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Cloud Engineer

Further establish and apply Microsoft Azure internationally. As a Cloud Engineer at Rijk Zwaan in De Lier, contribute to the global availability of vegetables in more than 100 countries!

  • Netherlands, De Lier
  • IT
  • Bachelor  | Intermediate

Your job at Rijk Zwaan

As a Cloud Engineer, you are responsible for a stable, scalable and secure cloud platform. At Rijk Zwaan, we use Microsoft Azure. This platform is widely used for many different internal customers, such as R&D, Production & Logistics, Software Solutions and Data Solutions. You will be technically involved with Azure alongside consultancy projects and projects. This includes migrations to get the most out of the cloud within our company's objectives. Innovation is key, with the aim of improving, renewing and making maximum use of the current cloud platform service. So with regularity, it is really puzzling and pioneering in projects. These can be projects initiated by a department itself, but also based on business needs. You are also involved in: 
  • Daily monitoring & support of our services within Microsoft Azure
  • Further development and related advice on our cloud architecture 
  • Adoption and integration of the public cloud (Azure) platform within daily management
  • Communicating cloud concepts to other departments and teams

Where will you be working?

Rijk Zwaan is an international family business with a people-oriented corporate culture. Rijk Zwaan is at the beginning of the food chain. We develop fruit and vegetable varieties and sell their seeds to growers and other chain partners all over the world. In doing so, we make an important contribution to the world food supply. As a Cloud Engineer, you will join the infra team of the IT Services department. The team employs 10 people who, among other things, work on a stable, scalable and secure cloud platform used by colleagues in more than 30 countriesAddy, Cloud Engineer IT Services:Being a Cloud Engineer at Rijk Zwaan is more than just being technical with the Azure platform. It is also advising, coordinating, directing and collaborating with internal and external parties. I find it a challenging and versatile job from which I get a lot of satisfaction. 

What you bring:

You are pragmatic, constantly looking for improvements and enjoy working together. You have strong organisational and coordinating skills, allowing you to work in an excellent project & planned manner. In addition, you take ownership and can direct contacts with external suppliers. Furthermore, we can find the following on your CV:
  • Demonstrable bachelor working and thinking level
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Azure
  • Knowledge and experience with DevOps, PowerShell, BICEP, git, pipelines
  • Good command of the Dutch and English languages

What can you expect from us?

Besides a position in which you can apply the possibilities of Azure very broadly, we offer you: 
  • Immediate permanent contract for 30 to 38 hours per week (negotiable)
  • A good salary based on job level and experience
  • Various training opportunities via our Rijk Zwaan Academy
  • Rijk Zwaan Fit with, for example, running groups, boot camp and discount on your sports season ticket
  • Fresh soup, fruit and/or salads every day


Work on tomorrow's vegetables as a Cloud Engineer. Click 'Apply' and upload your CV and motivation. You will receive a response within 10 working days. An assessment and screening are part of the procedure.Want to know more about this vacancy? Ferry Voortman (Teamleader IT Services) will be happy to help you. He can be reached at 06-51369245.Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.  
  • Phone interview
  • Two face to face interviews
  • Terms of employment interview
  • Assessment
  • A permanent contract from the start!
I’d like to receive your application
Karin Godthelp
Advisor Human Resources

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