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Site Reliability Engineer Logistics Builder of a reliable logistics platform

the bol.com team
Utrecht
Bachelor
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How do you make our customers happy?

Site Reliability Engineers at bol.com could justifiably be called Platform Reliability Engineers. We are more than just a store; we’re also a digital platform that offers the products of 24.000 business partners for sale. To facilitate this process effectively, and given our rapid growth, we need to deliver structural solutions that are scalable, automated, standardized and reliable.

 

Your responsibilities do as Site Engineer Logistics

  • Convey the Operational Mindset and share your systems engineering knowledge with developers. In line with our DevOps mantra for scrum teams: “You Build It, You Run It, You Love It”
  • Provide structural solutions for functional problems though systems and/ or software engineering
  • Further automate installation/configuration processes and eliminate ‘leftover’ manual tasks
  • Fill in any monitoring blind spots by enhancing (metrics based) our alert system
  • Identify threats to security, reliability or performance, and help scrum teams to address and eliminate these risks

The SRE Logistics team has a strong focus on the Warehouse Management System (‘WMS’) that regulates our complex and large volume logistics processes. We are currently improving our WMS and rapidly expanding it to include our new warehouses and handle our constantly growing order volume. And we need to do more to administer (automated) and further scale the environment. This requires the right software and systems engineering skills, as well as expertise in joining the WMS to external services managed by partners and/or services in our data centers or in the Google Cloud. As Site Reliability Engineer, you will fortify the WMS scrum team and help make them more autonomous. You will also work with other scrum teams within SRE Logistics. Scrum teams that all use DevOps methods to build, run and support (micro)services for the Logistics Space. We expect autonomy of all of our teams, and trust that you will enable teams to accomplish as much as possible on their own.

 

Key technologies

  • Apache, Squid, Haproxy, F5, Nginx, Consul
  • Postgres, Oracle
  • Tomcat
  • Jenkins, Gitlab CI
  • Java, Golang
  • Python, Powershell
  • RESTful microservices
  • HTTP/HTTPS, FTP (when still absolutely required)
  • Docker, Kubernetes, Google Cloud
  • VMware

Why you can make the difference

Because you are interested in a wide range of tools and technologies. We don’t expect you to be familiar with everything we use in the Logistics Space, but a genuine interest is essential. To give you an idea: bol.com IT is Open Source Software (OSS) minded. Our servers mostly run Linux although the WMS also includes the occasional Windows server. We manage the Linux servers with Puppet and we’ve Puppetized the Windows ones. We support everything in the distribution centers ourselves. We use an ELK stack for centralized logging. Our metrics platform runs Grafana, but we’re migrating from Graphite to Prometheus. And then there are a whole bunch of platform services and tools that bol.com engineers developed themselves. And you’ll be dealing with all of these services.

3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you

  • Because our key technologies whet your appetite
  • Because you realize the logistics platform is an important driver of customer satisfaction
  • Because you perform at your best in an environment where autonomy is a given
  • Because when it comes to humor, you’re a bit of a stone-faced puppet
  • Because pioneering is scary, the status has worked fine for ages
  • Because you never did subscribe to the You Build It, You Run It, You Love It school of thought

Where you’ll work

As Site Reliability Engineer Logistics you work in an autonomous scrum team. The setting feels a lot like a campus, including a games room and a soccer field. Despite our size, we’re allergic to rigid rules and traditional work models. We are a market leader, but we have more in common with an open scale up than with a bureaucratized corporate. Our strength is based on our cooperation as equals and our drive to continuously improve each other. You can accomplish only so much on your own as Site Reliability Engineer Logistics. And so much more with your 15,000 colleagues. To learn more about how we work, check out the videos. For info on current projects (yep, we share code), see our Techlab!

What you get

What you get

  • Attention to you

    We are continuously focused on innovation and getting better every day. Because we work in a dynamic environment and our organization is growing rapidly, your development will grow together with bol.com.
  • A blue and safe landing

    We warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about bol.com!
  • Daily treats

    With good food, you get happy bol.commers. That's why we make sure there are a lot of lunch possibilities, if you want a quick bite, a snack or a healthy salad.
  • Extra Service

    Besides legal conditions, we also have interesting extra's for you. For example relocation allowance, support with your relocation, free parking and staff discount on all bol.com articles.

How it works

  1. Your application
    Carefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
  2. First contact
    We call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
  3. First date
    In this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
  4. Your next interview
    Before the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
  5. Is this love?
    2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)

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