Lead Cloud Engineer

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Lead Cloud Engineer

Spectral is seeking a Cloud Engineer to lead our infrastructure team. If you can bring talent and enthusiasm, we can offer the opportunity to be a part of a game-changing team working on high-performance microgrids, smart building applications, energy control systems and other tech solutions.


As the team lead, you will collaborate with fellow cloud engineers and infrastructure specialists to develop and maintain our cloud based infrastructure and solutions. Your primary focus will be design, development and deployment of cloud products and services to support a diverse range of applications, as well as provide guidance and direction to your colleagues, fostering a collaborative environment.

The products and services utilise cutting edge cloud technologies and best practices, including managing the lifecycle and security across several applications.

Your tasks might include:

  • Design, implement, document and maintain cloud based solutions and infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with fellow cloud engineers, project managers, team leads, product owners and specialists to determine the optimal solution for our cloud based needs. This includes defining functional requirements, establishing testing and operational procedures, and selection of appropriate cloud solutions and services, ensuring seamless integration.
  • Provide support for a number of development and engineering teams related to their cloud and infrastructure needs.
  • Design, manage and operate the network infrastructure both for cloud and on-site solutions.


The ideal candidate for the Cloud Engineer Team Lead position is proficient in both cloud engineering and software development. You should have either an academic background or work experience in computer science or similar related fields, with a strong understanding of cloud systems, as well as experience in leadership and team coordination. A strong practical familiarity with cloud solutions analysis, design, and operation for critical applications is essential.

We are seeking an individual who is not only innovative but also passionate about leveraging technology to discover optimal solutions for intricate challenges. Attention to detail, proactive problem-solving skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively within a team are crucial attributes. Above all, we are looking for someone who is highly motivated to contribute to our mission of advancing cloud solutions and providing infrastructure support to a wide range of applications.

Our team operates in a highly international environment, located in Amsterdam North. Fluency in written and spoken English is a prerequisite, and proficiency in the Dutch language is a definite advantage. This is a full-time role that offers the opportunity to lead a dynamic team in the fast-paced and evolving landscape of cloud engineering.


  • 3-5 years relevant professional work experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Working with Linux (Unix) systems, scripting (Bash/Python) and version control (Git)

  • Strong skills in infrastructure as code (IaC), preferably Terraform

  • Experience in managing containers (Docker), Kubernetes clusters and its ecosystem

  • Experience in deploying, managing, and optimizing applications on cloud based infrastructure, preferably Google Cloud (GCP and GKE)

  • Proficient in using GitLab for version control, CI/CD, and repository management

  • Troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Fluency in English


  • Experience in IT automation tools (Ansible)

  • Previous experience in VPN Solutions, including IPSec, Wireguard

  • Experience using Identity Providers (Keycloak), and Secret management tools (HashiCorp Vault)

  • Management of time-series and relational databases (Influx + Postgres)

  • Experience in monitoring and visualization tools (Prometheus + Grafana)

  • Previous experience in using Kubernetes package management tools (Helm)


The start date is flexible, but you could begin immediately.

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Any questions? Contact us here: jobs@spectral.energy

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