Technical Application Engineer bij Enza Zaden

Design software for a leading vegetable breeding organization and really make an impact! What are you going to do? Do you want to help provide healthy vegetables for everyone in the world? Do you want to contribute to the improvement and sustainability of food production?

Enza Zaden is an innovative biotech company that develops, produces and sells seeds for vegetable varieties all over the world.

As a Technical Application Engineer you design and improve Enza Zaden’s software. You maintain, enhance and monitor the performance of databases and interfaces. Your responsibilities vary from initiating deployment updates and fixes, to providing your colleagues with technical support. You are able to fix problems on a whim and by automating specific elements, you increase efficiency and quality of the operational processes.

You spar with key users to obtain important information and explain new ways of working. That way, you gain relevant input to envision your working strategy. You discuss approaches, practices and developments with Product Owners and the Manager IT Services and set strategy based on operational importance.

The Enza Zaden culture is one that encourages professional competencies. We have a flat organizational structure with short communication lines. Ideas are valued, and great ideas stand to win an Innovation Award. We work in multi-disciplinary project teams and like to learn from each other.
Your power

  • You are passionate about new technology and knowledge building
  • You have strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • You are knowledgeable in Agile and Devops practices and tools
  • You are familiar with SQL database management.
  • You have an eye for IT processes that can be automated
  • Familiar with one or more of the following techniques: Microsoft Azure, Azure Devops, Yaml, Powershell, Bicep

Who are we? Enza Zaden is an independent family business with more than 2500 colleagues. Sounds special? It is! As a biotech breeding company innovation is key and our focus on innovation and development has made us big. This also applies to our people! We are growing fast and there is plenty of room for you to grow with us but we always stay focused on personal contact. Furthermore, you will of course get:

  • A very good salary! Both fixed and a good bonus scheme,
  • A good pension,
  • 26 vacation days with the possibility to buy additional ones;
  • A laptop and phone;
  • Flexible working, where you are partly in the office to work with colleagues or can do focus work at home;
  • An innovative work environment where your ideas are valued,
  • A collegial atmosphere, we like to have fun!
  • A training budget and personal growth plan so you can continue to develop.

Our power Breeding to feed the world! That’s our goal as an international vegetable breeding organization. Simply said, this means we develop new vegetable varieties. Our assortment consists of 1.200 different varieties. From bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce to bitter gourd and bird’s eyes chillies. Enza Zaden produces the seeds of these vegetable varieties and sells them worldwide. To give you an idea: more than 460 million people eat vegetables from our seeds each day.

Even though we are an international company with more than 2500 employees worldwide, we still are an independent family business, which clearly shows in our business culture. You easily feel right at home and your ideas are always valued. Entrepreneurship, teamwork, and taking responsibility are central values to our mission, and our employees are the heart and soul of the organization.

You will be part of the Information & Digitalization team that is driving the Digital transformation in the company and supporting the business with Insights and innovations based on the newest technologies in Cloud, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning. Contact Please, send your application to our Recruitment department, via the Apply now! button.

DevOps Engineer

Mendix is on a mission to enable anyone in any organization – from the marketing coordinator to the software developer to the CEO – to create things that are transformational for their company.  We are fundamentally reinventing the way applications are created and we’re reinventing the future of software development.  Sounds ambitious, right?  We agree.

Not to brag, but nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide, including KLM, Medtronic, Merck, and Philips, rely on Mendix to build web and mobile applications.  Thousands of our customers use our platform to delight their clients and empower their employees. It’s no surprise that we’re a recognized Leader by Gartner and Forrester in a red-hot market expected to exceed $21 billion by 2022.  Ok, maybe we did want to brag a little.  But we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished…and…we’re humble enough to admit that we need you to make us even more effective.

Our team is responsible for the infrastructure, services and CI/CD setup used for Mendix Studio and Mendix Studio Pro product development.

We are looking for a skilled DevOps engineer who has strong practical troubleshooting skills, advanced overall systems knowledge, public clouds, provisioning tools and programming/templating languages.

You’ll help drive digital innovation by:

  • Improving the reliability of our systems and automating common procedures.
  • Developing our CI infrastructure (and the associated services) to improve our release process.
  • Conquering technical challenges by finding innovative solutions. You’ll have the opportunity to harness all your skills to make a difference in your role.

You’re the innovator we need if you have experience with:

  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • Low-level knowledge of systems (Linux, GNU tooling), networking (OSI model, DNS, routing) and virtualization vs containerization
  • Programming experience with Bash/Python, templating languages (Jinja/gotemplate) and Git
    High level abstractions for system configuration and management
  • Public clouds; AWS/Azure/GCP (we use AWS)
  • Containerization; Kubernetes, Docker
  • Configuration tools and frameworks (Terraform/Ansible/Helm/)
  • Other things we value are; security awareness, release engineering, CI/CD principles and ideas, and monitoring and alerting

Our Guiding Principles

While we live on different continents, speak different languages, and work on different things, we are bound by our “MendixBlue” guiding principles.  Being “MendixBlue” means that you live the culture, and you consistently improve it as we grow.  It’s kind of a big deal.

