Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services



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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services you will play a key role for a highly motivated Infrastructure team and focused on environment and application management. We run several hundred server systems, dozens of databases, various services and applications.

Mission of the role
Implementation of all necessary operative tasks to guarantee maintenance of operation. Support running applications, services and platforms to deliver promised service portfolio to our clients according to SLAs.
Ensure highest availability, best performance and stability at every point in time with 24/7 on-call-duty. We are a global team and work in close collaboration with our agile product teams, operations, supporting units and IT.

As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services you will have the following key accountabilities:  

  • Be a contact person for application operations and infrastructure queries

  • Provide self-reliant analysis and resolution of critical issues

  • Plan and implement infrastructure changes

  • Provide support for software deployments

  • Make improvement and optimization of infrastructure, system and application monitoring

  • Do Incident, Problem and Configuration Management

Now that you know what Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need? 

  • At least 5 years of working experience in IT

  • 3 + years of experience in respective subject area

  • Solid know-how working with Windows server operating systems (Windows Server 2012 / 2016 / 2019)

  • Microsoft Active Directory and Domain management

  • Server virtualization with VMware

  • Knowledge in script languages e.g. PowerShell

  • Experience with system monitoring tools e.g. Icinga or Nagios

  • Incident- and Change management with e.g.  ServiceNow

  • Support ticket handling with e.g. JIRA

  • Maintaining system and process documentation with e.g. Confluence

  • Experience with agile methodologies and Kanban

It would be a great addition if you have:

  • Know-how in Linux operating systems

  • Containerization with e.g. Kubernetes

  • Experience with automation technologies e.g. Ansible, Rundeck

  • Maintaining CI/CD pipeline with e.g. TFS, Git or Octopus Deploy

  • Experience with Cloud technologies e.g. AWS or GCP

  • Vulnerability management with e.g. Nexpose

  • Application Performance Monitoring with e.g. AppDynamics or NewRelic

  • Knowledge in relational databases e.g. Oracle

Join our team and benefit from the following advantages: 

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together

  • Use of the latest digital technologies

  • Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results

  • 3 additional non-working days annually

  • Food vouchers

  • Health insurance

  • Discount program with external vendors

  • Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees

  • Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances

  • Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd

All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!

Posted: 65 days ago

City: Sofia

Work Area: IT

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00008006