API Platform Specialist

Requisition ID:  38361

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Information Technology

Vestas Factory

Are you passionate about APIs & API Management? Are you technology enthusiast and passionate about building and maintaining enterprise grade scalable API Platform with digital focus? Then you might be our new star we are looking for to join our API Management team in API & Innovation Platform area to contribute to our efforts in a modern, scalable, secure and highly adopted API Management platform.
API Platform & Services aims to partner across the organization to help product and platform teams providing best of the breed platform solution and services to manage APIs and Events. We are enabler to provide technical platform, governance, tools, technology, and framework for end-to-end API lifecycle management.

Digital Solutions & Development > Digital Solutions > API Platforms & Services
API Platform & Services is part of Vestas' newly established Digital Solutions organization responsible for driving end-to-end digitalization of Vestas over the coming years. As part of the Products and Platform Area, we provide API Management platform with latest and greatest features which enables our API teams and developers to build, manage and securely publish their APIs. You will be responsible for architecture, design, development, and maintenance of API Management platform together with other colleagues from API management team.



We are seeking a skilled and motivated API Management specialist with a blend of platform design architecture and hands-on experience in designing and building modern API management platform. As a key member of our API Platform & Services team, you will play a crucial role in architecture, design, development, and maintenance of API Management platform enabling developer, API consumers from various platform and products teams across Vestas. Together with other colleagues from API management team, you will be responsible for:

  • Design, implement and maintain API management platform solution and services by implementing core platform features, governance, standards, and the best practices
  • Oversee the entire lifecycle of APIs, including creation, deployment, versioning, and retirement
  • Implement processes for API testing, monitoring, and address & resolve issues related to API integration
  • Work closely with digital platform and product teams, including developers, architects, and business analysts, to understand API platform requirements and business goals, can foster collaboration with external partners and third-party developers when necessary
  • Develop and implement API governance policies and guidelines
  • Maintain comprehensive API documentation to facilitate ease of use for developers
  • Stay updated with industry trends and emerging technologies in API management area



To succeed with above responsibilities, we envision that you hold a relevant bachelor's or masters´ degree (IT, Technology, Engineering or similar) and 3+ years' experience working in API management combined with the following:

  • Proven experience in building and operating API management platform ex. KONG or similar along with good understanding of API management components - API gateway, micro/edge gateway, Developer Portal/API marketplace
  • Experience in implementing API security standards and protocols (e.g., OAuth2.0, JWT, mTLS)
  • Knowledge of Service mesh architecture and it will be plus to have experience in service mesh implementation
  • Hands-on experience in cloud computing platforms like Azure or AWS and container technologies - Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience in DevOps practices and tools like Azure DevOps, GitHub, for continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) and experience in API logging and monitoring using tools like Splunk or similar
  • Knowledge of API lifecycle management from design, creation, deployment till retirement and hands on experience in working with API documentation open API spec or swagger documentation
  • Good understanding of design patterns, best practices, and industry trends in API development and management ex. REST, SOAP, graphQL, asynAPI and similar


Moreover, we envision that you can fulfill the following points:

  • A great collaborator and team member
  • Working Agile and using Scrum
  • Experience in a multinational organization
  • Willing to learn new tools and technologies



You are used to drive. proactive, motivated and identify yourself as having the following:

  • Fluency in English in both oral and written - Danish is not a prerequisite
  • Motivate and involve your team members in different platform decisions
  • Ability to blend into multicultural teams remotely
  • Ability to think critically about systems and to adjust consistently as needed based on business priorities and company overall best interests and direction
  • High degree of flexibility and resilience needed to adapt to a dynamic environment in a matrix organization
  • Ability to continuously challenge and ask questions to improve the processes and surroundings
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with digital and green agenda from stakeholders across Vestas


What we offer 

You will be a part of a highly resolute and passionate platform team driven equally by creating business value and by developing innovative technical solutions which directly will make a difference for our customers. We offer a place where we nurture your desire for constant learning opportunities. You will experience an environment that fosters continuous learning, enabling you to actualize your ambitions and get the chance to work in an agile office environment. While we hold our team members to high individual standards of collaboration, accountability, and meeting deadlines, we provide unwavering support to one another, collectively celebrating successes and addressing challenges. Join Vestas and you will cultivate


Additional information

This role can be based in Aarhus,Denmark or Porto, Portugal.We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before 28th July 2024.For further information please contact Ravi Bedadi, Senior Recruiter.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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