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Kubernetes engineer


Our opportunity


As part of the cross-national Zurich Cloud Transformation Team based in the Barcelona Engineering and Technology Delivery Centre. We are supporting the Business Unit with technological support, mostly focusing on Kubernetes platforms to cover the whole application lifecycle.



Your role


As a Kubernetes engineer your main responsibilities will involve:


  • Provide support for Cloud incidents and problems. Perform monitoring, profiling and troubleshooting of existing solutions.
  • Provide support for Openshift Containers Platform and Kubernetes incidents and problems. Perform monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting of existing solutions.
  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable OpenShift/Kubernetes infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with development teams to containerize applications and deploy them on OpenShift/Kubernetes.
  • Optimize OpenShift/Kubernetes cluster performance, resource utilization, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Implement and manage monitoring, logging, and alerting solutions for OpenShift/Kubernetes environments.
  • Ensure the security of OpenShift/Kubernetes clusters by following best practices and implementing security controls.
  • Automate OpenShift/Kubernetes deployment and management processes using infrastructure as code tools.
  • Stay up to date with OpenShift/Kubernetes ecosystem developments and propose improvements.
  • Work with key stakeholders to understand their requirements, existing systems and applications.
  • Create technical documentation and implement a solution's definition.
  • Collaborate with your teammates to continuously evolve the platform and ensure service excellence.
  • Constantly learn about new technologies and apply those concepts to customer needs.
  • To work in Agile mode to continuously develop the environment to fulfil the requirements from the different stakeholders.
  • Participate in Solution Strategy, innovation areas and technology roadmap globally.



Your Skills and Experience


As a Kubernetes engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science.
  • 1 year of experience with OpenShift and/or Kubernetes, Docker (preferentially Openshift).
  • 1 year of experience with software engineering or software systems engineering in professional or academic environments
  • 1 year of experience with programming, scripting, or mark-up languages, including Bash, Python, JSON, or YAML in professional or academic environments
  • 1 year of experience with UNIX or Linux operating systems and command line interfaces administration in professional or academic environments
  • 1 year of experience with Windows operating systems, MS-DOS and/or Power Shell scripting in professional or academic environments
  • 1 year of experience with software version control systems, including Git preferred in professional or academic environments.
  • Team player with a positive attitude, strong communication (English verbal and written) & interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to work in a fast-changing, dynamic, and agile environment, including the ability to manage time and maintain an excellent work ethic.
  • English B2


Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with CentOS or RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Experience with IaC: Terraform, Helm, Kustomize, …
  • Experience with security protocols and practices (SSO, OAuth2, OpenID, certificates)
  • Ability to set up monitoring, logging and alerting for Kubernetes clusters.
  • Understanding of Kubernetes security best practices, like RBAC, network, and pod security policies.
  • Experience with service mesh technologies (Istio).
  • Knowledge of serverless computing frameworks (Knative, AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, …).
  • Familiarity with multi-cloud or hybrid-cloud environments.
  • Experience with GitHub and/or Azure DevOps
  • Experience with Agile development techniques.
  • Possession of excellent troubleshooting and analysis skills.




Additional Information


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 100% - you choose; with option to work abroad up to 25 days yearly
  • Over 300 euros net to set up your home office and additional monthly home office allowance
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings, including free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant or flexibility to exchange it for other benefits
  • Life, accident, and Health Insurance
  • Collective Life Retirement Plan
  • 2000 referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions plus Exclusive Employees discounts
  • Functional diversity benefits
  • Events: summer and Christmas party, different activities like hiking, investment, beach volley club and many more
  • No dress code


Primary work location is Barcelona, Poblenou. Please apply with your CV in English.

Please note that the remote work option is available within Spain only.


Who we are


Looking for a challenging and inspiring work environment where you can make a difference? At Zurich millions of individuals and businesses place their trust in our products and services every day. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, enabling, businesses and communities to face a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. It’s a big challenge, but you will be supported by a world-class team who believe in helping you to reach your full potential and deliver on our promises.


Diversity & Inclusion


At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer.  We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.

You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  ES - Barcelona 
  • Remote working: Yes
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Raquel Martin Blanco

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