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What you’ll get 
You’ll become part of our Operations Technology team within our Northern European region, working closely with the rest of Technology on local and global challenges. 
And what’s best about this job is, you get to work with top-in-class IT professionals in a family-friendly and informal setting. You’ll quickly sense the agile and high-paced retail environment we work in, where everyone gets to work independently and enjoys the flexibility of planning their own schedule. In addition, you’ll also get to: 
  • Become part of an international company with friendly, smart, and passionate colleagues 
  • Enjoy a salary package matching your qualifications with a pension scheme, health insurance, free eye care vouchers and much more 
  • Keep on developing in your role with an individual development plan that aligns with your talent and ambitions, supported by professional instructor led course with certification every year plus free access to plenty of online learning offers.  

What you’ll do: 
In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to be a key player in running, implementing, and securing our platform for the future. This also includes how we adopt a GitOps mindset with automation and infrastructure as code, supported by advanced monitoring and alerting to keep great uptime across the board in a hybrid environment. 

More specifically, you can look forward to: 
  • Implementing new solutions together with our Technology Product teams 
  • Being consulted on technical capabilities to address requirements 
  • Being involved in high- and low-level design activities with our Architecture Team 
  • Analyse and visualise operational data derived from event logs, metrics, and traces to support actionable insights and automation 
  • Developing automations for on-prem and cloud. 
 
How will this role progress?  
Within 3 months, you will:  
  • Be onboarded and learn about our ways of working together as a team to enable us to focus and dig into fun and nerdy stuff 
  • Learn about our datacenter setup and our plans 
  • Get acquainted with our Product managers and begin to understand our agile ways of working. 
  Within 6-12 months, you are:  
  • Working on our strategy to become more proactive by running and maintaining our platform by GitOps tools 
  • Converting routines into automations with a IaC-mindset. 
  • The expert and go-to person for automations in our environments 
  • Certified in a new or already known product 
  • Delivering new solutions together with our product teams to help change lives through better sight and hearing. 
 
Who you are: 
As our new infrastructure specialist, you need to work with multiple cross-functional tasks and conjure up creative and secure solutions or workarounds to exciting and challenging problems. 
In this role, the successful candidate is self-motivated and great when it comes to stakeholder communication. Last, but not least, you should be able to demonstrate: 
  • Proven experience and understanding of Tech Operations (ITIL and admin)
  • Qualified understanding of security, hardware platforms and operating systems, network access and hosting
  • Ability to communicate complex operational and technical matters clearly to both IT professionals and other business colleagues 
  • Fluency in English – both verbal and written 
  • Experience within Agile Practice Management is a plus. 
 
What makes you a great match for this role? 
We realize that you’re not a checklist to be crossed off, so don’t feel discouraged from reaching out if you don’t see yourself in all the things listed below. We would love to hear from you if you are experienced with some of the following elements, preferably a specialist in some and a generalist in others: 
  • Azure compute, storage, security and/or networking 
  • Intune and Autopilot, client deployment and management 
  • GitOps and scripting like Powershell, Python and BASH at proficient or expert level 
  • Automation/playbook tools like Terraform, Ansible or Puppet. 
  • Splunk monitoring and dashboards/ITSI 
  • Virtualization and storage technology like VMware, hyper-v, and SAN solutions 
  • Advanced networking, SD-WAN/LAN, MPLS, routing/BGP 
  • Linux skills are also a plus

We are a Great Place to Work!

Specsavers is an employer with equal opportunities for everyone. Because we’re all different, just like the customers we help every day. We treat people fairly. Create an environment that respects and values differences. And recognise the part everybody plays towards making Specsavers an even greater place to work.

 

Covid-19

Covid-19 has turned our world upside down, but that shouldn’t stop your career. Rest assured that our priority is to keep you and our colleagues safe. This could mean that interviews take place in an office, by phone or video. No worries, we’re just as friendly online as we are in real life. 

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Contact

Do you have questions or simply want more information on this role?
Feel free to contact Technology Operations Manager Northern Europe, Michael Strømsholt

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