DevOps Engineer (Event Streaming)

NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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Your new job and office

As an DevOps Engineer (Event Streaming Platform) for our Customer Technology platform, you will make Albert Heijn eCommerce ready for growth by providing the best Event streaming platform. You empower, work together and challenge each other within DevOps teams. There is room to bring you idea’s and put them on the table. Your knowledge, guidance and expertise will make our Messaging Platform even better and as reliable as possible. More specifically, as a DevOps Engineer (Event Streaming), you will:

  • Work with a state-of-the-art Kafka Event Streaming platform running in Kubernetes on Azure.
  • Improve our infrastructure to make our platform even more scalable, reliable and secure.
  • Monitoring and maintaining our Event Streaming platform.
  • Working in a high skilled team.

Your new office

Albert Heijn, part of Ahold Delhaize, is the number one omnichannel food retailer in the Netherlands. We have been inspiring customers and building trust for more than 130 years. We like to say, “we’re always there for you.” And with more than 1000 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium and 24/7 shopping on, it’s truer than ever! But now we want to take our business to the next level. By making better food accessible to everyone – and making shopping fit the way people live today.
By joining our team, you are part of AH Technology, where you can make your mark on the daily lives of millions of people. AH Technology is a department transcending community consisting of the departments Data, Digital and Tech within Albert Heijn. Our smart professionals create digital solutions that make (online) shopping simpler and more inspiring. We are continually rethinking the way people shop, pay and even enjoy food. That’s why we’re investing heavily in data, digital and tech. To further transform Albert Heijn into a leading Food & Tech company.
Curious about your colleagues? At AH Technology you work with the best experts in the field. In an open environment, where expertise is valued, where we learn from each other and have the freedom to innovate. You will work in a new domain within the Customer Technology platform called Enabling.  This new department has about 70 members of staff and various teams, with 7 members on average in each team, mainly DevOps Engineers and Technical Product Owners. 

This is what you bring:

  • 2-5 years relevant experience
  • Experience in the following technologies: Kubernetes and Helm charts,  Strimzi, Docker,  Github Actions, and Linux
  • Experience in develop message and streaming processing components for Kafka-based messaging platform
  • Strong knowledge  on Kafka ecosystem (Kafka connect, Kafka broker, Kafka Streams, schema registry, KsqlDB, Mirror Maker, …)
  • Configuration, deploy and operations of  Kafka broker clusters, Kafka connect clusters and other Confluent/Strimzi components.
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Happy to share and collaborate with other colleagues.
  • Fluent written and verbal English communication

What do we offer?

This is what you get:

  • We reward your effort with an annual salary (incl holiday pay) of up to 69k based on a full-time workweek

  • Our end bosses aren t greedy: you re helping the business to increase profits, so you get a slice of that pie. The annual amount can range from 45 to 130% of your average monthly paycheck.

  • We save for your retirement like Scrooge McDuck. With one difference: we pay out over four times the amount you contribute to the fund. So you ll continue to enjoy a comfortable income even after retiring :-)

  • You can travel (or sit at home finishing that hobby project) for 46 (that s right forty-six) days non-stop: 25.5 regular paid vacation days and 19.5 ADV days. Enjoy!

  • You develop as rapidly as the tech around us. Thanks to feedback loops with the best & the brightest tech-savvy colleagues. And by being a contributing member of the AH Technology community deep dive into our shared knowledge!

  • A powerful laptop and ditto smartphone are included . You also get discounts (no coupon clipping required) on insurance, groceries, and so forth.

  • You work with the latest & greatest tooling. Pinky promise.

  • An employer that combines the best of two worlds: the career opportunities of a corporate, and the drive and autonomy to boldly go where no one has gone before that typifies scaleups.

  • You have an opportunity to provide everyone with a healthier, tastier and more systainable diet.


Ready to reinvent food retail with us?

Click the apply button and discover how you can work together with diverse and enthusiastic colleagues to make the future of food retail a little brighter each day.

Erwin Schuur can tell you everything about this challenging role. e-mail:

Irene van Rosmalen

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