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(Senior) Infrastructure Operations Engineer (m/f/t) - Azure


Essen, NW, DE, 45141 Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB


RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

 To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: IT / Digital 


Cloud and Data Centre are part of IT Infra – who provide infrastructure services to the RWE Group of companies. RWE has a Cloud First and Multi Cloud strategy – C&DC support both AWS and Azure Landing zones as well as traditional “on-premise” data centres, providing 24x7 platform services and cross functional services, specifically for Compute, database storage and other infra services, along with its Managed Service Provider partners.


Your future plans 

  • This role will act as Product Owner for Azure platform (excluding cross-functional topics such as Compute, Database, Storage), reporting to the functional lead for Platforms (including Azure, AWS and data-centre).

  • Maintenance & support of RWE's Cloud and Data Centre (C&DC) technologies in conjunction with our internal team, Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP). 

  • Develop, build, configure, integrate & unit test solutions for RWE's C&DC Platform / Services based on the  functional & technical specifications 

  • Implement and manage continuous delivery systems and methodologies in RWE's C&DC Platforms / Services 

  • Communicate and define RWE IT technology requirements and standards to the MSP teams and ensure adherence as well as to provide technical leadership to the teams 

  • Define and maintain the C&DC Operations managed service work packages ensuring RWE IT requirements are correctly translated into MSP deliverables 

  • Measure the C&DC Operations managed service delivery against the agreed KPIs 

  • Represent RWE IT at Change Advisory Boards as required with a focus on C&DC Services 

  • Play an active and/or coordinating role in Problem, Incident and Change activities. This  includes: 

  • Actively managing related incidents in Service Now (RWE’s ITSM tool) 

  • Actively managing incidents raised with Service Providers (CSP and/or MSP) 

  • Understand, implement, and automate security controls, governance processes, and compliance        validation 

  • Define and deploy monitoring, metrics, and logging systems in RWE's C&DC Platforms / Services 

  • Implement systems that are highly available, scalable, and self-healing in RWE's C&DC Platforms / Services 

  • Design, manage, and maintain tools to automate operational processes 


Your powerful skills 

  • In depth knowledge of one or more of the following technologies, will be a focus of this role: 

  • Azure Platform &/or services

  • Windows Server (cross platform) 

  • *NIX Server (cross platform) 

  • AWS Platform &/or Services 

  • Knowledge of infrastructure-as-code environments & tooling such as (but not limited to): 

  • Ansible, Cloud Formation, Terraform HCL, Packer with HCL, Azure DevOps suite, including Repos &  Pipelines, Python for Lambda, HCL, JSON, YAML 

  • Experience of managing various and conflicting technical and business demands 

  • Able to assess impact and communicate to managed service, infrastructure and application teams 

  • Self-reliant and able to work to own initiatives 

  • Ability to work under pressure – patient, tolerant and resilient 

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, including technical and business terms 

  • Cultural awareness and willingness to travel (largely between UK and Germany)  

Advantageous, but not a must

  • Knowledge of ITIL processes / model and of the DevOps model 

  • Knowledge of End-to-end application operations processes 

  • Knowledge of Asset and Configuration Management and Incident and Problem Management 

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of IT security concepts and methodologies  

  • Broad knowledge of IP networking, VPN's, DNS, load balancing and firewalling. 

  • Broad understanding of the RWE's business and the strategic drivers which influence the C&DC       environment requirements. 

  • If you can’t display all of the skills above we would still like to hear from you!


Benefits you can rely on 

  • Opportunity to work with new, emerging & continually improving Cloud technologies
  • RWE’s Multi-Cloud strategy provides opportunities in both Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services
  • Providing a variety of dynamic services across the globe to all RWE Operating Companies


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Any questions? Lisa Beyer, +49 152 57902517 

We look forward to meeting you!


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RWE Supply & Trading is the interface between RWE and the energy markets around the world. Approximately 1,700 employees from over 50 different countries trade (renewable) electricity, (green) gas, commodities and CO2 emission allowances. The trading entity also ensures the commercial optimisation of RWE’s power plant dispatch and markets electricity from renewables.

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