Senior DevOps Engineer (m/f)

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HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes. from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to delivering drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit


As Systems Engineers we believe in technology and automation. We use technology to create and operate highly scalable, reliable and performant systems that power the worlds best location based services platform.



We automate every task that need to be repeated because it's fun and avoids human error. We love building incredible machines that create complex environments by a click of a button. To squeeze out the last bit of performance from every component we deep dive into every aspect of our Systems to deeply understand how they work.

We act as consultants and peers to our development and support teams because only together we can build and maintain a great service for the consumer. We know religious wars over Linux flavors, text editors and scripting languages are sometimes funny but silly. At the heart, we're professionals who can deal with any tool available because we understand how systems work under their hood.



Our teams are international and work in agile and DevOps mode. We interact on a daily basis with peer teams all over the world to leverage the power of our large international organization.

Your Key responsibilities as a System Engineers would be:

  • Ensure our services are running stable, high-performance and secure on a globally distributed compute platform
  • Work with and support R&D teams to onboard & run their services on our infrastructure platform.
  • Almost obsessive-compulsive attention to detail, and an appreciation for the relationship between system reliability & performance and company success
  • Enable and support continuous deployment of applications to our platform
  • work with R&D teams to find the best system architecture for our services
  • work with our business teams to ensure the economics of our platform are in balance


Main skills we expect from our System Engineers:

  • Degree in Computing Science or equivalent
  • Multi year experience in relevant software or internet service industry with a service operations background supporting high availability 24x7x365 environments
  • OR multiple years as a Systems Administrator or Senior Systems Engineer with experience in Software Development
  • OR 5+ years as a Software Developer with strong experience in Systems Administration
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills
  • Clear understanding of the life cycle of software based services
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Experience in the following:
    • Deep understanding of the Unix/Linux operating system
    • TCP/IP, Ethernet networks, physical and logical network design, implementation and operation
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Kubernetes
    • Python and/or Ruby
      • Testing frameworks and methodologies appropriate to the language
      • Build tools appropriate to the language
    • Automated configuration management using Puppet, Chef or similar
    • Understanding of shell scripting, but an aversion to using shell scripting to solve systems problems.
    • Virtualization technologies such as Xen, KVM, Containers
    • Optimization: software runtime, network performance, I/O performance

Ideally you will have experience with the following:

  • Continuous Integration as a principle, as well as CI tools such as Jenkins
  • Principles of DevOps or SRE
  • CloudStack, OpenStack or Mesos/Marathon
  • Open-Source monitoring and trending systems: Prometheus, Incinga, Nagios, Ganglia
  • Logging frameworks: Scribe, Splunk



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