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Tech Lead - Mendix Cloud Backups



Rotterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024
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About the team:
The Mendix Cloud Backups team is responsible to build and maintain the complete solution which provides our customers the backups of their applications running on our infrastructure at any point. The team is responsible for this Backups infrastructure and the underlying services, creating thousands of backups every day, spread across 25+ production deployments across the globe, 24/7, with 4 nines of uptime.
Currently, the Backups solution is re-architected and we are in a migration process. This is a crucial change for our customers, as we need to make sure the stability and resiliency is maintained at the same level for the scale of our operations mentioned above.
At the same time the team is working on a major infrastructure change which is to move from Cloudfoundry to Kubernetes. This presents a rather unique opportunity to experience a period of hyper growth combined with the perks of being part of a larger company. You can expect ample opportunity for both personal and professional growth.
The role
In the role of Tech Lead in the Mendix Cloud Backups team you will lead the team with technical complex topics and guide them to make the correct technical decisions. You will be the most valuable contributor in the team on software development, reviewing and aligning it with the technical decisions that have been made.
Together with an Architect you will be designing improvements that make the backups system faster, more scalable, more reliable and more secure. You are eager to learn new technologies and improve your products, processes, team, and yourself.
As part of our continuous effort to innovate and improve our offerings, we are seeking a talented Tech Lead to join our dynamic team responsible for building and maintaining the backups service, a critical component of our Cloud product.

We're looking for you if

  • You are a hands-on leader that loves to be part of a team working together to solve complex problems.
  • Proven experience (>4 years) in software development with expertise in Java and Spring Boot frameworks.
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing concepts, with hands-on experience in AWS services and Unix/Linux fundamentals.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code (IaC) principles and tools, such as Terraform, Spacelift, for provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure.
  • You understand the DevOps mindset: you build it, you run it.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions under pressure, prioritize tasks effectively, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in Agile environments, utilizing methodologies like Scrum or Kanban.
  • You're passionate about code quality, and know how to lead by example: from a clean Git history, to well thought-out unit and integration tests.
  • You have a home address inside the Netherlands or another EU country.

Even better (but not essential!) if you have experience with:

  • Proficiency in Python for scripting and automation tasks.
  • Previous experience in a technical leadership role.
  • Containerisation technology and orchestration, e.g. Kubernetes/Docker & CloudFoundry.
  • CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins, Spacelift, etc.
  • Mendix low-code application development.

You’ll help drive digital innovation by:

  • Leading a team of skilled engineers in the design, development, and maintenance of the backups service, ensuring its reliability, scalability, and performance.
  • Take ownership of the architecture and technical decisions related to the backups service, balancing hands-on involvement with strategic planning.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand requirements, prioritize tasks, and deliver solutions that meet business objectives.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize processes, enhance automation, and increase efficiency in managing backups across our Cloud product.
  • Mentor and coach team members, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technical excellence.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices to incorporate them into the development roadmap of the backups service.

Here are many of the tools we make use of:

  • Amazon Web Services: EC2, RDS, S3, Backup, Batch,Fargate, ECS, CloudWatch, Lambda, IAM, and more!
  • PaaS: (Open Source) Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Open Service Broker API
  • Monitoring: Datadog, Prometheus,Grafana, InfluxDB
  • CI/CD: GitLab CI, ArgoCD
  • Automation: Terraform, Spacelift, Helm
  • Programming languages: Java, Python
  • Framework: Springboot
  • Scripting: Bash
  • Version Control: Git
  • Database: PostgreSQL, Aurora
If you see a job description and think, “I’d be perfect for that” but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications – don’t let that hold you back. We’re always eager to hire talented, passionate candidates – so give it a try and apply.
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