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Lead Tools Engineer

Requisition ID:  22314

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT Aarhus N, Region Midtjylland, DK

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time


Vestas Factory

Lead Tools Engineer 
PT, Porto | Professional | Full-Time 
| ID: 22314 

Do you want to unleash your potential as tools engineer? You get a chance to utilize your software infrastructure skills and at the same time work with an exciting product which contributes to reducing the CO2 emissions. Please come join us - we are a bunch of people with a positive mindset and motivation for creating the infrastructure for the world's best wind turbines.


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls and Electrical > Turbine Release Management

Vestas Power Solutions is where new product ideas are developed, matured, improved, and tested. To put it short, we are shaping the future of modern energy and we operate on a global scale with more than 1,500 employees.

The Release Management department integrates and tests software from 250 developers. Our CI/CD pipeline is testing both in PC environment and on simulated turbine hardware. We are continuously regression testing our turbine software, and always strive to improve and use innovative testing software and infrastructure. The department consists of 26 employees located in DK and Porto, and we´re growing. The tone is informal, and there´s room for social conversations in the team. We offer the possibility to attend relevant training courses and conferences to strengthen your skills.


Stakeholder facts

  • 400+ microprocessors within the turbine
  • 3+ million line of code
  • Deploys code to the 30.000+ turbines
  • Linux as OS
  • Automated build systems
  • Toolchain: Jira, GIT, Jenkins, Bullseye, Microsoft Visual Studio
  • 250 developers
  • Development centers in Aarhus, Porto and Chennai


Infrastructure facts

  • 36 hosts with 64 cores, 36 * 64 = 2304 Physical cores / 36 * 128 = 4608 Logical cores
  • 3 physical disks on 32 TB, which means we in total have 96 TB storage
  • Tools running in K8S:
  • JIRA
  • Confluence
  • Bitbucket
  • Artifactory
  • Jenkins
  • Grafana
  • Prometheus
  • Sonarqube
  • Ability to automatically install, backup all systems, restore into
  • test system, which means that the test system always is identical to
  • the production system


Some of the used Technologies:


  • VMWARE virtualization
  • Virtual environment
  • K8S
  • Docker
  • Infrastructure as Code:
  • Terraform
  • Ansible

Application management:

  • Atlassian tool suite
  • Jenkins
  • SonarQube
  • GIT
  • ConfigIt
  • JFrog
  • Monitoring
  • Prometheus
  • Grafana
  • Cloud Services
  • Azure DevOps



As a tools Engineer, your main responsibility will include:

  • Administrator of our used technologies including upgrades and improvement
  • Support our developers all across the world regarding infrastructure queries
  • Be part of a cross functional team between Portugal and Denmark
  • Close collaboration with our IT department



It will be an advantage with experience within several of the following areas: 

  • Our used technologies
  • Configuration Management
  • Applications on Windows and Linux and its administration and troubleshooting 
  • Virtualization environments administration
  • Experience with scripting in Python, PowerShell, Batch etc.
  • System administration
  • Ability to communicate with many stakeholders in a big organization



  • You are actively participating in meetings and you are not afraid to take decisions
  • You enjoy interacting with people from many different cultures
  • You have the enthusiasm and the mindset to promote changes
  • You deliver what you promise
  • You are eager to learn
  • You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (speaking and writing)


What We Offer

We offer a exciting workplace with great professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, international work environment with the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. The department places high focus on a comfortable working environment where professional skills can be developed and enhanced. We care about our employees and have a focus on creating a sustainable balance between Vestas employees and consultants to ensure that we can keep the core knowledge build up by the employees. You will participate in our internal / external training programs and is required to have a mindset to learn and grow. Vestas offers health insurance to all employees.



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About Vestas                                                                
Vestas is proud to be the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Vestas strives to be the most inclusive workplace in the sustainable energy industry and ensure equal opportunities for everyone regardless of the social identity. We are stronger as a company not despite our differences, but because of them, both professionally and personally. Beyond a diverse workforce, we want to ensure that all of our employees are included and actively contributing to Vestas’ success and innovation. Only then can we become the global leader in sustainable energy solutions and ensure sustainability in everything we do. 

At Vestas, we offer global opportunities for people with growth mindsets and the desire to make a shared and positive impact. We work in the true spirit of our corporate values: accountability, simplicity, collaboration, and passion. We expect everyone to live up to these in their day to day work – no matter what you do and where you are in the organisation.

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