DevOps Engineer in Alliance Cloud CSI squad – Swift – Leiden

  • Leiden


About the Role

Are you an engineer who strives for automation and impact? Do you thrive in an autonomous cross-functional team?

We are looking for an experienced DevOps engineer who excels at creating and deploying exceptional quality applications to join our Journey to Cloud tribe at SWIFT, the tribe responsible for driving the adoption of Alliance Cloud as the customer default of utilising our SWIFT platform.

You will be working as a member of a dynamic team that is responsible for end-to-end delivery – from customer requirements to operations.
You will have a unique opportunity to expand your reach in term of knowledge and network, and to build your expertise through SWIFT’s global platform.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • 3 years of experience as DevOps Engineer or similar role.
  • Autonomous, empowered with the ability to drive, adapt and respond to change.
  • Customer oriented and quality mindset.
  • Open-minded, solutions oriented, and a team player.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), and strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders,across all levels and transversally.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience in Agile way of working is an asset.
  • Experience

  • Knowledge of large-scale distributed application frameworks (Kafka, Zookeeper).
  • Knowledge of Linux OS (RedHat).
  • Knowledge of continuous delivery process and technologies (Cloudbees, GIT, Maven, Jira, Docker, Kubernetes, Kibana, OpenShift, Ansible, ArgoCD).
  • Knowledge of databases (Elastic Search, Oracle, JDBC, H2, JPA) and data modelling.
  • Knowledge of SSL/TLS, HTTP/S, XML (schema, XSLT), Python
  • Familiar with Java related development and ability to work with Java developers.
  • Knowledge of HashiCorp Vault is a plus.
  • Key Responsibilities

  • You will design/maintain our DevOps pipeline using proven technologies, such as Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Ansible, ArgoCDto bring 24/7 availability and resiliency to our customers.
  • You will work on an application distributed across multiple data centers, with an architecture based on micro-services and synchronous replication.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop yourself and others as DevOps engineer, covering software architecture, development, quality assurance, deployment and security.
  • You will work in a truly international environment with main hubs across 3 continents
  • You will ensure data integrity and security by implementing proper data validation and access controls.
  • You will participate in code reviews to ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices.
  • You will prepare, test, present for review and execute changes in Production (requires physical presence in the office at least 2 days/week).
  • You will perform changes in Production outside business hours when required (about once/month).
  • You will stay up to date with the latest DevOps technologies, tools, and trends to suggest improvements and drive innovation.
  • Competency Profile

    01. Takes Accountability for Delivering Results
    Makes choices and decisions based on established practices and precedents; delivers results by overcoming a range of obstacles and issues and where timing may be critical.

    02. Demonstrates Operational Excellence
    Delivers work to agreed specifications of timeliness and quality; seeks to improve ways of doing things; sets and meets high standards for own work; demonstrates commitment to security policy

    03. Expands knowledge
    Continually extends specialist knowledge as a means of anticipating and preparing for changes in the business; uses a variety of methods and opportunities to learn and to exchange knowledge; encourages and facilitates development of others.

    04. Bus Understanding and Commercial Sense
    Applies understanding of how own division adds value to the business; uses knowledge of financial and business principles to deliver cost-effective solutions; adapts quickly to changes in the market, the industry and the organisation while upholding standards.

    05. Builds and reinforces cust relationships
    Strengthens relationships by taking every opportunity to listen and respond to customers and adapt solutions to meet their needs; demonstrates and encourages customer focus in all relationships and activities.

    06. Leads with a team focus
    Initiates effective co-operation and team working with others; provides support to new team members; appreciates style and background differences; demonstrates commitment to SWIFT values.

    07. Communicates effectively
    Communicates effectively across a range of practical and operational issues; adjusts personal communication style to fit intended audience; listens to and respects other people’s points of view.

    What we offer

    We put you in control of career

    We give you a competitive package

    We help you perform at your best

    We help you make a difference

    We give you the freedom to be yourself

    We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals – like you – with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone’s voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion , sexual orientation, or veteran/military status.

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