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DevOps Technical Lead

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

DevOps Technical Lead

  • WE00553
  • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

About us

At Fontem Ventures our purpose is to deliver a better alternative to smokers around the world. 

Fontem Ventures is an innovative consumer goods company and, as the owner of the e-vapour brand blu, a leader in vaping technology. Our business is headquartered in Amsterdam with more than 200 employees working across head office and Fontem US in Charlotte with research labs in Liverpool, Hamburg and Beijing. 

The role

Are you looking to joining a global organisation who is revolutionizing the digital landscape? We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a team, who is passionate about making improvement and changes within the IT space. We are seeking a DevOps Technical Lead in our IT function. The position will be based in our Amsterdam office.


As a DevOps Technical Lead you will be primary responsible to ensure improving the product quality and IT operations by working with Application/Product owners and IT Managers. You would be responsible for managing a team of 4 which is based remotely. The successful candidate would have experience working within an IT environment and has experience working with internal and external customers.

Key accountabilities

  • Contribute to the further development of our infrastructure architecture landscape;
  • Reflect on, improve and share technology standards, guidelines and best practices in order to avoid duplication of past mistakes;
  • Perform infrastructure quality reviews for prioritized development artefacts (architectural and solution design, system configurations, performance and load tests, testing and operational procedures);
  • Drive the introduction of "Infrastructure as Code" through building solutions, mentoring teams, and providing Continuous Integration and Deployment tool chains;
  • Have to support all build and run activities within IT, ensure architectural fit and the end-to-end quality of all IT solutions, whether in-house developed or 3rd party solutions requiring technical integration.;
  • You will take part in a 24/7 on-call schedule.

Skills & experience

  • Experience working within an IT environment;
  • Experience in mentoring and managing team members, suppliers and vendors;
  • Solid experience as a Site Reliability or DevOps Engineer. Have a broad, end-to-end understanding of IT infrastructure and platform services, but are also able to drill down to understand solution components and the factors that impact their quality;
  • Expert in technical solution design, technology architecture and technologies in an enterprise environment. Strong experience in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting IT infrastructure systems;
  • Good understanding of the Agile methodology and experience in DevOps culture, CI/CD and Infrastructure as Code;
  • Hands-on experience on automation using tools like Terraform, Python, Ansible and Bash;
  • Experience with public cloud platforms like Azure;
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols;
  • Very strong team working skills, ability to promote cross-functional teamwork, pro-activeness & can-do attitude;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English (written and spoken).

What we offer

Imperial Brands offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

If you’d like to apply for this position or find out more about the role then please apply below and someone from the Recruitment team will be in touch shortly.

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