This role can be based in either Aalborg or Copenhagen
What you’ll get 
Be part of our Technology Operations 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, 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. You’ll be at the forefront of driving innovation, adopting a GitOps mindset with automation and infrastructure as code as our primary focus and toolbox. Supported by advanced monitoring and alerting, you’ll ensure exceptional uptime across our hybrid environment. Specifically, you can look forward to: 
  • Collaborating with our Technology Product teams to implement new solutions 
  • Providing expert consultation on technical capabilities to address unique requirements and fuel the fires of innovation
  • Engaging in high- and low-level design activities with our Architecture Team
  • Analyzing and visualizing operational data derived from event logs, metrics, and traces to drive actionable insights and automation
  • Developing automations for both on-prem and cloud environments. 
How will this role progress?  
Within 3 months, you will:  
  • Be onboarded and immerse yourself in our team’s collaborative ways of working, enabling us to focus on exciting and cutting-edge projects 
  • Learn about our datacenter setups and our plans 
  • Establish relationships with our Product Managers and grasp 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 with a ‘GitOps orchestration toolset’
  • Converting routines into automations with an IaC-mindset 
  • Creating automations and actions from monitoring events
  • The expert and go-to person for automations and monitoring 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 excel at working with multiple cross-functional tasks and conjuring up creative and secure solutions or workarounds to exciting and challenging problems. You have an inquisitive and helpful mindset and thrive in stakeholder communication. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate: 
  • Proven experience and understanding of Tech Operations, including ITIL and administration
  • A qualified understanding of security, hardware platforms, operating systems, network access, and hosting 
  • The 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 
  • GitOps and scripting like Powershell, Python and BASH at proficient or expert level 
  • Automation/playbook tools like Terraform, Ansible, or Puppet 
  • Linux skills, like RedHat or AIX 
  • Splunk monitoring and dashboards/ITSI 
  • Virtualization and storage technology like VMware, hyper-v, and SAN solutions 
  • Advanced networking, SD-WAN/LAN, MPLS, routing/BGP 
Ticks all your boxes? Then apply today!To apply, kindly send us your CV and application letter using the button below. We are reviewing applications at an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as you can!If you’d like to know more about what a great bunch of people you’ll be working with, or what we strive to achieve together as a family-business, then visit our pages This is who we are and This is what we do.

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Feel free to contact Technology Operations Manager NE, Michael Strømsholt

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