Senior DevOps Engineer (Remote) @ Urbantz in Brussels, Belgium

Urbantz

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The Bit About Urbantz

At Urbantz, we help the world’s largest retail, grocery, e-commerce and logistics companies love their last mile with a smarter, greener approach to delivery management. Our SaaS platform was built specifically for enterprises to help them cut through the complexity of multi-fleet operations and drive greater sustainability in the final mile at any scale.

More than 100 brands enjoy the clarity and control to cut their CO2 emissions, allocate smartly across carriers, build unique workflows and ensure on-brand delivery experiences for recipients with Urbantz.

Since our inception in 2015, we’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth across Europe, the Middle East and beyond. In 2020, Deloitte ranked us third in its annual Technology Fast 50 list.

The Challenge

Orchestrating the delivery of thousands and thousands of packages on a daily base is no small feat. It gets even more interesting if you ship from multiple locations, always going for the fastest and most economic (and ecologic!) option.

As a Senior DevOps, you’ll help us build a reliable, scalable solution to do just that so our customers can focus on what they do best: providing quality products. Moreover, you know how to adjust the deployment of said solutions and can debug them in production. We are aware that this diverts a bit from the traditional DevOps role (it’s heavier on the “Dev” part, let’s day), but we anticipate this role moving more towards the Ops side over the upcoming months.

The Day-to-Day

  • Together with the product manager and your team, you come up with the best solution to the challenges our customers are facing.
  • Once agreed upon, you’ll of course start implementing the solution.
  • You review your colleague’s code, merge yours once approved and deploy it.
  • At the base of our Stack is a managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure. On top of that, we have a layer of (Typed) JavaScript applications, glued together using internal APIs and RabbitMQ, with a MongoDB to store everything safely. Our Gitlab CI pipelines make sure everything passes our Jest tests use Jest, after which ArgoCD deploys it all with no downtime, multiple times a week.
  • We work with short agile development cycles of 2 weeks. We discuss weekly whether we are still working on the topmost priorities. The team itself is in charge to balance product work with technical work.

The Must Haves

  • At least a few years of relevant experience, preferably in a product company and in a stack similar to ours.
  • Recent hands-on experience in building software applications.
  • Hands-on experience defining Kubernetes resources, deploying them and troubleshooting issues
  • A positive mindset and like to find ways to constantly improve in what you do.
  • You can build a plan to iteratively deliver lager initiatives and organise the work to be done.
  • Fluent in English and use to communicate on progress or impediments with colleagues outside the engineering team.
  • You value quality of work. You know that any shortcut you take today will be a debt to pay in the future (but you understand sometimes taking them makes sense).
  • You consider testing part of the job, not an afterthought.
  • You know how to build a scalable, maintainable application.
  • You stay abreast of developments and best practices within the technologies we use.
  • You’re a really nice, helpful person who loves to coach colleagues.

The Great to Haves

  • You have affinity with logistic sector. No, ordering things online doesn’t count

The Perks

  • Work where you choose: our fancy offices in the center of Brussels, your spare bedroom, a cabin in the woods… you decide.
  • Autonomy to define and navigate your own path to success.
  • A competitive salary, the right tools and a range of fringe benefits depending on your country location.
  • An incredibly diverse international team and a company culture that encourages freedom, creativity and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise through training, workshops and conferences.
  • Team meetups in Brussels (when it’s safe to do so), an annual offsite somewhere sunny.