Group Leader Linux

Location PL-Gdynia
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Information Technology/Software Development
Position Type
Permanent Employee (Previously A)

Local Unit & Position Description

We expect the Group Leader to take responsibility for building and sustaining a well performing Linux team in Gdynia. During the build-up phase, you will need to have a strong focus on onboarding and knowledge transfer from existing units. During normal production, the key responsibilities will be as follows:      

  • Implement and follow up on annual unit goals, KPIs and deliverables for the team
  • Adherence to the GSS IT key service management processes
  • Organizes day to day work of the team incl interfaces to other teams
  • Coordinator and contact point for all Linux administration related topics
  • Manage and operate the global Linux system landscape
  • Participate in various projects within the domain
  • Manage direct reports in accordance with DNV GL policies, procedures and instructions
  • Assess the individual competence level of team members and actively support the competence, career development and workload of direct reports
  • Identify and deliver service improvements together with GSS IT architects

The candidate will have a unique opportunity to play a key role in shaping DNV GL’s digital ecosystem and our processes and technical controls in the Oracle and Linux tower.

Position Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with both Linux competence and managerial skills. We will need a strong leader to handle a challenging build-up and high-quality delivery going forward. The candidate should have the following experiences and qualities:     

  • Academical degree in technical/business Engineering or similar
  • Senior level administration knowledge of multiple Linux distributions (e.g. Oracle Linux/RedHat/CentOS) incl. orchestration tools like Ansible and Puppet
  • Ensure appropriate use of current tools and technologies incl. vendor relations
  • Experience in analyzing, tuning and debugging
  • Proven track record from global operations with enterprise and complex infrastructure
  • Relevant team management experience from global IT organizations
  • Excellent communication skills in English, verbal and written
  • Ability to manage and participate in multiple projects, manage priorities, manage timelines and escalate issues as needed
  • Self-motivated, proactive and takes ownership
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Promotes service delivery and customer-centricity culture mindset

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification and supply chain services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Company and Business Area Description

As part of our new delivery model, GSS IT will establish a Linux center of excellence within our Global Center in Gdynia. The Group Leader will play a very important role building up the new Linux team and making it work. The position will have line responsibility for the resources across Europe and will work in close interaction with the global IT organization and business stakeholders. The Group Lead role is combined with a Linux Administrator responsibility at senior level.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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