Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.
Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions.
The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.
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In this position, you will be driving changes to culture, technology and championing the adoption of modern infrastructure software engineering practices that will challenge your skill and tap into your experiences.
This includes demonstrating a path away from traditional infrastructure delivery model and towards an agile delivery model, through test driven development, configuration management and cloud adoption.
The scope and purpose will include global, internal & external cloud offered services for all regions. It also includes active participation in the direction and implementation of cloud platform services to deliver long-term strategies for business areas.
As a Infrastructure & Cloud Engineer you will be responsible for working across multiple facets of the Springer Nature cloud platform.
This role will span design, test and build of services for our customers.
Be involved in the build and extend of our cloud services that span IAAS across the global datacenters as well as public cloud providers
Interface with business units, architects, project managers and subject matter experts to understand and evaluate / translate business requirements into technical solutions
Be challenged and expected to act as a change agent in our DevOps culture, principles and practices, using the creation & maintenance of our repos and documentation
Be a technical expert to help internal customers & teams to consume standard cloud services, and be a core member of the ICE team and key contributor and subject matter expert
Participate and assist in setting the long-term direction, roadmaps and standards for technical solutions, ensuring they align to the overall enterprise architecture
Proactively appraise and modify current architecture to identify issues, research alternatives and determine improvements
The patterns you’ll work on to deliver will be tied back to business areas looking to use cloud capabilities to innovate, incubate, or graduate ideas into business value.
This can include custom built solutions, as a service components.
You will be responsible for participating in team and effort activities as needed, including pair programming, sprint planning, demos, and providing feedback on overall platform improvements.
This includes working with the product owner, the team, and the internal community of engineers / developers. The demos will be focused on cloud technology updates to stakeholders and the team.
Training / Tools : You will be called on at times to assist our internal customers during their cloud adoption journey. This will be in part as a matrixed that will help identify, define and (in some cases) provide hands-on training for cloud service delivery as it pertains to software.
You will also be expected to provide input for which toolset will best support our operating needs.
Experience with Cloud Native Development technologies, Infrastructure As Code, Cloud Provisioning, automation and orchestration with any of the following tools such as Puppet, Ansible, JSON, Terraform, Jenkins, etc.
Experience with container / orchistration technologies : Docker, kubernetes, LXC / LXD, etc
Extensive experience with cloud-based infrastructure as a service platforms : AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, or OpenStack
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and an ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.
Working knowledge of Software Defined Datacentre and converged technologies
Strong conceptual strength, strategic thinking, problem solving, technical, and analytical skills
Able to work both independently and in a distributed (global) team
Nice to have
Application deployment, monitoring / telemetry, logging, reporting / dashboarding
Experience in building high-performance infrastructures that are scalable and resilient
Ability to create clear and detailed technical diagrams and documentation
Experience with programming and scripting languages
Experience with development using Github
Experience with Linux and / or Windows systems administration
Personal or professional experience contributing to open source projects
In addition, we offer
Food allowance, € 7,63 EUR per working day via meal card
10% time, or hack day’
Access to LinkedIn Learning via our internal learning and development platform
Free access to all SN Publications
Private health insurance for you and your partner and children if applicable Medis TOP + serious illnesses
Personal accidents insurance for you
Possibility of 1 day per week working from home
Travel costs for commute card up to max. € 40 per month