Developer Experience / Platform Engineer

  • 32-40
  • Medior functie
  • WO
  • 3000-6000
  • Delft, Tilburg

Have you automated your home completely, are trying out a new Linux distro every week or are always working on a Raspberry Pi project? Do you like implementing cutting-edge technologies? Is your day complete after fixing a build pipeline or E2E test and being your colleagues’ hero for it? Become one of TOPdesk’s Developer Experience / Platform Engineers!

What are you going to do as a Developer Experience/ Platform Engineer?

Well, you’re going to make the lives of your fellow developers easier! You select and introduce new tools and teach developers how to work with them. You interpret the results and implement new workflows in development teams, together with your teammates. Where the focus for developers normally lies in creating beautiful, functional and, above all, user-friendly software for customers, you focus on the step before that.   

You support programmers by scripting and configuring all kinds of tools. Which tools are we talking about? That’s totally up to you. You talk and do research in collaboration with the fifteen different development teams, operations and IT. You dive into the bottlenecks and pain points those groups experience. With all that information you go into the world and look for solutions. In addition, you are aware of the latest advancements in development and eager to introduce new tools and processes to colleagues.

And that’s far from it! You will also be maintaining and updating the tools and infrastructure that are implemented by the team. Lastly, you provide excellent support to other developers who have issues or ask questions regarding these tools.

Where will you be working?

You will join the Platform Layer and become part of the Developer Experience team.  This team currently consists of five other Development Experience / Platform Engineers and team members in Delft, Tilburg, Kaiserslautern, Copenhagen and Budapest. Your team is in constant contact with TOPdesk’s fifteen development teams, the operations team and IT to provide an excellent developer experience.  

The team is part of TOPdesk’s Development department. Development works internationally, with teams in Delft and Tilburg, Kaiserslautern and Budapest. TOPdesk is known as one of the best employers in the Netherlands, where personal and professional development are central in our open and informal corporate culture. On top of your interesting and challenging job as a Development Experience / Platform Engineer, there is plenty of room for personal development at TOPdesk. Ten percent of your working time can be used for training and education! You have the opportunity to experiment and specialize in your personal field of interest.   

Are you the innovative Developer Experience/ Platform Engineer?

  • You have 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience.  
  • You love solving or improving technically complex development bottlenecks.  
  • You are interested in building and testing infrastructure.  
  • You have an affinity with programming and operations. 
  • You are a strong communicator and know how to stimulate change. 
  • You always look ahead and to the next step of the Development department.  

You have experience with some of the following:

  • Delivery/deployment pipelines, such as Jenkins and GitLab CI.
  • Docker and Helm.  
  • Linux.  
  • VM Management.  
  • Configuration management tools, such as Puppet and/or Ansible.  
  • Dependency management tools, such as Gradle, Maven, Renovatebot, Sonatype Nexus or npm.
  • Monitoring and alerting tools, such as Prometheus and Grafana.

What's in it for you?

  • Working at one of the best employers in the Netherlands.
  • Contributing to an international, growing company.
  • A salary that grows as you do.
  • Vitality budget of € 50 each month.
  • Your own laptop: do you choose Windows or macOS?
  • 10 to Grow: time and budget for your personal development.
  • Volunteer activities during working hours.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • 8 flexible holidays instead of the official Dutch public holidays.
  • Want to know more? Read our blog about all perks of the job.

Want to apply?

Does Development Experience / Platform Engineer sound like your dream job? Then send us your motivation letter and CV via the application form.   

Tips for the letter? We find it important that you are innovative and communicative. We would therefore like to hear, using an example, what these competencies mean to you. In addition, we are very curious about your experience in the field of Development Experience Engineering.  And at last, we are curious to know why you respond to this role and why you want to join TOPdesk.  

Do you have any questions about this position? Please contact Vera Zwikker on 015 270 0900 

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