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DevOps Engineer

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IQGeo
Place
Gandawa, Belgium/Remote
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Added: March 11, 2024

Job Summary

IQGeo is seeking a DevOps Engineer to play an integral role in supporting our global Engineering teams. This is the first such role in our Ghent office, hence there’s a real opportunity to make your mark. You'll be responsible for managing the infrastructure and CI/CD pipelines that support our products, both for our cloud services and on-premises products. This career-launching role will join a dynamic team that builds complex applications and products that utilize software, GIS, engineering, and problem-solving skills.


About Us

Achieving universal broadband equity and meeting net zero carbon emissions are two of the biggest social and environmental challenges that the IQGeo team is tackling. To achieve this, more than 500 innovative telecommunications and utility companies around the world are “building better networks” using our award-winning geospatial software to deploy the fiber optic and distributed energy networks of the future. We play a vital role in helping utilities plan, design, construct and maintain the complex network assets essential to the success of our businesses and well-being of our communities. As a carbon neutral software company, we invite creative and talented people to join us in our mission to transform communication and utility networks for the long-term sustainability of our shared planet. Learn more about our customer stories.


Our Engineering teams are in Cambridge (UK), Denver (USA), Salt Lake City (USA), and Ghent (Belgium) and are responsible for designing and developing our geospatial products which are available both as cloud services and for on-premises deployment. You will be helping to develop the next generation of innovative geospatial products that support mission-critical operations for our global customer base.


Duties/Responsibilities

  • You’ll join an international DevOps team as the first DevOps Engineer to work out of the Ghent office. This creates a unique opportunity to help shape our local processes and improve our ways of working.
  • You’ll be responsible for the infrastructure that supports our product portfolio and manage the pipelines to deploy these applications.
  • You’ll create Terraform (or similar IAC) modules that automate as much of the deployment as feasible, so we can rapidly deploy new releases to production or launch additional development environments.
  • You’ll play a critical role in protecting our production and development environments, by making sure the infrastructure is set up in a secure manner and by monitoring these environments for known vulnerabilities and applying security patches when required.
  • You’ll support the Engineering team in creating new software releases by integrating various tools and platforms into their development processes (e.g. SonarCloud, Snyk, CI/CD).
  • You’ll collaborate with Product Management and the rest of Engineering to design the right software architecture which maps seamlessly to a scalable infrastructure layer.
  • You’ll work in an Agile environment, where you have frequent meetings with co-workers throughout the development cycle.


Required Skills & Experience

Essential

You’ll be enthusiastic, with a strong technical background in general software engineering. Essential skills are:

  • Experience of working in a DevOps role.
  • Excellent knowledge of infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform), containerization (e.g. Docker), and container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes).
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure provider platforms (e.g. Amazon Web Services).
  • Experience setting up and maintaining pipelines (e.g. Jenkins, GitHub Actions).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, able to present technical concepts to others in Engineering.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.


Desirable

Ideally, you’ll have several of the following:

  • Knowledge of Java and/or Python (as much of our product stack is written in these languages).
  • Knowledge of TypeScript (Angular) and HTML design and development.
  • Experience with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) or web mapping.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.


Education & Experience

Degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; or equivalent industry experience.


Work Permits & Visas

You must already have the right to work permanently in Belgium.

IQGeo is not able to sponsor work permits.


Flexible Working

We support hybrid and flexible working arrangements for all employees. We understand that life for many people involves school runs, care giving, or exercising!


About IQGeo

IQGeo™ is based in Cambridge, UK with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Malaysia, and Japan. We are supported by a global network of highly skilled partners. Originally founded as Ubisense Ltd in 2002, the IQGeo brand was launched in January 2019 after the company was split into two separate businesses. Led by a team of geospatial technology pioneers, the IQGeo Platform software was first launched in 2010 and has an impressive pedigree in the telco, communications, and utility industries. In 2020, IQGeo acquired OSPInsight, a provider of fiber network management software, and in 2022 IQGeo acquired Comsof, a world leader in automated network design, headquartered in Belgium.


Today, IQGeo is the leader in introducing modern web and mobile geospatial applications into the communications and utility industries.

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