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DevOps / Application Engineer in Madrid

Eurovision Labs

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Eurovision Services is looking for a DevOps / Application Engineer to join the international software engineering team at our technology hub in Madrid, Spain.

The Eurovision Services technology hub in Madrid is responsible for delivering media and broadcast solutions using the most advanced software engineering techniques. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialised in media and see your developments implemented in Tier 1 global sports and news content.


In this role as DevOps / Application Engineer you will:

  • Become an expert on certain applications and internal products within the ES services.
  • Be the link between end users and development teams.
    • Your feedback will be key when it comes to promote improvements or best practices in the evolution of the application, products & systems.
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the systems where the product is deployed:
    • Lead the deployment of new releases in Production ( new features, hotfixes or any update needed for the continuous evolution of the app)
    • Helping the team to decide which changes will be part of the release and being active part of the deployment execution.
    • Taking care of the incidences and issues affecting the application, doing your best to troubleshoot and help to identify the root cause.
    • But also being able to escalate the issue or involving the team or colleague that could help to fix it.
    • Sometimes it will require to be responsible for logging and tracking incidences and/or service requests into our ticketing system, and assign them to the proper support, dev or expert team.
  • Be able to promote DevOps mindset across the team:
    • Configuring and maintaining CI/CD pipelines that ease the way applications are deployed in the different environments.
    • Continuous improvement is the mantra we like the most!
    • GitOps approach. In God we trust, anything else it must be in Git.
  • Have a lot to say about the best way to monitor the application and systems:
    • As you will be one of the application experts, you will be the first one realizing what kind of improvements can be done at monitoring level.
    • The monitoring stack will be your favourite playground.
    • Share knowledge via documentation and online sessions


The successful candidate must have experience working close to software development teams and operation/support teams.

Your skills and experience should be around:

  • Operation and support mindset. It’s great to have experience as L1 / L2 / L3 team member and being familiar with how incidences are managed.
  • System administration skills, in particular being familiar with:
    • Linux infrastructure
    • Databases and distributed systems ( mySQL, Postgresql,…)
    • Any public cloud service (AWS, Azure, GCP,…)
    • Containers and Orchestrator (Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, …)
    • Any scripting language ( bash, perl, python, go,…)
  • DevOps mindset & methodologies:
    • Any CI/CD tool (Bamboo, GitLab, argoCD…)
    • Infrastructure as Code (Terraform)
    • Git control versioning (Github, Bitbucket, …)
    • Continuous improvement mindset.
  • Familiar with monitoring solutions such us:
    • Logging: Elasticsearch, Splunk, Graylog,…
    • Time series DBs: Prometheus, InfluxDB, Graphite,…
    • IT Monitoring: Centreon, Nagios,…
    • Building dashboards: Grafana, Kibana,…
  • Experience with the Atlassian suite is a plus (Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Opsgenie)
  • Strong problem solving, ability to work under pressure with a high sense of urgency.
  • Proactive, self-driven and able to identify improvements to address recurring issues, close monitoring gaps and automate/reduce manual work.
  • Self-management and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with remote teams.


Additional experience in the following areas would be a bonus:

  • Experience working collaboratively with geographically distributed and international teams (our headquarters are located in Switzerland),
  • Some experience in IPTV/OTT/Media/Broadcast software development projects,
  • Knowledge of digital video concepts (container formats, codecs, compression schemes, tools, best practices, etc.)
  • Willing to be up to date in CNCF trends, following communities, forums, meetups.


  • Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of software engineers.
  • Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility.
  • Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training.
  • Enjoy our labs, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity.


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).


  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • 28 working days of vacation for all employees
  • A flexible 40-hour working week for work-life balance
  • Recognition bonus system
  • Personal incentive plan
  • Private health insurance
  • Company pension fund
  • Ticket restaurant card
  • Public transport card
  • Sponsored gym membership
  • Choose your own laptop backpack
  • Start-up culture but with a consolidated business behind it
  • A multi-cultural environment, made up of a dynamic and international team
  • Enjoy long-term stable employment

Eurovision Services is an equal opportunities employer committed to building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels heard, safe and valued through a culture free of discrimination.  We welcome applications from all communities.

  • Media

  • Privately Held

  • Geneva, Switzerland

  • 150-200

  • 1953

About us:

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media (PSM). Our mission is to make PSM indispensable. We have 73 Members in 56 countries in Europe, and an additional 33 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas

We are one EBU with two distinct fields of activity: member services and business services.

Our member services strive to secure a sustainable future for public service media, provide our Members with a centre for learning and sharing and build on our founding ethos of solidarity and co-operation to provide an exchange of world-class news, sports news and music.

Eurovision Media Services, our business arm, has an outstanding global reputation and is the first choice media services provider for many media organizations and sports federations around the world.

We have offices in Brussels, Rome, Dubai, Moscow, New York, Washington DC, Singapore and Beijing. Our headquarters are in Geneva.

Discover more about the EBU on and EMS on

About Eurovision Labs:

Eurovision Labs in Madrid is the new technology hub for the EBU's new subsidiary, Eurovision Services. The Labs will be responsible for delivering media & broadcast core solutions applying the most advanced software engineering techniques. The new offices in Madrid are specifically designed to boost creativity and facilitate innovation and learning in an amicable work environment. As part of the technology team, you will be working with top international engineers specialized in media while seeing your developments applied in Tier-1 worldwide sports and news content. The applicants will be part of a small, talented and motivated core team that will support Eurovision Services in delivering the most innovative and reliable solutions for our customers around the world.

Join our new technology hub in Madrid:

No vacancy, but you think your profile could be of interest to us? Are you self-motivated and eager to learn? Then we want to meet you!

We are seeking profiles from the software and telecom industry which are passionate about software, internet and telecommunications. If you are hands-on, have some knowledge of programming, scripting, Linux OS, IP stack, networks, devOps, integration, QA or project management then let’s have a chat to see how you can fit the team.

Once on board you will:

• Be part of an outstanding multi-cultural and international team of engineers,

• Get involved in Tier-1 media projects with impact and visibility

• Occasionally travel to our headquarters in Switzerland for workshops and training,

• Enjoy our labs, designed to foster a culture of sharing, openness and creativity,

• Choose your working environment: Apple MacOS or Microsoft Windows.


Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or similar degree (Master or Bachelor).

Benefits & Perks:

Competitive salary and benefits.

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