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Senior DevOps Engineer

Do you want to work with something meaningful surrounded by beautiful nature?

HydroÅrdal25. februar 2024
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Geir Sandnes

Hiring manager

+47 995 25 145

Magnus Hallerud Christensen


Hydro Aluminium Metal a leading supplier of extrusion ingots, sheet ingots, foundry alloys, wire rods and high-purity aluminum with a global production network of around 5,000 employees. With primary metal production facilities in Europe, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Qatar, and recycling facilities throughout Europe and in the U.S., two-thirds of our primary aluminum production is based on renewable energy.

Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

The Technology and Operational Support (TOS) unit is part of Hydro’s Aluminium Metal business area and has around 180 employees in Norway and Germany. The main task of TOS is to support commercial and operational units in improving Aluminium Metal’s profitability and sustainability in the short and medium term - while also having longer term technology development as a core activity.

Digital Production Support department in TOS is driving the digital development together with the Operational Support departments. We focus on cross functional Product Teams, DevOps and agile methodology to deliver value from digital transformation in the production area. Together with our long proven APICS and HAL3000/4000 solutions we are now focusing on developing and deploying digital tools within maintenance as well as analytical platforms in cloud and IIoT solutions in the plants worldwide.

Do you like modernizing software development? In Hydro you can do that and use the latest technologies within DevOps. You will take part in managing and overseeing our DevOps infrastructure, tools and practices. Our goal is to deliver services that makes the software development and deployment go easier, faster, and more secure, and with standard structures to harmonize the way we work.

If you are a technology enthusiast with a genuine interest for generalizing and making good services for development team you should apply.

Work location is in Årdal. Hydro Årdal offers fantastic surroundings, active environment in sports and outdoor life, music and voluntary organizations, location midway between Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo and an innovative technology environment. Read more about Årdal at https://dittardal.no/. The position may require some business travel.

Why Hydro

We offer an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the business of a global corporation while applying your expertise in software development. This is a visible role with many interfaces, where you will apply your specialist competence as a system engineer to business areas and group functions. For the right candidate, the position offers an attractive platform for professional and personal development. At Hydro you will have the opportunity to travel and stay at our facilities in Europe, Asia and America in connection with work related assignments.

We offer

  • Hydro offers a balanced work-life, an inclusive environment valuing diversity, and competitive rewards including salary, pension, bonuses, and stock savings.
  • Being part of a professionally strong team in a good working environment with an exciting and challenging agenda going forward.
  • Work closely with our customers and other departments in Technology & Operational Support as well as external technology suppliers.
  • As part of our team, you will be a key contributor for our in-house developed MES system development, which is in high demand by our customers globally.
  • Spectacular nature.

Key focus areas

  • Owner of our DevOps platforms tools and principles
  • Planning, implementing, and maintaining cloud-based as well as on-prem infrastructure solutions. Managing configuration control and automation tools
  • Create systems for developing and maintaining CI/CD pipelines to automate the building, testing, and deployment of applications.
  • Monitoring and optimizing existing processes.
  • Collaborating with developers and operational personnel to support the development, security testing and deployment of applications. Automating repetitive tasks to enhance efficiency and conduct regular assessments of existing automation
  • Support and provide expertise to the development teams to ensure a functional operational setup

Desired competencies

We are looking for candidates with a strong foundation and professional backgrounds and experience in software development. You must have a creative mindset with ability to innovate and deliver efficient and user-friendly solutions.

  • University degree (bachelor’s or master’s degree), from e.g. automation, IT, cybernetics, computer science, software engineering or similar. Relevant experience can compensate for formal education.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience.
  • Practical experience with cloud platforms such as Azure and understand what it takes to realize modern development platforms and processes.
  • Experience with automation tools and virtualization technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, GitHub as well as general IT network infrastructure.
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken. Professional working proficiency in Norwegian, German or Portuguese is an asset, but not a prerequisite.

As a person, we believe you are results-oriented, and service-minded towards your customers. You combine an analytical mindset with a hands-on approach. Others perceive you as open, collaborative and trustworthy, and you communicate effectively with all levels of an organization.

Additional information

The Digital Production Support department is currently located in Årdal and Oslo. Please include a personalized cover letter along with copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and more. Applications submitted through our online system will be reviewed, while email submissions will not be considered.


Frist25. februar 2024


Geir Sandnes

Hiring manager

Magnus Hallerud Christensen



Fast ansettelse,Offentlig


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