Cloud Administrator / DevOps Engineer

  • Brussels
  • Helsinki
  • London
  • Stockholm

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

With our global and cloud based South Pole IT infrastructure, we are connecting passionate  professionals around the world. As a Cloud Administrator / DevOps Engineer, you will be part of the planning and design team for our Server, Cloud, SAAS and Network Infrastructure. You will be part of the Operations team to maintain our existing IT infrastructure and will develop new ways and keep the system up to the customers needs.  You will be working on current systems, troubleshooting them and bringing new solutions. Although you are working mainly in the background, you are playing a key role in the daily operations of all users. You keep South Poles Engine running. Are you up for this challenge?

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Participation in the planning and design of our cloud architecture and the underlying operating processes
  • Development and implementation of concepts for automation and orchestration of complex systems
  • Installation, configuration, operation and monitoring of Linux and Windows systems in cloud platforms
  • Administration and support of container environments (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Analysis and elimination of occurring faults 
  • Support the Continuous Delivery Infrastructure
  • Operating and Supporting Database Server
  • Backup and recover tasks for application data 
  • Script and automate toil work
  • Update and migrate existing systems
  • Manage permissions on all level
  • Spin up quickly Virtual or Container environments to fulfil the need from the application developers
  • Evaluate and order hardware
  • Configuring firewall and access mechanism for all our IT systems
  • You are collaborating with the IT helpdesk 
  • Bring new solutions and ways into the South Pole IT Landscape


Essential - 

  • Degree in computer science education, in a related field or equivalent work experience
  • Certifications in Linux server administration and/or Container based virtualisation
  • We expect 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Web Service configuration skills (such as Apache and Nginx)
  • Experience with the Google Cloud Console and Kubernetes
  • Experience with working on Ubuntu or Debian Linux Systems
  • Knowledge of Azure Active Directory
  • Knowledge of Network Security and Firewall configurations
  • Proficient level of English skills (at least B2 level)
  • Ability to work in a responsible and self-driven manner. 
  • Ability to work in a global environment and in a diverse global team You are an open-minded person and sharing knowledge actively 

Desirable = 

  • Database Administration Skills
  • Python skills, especially in combination with GCloud
  • Experience with CI like Jenkins and GitHUB

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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