DevOps Engineer

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DevOps Engineer

 Get ready to work on something new and exciting. Want to see how it works? You can’t. We are developing our Talpa News platform right now. Come and talk to us, we will tell you all about this new way of bringing news to consumers. Amidst all this commotion and excitement you will be our steady and heroic “tower of strength”. Because as a DevOps Engineer you go for the very best performance of our platform, embrace the new and automate everything you can.


Your typical day at Talpa Network

  • Coming in our office, you walk past the Radio 538 studio and the Sky Radio studio (wave to Frank Dane) and reach your desk, excited to see how all automated processes have run overnight;
  • For you as a DevOps Engineer your core activity is the reliability and availability of systems/platforms;
  • Your daily goal is to enable Development Engineers to develop our News applications;
  • Development Engineers rely on you for enabling DevOps tools;
  • Design and implement next-gen Devops platforms;
  • Your focus is setting up, improving and maintaining AWS Cloud environments;
  • You are keen on automation;
  • So you work on Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery;
  • You diagnose, prioritise, escalate and ensure resolution of service requests, incidents and alerts from the monitoring systems;
  • After a stand-up with the Development Team in Serbia you go for an excellent fresh lunch in our lounge, with loads of fruit for desert;
  • Top this off with a stroll around the Hilversum office gardens with your tech, radio and news colleagues;
  • The News platform is evolving, with new features being added as we speak. We discuss and give feedback on ideas and solutions daily;
  • Your techstack includes: AWS, Bamboo, Bitbucket, Jira, Cloudformation, Lambda, Splunk, etc.

A remarkable Technology Team

At the beating heart of our news platform in Hilversum, things are really happening. In our informal and dynamic Talpa Network Technology Digital News team, you will find Solution Architects and Tech Leads working together with the Product Owner and the Development Team in Serbia. The 24/7 Newsroom is in our building, so you are always close to your business and feel the excitement of changing the news game.

This means a lot to you as a DevOps Engineer

  • Build a unique omni-channel news platform that will conquer the news market;
  • Your work has impact on millions of users;
  • Work in a start-up mentality, with all the benefits of a game-changing media/tech company;
  • We end the week with Friday afternoon drinks;
  • Get access to our cool events like 538 King's Day, 538 DJ Hotel, Das Coen und Sander Fest, Waylon Live in concert;
  • Make unlimited use of our gym in the basement;
  • There is a free outdoor workout once a week for boot campers;
  • Passion, growth, creativity and trust are of paramount importance;
  • Work in a place full of music and energy;
  • A lot of attention is paid to development, including weekly knowledge sessions, hackathons, a personal training budget and many in-house experts to learn from.

We are looking for a super-hero, world-saving DevOps Engineer with

  • Solid knowledge of modern cloud native technologies (AWS must have)
  • Familiarity with the agile way of working;
  • Empowering CI/CD;
  • Steady mindset, excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Problem solving, hands-on mentality and a proactive attitude;
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language (or eagerness to learn) is preferred;
  • Willingness to travel regularly to the teams in Serbia.