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Architecture & DevOps Associate Director

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Primary Location: Courbevoie, France Additonal Locations: Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain,ESP; Aosta, Valle d'Aosta, Italy,ITA; Arezzo, Toscana, Italy,ITA; Barcelona, Spain,ESP; Bari, Puglia, Italy,ITA; Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy,ITA; Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy,ITA; Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain,ESP; Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal,PRT; Como, Lombardia, Italy,ITA; Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain,ESP; Gdansk, Poland,POL; Genova, Liguria, Italy,ITA; Girona, Cataluña, Spain,ESP; Granada, Andalucía, Spain,ESP; Huelva, Andalucía, Spain,ESP; Katowice, Poland,POL; Krakow, Poland,POL; Latina, Lazio, Italy,ITA; Lecce, Puglia, Italy,ITA; Lecco, Lombardia, Italy,ITA; Livorno, Toscana, Italy,ITA; Lucca, Toscana, Italy,ITA; Madrid, Spain,ESP; Málaga, Andalucía, Spain,ESP; Milan, Italy,ITA; Modena, Italy,ITA; Napoli, Campania, Italy,ITA; Oeiras, Portugal,PRT; Pisa, Toscana, Italy,ITA; Poznan, Poland,POL; Rome, Italy,ITA; Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain,ESP; Siena, Toscana, Italy,ITA; Szczecin, Poland,POL; Torino, Piemonte, Italy,ITA; Valencia, Spain,ESP; Verona, Veneto, Italy,ITA; Warsaw, Poland,POL; Wroclaw, Poland,POL; Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain,ESP Full time R1273119

Job description

Associate Director, Architecture and DevOps

Flexible location across Europe

Main Missions:

Within the Architecture and Standards team, you will integrate the DevOps team and work on a strong AWS cloud context, following the Standard operating procedures (SOPs) with DevOps Agile Squads.

You will report to our Architecture & DevOps Director, and play a role of a highly technical leader, interface and support within DevOps team.

You will be working with a unique and gifted team designing, deploying and sometimes developing end-to-end new, exciting products and services built on cutting-edge technologies.

We need you as an Architecture Associate Director to face challenging tasks of balancing cost for cloud oriented technical invention and performance requirements. 

You will be managing a team in charge of the following topics:


  • Define technical architecture standards and communicate across Technology solutions teams, in close collaboration with the DevOps Director
  • Design the optimum quality technical architecture based on application architecture provided by product pillars 
  • Getting approval from Technical Design Architecture board


  • Infrastructure, software and monitoring deployment automation
  • Automation documentation
  • Handover to the ProdOps team in charge of the run in 24/7
  • Define/build training Programs/presentation to improve DevOps team skills to be up-to-date on technological topics 

What we are looking for:

You would ideally have experience and knowledge in a wide spectrum of technologies On-Premises and on Cloud (AWS preferably) contexts with good architecture role experiences.

  • Experience on Designing and documenting architectures:
    • Highly Available, designed for full automation and massive scale
    • Facilitating future change and expansion
    • Implementing SecOps best practices
  • Experience and design CI-CD’s systems automation for infrastructure & application level in a real-world production environment with good knowledge on their according tools:  GitLab version control, Gitlab CI, Jenkins, Nexus Sonatype, BlackDuck
  • Infrastructure as Code with Terraform
  • Technological watching of any emerging technologies
  • Deploying the according Pilots/POCs or provide requirements for DevOps team to deploy it
  • Master’s degree

  • At least 2 years of experience managing teams

  • Fluent in English


  • Strong practice of Linux/POSIX and Windows-based systems and administration in Cloud or Virtualized environment
  • Strong Security Architecture skills on prem and in the cloud
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking, subnetting, DNS, load balancing, VPN's (hybrid context) and firewalling
  • Good knowledge of RDBMS (Oracle, Sql Server, MySQL) and NoSql (MongoDB), ElasticSearch
  • Good knowledge on containerization like Kubernetes, Docker and Hadoop managed services (Cloudera) and the related Analytics/Big Data technologies
  • Good knowledge on monitoring/log management (Nagios, Icinga2, Prometheus, Splunk, ELK)
  • Provide L3 technical support to Ops teams and beyond
  • Knowledge of Informatica on HA context
  • Good knowledge of Infrastructure as Code with terraform
  • Knowledge of version control source code repositories (Git, GitLab, GitHub)
  • Knowledge testing & performance tools as Neoload, Selenium, JMeter

Technical Environment:

Cloud: AWS

System: Linux, Windows Server 2008/2012...

Infrastructure: kubernetes, EKS (AWS kubenetes), Docker, Nginx, Mesos, VmWare

Data: Oracle 11.x/12c SE/EE, MS sql, Elasticsearch, Mongo

Networking: F5 (Big-IP), AWS ELBs, VPNs (Cisco, Juniper, AWS)  

Monitoring & Log Management: Prometheus, Nagios, Splunk, ELK 

Analytics: Apache SPARK, Cloudera (Hadoop), DCOS 1.8/1.9.x

ETL: Informatica PwC from 8.6.x to 10.1.x

Framework:, Node.js

DevOps Tools: Jira, Confluence, GitLab/GitLab CI, Jenkins, Terraform

Scripting: Shell, Python, Perl, Json, javascript, PL/SQL

Automated testing Tools: (Neoload, Selenium, JMeter).


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