Cloud DevOps Engineer

Frascati, Italy, Serco Europe [9907]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that has supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA.

Serco Italia S.p.A. is one of the top 50 World Space Manufacturing and Service companies with a long history of providing Earth Observation operations, maintenance and front-end services to the European Space Agency. The company also offers vast experience to a huge number of IT and space markets including: central governments, defence organisations, the aerospace industry and commercial companies.

We are currently seeking an experienced and dynamic Cloud DevOps Engineer to join our team in Frascati Office. Join a ground-breaking European project at the forefront of satellite technology and climate research.


As a Cloud DevOps Engineer you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  • Cloud Infrastructure Management: Deploy, configure, and manage cloud infrastructure components on different layers: 
    • IaaS: such as virtual machines, storage and networking.
    • CaaS: docker, Kubernetes.
    • PaaS/SaaS: DBs, Identity services.
  • Optimize infrastructure for performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD): Support the Implemention of CI/CD pipelines for automating software delivery and deployment processes. Configure build, test, and deployment pipelines using tools like GitLab CI/CD, Helm and Rancher.
  • Monitoring: Monitor the health, performance, and availability of cloud infrastructure and applications. Use tools like Prometheus, Elastic stack for monitoring and alerting.
  • Security and Compliance: Follow security best practices and compliance controls to protect cloud infrastructure and data.
  • Performance Optimization: Support in identifying performance bottlenecks and optimizing cloud infrastructure and applications for performance and scalability. Conduct performance testing, tuning, and capacity planning exercises.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including software developers, DevOps engineers, architects, and business stakeholders to understand requirements, provide guidance, and deliver solutions.
  • Documentation and Knowledge Sharing: Support in Documenting cloud infrastructure designs, configurations, and processes. Share knowledge and best practices with team members through documentation and hands-on collaboration.
  • Stay Current with Cloud Technologies: Stay up-to-date with the latest cloud technologies, trends, and best practices. Continuously learn and acquire new skills through training, certifications, and self-study.


The following skills and experience are mandatory: 

  • Degree in Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Technical Sciences is required.
  • Working experience with Cloud infrastructure and pipeline deployment.
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix Operating System environment, and scripting.
  • Knowledge of code versioning and CI/CD tools (Git, GitLab, etc..).
  • Working experience in containers orchestration (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Rancher).
  • Knowledge of Agile and DevOps practices.
  • English Level B2 (Upper-Intermediate), written and spoken.
  • Capability of integration in an international/multicultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in team working are mandatory.
  • Capacity of achieving schedule and milestones.
  • Capacity of working under pressure.

The following skills would be highly desirable:

  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Python, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the Elastic Stack.
  • Capability of writing technical documentation (e.g., Procedures, Technical Notes, Interface Control Document, System Design Document).
  • Knowledge of Ticketing Management (e.g. JIRA).
  • Knowledge of Earth Observation satellite data product formats.
  • Knowledge of Copernicus and Destination Earth (DestinE) programs.
  • Critical thinking and self-organization skills.



Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture. 


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • Comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided, details available upon request.
  • Engaging company events to foster team spirit.
  • Company contribution towards a pension scheme.

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