has good analytical and conceptual skills;
  • a good command of both English in Dutch, both verbal and written.

What’s in it for you

  • Become part of a great team in a high tech, innovative international organization
  • (International) opportunities for growth in tech-, management- and commercial roles
  • Attention for personal development and own initiative
  • A nice workplace in a modern building, where we value a good work-life balance and flexibility
  • 40 leave days per year, travel expenses and a flexible benefits à la carte package with options like purchase/sale of leave hours, internet costs, bicycle plan, company fitness, trade union contribution or relocation costs

Diversity Statement

We actively support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions. That means that equal opportunities, inclusion and an informal culture are integral to our success. It also means that your well-being and happiness matter to us! That’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, remote working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times.

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2500 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ).
Do you want to kickstart your career in an international high-tech environment? And are you looking for a traineeship where you can develop your personal skills? Our traineeship starts in October 2023. Check

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