We put the customer first.  Without our customers, we have no business.  So, if you act in the best interest of our customers, always…you belong here.

We think big. We work to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the world.  So, if you aim high and think long term…you belong here.

We innovate.  We want to be what happens next.  So, if you ask “what if?” and work to find a way or make one…you belong here. 

We nurture talent.  We look, not just at the sum of what an individual has done, but at the potential of who they can be.  So, if you’re up for learning from your failures…you belong here.

We hear every voice.  Inflated egos don’t last here, humility does.  So, if you share credit and ensure that the best ideas win – regardless of who they come from…you belong here.

We own it.  If something needs doing, we do it. So, if you focus on the outcome, and take initiative to get it done…you belong here.

We have fun.  We use laughter as a common language.  We can ask for help and we’re happy to give it.  So, if you find joy and purpose in what you do…you belong here.

Make your career at Mendix.

There are precious few jobs that let you create the future. But you’ll find one at Mendix. We are at a pivotal time in our company’s existence: where rapid growth meets stable funding.  This is the time for industrious people to raise their hands to solve the next generation of problems. Mendix is a place where ambitious people can thrive; where you can identify an issue, propose a solution, and build the structure to make it happen.

Important to know: Mendix is a Siemens business, which means we’re backed by the resources and stability of one of the world’s largest and most forward-looking enterprises. Think: job security.

Since our company was founded in 2005, our aim has been to create a great work environment for people at all stages in their careers. That’s why we are so pleased and honored that we were rated a top Cloud Computing Company to work for in 2019, based on feedback from our employees on Glassdoor. With offices in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and the US, (and more coming), we provide an international playground to truly impact the world through low-code.


Cloud Architect

Heb jij ruime ervaring in Infrastructure as Code en ben je er klaar voor om deze senioriteit in te zetten om te pionieren in cloud management? Word je graag uitgedaagd en is het jouw passie om een unieke oplossing en dienst te realiseren? Dan is dit je kans om jouw visie in de praktijk te bouwen!

De functie Cloud Architect
Wij zoeken diegene die het hart van deze nieuwe dienst gaat vormen en die deze samen met ons in een interne startup tot een succes maakt.  Er heerst dus een startup mentaliteit in het team en aan de hand van de gezamenlijke successen gaan jullie een groei doormaken. Jij hebt als Cloud Architect uitstekend technisch inzicht en aantoonbare kennis van cloudoplossingen. Je volgt de innovatieve oplossingen binnen jouw vakgebied en wil altijd up to date zijn om de beste bijdrage te leveren. Verder ben je verantwoordelijk voor:

  • Architectuur en tool selectie voor het cloud management platform;
  • De technische inrichting van het cloud management platform;
  • Operatie van het cloud management platform;
  • Klanten helpen bij het optimaal inzetten van cloud;
  • Kennis delen met collega’s.

Wat hebben wij jou te bieden?
Een uitdagende en fulltime baan met veel diversiteit binnen een Cloud start-up bij de autonoom specialist in slimme en veilige IT-platforms

  • Uitstekend salaris aangevuld met goede secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden;
  • 25 vakantiedagen en 6 ATV dagen o.b.v. 40 uur;
  • Leaseauto, telefoon en laptop;
  • Opleidings- en ontwikkelmogelijkheden.

Wat zoeken wij in jou?
Naast je persoonlijke kwaliteiten is de volgende technische bagage voor ons belangrijk:

  • Je kunt aantonen Cloud in te zetten op “Azure Expert” en/of “AWS Professional” niveau;
  • Je bent in staat om infrastructuur als code op te zetten (Infrastructure as Code);
  • Je beschikt over uitstekende scripting skills (Javascript, Powershell of Python);
  • Je hebt ervaring met het ontwikkelen van veilige API’s;
  • Je hebt ervaring met netwerken en netwerkbeveiliging;
  • Je bent bekend met containerization;
  • Je bent bekend met Azure en/of AWS DevOps-oplossingen.

Verder is het volgende voor ons belangrijk:

  • Een Bachelor in IT of afgeronde Master of Science, of natuurlijk vergelijkbare werkervaring;
  • Aantoonbare werkervaring en track record aan cloud architectuur;
  • Aantoonbare werkervaring en track record met het realiseren van infrastructuur (as code)
  • Je werkt graag met verschillende klanten en weet deze te inspireren;
  • Je hebt goede communicatieve vaardigheden, zowel schriftelijk als mondeling;
  • Je hebt een goede beheersing van de Nederlandse en Engelse taal in woord en geschrift.

Werken binnen onze startup betekent werken met de laatste technologie op cloud (management) vlak. Om onze visie te realiseren hebben we functionaliteit nodig die vandaag de dag nog niet beschikbaar is. Wij geloven dat de exponentieel ontwikkelende technologieën, onze drive en gecombineerde skills ervoor zorgen dat geen uitdaging te groot is!