DevOps Automation Engineer (16 - 24 h/wk) - Channable
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DevOps Automation Engineer (16 – 24 h/wk)

We are looking for an engineer who has both software engineering and operations skills to further develop our automated infrastructure.

What does Channable do?

Channable was founded four years ago and currently consists of a young team of more than 75 employees. Our product is the largest online marketing tool in the Benelux. But, what is Channable exactly?

We provide an online marketing tool for online retailers and marketers to easily place products on comparison sites, marketplaces, and affiliate networks, worldwide! The tool is very simple: product information is loaded through a data feed (a file with all product information), plug-in or API, and is then easily optimized using rules so that the feed meets the customer’s requirements and the specifications of the desired export platform.

On a more technical note:

We believe in choosing the best tool for the job. We therefore have services written in Python, Scala and Haskell. They all expose REST Apis and are composed together in a service-oriented architecture in which we can continuously improve each service.

We employ a continuous integration pipeline that allows us to quickly and safely deploy features, updates and fixes several times a day. Our infrastructure is running on Google Compute Engine and we strive to automate each part of the software development process as much as possible.

What will your job be?

We are looking for an automation engineer to join our DevOps team. In this position you will be contributing to the improvement and scaling of our server infrastructure and the smooth operation of our tool. You will also help us improve and fine-tune our processes from provisioning, building and deploying, to monitoring and alerting. You are expected to find the right tool for the different processes, or to write a custom one if it doesn’t exist yet. Perhaps that will be our next open source project 🙂 We are looking for someone who can be proactive, autonomous, and keen to take the lead on the devOps “adventure”.

Summarized, your tasks will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Turning all of our infrastructure into code that can be reviewed and version-controlled
  • Automating building, testing, provisioning, and deploying our services
  • Hardening and securing our internal and external systems
  • Improving and maintaining our monitoring and alerting systems
  • Developing new tools that help us improve and run our infrastructure

Who are we looking for?

Ideally, you have extensive experience in operations and in keeping a complex distributed application running and secure at all times. You should be interested in declarative infrastructure, reproducible builds, continuous integration and delivery, dynamic resource scaling, security best practices, and general robustness of a distributed system.

In more concrete terms, we expect you to have the following:

  • Experience in managing infrastructure with either GCE, AWS or Azure
  • Good understanding of networking concepts and protocols (SSH, DNS, SSL/TLS, HTTP etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of Linux and system administration tools including systemd, apt, dpkg, dig and bash
  • Familiar with build tools like e.g. make, stack, or sbt
  • Familiarity with a configuration management tool, preferably Ansible
  • Security-awareness and familiarity with concepts like defense-in-depth and the principle of least privilege
  • Solid programming skills in Python
  • Committed to high engineering standards
  • Good working knowledge of a version control system like git

And then there are some things that are ‘nice to have’:

  • Knowledge of Hashicorp tools like e.g. Consul, Vault, and Terraform
  • Having used a functional programming language like Haskell or Scala before
  • Understanding of containers, including cgroups, namespaces, chroots
  • Hands-on experience with distributed systems

What do we offer?

  • Challenging part-time position (16-24h/wk) with space for personal initiative
  • A spot in our beautiful monumental office in the heart of Utrecht, where every day your lunch is provided by us
  • Career opportunities within Channable and the possibility to be constantly involved in new developments
  • Working for a fast growing company with a young and ambitious international team
  • Table tennis, PlayStation and Xbox– to fight your afternoon dip
  • Free drinks at our in-house bar (aka Channabar)

CONTACT MARLOES

Contact by job agencies and recruiters will not be appreciated. Each recruiter or headhunter who approaches us agrees with a donation of € 250,- for Make-A-Wish.

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Channable Christmas Giveaway!

 

Guess how many GOLD baubles are on our Christmas tree to win a Channable BBQ, perfect for smoking a Christmas Turkey! Entries can be submitted via the form below, 1 entry per email address and entries close 24th Dec. Winners will be contacted in the New Year!

 

 



 

 

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Channable’s Christmas Trivia!

 

Christmas doesn’t only have to be fun and games for the children. We’re a fan of the Gift Grab game here at Channable. Instructions are as follows:

 

There are two rounds. You’ll need a dice, a large surface where you can swap and steal easily, and everyone must bring two wrapped presents, they can be anything from an iPhone X (wow thanks!) or even a boring old can of beans. Put all the gifts in a pile in the middle of the area.

 

Everyone rolls the die and the highest roll gets to go first. The first player rolls the dice and must follow the action related to the number thrown.

 

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Channable’s Christmas Tips & Tricks!

 

 

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Channable Christmas Trivia!

 

Today is Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, Channable’s home country. He is also the inspiration for the popular Christmas icon Santa Claus. It’s typical for the Dutch to eat gingerbread bites named Kruidnoten, so Channable wanted to share the perfect Kruidnoten recipe behind this advent door:

 

Ingredients:

250g self raising flour

125g brown sugar

100g soft butter

4 tbsp milk

2 tbsp speculaas spices ( or 2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp white pepper, pinch of cardamon, pinch nutmeg)

Pinch salt

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven 150 C.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the spices.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together in a separate bowl. Add the milk. 
  4. Create a well in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. 
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients to make a dough.
  6. Roll the dough into a ball, cover with clingfilm and fridge for 20 minutes. 
  7. Once chilled, form the dough into small grape-sized balls. 
  8. Place the small balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper and squash them slightly and pop it in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  9. Remove, cool and enjoy! Happy Sinterklaas!

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Channable Christmas Giveaway!

 

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Channable Christmas Trivia!

 

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Channable’s Christmas Tips & Tricks!

 

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