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Cloud Architect

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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We love to see people grow. We empower our product teams, farmers, dealers & suppliers to move forward. Driving the digital future of Kramp Group by discovering and building great products, making life easy for our customers.

Kramp Group discovers and builds e-commerce, cloud, supply chain, finance & data science solutions that aim at giving the ag-tech industry a push forward. We’re building a digital platform, serving thousands of customers, and generating a turnover of over one billion euros per year.

As the Cloud Architect, you will play a critical role in owning, driving, and implementing a vision of the cloud infrastructure at Kramp Group. As a key player in our architecture team, your role will include harmonizing the infrastructure landscape of the organization and transforming the traditional part of it into a modern cloud-first environment aligning with Enterprise Architects, Software vendors, and Business stakeholders. Additionally, you will be guiding the Cloud Plaform Team in designing a streamlined and effective platform, along with infrastructure enablers, for all product teams, facilitating their seamless adoption.

In your role, you will be:

Owning and implementing strategic infrastructure and security initiatives.

  • Centralizing infrastructural enablers to leverage the advantages of our scale.
  • Enhancing the security of our platform and introducing disaster recovery mechanisms.
  • Creating and evangelizing vision on the observability of our platform and supporting the teams to comply with it.
  • Modernizing the traditional part of our organization into a modern cloud-first environment while considering both systems and fostering a progressive mindset among teams.
  • Transitioning from proprietary solutions to standardized software such as Terraform and password managers.
  • Enhancing the stability of our platform by advising and advocating for the implementation of appropriate infrastructure practices.
  • Identifying, documenting, and promoting architectural patterns that ensure resilience, scalability, and elasticity.
  • Streamlining the operational costs of our platform through continuous monitoring and reduction of cloud-related expenses.

Guiding the Cloud and Product teams:

  • Guiding the Cloud Platform Team in creating a simple and efficient platform for all of our product teams (the team has a product owner, you will guide them from the architecture point of view).
  • Advising Product teams on secure and efficient utilization of cloud infrastructure.
  • Harmonizing infrastructure usage across Product teams.
  • Steering the development of higher-level infrastructure components to address shared concerns across development teams.

Some facts about us:

  • We have a mature microservices platform running in GCP.
  • The platform has been running in production for over 4 years.
  • From the very beginning, the microservices platform followed the best DevOps practices both on the software and organization level.
  • All microservices infra is defined as code, maintained in a git repository. All the builds, deployments, and infra provisioning are automated. Secrets are handled with care.
  • All our microservices are containerized and run in GCP.
  • Our product teams own and maintain the infrastructure they need under the guidance of the Cloud Architect (you) and the Cloud Platform Team.
  • We are in the process of applying a state-of-the-art automation-minded set up with Terraform.
  • Next to the microservices platform, we are responsible for a large and complex system landscape, that is a best-of-breed mixture of SaaS, cloud and on-premise COTS, and self-built applications.
  • You will guide cloud adoption and excellence for a department of ~300 people.
  • We believe in empowering individuals to take control of their own growth, with guidance provided.
  • Our colleagues come from 66 different countries, creating an inclusive and open-minded environment.
  • Transparent environment, a mature management team with clear vision and specific goals, and open to feedback.

What we offer:

  • 25 vacation days and 12 ATV days (based on a full-time contract).
  • Flexible working policy in hours and location (with offices in Utrecht and Varsseveld).
  • Travel and working from home allowance.
  • Profit sharing bonus.
  • Learning budget for training and courses to support your growth ambitions.
  • Generous pension plan.

Who are you?

What will help you be successful in this role?

  • 3+ years experience as a Software Architect or other leadership roles (Infra Lead, Lead SRE, etc.).
  • Experience with designing and optimizing distributed systems for:
  • Observability
  • Resilience
  • Stability
  • Security
  • Cost efficiency
  • Elasticity.
  • Experience with cloud (GCP preferably).
  • M.Sc. / BSc. in software engineering or equivalent.
  • The ability to design, socialize, and execute a vision on cloud infrastructure, guiding and inspiring Platform and Product teams through its implementation.
  • Expertise in understanding and addressing the organization's core infrastructure requirements while aligning and optimizing the overall infrastructure landscape.
  • Cultural awareness, sensitivity, and adaptability in building connections with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Fostering an open and collaborative communication environment and adapting communication styles to various audiences.
  • Experience working as a Developer, Ops, DevOps or SRE.


  • Experience with optimizing the infrastructure cost.
  • Experience withTerraform.

Who are we?

Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural

market for parts. We heavily invest in E-Business and supply chain innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business. Working at Kramp means working with over 3500 international colleagues. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.

Kramp Groep is Europe’s largest specialist in spare parts and accessories for the agricultural industry. Kramp is the essential partner for its customers and suppliers with over 500,000 products online available, 10 distribution centres and 24 sales offices spread over Europe.

1,500 employees