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DevOps Engineer

Do you often come across job adverts that look like a chaos of keywords? Have you noticed that the list of required technologies to master might be the longest part of the advertisement and you end up not applying, because of the overwhelming jungle of letter combinations? Don’t worry, Don’t worry, let’s keep things simple this time!

We are looking for DevOps engineers. Technical knowledge and handling some of the most important tools are essential. In addition to this, we’re not too bothered about a multitude of keywords in your CV, however we are looking for professionals who have a background in somewhere in software development and a strong interest in DevOps culture and practices. But as important as the relevant background, is that you share our values and feel that our culture is a match for you. 

VALA’s culture is more than just inspirational quotes on screensavers and mousepads. VALA’s culture is a combination of actions, attitudes and relationships, with a hint of idealism.

 What we offer:

  • Meaningful work. Finding meaningful work for our people is our single most important goal.
  • You and your wellbeing is our number one priority, even before our customers.
  • An emphatic, flat hierarchy and transparent organizational culture to thrive in.
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the company.
  • An excellent environment for professional development, e.g. annual personal education budget and mentoring.
  • Professional communities where we share our experiences and learn together on topics of interest, such as new TA tool experiences.
  • Lunch, phone and wellbeing benefits. We offer a 500€ annual wellbeing budget and you can choose where to use it (e.g. sports, culture, wellbeing or commuting).
  • Possibility to participate in future engagement programs.
  • Possibility to book a remote week in our office in Southern Spain. 
  • Possibility for at-home child care for a sick child.
  • On your behalf, we compensate your annual carbon footprint based on calculations of an average person living in Finland.

There are some attributes that we hope you to have:

  • You value the same principles as us: empathy and sustainability, wellbeing at the center, a self-directed way of working and a life-long learning mentality.
  • You get a thrill out of technical challenges and are comfortable with at least one programming language and have experience working with CI/CD solutions.
  • You want to help the customer in choosing and improving solutions that are most effective and maintainable in the long run.
  • You have a strong understanding of DevOps culture and practices.
  • You don’t merely think about technical solutions, but also can improve the cooperation of your team.
  • You are flexible; can adapt to new teams, domains and ways of working quickly.
  • You have courage to bring up your own observations and ideas and discuss your own and others’ ideas constructively.
  • Good communication skills. Fluent English is required, Finnish is a plus.

Next, you might be interested in hearing more about our customer projects. We have +40 on-going projects so we can’t describe them all here, but in your daily work, you could be for example building continuous integration infrastructure, tools, and test automation for public transport or developing software production processes and tools for a consumer electronics company. You can read more about our public references here: References

Our recruitment process:

Our process is lean but thorough. The length of the process is largely depending on you. If you want, we can usually reach a decision in approximately one to two weeks. Here’s the process:

  • A culture and value oriented discussion with our people team (and possibly a technical colleague) in which we’ll find out whether VALA would be a home for you where you can feel comfortable, find meaningful work, learn and flourish professionally. Moreover, we want to find out if you would take VALA culture further by joining VALA community work, improving VALA ways of working or mentoring others. 
  • A coding test or similar for those who will need such skills in their work.
  • A second interview with our customer management team to figure out how VALA’s customer projects match your knowledge, wishes and interests.


Fill the application in two minutes below! More information from Teemu Pesonen (+358 400 513 514).

Note for candidates outside Finland: We require an EU working permit.