IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, ESA [12353]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for an IT Infrastructure Project Manager.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.


You will play an active role in defining, managing and evolving the shared IT infrastructure services provided by ESA’s IT Department.
In particular, you will be responsible for the adoption and evolution of platform and automation services. You will provide support to technical/specialised IT users with specific business needs.
You will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to innovation of the platform and automation service portfolio, in line with technology and service evolutions, in order to meet user requirements
  • Translating the functional and business needs of ESA technical IT users into modern solutions optimising user experience, service performance and cost
  • Defining and leading projects and activities aimed at improving and continuously evolving the DevOps platforms and related tools used by software developers
  • Driving the integration of multi-cloud infrastructure and security automation in ESA’s DevOps tools, allowing full orchestration, including CI/CD through Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and DevSecOps
  • Maintaining and evolving esait’s self-service portal for technical IT users, enabling self-service provisioning of infrastructure components such as virtual machines, container clusters, storage and networks, and also platforms such as cloud-based IDEs
  • Ensuring the smooth insertion into service of new solutions and technology service evolutions, reviewing and accepting the relevant service documentation and supervising the operational handover between project and service providers
  • Providing support to development teams inside and outside the IT Department in adopting the services offered by the Section and Division and making them aware of new solutions by facilitating knowledge-sharing and interactions between various teams across ESA
  • Preparing business cases, documenting project requirements, and evaluating and approving industrial proposals
  • Managing resulting procurements and service evolution activities from preparation to closure in a timely, effective manner and within the allocated budget.



Technical competencies
Project and technical management
Site Reliability Engineering
Cloud Native development
IT Platforms and Automation
IT service management

You should have a Master’s degree in Information/Communications Technology.

Additional requirements
You should have at least five years’ experience in IT infrastructure and security automation.
You must be passionate about automation and have hands-on experience with tools such as gitlab, jenkins, chef, puppet, ansible, terraform, gitpod and modern programming languages such as go, ruby, rust and python.
Experience of working in a large, geographically spread-out organisation is required.

For a complete job description and to apply, click on “apply”.

The closing date for applications is 04 May 2021.

At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at contact.human.resources@esa.int.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia and Slovenia.

We offer
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
About us
We are the European Space Agency. Our mission is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big questions about the Universe. We are a family of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment. We are dedicated to united space in Europe and united Europe in space. Learn more: http://www.esa.int/

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