DevOps Platform Engineer

Location LISBON, PORTUGAL
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Information Technology

CONTEXT: 

Axa Group Operations is the IT solutions and business consulting provider of the AXA Group, one of the world's leading insurance and financial protection companies. 
Working for the different companies of the AXA group, AXA GO has a worldwide action field with offices in several countries across the globe.

 

You will join a team of IT professionals involved in the Risk Projection Engine (SUNRISE) solution delivery and maintenance activities of corporate solutions covering the Risk Management functions of the AXA Group.

 

Sunrise provides modelling, projection and infrastructure tools to all AXA Entities across the globe.

In a current state of expansion and industrialization SUNRISE ensures not only the maintenance of the existing teams but also the move to cloud infrastructures and the onboarding of new group entities on a regular basis.

Solution is based in Java and C++ with the entire infrastructure being currently migrated to cloud solutions mainly Azure and AKS.

As part of the Group's cloud strategy, the Risk Management Platforms department of AXA Services is launching a migration project for its platforms. We are looking for a DevOps cloud consultant to strengthen the team in charge of cloud migration.

 

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

- Architecture and automation design (70%)

  • Participation in migration projects of current infrastructures to Microsoft Azure;
  • Document the solutions being implemented;
  • Installation and administration of IaaS, PaaS services;
  • Test and integrate new services: AZURE SQL Managed Instance, AZURE Kubernetes Service, AZURE Data-factory;
  • Automation of new architectures (IaC) in Azure based on ARM script;
  • Ensure change management and manage their planning;
  • Assist and advise in terms of architecture the teams in charge of the development of business applications;
  • Assist and advise in terms of development of "Cloud Ready" applications the teams in charge of the development of business applications;
  • Construction of the Kubernetes offer;
  • Implementation of a "KAAS" Platform based on AKS (AZURE);
  • Development and evolution of the solution based on the Kubernetes ecosystem;
  • Onboarding the teams on the product and on Kubernetes;
  • Design of the physical architecture of the SUNRISE 2.5 Platform;
  • Design of the CI / CD chain which automates the deployment of the SUNRISE 2.5 Platform;
  • Maintenance of the old Platform ALM (IAAS), SUNRISE-1.5 and Sunrise-2.0 (Hybrid IAAS & PAAS), SUNRISE-2.5 (PAAS);
  • Coordination with the various interlocutors such as the AXA CLOUD BROKER team, AXA ARCHITECTS, AXA SECURITY, Business;
  • Implementation of Security Plans to ensure the compliance of existing Platforms;
  • Assist in the framing of the migration project to the cloud, the review of the architectures implemented, the review of the security of the Platforms, the Build and the RUN of the Platforms.

Contribution to BAU (Maintenance) 30%

  • Resolutions of incidents related to Azure platforms;
  • One-off last-level support on Cloud expertise and development

Technical Skills and Experience:

  • VSTS tools (Visual Studio, Git, Gradle, Maven ...)

  • Experience on Azure network and security components (build and run): VNet, Network Security Group, Monitoring of resources and the best practices surrounding them Good Mastery of Azure resource monitoring tool (OMS)
  • Experience on Azure managed services (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Azure Storage Account, ...) Experience on private cloud evolutions and public cloud (Microsoft Azure in particular)
  • Experience on aspects related to the costs of Azure services and propose optimizations.
  • Experience on best practices in terms of architecture design (AD, Storage, Managed services, etc.)
  • Experience on the Kubernetes Ecosystem (Node, Pod, Ingress, ConfigMap, FleexVolume, Services, NetworkPolicy, CertManager, ...)
  • Experience on automation of deployment of architectures and configurations (PowerShell, Python, JSON, ARM, YAML, HELM)
  • Experience on Architecture design (AD, Storage, Managed services ...)
  • Experience on Automation of deployment of architectures and configurations (Mastery of PowerShell or Python, JSON, ARM)
  • Good knowledge of object-oriented programming (Design patterns, clean code) Mastery of either Java 8 and above or C ++ 14
  • Experience in document your work and update existing documentation 

 

Soft Skills:

  • Fluency in English both spoken and written;
  • Ability to understand the AXA standards in place and take them into account in future implementations (Security, IFC…);
  • Knowledge of Kanban / Scrum agile methodologies;
  • Customer orientation / added value, simplify in a complex organization, autonomy and proactivity;
  • Ability to establish and maintain a relationship of trust with all stakeholders;
  • Ability to Listening and understand complex requirements, team spirit and willingness to share knowledge;
  • Good level of log analysis and ability to provide solutions.

Other: 

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  • Ability to travel - Ability to travel / ability to be relocated for short periods in other European countries        
  • Work remotely - Ability to work remotely for an extended period.

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our mission of acting for human progress by protecting what matters? Here at AXA we strive to be a responsible employer, placing employee engagement at the heart of its business strategy. Achieving this means creating a workplace built on AXA's Values that foster diversity and equal opportunities for all, promotes employee participation, encourages professional development, and supports employee well-being.

We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 57 countries, our 160,000 employees anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 108 million customers.


AXA is becoming a sustainable tech-led company and at AXA Group Operations we are one of the major catalysts for this transformation. 

We set the tone by triggering and empowering the evolution of our insurance business model through technology and innovation, driving its concrete implementation globally at speed, with a high quality of advisory and execution.

We are present across 17 countries with committed, highly qualified teams. We leverage technology, data, sourcing, security and investment allocation in a global way, but also achieve economies of scale and synergies when necessary.

At AXA Group Operations, we want to be recognized in three fields of action:

  • State-of-the-art Data Technology to drive customer experience
  • State-of-the-art Procurement & Sourcing to drive efficiency and better manage risks
  • High-Performing Global Team for stronger partnerships with AXA entities 

We bring together the expertise, cultural diversity and creativity of over 8,000 employees worldwide and we’re committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of employment (gender, LGBT+, disabled persons, or people of different origins) and to promoting Diversity & Inclusion by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and where individual differences are valued.