Lead DevOps Engineer (f/m/d)

Yara International (Berlin BE, Deutschland) Vor 12 Tagen veröffentlicht

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

For the past 100 years, it has been the mission of Yara to feed and to protect the planet in a responsible and sustainable way. Presently Yara now provides crop nutrition products, farming solutions, and knowledge to over 20 million farmers across 160 countries and in 2016 Yara helped to reduce NOx emissions by 1.4 million tons. This is the equivalent to all the NOx emissions produced in France or Germany. At Yara, you really can make a change with your work.

A newly established global unit, Digital Farming, has been created to use digital solutions to help us develop and to achieve bigger goals. We are finding the answers for farmers, constructing hardware and sensors, crunching satellite data, applying artificial intelligence, and turning research results into real-time solutions.  Our DevOps Team is made of SREs, Cloud Architects, Software Engineers, Security Engineers working from a variety of locations, such as Sao Paulo, San Francisco, Berlin, Oslo, Athens, and Singapore, and coming together to build the infrastructure that runs the world's best agricultural platform. The success of Digital Farming and its solution is a key priority within Yara, and we plan to significantly grow our global business presence in this field. 


  • Work within an international DevOps and Infrastructure team
  • Participate in the full life cycle of the DevOps and Cloud Infrastructure plan, from early-stage rapid prototyping through to full market release and continuous improvement after the initial launch.
  • Assess & drive technical outcomes of their own team’s deliverables
  • Manage the day-to-day of your team, together with the DevOps leadership
  • Help the departmental leadership to record business requirements and produce working technical solutions
  • Work closely with the other DevOps Manager and Engineering Managers to maintain transparency and productivity within the team and give updates on progress
  • Helping teams become more autonomous and allowing the Operation team to focus on improving the infrastructure and optimising processes
  • Ensure team continuity by supporting recruiting for your team
  • Train, manage and support Agile delivery teams to provide continuous build, integration, delivery and release engineering i.e. devops.
  • Synchronise the release pipeline with existing components, culture and processes, adding those needed to complete delivery and reporting.
  • Champion and coach practices that empower the pipeline with continuous integration expertise and change management processes across the enterprise

The Lead DevOps Engineer position is the entry-level position in the leadership path. We expect Lead DevOps Engineers to find a good balance between technical understanding and leadership, depending on the needs of the team. You will be supported by other DevOps Managers and Agile Coaches in solidifying your leadership & technical skills, by HR in hiring for your team.


  • First and foremost you are a software engineer, Operations and Infrastructure challenges are solved with software and automation
  • Experience working with other engineering teams and able to derivate and developer code based on their requirements
  • Experience in leading efforts on a particular project which involves coordinating a team and interacting with stakeholders
  • Several years of experience and comfort with working hands-on with a range of scripting, infrastructure, services and tools including:
    • Strong skills in scripting languages such as Python/GoLang
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS).
    • Linux/UNIX systems administration
    • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
    • Kubernetes and container orchestration. Helm experience would be a bonus
    • Web servers (Nginx,Apache), Application Servers(Tomcat,Node.js,..), document stores and relational databases (Postgres).
    • API Gateways (Ambassador). Services Mesh (Istio/linkerd) experience would be a bonus
    • IP networking, including familiarity with the functionality, operating, and failure modes of networks.
    • Site Rebility Engineering patterns and visibilty/performance/availability monitoring (Datadog, Instana,Nagios...)
  • Experience with mobile app deployment pipelines and supporting SaaS services (Firebase, MS App Center..)
  • Background in and happy to work hands-on with technical troubleshooting and performance tuning.
  • Supportive and collaborative personality - ability to influence and drive progress with your peers
  • Understanding of microservice architecture and their benefits with previous experience favourable
  • Practical experience using version control and project management software. 
  • You are comfortable working with agile development methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban

Additional Information

As a global organization, we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We, therefore, encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality.

Please note: This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application-details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to GDPR regulations and in line with the frame agreement in place with Yara.

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Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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