Development Experience Engineer (English version)

  • 32-40
  • Medior functie
  • WO
  • Delft

Are you always looking for the latest gadgets and programs to make programming easier, faster and better? Do you want to be at the beginning of a brand-new team that focuses on development experience? Become one of TOPdesk’s first development experience engineers!   

What are you going to do as a Development Experience 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 (currently two) 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.   

Where will you be working?

You will join the Product Delivery Cell and become part of the brand-new Development Experience team.  This team currently consists of two other Development Experience Engineers in Tilburg and Budapest. Your team is in constant contact with TOPdesk’s fifteen development teams, the operations team and IT for the use of new software for developers.   

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 Engineer, there is plenty of room for personal development at TOPdesk. Personal development? Yes, ten percent of your working time is ‘Monkey Cage’ time. You have the opportunity to experiment and specialize in your personal field of interest.   

Are you the innovative Development Experience Engineer?

  • You have 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience.  
  • You love technically complex development bottlenecks.  
  • You are interested in the 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  

  • Delivery/deployment pipelines, such as Jenkins, GitLab CI and CloudBees Flow/CD.  
  • Docker (Kubernetes is nice to have).  
  • Linux.  
  • VM Management.  
  • Configuration management tools, such as Puppet and/or Ansible.  
  • Dependency management, such as Gradle, Maven, Sonatype Nexus or npm.  

What's in it for you?

  • Working for one of the best employers in the Netherlands.  
  • Being at the beginning of a new team. 
  • Strong focus on your personal development.  
  • An open and informal culture.  
  • Collaborate across national borders.  
  • Excellent terms of employment.  

Want to apply?

Does Development Experience 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 Maria Schulze Weddeling or Sacha Baumgardt on 015 270 0900 

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