DevOps Consultant - NL

Netherlands - Amsterdam

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Rackspace is recognised as a company of experts, delivering world-class cloud service and a superior support experience on the world’s leading technology platforms. As part of our commitment to our customers, we are dedicated to helping enable creative, automation-based solutions for all sizes of businesses and require an experienced DevOps Consultant to join our team. DevOps is beginning to enter the ‘Slope of Enlightenment’ across the industry and forms a key part of Rackspace’s ongoing strategy to enable the best outcomes for our customers as they embrace new technologies, new processes, and new infrastructure platforms. Rackspace has been working with customers globally to deliver DevOps for many years and has built an excellent perspective on industry trends. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Developer who has been working with mission-critical systems and understands the importance of automation, culture, measurement, and iterative processes – and how to overcome challenges both exotic and commonplace. The ideal candidate for the role will have several years’ experience with cloud platforms like GCP, AWS, or Azure and tools related to Continuous Integration and Delivery, Infrastructure Automation, Containers, Application testing, API usage, Agile methodologies, centralised logging and metrics, and Cloud-first application architecture. We are looking for the top talent in the industry, highly-skilled in orchestrating application deployments and adept at the design and implementation of complex automation systems. Your engagements will see you working directly with customers and prospects as well as educating other Rackers about the value of a balanced, pragmatic approach to using DevOps tools for automation. Each engagement will see you understanding our customers and prospects specific needs, and require you to understand complex applications that may sit across a multitude of service models and technologies. You will have confidence in knowing your skills (and limitations), you are calm and collected under pressure and always available to mentor the less experienced. Your colleagues see you as a good team player who is keen to share knowledge as well as to listen and learn from others.


  • Provide customer-facing workshops to educate customers and prospects and gather information for analysis and recommendations.
  • Work with Solutions Architects and DevOps Engineering team to design and implement automation systems.
  • Work with Project Managers to deliver customer outcomes on time and on budget.
  • Write and maintain world-class documentation and materials for customer and Rackspace internal audiences.

Technical Skills

  • Excellent understanding of CI/CD, Configuration Management, Infrastructure Automation, and Application development methodologies.
  • Deep expertise with a CI/CD automation system (e.g. Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo).
  • Expert working knowledge of a Configuration Management system (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Powershell DSC).
  • Expert working knowledge of Operating Systems (Windows and/or Linux). 
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant web services, mail, backup, and application monitoring.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrable proficiency in any programming language (e.g. Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript)
  • Good knowledge of data storage systems and consistency/availability trade-offs (e.g. SQL Server, MySQL, Redis, MongoDB, Cassandra).
  • Good knowledge of networking fundamentals.
  • Good knowledge of collaborative application development using Agile methodologies and distributed revision control (e.g. Git).
  • Familiarity with Linux containers: usage and orchestration (e.g. Docker, Mesosphere, Kubernetes, Amazon ECS).

Personal Skills

  • Can present concepts in authoritative and clear manner to customers through white boarding, presentations and proposals
  • Creative problem solver, will own issues until full resolution
  • Ability to create wow / delighter moments with customers
  • Effective with time management and expected deliverables
  • Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal with great attention to detail

About Rackspace TechnologyWe are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.  More on Rackspace TechnologyThough we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
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