Kantar is hiring a
DevOps Engineer

Portugal 🇵🇹

Full-time, Hybrid

Role Summary
As part of our investment into Technology, Operations and Product, Kantar is looking for a dedicated DevOps Engineer to enrich our Central DevOps practice, to provide thought leadership in driving the future of our DevOps center of excellence.

You will partner with our architects and product managers to implement our strategy, delivering new technical capabilities and services which will be instrumental to the end-to-end adoption and delivery of Kantar's ambitious Product roadmap!

Reporting to Kantar’s Technology division, this role will provide technical expertise in maturing our DevSecOps practice, supporting the “secure-first” approach to automating the provisioning of enterprise-grade data infrastructure and applications.

It's an exciting time to join Kantar; you will get the opportunity to work with industry-leading cloud-native technology and will play an influential role in supporting our federated product engineering teams to adopt our engineering patterns and services, facilitating the delivery of high-impact solutions for our customers!

Key Responsibilities

Engineering Excellence
  • Responsible for designing, building, and optimizing the automation processes for provisioning infrastructure and applications – via infrastructure-as-code
  • Standardize and streamline build and release pipelines – CICD
  • Configure and administer platforms and services
  • Support operational activities by ensuring platforms and infra for pipelines are optimal, recoverable, and easily scalable to meet the capacity demands
  • Provide incident management oversight – root cause analysis, stakeholder communications, post-mortems, and manage preventative measures and resolutions
  • Drive improvements in operational efficiency for all services 
  • Actively involved in deployments of platform and pipeline artefacts
  • Ensure security, high availability, and disaster recovery are always front of mind
  • Continuous monitoring of cost and risk – with a view to reducing and mitigating
  • Ensure production and non-production environments stay in sync through the alignment of stable standards, code and configurations
  • Identify relevant emerging trends and build compelling cases for adoption e.g. tool selection
  • Involved in PoCs, prototypes and innovation spikes to seek directional outcomes

Capabilities and Experience

Essential Experience

  • Proficient with CICD toolchains (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Git, Artefactory etc.)
  • Proficient in one or more scripting languages for automation (e.g. Linux Bash, PowerShell, Python)
  • Proficient in provisioning platforms via Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) techniques (e.g. Terraform, YAML, Azure Resource Manager (ARM))
  • Working experience configuring, securing and administering platforms in Azure; knowledge in Cloud infrastructure and networking principles (e.g. Azure PaaS, IaaS)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of working with distributed data platforms (e.g. Azure ADLS, Data Lakes)
  • Experience working with vulnerability management and code-inspection tooling (e.g. Snyk, SonarQube)
  • Possess an “automation-first” mindset when building solutions; considerations for self-healing and fault-tolerant methods to minimize manual intervention and downtime

Desirable Experience
  • Experience building/maintaining an API-led event-driven architecture, e.g. using Azure Event Grid, Azure Functions
  • Cluster image container management (e.g. Azure Container Registry)
  • Good understanding of network configuration – DNS, Routing, VPN, Firewalls, Endpoint management
  • Experience of including vulnerability management within the deployment pipelines – for package dependencies and containers
  • Experience in implementing custom Data Observability, capturing telemetry to understand the health of data and pipelines better

Behaviours/Competencies
  • A passion for engineering and automation
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Complex problem-solving ability; structured, process-driven, and outcome-oriented
  • Comfortable working with remote teams across multiple countries
  • Believe in continual learning to stay fresh in an ever-evolving technology landscape
  • Adaptable to shifting business requirements and occasional ambiguity
  • Practical knowledge of varying delivery approaches, e.g. SCRUM, SAFe, Agile & Waterfall
  • Innovative and positive influencer

Why join Kantar?
We shape the brands of tomorrow by better understanding people everywhere. By understanding people, we can understand what drives their decisions, actions, and aspirations on a global scale. And by amplifying our in-depth expertise of human understanding alongside ground-breaking technology, we can help brands find concrete insights that will help them succeed in our fast-paced, ever shifting world.
And because we know people, we like to make sure our own people are being looked after as well. Equality of opportunity for everyone is our highest priority and we support our colleagues to work in a way that supports their health and wellbeing. While we encourage teams to spend part of their working week in the office, we understand no one size fits all; our approach is flexible to ensure everybody feels included, accepted, and that we can win together. We’re dedicated to creating an inclusive culture and value the diversity of our people, clients, suppliers and communities, and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and sections of society. Even if you feel like you’re not an exact match, we’d love to receive your application and talk to you about this job or others at Kantar.

Location
Porto, R. Dom João IPortugal

Kantar Rewards Statement
At Kantar we have an integrated way of rewarding our people based around a simple, clear and consistent set of principles. Our approach helps to ensure we are market competitive and also to support a pay for performance culture, where your reward and career progression opportunities are linked to what you deliver. 
 
We go beyond the obvious, using intelligence, passion and creativity to inspire new thinking and shape the world we live in. Apply for a career that’s out of the ordinary and join us. 
 
We want to create an equality of opportunity in a fair and supportive working environment where people feel included, accepted and are allowed to flourish in a space where their mental health and well being is taken into consideration. 
 
We want to create a more diverse community to expand our talent pool, be locally representative, drive diversity of thinking and better commercial outcomes. 
Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies, Kantar’s 30,000 people help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow.