ICT, Data & Change

DevOps Engineer - Business Analyst

Are you a highly-motivated IT professional that understands business needs and is able to translate these into fitting solutions? Do you understand and propagate the importance of data-driven decision-making? Are you eager to work in the area of Asset Management and do you have relevant education in e.g. Finance or Computer Science? Then this is your dream job!
 

Location
The Netherlands / Amsterdam
Employment
40-40 hours
Years of experience
5 - 10
Education
Higher professional education / Academic higher education

This is going to be your job

As a Self Service & Data Science agile team we support the business to create robust and well performing applications.

The main function of the team is designing, building and maintaining self-service and data science support tooling, e.g, RStudio team which is an integrated development environment for R and Python, but also QlikSense and Alteryx which are positioned as self-service tool to do data analyzes, data preparations and visualization.

The need for supporting our business users, e.g., Traders, Portfolio Managers, Risk Managers and Investment analysts, is growing. The Self-service and Data science team is closely working with these business users and helping them to digitalize their work in a professional manner. Support starts with helping business users to get access to tools but usually ends up optimizing code helping to make designs and creating API’s for specific data feeds.

Self Service & Data Science is a fast growing area and is one of APG-AM’s main strategic growth pillars for the years to come. Because this field is constantly changing creativity, collaboration, an engineering mentality and fast learning are essential qualities.

Outline of the function
As a DevOps Engineer within the Self Service & Data Science team you will work in tight cooperation with business users security and infrastructure experts, where you will help deliver business value for all asset management domains. You work in an Agile team of which is constantly looking for improving their performance to process the requested business changes in the smartest way possible. You are a sparring partner for the team, product owner and other departments in terms of architecture and longer term vision.

This is what you offer

What we are looking for
We’re looking for an enthusiastic T-shaped team player, understanding the technology and being able to test new functionalities. A good candidate is experienced in making solution designs, likes to work in a dynamic and changing environment and is eager to bring in new ideas.

Due to the Corona situation work is based from home currently. It’s not clear how the way of working will evolve over time, but it’s quite likely that traveling to the Amsterdam or Heerlen office will be needed again when the situation with Corona has changed. We expect the employees to be flexible and being able to come to the office if possible and needed based on the challenges the team has.

The DevOps engineer we are looking for is solution-oriented and always sees opportunities. He or she takes ownership and responsibility by nature and has a pragmatic attitude. We ask employees in general to be result-oriented without losing sight of quality.

Requirements:
Must-haves:

  • A degree (preferably master) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or any other relevant area;
  • Five years of relevant working experience;
  • Hands-on experience with the technology being used; QlikSense, Alteryx RStudio team, writing code in R / Python;
  • A solid understanding of developments on data science and a good understanding of IT infrastructures and different types of cloud-services;
  • The ability and experience in quickly solving complex problems, learn new frameworks and implementations;
  • A clear interest in financial markets and responsible investing;
  • Strong convincing power;
  • Highly developed communication skills in English (verbal and in writing) and preferably also in Dutch;
  • A broad and relevant work experience within an Agile environment, preferably experience with working according the principles of the Agile SAFe® framework.

This is where you'll work

For pension provider APG, pensions are about people, life and how we live together. Through careful asset management, pension administration, communication and advice, APG wants to help build a decent future in which we share our well-being and prosperity honestly and sustainably. For present and future generations. For today, tomorrow and beyond.
 
We offer a competitive salary and attractive terms of employment with a focus on flexibility.
 

More information

More information? Please contact recruiter Vanessa de Veer or Adri Bais, Product Owner SS&DS,via adri.bais@apg-am.nl, who can tell you more about the specific position.
 
Do you see a future with APG? Apply with a cv and cover letter and show us what motivates you.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.
 

I am happy to help you

Vanessa de Veer

Corporate recruiter