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Platform Lead OpenShift



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SME OpenShift Ecosystem | Technical Leadership | Mentor | Design

Department Enabling Technology

Within Enabling Technology, we build self-service developer platforms for everyone at Schiphol to ensure a simplified and automated landscape that is always on, so developers can focus on creating value!

The Container team (Openshift Platform) is self-organizing. We use a mix of Scrum and Kanban. This way we keep our cycle time as low as possible and we succeed very well. We focus on delivering value and don't want to spend all day writing stories.

The structure and composition of the team changes regularly as circumstances demand. Therefore, we ask for your flexible way of working.

As Lead Engineer, your primary responsibility and authority is to lead the platform team on technical design decisions. You will also monitor whether the platform team deliverables are in line with the platform team standards. You and your team will contribute directly to Schiphol's Strategic Program: Autonomous Airport A broad scope, including design, integration with other platforms, and vendor engagement. You play a crucial role in cross-functional collaborations and decision-making processes.

As Lead Engineer, you have a broad scope, including design, integration with other platforms, and vendor engagement. You play a crucial role in cross-functional collaborations and decision-making processes.


  • Provide technical leadership and direction for the OpenShift platform: Therefore you need a deep understanding of OpenShift and its ecosystem.
  • Making decisions and ensuring the platform aligns with Schiphol and team vision and strategy.
  • Determining and prioritizing the roadmap, along with the Product Owner.
  • Consult business units in decision making processes for making (future) use of the OpenShift platform.
  • Mentoring and guiding the team.
  • Lead troubleshooting and resolution of complex issues related to the OpenShift environment.
  • Stay updated with the latest OpenShift features, updates and industry trends.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, optimizing the platform for performance and cost.
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation schedule.

Royal Schiphol Group is a prominent Dutch airport operator with a rich history dating back to 1916. As a leader in the aviation industry, the company manages and operates some of the Netherlands' most vital airports, including Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, and Lelystad Airport.

Dedicated to providing excellent passenger experiences, Royal Schiphol Group plays a pivotal role in connecting the Netherlands to the world. Their commitment to sustainability is evident in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions and enhance environmental practices across their airports.

With a focus on innovation, technology, and passenger convenience, Royal Schiphol Group continues to be at the forefront of the aviation sector, ensuring efficient, safe, and enjoyable travel experiences for millions of passengers each year.

You will be employed by YER and seconded to Royal Schiphol Group. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies


  • Proven experience in leading technical teams and projects.
  • Strong understanding of OpenShift/Kubernetes and its ecosystem.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

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