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Head of Platform Engineering

Apply2020-04-02 14:57:302021-02-03Ignition People

Head of Platform Engineering

Date posted: April 2, 2020
₣150000 - ₣220000 per annum
German Speaking, Switzerland
Job description

Head of Platform Engineering

  • Zurich, Basel, Bern

Our IT solutions make our customers better. Behind this simple sentence hide the most demanding projects on a high methodical level:

  • People who are proud of their work
  • Jobs that will still be satisfying in five years
  • Technological competencies that set standards in the industry and enable our customers to improve their time to market, software quality and innovation


 Setup and management of the Platform Engineering team
 Advising customers on the optimal use of new platform technologies
 Conception and implementation in the field of platform engineering on customer projects in the environment of private, public and hybrid cloud
 Further development of the client's product range in the field of Platform Engineering (Cloud, Automation, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering)
 Further development of the adesso-internal technology stack
 Development of prototypes and showcases with the latest platform technologies
 Support and further development of partnerships with technology providers


 Successfully completed studies in computer science or comparable qualification
 At least ten years of professional experience in software development or platform engineering, of which at least five years in platform engineering
 At least three years of experience in managing a small team of developers or engineers
 Experience in the design, development and/or administration of distributed systems Experience with at least one public cloud platform (AWS, Azure or GCP), ideally supported by appropriate certifications
 Experience with container technologies (in particular Docker and Kubernetes, ideally OpenShift)
 Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins, Spinnaker, TeamCity, Travis CI, Octopus, AWS Developer Tools, Azure DevOps)
 Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (e.g. Vagrant, Terraform, AWS CloudFormation)
 Experience with IT automation and configuration management technologies (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
 Experience with tools for performance and/or security monitoring (e.g. Graphite, Prometheus, Dynatrace, ELK-Stack, Splunk)
 Ideally experience with integration technologies and API management (e.g. Fuse, WSO2, Mulesoft, Kafka, Kinesis)
 Readiness for continuous training
 Intrinsic motivation to experiment independently with new technologies
 Good command of the German language both orally and in writing, very good knowledge of English, ideally good knowledge of French
 Willingness to travel within Switzerland

The client
We are one of the leading Swiss consulting and IT service providers and focus on optimizing our clients' core business processes. In our interdisciplinary teams from the fields of business consulting, IT consulting, software development and IT management, we combine our technology and consulting expertise with people's industry expertise.

Continuous exchange, team spirit and a respectful and appreciative approach create a working atmosphere that connects. We open up development opportunities - we take our promise to be a provider of opportunities seriously. Our extensive range of training and further education ensures that your development does not stand still with us.

Ignition People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 4376_1585835849

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