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DevOps Engineer

Date:  28-Aug-2019
Job ID:  930
Company:  Alpiq Digital AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Alpiq is a leading Swiss electricity and energy services provider with a pan-European focus. The company is active in power production, as well as energy trading, origination and new digital services as E-Mobility, Energy Management and Optimizations. Alpiq offers its clients extensive, efficient energy services for buildings and plants, transport technology, as well as power and industrial plants.


Alpiq Digital is Alpiq’s unit responsible for creating new digital services and being a leader in revolutionizing the energy ecosystem. Alpiq Digital has two business areas namely, Digital Energy Solutions and E-Mobility Solutions. Alpiq Digital is the central hub for all existing and future activities in the field of innovative energy solutions, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, and distributed ledger technologies for both Energy Solutions and E-Mobility. Alpiq Digital has an entrepreneurial, competitive and customer-oriented culture.


Your Function
We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to help us build and operate productive systems that provide customer value and offer a competitive customer experience. As a DevOps Engineer you will work with and develop tools for deployment and configuration for cloud-native applications. Ultimately, as DevOps Engineer you will work closely with Software Engineers and execute and automate operational processes fast, accurately and securely.
Your tasks will include:


  • Deploying product updates and fixes with the goal to automating every part of the process without making any compromise on the quality of the delivered solution
  • Design/build/configure tools necessary to reduce occurrences of errors and improve customer experience; automate configuration/deployment; design, plan and execute changes to existing CI/CD tools such as Jenkins to drive robustness and reliability
  • Design procedures for system troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Setup and maintain state-of-the-art analytics and monitoring capabilities
  • Identifying and diagnose technical production issues, perform root cause analysis and work with all members of the cross-functional technology team to propose solutions
  • Provide specifications and code that replicate issues so that Software Engineers can rapidly implement bug fixes
  • Define DevOps requirements and best practices for new product development with the goal to minimize manual work arising from new product launches 
  • Provide continuous guidance to Software Engineers and Data Scientists around operational challenges, such as reliability and manageability, making sure that software implementations are production-proof
  • Design and write code for infrastructure, e.g. Terraform, configuration, and security components
  • Identify key performance metrics and encourage data-driven decision making
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external DevOps engineers


Your Profile


  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field and 5+ years of work experience
  • Work experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar software engineering role
  • Strong software engineering knowledge and expertise; strong advocate of automation, IaC and XaaS.
  • Solid knowledge of Terraform, Python and Java (including JVMs); NodeJS experience is an advantage
  • Strong experience in working with AWS services for productive systems
  • Solid foundations in Linux and UNIX systems development
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL/noSQL
  • Experience with microservices and APIs
  • Knowledge of container technologies (Docker, AWS Fargate, AWS ECS, AWS ECR)
  • Proven track record of working with CI/CD tools, such as Jenkins and AWS CodePipeline
  • Fluent in English


Your additional qualifications


  • AWS Certification is an advantage
  • Capacity to work independently, excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • Hands-on experience with agile methodologies
  • Passionate about technology and software with a deep interest in reliability and automation
  • Authentic, collaborative, high energy, enthusiastic
  • Ability to cut through complexity and ambiguity
  • Intercultural understanding in pan-European context
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Open-mindedness and team spirit
  • General understanding of the energy, e-mobility and related sectors
  • Any other language beneficial

Your opportunity
We offer you modern terms of employment and an interesting and multifaceted area of responsibility in an exciting, dynamic environment. Have we sparked your interest? Then please apply using our job application portal. Alpiq stands for equal employment opportunities. Designations of persons and functions apply to all sexes. Applicants from recruitment agencies can only be considered upon prior arrangement by telephone.

About Alpiq
Alpiq Holding Ltd is a Swiss energy company operating throughout Europe. Its activities include the generation and supply of electricity, energy trading and energy management. Alpiq Digital AG is a subsidiary of Alpiq Holding Ltd. and develops digital solutions and new service models in the energy industry.



Andreas Annen
Tel.:  +41 62 286 72 50



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