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Principal DevOps Software Engineer

Job ID R24786

Location Ireland, Remote


As a Software Engineer, you will work with the latest frameworks, languages, and tools available to build world class software that is transforming the logistics industry. You'll be challenged to build modern, responsive, and highly scalable systems that are accelerating commerce through the world's most connected supply chain platform, Navisphere. If you are a software engineer who enjoys collaborating with other talented and passionate engineers and working on the world's most complex supply chain solutions, this is the opportunity for you!

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What does it take to be a successful Software Engineer for C.H. Robinson? Take a look at these traits and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Problem-solver
  • Self-starter
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There are a lot of fun events outside of the main responsibilities such as projects which involved people from different parts of the organization working together on tech and non-tech topics, events organized by Women in Tech (employee resource group) such as the book club and activities encouraged by the HR Team.

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Teamwork culture is valuable. Workflow-wise, you do not feel that you work in a large company. We’ve got small teams with a lot of initiative. At the same time, you see the scale of the system architecture and you realize that you work in a big company with a small, friendly team attitude.

Software Engineer, Warsaw, Poland
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I’ve found my time at C.H. Robinson extremely rewarding. It’s a fast paced environment where we use cutting edge technologies to move the world. Each day is a new challenge, receiving updates from the business, developing and deploying solutions, and getting immediate feedback from users.

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After successfully opening our new office in 2021 and expanding our DevOps team in Cork, we are now in a further growth phase as we scale our team to support multiple new initiatives across C.H. Robinson and look to enhance our DevOps offerings for the larger Technology and Data Science organizations.

The Role

As a Principal DevOps Software Engineer, you will assume a technical leadership role in delivering new platforms and services, including automation, platform integrations, CI/CD tooling, and development of best practices used by engineers and applications across C.H. Robinson. You will contribute to the design, architecture, and development of enterprise systems both within your team but also across the organization. You will be asked to influence and provide technical guidance to our leadership team while also driving strategic projects throughout our enterprise.

As part of this role, you will:

  • Lead the team in the technical delivery of new services and enhancements

  • Define build and deployment patterns and practices that will be adopted across the technology organization

  • Drive architectural and enterprise change, and influence strategic business initiatives

  • Design solutions that align with the long-term plan for a service or product based on deep expertise and insights

  • Apply technical expertise to solve problems and enable the team to deliver quality solutions

  • Review designs and implementation to ensure alignment with our long-term vision

  • Build, manage, and maintain our deployment tools and systems

  • Ensure 24x7 availability of our deployment tools and systems

  • Drive and evangelize best practices and DevOps mindset across the organization

  • Collaborate across the organization to define new ways of thinking to improve quality, engineering excellence, and productivity

  • Partner with technology teams on the research and evaluation of new systems and technologies

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to engineers through technical POCs, shared frameworks, and desired best practices and patterns for software development, delivery, and management

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of the various phases of the software development lifecycle, and the principles of continuous integration and continuous deployment

  • Significant enterprise application development experience, and/or experience maintaining, supporting, and deploying to production systems

  • Experience with development toolsets (code repositories, build engines, deployment tools)

  • Hands-on experience driving CI/CD best practices in an enterprise setting

  • Familiarity with containerization and/or container orchestration platforms (ex. Kubernetes)

  • Practical experience building cloud-native applications and services (ex. Azure, AWS, GCP)

  • Experience with data streaming architecture and frameworks (ex. Kafka, RabbitMQ, ESB)

  • Effective collaborator, experienced in creating technical partnerships across teams

  • Ability to appreciate complex problems, design solutions, and collaborate with multiple partners on common goals

  • Experience directly or indirectly leading high performing teams with the ability to assess and grow engineering talent

  • Experience leading system integration projects or global projects

  • Proven track record of effectively delivering results in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities

Our tech stack: Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Octopus Deploy, Kubernetes, Docker, SonarQube, Artifactory (Jfrog), GitHub, VMware, Azure DevOps, Azure Cloud, C#, groovy, yaml, Windows, Linux

What does C.H. Robinson offer you?

  • Pension and health insurance

  • Monthly social activities in and out of the office

  • Possibility to work fully remotely (100%)

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Twice annual internal learning conferences

  • Office located right in Penrose Quay, near the city centre and walking distance to the English Market

  • Annual org-wide hackathon

  • Opportunities to volunteer and shape philanthropic efforts our new office supports

  • Employee Assistance Program

Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson?

Standing out among the world’s largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With 19 million shipments annually for 105,000 customers, our people and technology literally move the world.

As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World’s Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we’re not stopping there… Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.

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