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DevOps Manager

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Full Time Mid Level Finance, Technology & Administration - Technology

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.


Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests  and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.


As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.


At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.



To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.




Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.


The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

Position summary:

Within RA the Platform Operations team enables other development teams through shared services, tooling, automation, and platform support. To maintain the velocity of the other teams short lead times are necessary. Meanwhile, the continued security and stability of our critical IT systems require proactive maintenance. The Plf Ops team monitors production, troubleshoots and fixes issues, architects and maintains the underlying infrastructure and automates deployments.


Individuals in the DevOps Engineer and DevOps manager role within Platform Ops support a range of applications and solutions to support both partners and Rainforest Alliance employees. They must be able to work well with the development and engineering teams, accurately describing incoming problems and then translating their technical answers into customer-friendly responses. DevOps engineers/managers work with a broad range of infrastructure products, operating systems, and applications. They provide maintenance and support for moderately to highly complex products and may work on one or more projects concurrently as a team member while also performing daily tasks on the infrastructure. As DevOps manager you coach your colleagues on technical solutions and the preferred way of working like infra as code. As the more experienced colleague you’re available for your colleagues for huddles and deliver asked and unasked advice to help the team and its individuals forward.



  • Actively leads resolution of production support issues, that could be in the process, middleware, OS and/or database
  • Is responsible for the installation of Operating Systems, middleware patches and tuning there of
  • Is responsible for configuration management of the different environments for each of the platforms
  • Is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of secure network infrastructure
  • Builds deployment scripts & responsible for the deployment of releases to the different environments and ensures that it meets the customers’ expectations
  • Implements, maintains and actively monitors the servers, virtual machines, applications and software backup. Restores and performs server and security audits
  • Develops process tooling support such as infra as a code
  • Leads continuous improvement by analyzing the bugs, incidents and stakeholder dissatisfaction to find out if these could have been prevented
  • Proactively identifies and addresses the shortcomings in the DevOps way of working , the competencies, tooling, information available, and the behavior patterns observed




  • A strong knowledge of Azure IaaS
  • Able to design, deploy and maintain scalable Azure based solutions
  • Able to design, develop and maintain the infrastructure for solution on the VMware platform
  • VMware Vsphere platform administration
  • Able to design, deploy and maintain scalable Windows server 2012 or higher based solutions
  • Secure by design and NFR are properly ascertained
  • In depth experience and knowledge of networking concepts
  • in depth Active Directory and Azure AD knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience as DevOps or a similar position
  • Knowledge of Data Modeling
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills, diagnostic skills and ability to prioritize own work
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and relevant competences
  • Experienced as a lead for technical solutions in infrastructure
  • Experienced as a coach for teammates
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills


Experienced, structured and pragmatic DevOps with a good knowledge of:

  • Linux system administration, Ubuntu
  • Networking, Firewall technology
  • Scripting (Bash/Ansible/Python)
  • Atlassian suite (Jira/Confluence/Bitbucket)
  • Deployment and Monitoring (Jenkins/Artifactory/Sonar)
  • At least one programming language: PHP, C# or Java;
  • Web based languages: JavaScript, CSS, HTML;
  • Programming with databases: SQL Server, Oracle or MySQL;
  • Cloud computing (Vsphere/Azure/AWS)
  • Webserver management for Nginx, IIS and Apache webserver



Commensurate with experience,



Only candidates authorized to work in (Netherlands) will be considered


The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

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