(Technical) Product Owner Cloud Infrastructure

NLD-Zaandam, Provincialeweg 11
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Do you have experience with cloud infrastructure, IaaS, PaaS, kubernetes, Infrastructure-as-code? Do you have a passion for scalable solutions, can you communicate transparently and are you good at connecting? Then we are looking for you!


This is how you, as a Product Owner Cloud SRE, make a difference for our customers
As a Product Owner Cloud SRE you are responsible for building, developing and optimizing our private and public cloud infrastructure that we deploy for our Albert Heijn core retail technology systems: think of the heart of our AH Supply Chain, the central shop systems for our 1100 stores and commercial solutions to always make the right offers to our customers.

You and your cloud SRE team will deploy cloud solutions at a big scale, realize Kubernetes platforms and solve infrastructure challenges to help our AH product teams build robust, scalable and modern solutions and drive our transformation from traditional on-premise to the cloud. accelerate and achieve.

You determine the roadmap and backlog in consultation with the team, product management, architects and product teams. You determine the priority based on our OKRs and monitor the progress of the backlog.


As a Product Owner Cloud SRE make an impact by:

  • Formulate a vision on private and public cloud for retail based on AH Tech's strategy, technology and wishes of product teams, so that we are even better able to contribute to the acceleration of our Time to market;
  • Develop public cloud roadmaps and define epics and user stories for our core retail systems. You take into account our business needs and external developments;
  • With your team you’re responsible for an excellent planning, prioritization and organization of cloud progress and adoption within th edepartment. You will manage the overall quality of our public cloud for our core retail systems;
  • Apply modern Site Reliability Engineering and Mission Critical practices to our core retail systems using the most modern cloud technologies. You maximize innovation and modernization while reliability is always monitored
  • Pursue Operational Excellence with retail solutions in public cloud
  • By properly representing the interests of your stakeholders and by realizing an intensive collaboration between your team and stakeholders.


As a Product Owner Cloud SRE you work at Albert Heijn, part of Ahold Delhaize. Albert Heijn is the number 1 food retailer in the Netherlands. The trusted and inspiring partner for millions of customers for over 130 years. With more than 1,100 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium and 24/7 on ah.nl, we are always and everywhere for our customers. But there is work to be done to realize the next phase. To make 'better food' accessible to everyone and to make shopping even easier.
You will become part of AH Retail Tech Platform and more specifically the Retail Tech Enablement cluster. We work daily on systems in the heart of Albert Heijn: store, supply chain, commerce, finance, HR, etc. Within the Retail Tech Enablement cluster we work on various technology issues so that product teams can really focus on delivering customer value with their products. Our focus is mainly on automation in order to be able to deploy solutions at scale.


What do we offer?

To make maximum customer impact, it is important that you:

  • Have a completed technical master or HBO diploma;
  • Bring about 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience in which you have proven your added value in roles as Product Owner or Product Manager within cloud technologies;
  • have experience in building, developing and optimizing (Azure) public cloud infrastructure by continuously applying an 'automate unless' mentality;
  • Experience in planning, prioritizing and organizing cloud progress and developments. Preferably in a corporate environment and in a retail context;
  • Have an entrepreneurial character with a continuous urge to apply innovation and modernization techniques to our core retail systems;
  • Not afraid to analyze and solve complex technical problems with cloud solutions;
  • Has excellent communication skills and a good command of the English and preferably also the Dutch language;
  • Strong in stakeholder management in both business and technical context.


This is what we can offer
At AH Technology we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):

  • HAY17
  • 20 vacation days and a Personal Budget for you to decide whether to spend it on 12.5 extra vacation days, discounts or a pay-out;
  • Flexible working hours; 
  • Access to a challenging training curriculum - AH Tech Academy;
  • An excellent pension plan; 
  • A travel allowance for traveling to and from Zaandam;
  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies; 
  • 10% staff discount on groceries in all Albert Heijn stores, to a maximum of €300 per year;
  • A company laptop and telephone. 


The AH Tech Academy
In 2021 we launched our brand new AH Tech Academy. A learning environment organized by and for our colleagues, together with external training partners. The AH Tech Academy is a platform that supports you in your daily work and learning on a daily basis. It offers a variety of courses and training sessions. Besides, the academy is a platform to share experiences and learn from each other's expertise. You will not only find software development trainings, also Agile courses, time management, presentation training and more. You can get your certifications and visit conferences. We invest time, budget and room for both your personal and professional growth. As we are further developing this platform and adding courses and trainings on the go, you can already enjoy the benefits of this program.


Your new office and colleagues
Albert Heijn, part of Ahold Delhaize, is the number one omnichannel food retailer in the Netherlands. We’ve 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 1100 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium and 24/7 shopping on ah.nl, it is more true than ever! But now we want to take our business to the next level. By making better food accessible to everyone, and by making shopping fit the way people live today.


By joining our team, you become 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’re 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 the  team with several other colleagues, which operates within the Retail Technology platform. 
Apply now!

Do you want to play an active role in changing the food retail landscape as we know it? Then hop on board and join us on our expedition. Have questions first, please contact Adam Taimount, Talent Acquisition Partner – Technology will be happy to tell you everything about this vacancy and AH Technology through adam.taimount@ah.nl 

Adam Taimount

Application process

1st interview
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Job offer
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