Operational Technology Developer GKN Aerospace Engines – GKN Aerospace – Hoogeveen

GKN Aerospace

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 16,000 employees across 33 manufacturing sites in 12 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers and achieved sales of £3.35 bn.in 2023. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Join the digital transformation of GKN Aerospace Engines!

We are seeking a talented and motivated Operational Technology Developer to join our Operational Technology (OT) team. As a member of our global team, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining our internal platform for machine connectivity. This platform serves as integration, data collection, analytics, and visualization tool across all GKN Aerospace Engines sites. In addition, you will maintaining and assist in enabling our Technology and Operations organisations with digital tools and infrastructure for their process improvement initiatives. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Be at the forefront of GKN Aerospace Engines’ digital transformation by developing and maintaining cutting-edge applications using the latest DevOps methodologies and best practices.
  • Be an integral part of the activities at our Global Technology Center to explore emerging technologies, leveraging cutting-edge advancements to enhance operational efficiency and drive continuous improvement initiatives across GKN Aerospace Engines.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to guarantee the reliability and stability of our applications, bringing people together from across the organization to deliver success.
  • Keep a watchful eye over the performance of the OT applications, using your technical know-how to troubleshoot complex issues and make sure we’re always operating at peak efficiency.
  • Safeguard the privacy and security of sensitive data stored within our applications, so our customers can be confident in the safety of their information.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends, using your knowledge to continuously improve our applications and keep us ahead of the curve.
  • Requirements

  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent work experience along with 5+ years of experience in DevOps, software development, IT architectural design or machine tool IT systems.
  • Strong understanding of machine tool controllers, automation, and knowledge of production of aerospace components (or similar industries).
  • Expertise with DevOps methodologies and tools such as Git, Linux, coding, scripting, containers and databases to deliver results and help GKN Aerospace Engines stay ahead of the curve.
  • Advantageous if you have experience with Kubernetes
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues.
  • Great team player who communicates effectively and is well-organized, working closely with colleagues across the organization to deliver success.
  • Willingness to travel nationally and regionally, with occasional global travel, to help us deliver results for our customers.
  • At GKN Aerospace, we pride ourselves on our supportive and collaborative culture that fosters innovation and growth. As an Operational Technology Developer, you will play a critical role in the development and support of our internal solutions.
    If you are a highly motivated and experienced team player with a passion for manufacturing and information technology, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and be a part of our exciting digital transformation journey. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Signe Vallin to be considered for this opportunity.

    Recruitment Process

    The selection process is ongoing, and the position may be filled before the final application date. Therefore, do not wait to submit your application.

    The position requires that you undergo and be approved according to the current regulations for security protection. For positions where GKN’s customer has requirements for security classification, this may, in some cases, involve specific citizenship requirements.

    To ensure a structured and high-quality recruitment process, we only accept applications through our recruitment tool, Careers.
    In preparation for our recruitment process at GKN, we have made decisions regarding recruitment and marketing channels. We, therefore, decline any contact from recruitment agencies, media sales, or similar companies.

    Employment type: Permanent 

    For more information please contact
    Signe Vallin CoE Manager Operational Technology +46 (0) 700873736

    We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

    A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

    Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

    We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

    We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology. ​

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