Cloud Architect

Job description

Cloud Engineer AND Architect, we just couldn't choose. This position has the best of both worlds! Well... if you are looking for a position in which you are able to build a state-of-the-art cloud architecture. All this in an environment where you can fully use your development and engineering experience and where you are responsible from A to Z for various websites and applications. This is that job! 


What you will be doing as our Cloud Engineer... 

You support the development teams, system and cloud engineers and service desk in order to keep everything stable and cost-efficient. In this position, you will combine your designing, building, and supporting skills. The other part of your day you spend on designing and documenting our cloud architecture. You are always informed about the latest cloud techniques, guidelines, and best practices. This way you inspire your team, stimulate innovation and know what is best for Sunweb Group. 
This could mean that your day starts with troubleshooting why the Sunweb site was responding slower than usual. Later that morning you have a meeting with a development team, and help them deploy a website to Azure in order to prepare for the peak sales of Tomorrowland Winter. And in the afternoon you review and adjust the guidelines for disaster recovery, to take into account the latest innovations. 
Do you want ownership? You can own this... 

  • Design, build, manage and optimize our cloud environment. 
  • (Technically) Manage and support the external Cloud and System Engineers in their daily tasks. 
  • Support and participate in the software development teams for the cloud. 
  • Define guidelines and principles for the Sunweb Group cloud architecture and make sure they are embedded in the development teams. 
  • Help the development teams in adopting a DevOps mentality.
  • Keep the company up-to-date with the latest cloud techniques and Innovations. 


What makes you shine as a Cloud architect...

You get energy from a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. This environment challenges you to optimize our cloud architecture. For a challenge like this, you do need to bring specific (leadership) skills and competencies to Sunweb Group. Working together towards driving business growth and customer & partner satisfaction demands strategic thinking and an intrinsic drive to improve yourself, your team, and the organization. Do you have what it takes...?

You do need to have a background in Architecture and have a track record in a similar position. We got the basics right but you will take us to the next level. This is what you bring to the table to hit the ground running:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience working as a Systems or Cloud Engineer.
  • The Microsoft Azure platform has but little secrets for you.
  • You have experience with managing Windows Server 2016/2019, Microsoft 365, and Active Directory.
  • Experience with Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure-as-Code.
  • And knowing to script (PowerShell of Azure CLI) is also beneficial.

Besides the technical skillset, this is evenly important...

The team consists of eight, hard-working colleagues with a lot of technical knowledge and various areas of expertise. Our ideal new colleague has a healthy dose of enthusiasm and energy, a proactive attitude, and a critical eye for improvement.
Furthermore, you are loyal and have no problem working outside office hours or occasionally traveling abroad. We are an international company, so a good command of the English language is a must. An extra would be the Dutch or Spanish language.

Let us introduce Sunweb Group

Sunweb Group is a fast-growing travel company that aims to become the leading digital holiday expert. We create amazing holiday memories for our customers. This is a big responsibility, and it is the focus of our daily work. We are a group of self-driven and entrepreneurial people who work for fun, with a passion for traveling and an ongoing drive to create the best customer experience. The Sunweb Group has a pan-European identity with its headquarter in Zurich, back-office in Rotterdam, software and web development in Girona and various sales offices around Europe. We have 3 business units, Sunweb Sun, Sunweb Ski, and Eliza was here. They cross-collaborate for the best future proof strategy to a digital holiday expert.

Our own IT value streams ensure that we are constantly developing to become the number one digital tour operator. We develop our own applications and work with an Agile Framework. To achieve our goal, we need the teams to think outside the box and look at ourselves critically. You can contribute to this with your technical knowledge, energy, and ambition to continue learning. Check out our  Sunweb Group Hackathon 2019 for an impression of how we use fun to drive innovation.

Why join our journey?

At Sunweb Group we value proactive colleagues who are eager to find out new information, advice, and to reach out to colleagues for data to improve campaigns. Continuous learning and improving yourself are some of the key aspects to be successful, together with collaborating with different teams.

We bring personalized holidays within reach of the many, to offer a pass from everyday life, increase wellbeing and create lifetime memories. We want to accomplish to become the leading digital holiday expert, shaping the future of holiday experiences.

For you this means... 

  • You will be working for a pan-European 100% Cloud-based company
  • Freedom in your role as Cloud Architect, performance is measured by output
  • Occasionally travel to our international offices
  • You will come to work in an international, ambitious, and dynamic organization
  • We welcome new ideas and entrepreneurship so we can learn from each other
  • In our Sunweb Academy, you can join "learning labs" for self-development
  • You can enjoy 25 holiday days plus 6 ATV days (based on full-time employment)
  • Attractive discount when booking with our brands for you, your friends, and your family
  • Our headquarter for the architecture team is located in Rotterdam but in our Girona office is also an option
  • Currently, we mainly work from home, so can you. When the situation allows, we prefer to be in the office for 2-3 days a week
  • A great place to work and to develop yourself in an international, cross-functional setting
  • Salary and other benefits that fit your profile and the possibility to grow with our ambitions

Is this your next challenge?

Do you want to become part of our team as a Cloud Architect? Click on “Apply for this job” and send us your resume with a cover letter. We are looking forward to hearing from you!