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Junior Cloud & Infrastructure Engineer

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You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a technical field? Good! You top that with a passion for cloud & infrastructure engineering? Even better, read on!

delaware is one of the few companies that encourages its people to walk with their head in the clouds. Sounds exciting, right? If you’ve read about working as a junior technical consultant, you know that our consultants are involved in the entire project cycle. Long before actual implementation projects can start, however, solid foundations need to be in place. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, a career as a Cloud & Infrastructure Engineer might be just what you’re looking for.

Our Core Technology Services team consists of consultants providing infrastructure expertise to our clients in a broad range of domains: networks, servers, the cloud, ERP, virtualization & DevOps. But what if you don’t yet know what you want to get your teeth into? No worries, we’ll start with some technical training to give you the basics in all of these domains before finding the spot that’s just right for you.

After your training, you’ll start on your first project as a consultant where you’ll learn all about our diverse range of clients and many different server & back-end technologies: from on-premise to cloud, and from ERP to IOT.

The goal for anyone in our infrastructure team is to help our clients in the short term, but in the long term you’ll also help to redefine their entire IT landscape.

A day in the life of a Junior Cloud & Infrastructure Engineer

Meet Kasper

Kasper Heyndrickx started his career at delaware last year. He is part of the Core Technology Services team that focuses on SAP.

Kasper’s projects

“In our team, we always deal with a mix of (often shorter) projects. Occasionally, we also manage larger assignments, such as a project that lasted 40 days.” But the projects usually take a maximum of 15 days, which means a lot of variation. “I love change, so consultancy is absolutely my cup of tea!”

“We work in close collaboration with the customer’s IT department and, together, we look at how we can come up with an efficient solution. My job is mainly to work it out and set up the systems. We start with development and then switch to the production environment.” One of the projects Kasper is working on is the SAP on Azure project. It’s about an innovative SAP platform service based on the best and safest cloud technology. “delaware has already built up solid expertise in this area, so I’m very happy to be a part of this story and eager to learn more about this technology,” Kasper proudly adds.

A typical day

Besides working on projects, handling tickets is also part of Kasper’s job. He opens his mailbox and deals with a couple of tickets. “This brings you into contact with different types of problems for which you need to find a suitable solution. In terms of knowledge sharing, we check smaller issues with one or two colleagues in the team, and in the case of large projects we schedule team meetings.”

Kasper’s team

A lot of Kasper’s colleagues are based in the Kortrijk office, although they have team members all across Belgium to ensure client intimacy and proximity. They have built up close relationship and there is a good mix of junior and senior consultants. “A good balance is key, because good guidance takes a lot of time!” Kasper points out. “Furthermore, on-the-job coaching is also required. Learning doesn’t end after a few months...”

Training, learning and coaching

Every junior consultant kicks off his or her delaware adventure with the Analyst Boot Camp. During these first few weeks, you’ll be taking a deep dive into the different technologies. So did Kasper. “SAP is something completely new for almost everyone, so proper training is essential,” Kasper explains. “I started my first project after a month – not for customers immediately, but in a test environment instead. I was immediately assigned a buddy (mainly to guide you in general company-related matters), but actually you can just contact anyone if you have any questions.” In every project, you’ll have a senior colleague alongside you giving you all the help you’ll need.

Tips & tricks

To conclude, Kasper wanted to share some insights he has gained during his first year at delaware:

  • Be open to new things: at first, I had never heard about SAP and what these kinds of technologies can offer. It’s a challenge to learn something new, so go for it!
  • Just do it: no, I’m not a huge fan of Nike, but I do agree that the learning curve is in the ‘doing’ part! Without realizing it, you’ll learn a lot in one year.

Did Kasper’s story appeal to you?

So how about it? Can you see yourself working as a technical consultant in the cloud and infrastructure domain? Then why wait? Apply today!

If infrastructure isn’t your cup of tea, maybe you’ll prefer Kevin’s story as a Junior Developer, or Jonas’ as a Business & IT Consultant.

You can find out more about us, or go get a sense of what it’s like to work for us here. We're even nicer in real life, so stop by one of our offices over for a coffee and chat!

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