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 Application Administrator

Building the tools to build Lightyear. 

Do yo have a passion for IT and 

an open mind to explore alternative views and solutions?

Do you love to support our employees who work tirelessly 

to deliver a game changing solar electric car to the world?

Join our mission.

Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: Perhaps from your home office in the Amsterdam area with an occasional visit to our Lightyear HQ
Domain: IT
Experience: 2+ years on Bachelor level or 5+ years on vocational (MBO) level
DegreeBachelor degree, but we are open to candidates with a vocational (MBO) level with relevant working experience as well
Work Permit: We are unable to hire people from outside the EU for this specific role looking at the IND regulations.

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as IT Application Engineer?
You will become part of the IT domain within the People & Processes Circle. 

The IT Application Engineer will divide his or her time between delivering support to users, acting on issues, maintaining applications and working on tasks in sprints related to new applications and/or functionality implementation projects.

As Lightyear is a young company you have plenty of opportunity to make your mark. You regularly have discussions with relevant stakeholders and the IT team. Of course, on Friday heading off to our (online) Friday afternoon drinks and at the end of the week having a highly contributed feeling about the achieved results! Building the way forward for Lightyear. Your job will consist of but is not limited to:

  • Be actively involved in and support further establishment of IT application landscape and workplace services
  • Collect and understand requirements from Stakeholders. Support with business process definition
  • Provide day-to-day application management for a wide variety of applications
  • Provide user support (hardware and software) and follow up on service desk tickets  (in the future this will be changed to specialists 2nd/3rd line support)
  • Ensure that users can make proper use of the applications and devices they need
  • Ensure high availability of those applications
  • Define and deploy best suited applications/functionality to address (new) business needs

What do we expect from an IT Application Engineer at Lightyear?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor degree in a relevant direction IT, Computer Science or equivalent. We are open to applications from IT engineers with a vocational level. 

  • At least 2+ years of experience on Bachelor level or 5+ years on vocational (MBO) level

  • Ability to keep asking the right questions, to get to the point and extract the real stakeholder needs (in stead of what people want or have in mind)

  • Knowledge on various operating systems (Windows, Linux, iOS) is considered a must

  • Experience in application landscape architecture

  • Experience in application support and maintenance

  • Certificates in management of typical IT applications and methodologies ( f.e. Scrum) is an advantage

  • You have an understanding of virtualization concepts (e.g hyper-v, vmware, proxmox) 

  • Development / scripting skills are considered a plus (e.g powershell, VBscript, python, php)

  • Experience with Gsuite, JIRA, JAMA and/or similar cloud based solutions is an advantage

  • Ability to work in dynamical multidisciplinary teams

  • Fluent in English is mandatory (Dutch is considered a plus)
  • Availability for at least 32 or 40 hours per week

On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; you are results oriented and driven. You have an open mind for exploration of alternative views and solutions. You are an eager, fast learner and of course you have a supportive attitude.

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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