If you work in the tech industry, you’ll be aware of the increasing pace of layoffs that have gathered momentum through the spring and summer of this year. Big, seemingly untouchable names such as payments decacorn Klarna are suffering. It is on its second round of job cuts, and layoffs have reportedly hit Meta and Google too.
One sector that is so far resilient is the cloud. The industry had a great pandemic as businesses necessarily had to change how they did things. Those that used on-premise solutions had to quickly move to solutions that included virtual desktops, file sharing, messaging and remote team management solutions.
For many companies that had been resisting cloud services, or only at the point of investigating them, this accelerated the digitisation of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by several years.
The surge is exponential: as more people use cloud services, they become more familiar and comfortable with them. This encourages further usage, and Gartner predicts that the sector will only grow as a result with 95% of new digital workloads deployed on cloud-native platforms by 2025.
European cloud companies
The seventh annual Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private cloud companies for 2022 was recently announced. Global, it is designed to recognise standout firms, from small startups to private-equity-backed giants. A number of European companies made the Cloud 100 list. Check them out below, or discover lots of cloud jobs that are currently hiring across Europe.
The Helsinki-based Aiven provides managed open source data technologies on all major clouds to allow developers to create applications. It is now valued at $3 billion and its customers include Comcast and Toyota.
Checkout.com is a London-headquartered payments platform that has around 2,000 employees. Its tech integrates electronic payments, analytics and fraud monitoring into one platform. The company processes payments for brands including Pizza Hut, H&M and Farfetch, as well as Fintechs such as Coinbase and Revolut.
Worth $8.5bn, Personio is a German HR software company that provides an all-in-one HR bundle to small- and medium-sized European companies. With over 6,000 customers, it has around 1,500 employees, and offices in Munich, Madrid, London, and Dublin.
Compliance software firm OneTrust was founded in 2016 and has joint headquarters in London and Atlanta. It provides technology and services across aspects of data protection and privacy management. 10,000 customers use its platform, which is backed by 150 patents, and it has around 2,500 employees.
Fintech as a service company Rapyd allows businesses to collect online payments from customers in over 100 countries worldwide and integrates with popular platforms such as WooCommerce and Magento. Founded in 2016, it is based in London and has 850 employees.
As an ever-increasing number of new businesses begin operations from a cloud-native standpoint, it’s a good time to be working in the sector. Below, we’re taking a look at three jobs that are currently hiring and you can find plenty more on the Tech.EU Job Board too.
Technical Leader JAVA DATA (F/H), BPCE SA
Groupe BPCE is the second-largest banking player in France. It is hiring a Tech Lead Java Data in Paris who will be responsible for technical choices and architecture. You’ll manage the provisional load plan for projects, define the standards, methods and processes within projects and realise costs and establish schedules on behalf of the IT project manager. You’ll also act as an advisor to developer analysts. Interested? Find out more here.
Data Engineer, Adler Properties GmbH
Adler Properties is seeking a Berlin-based Data Engineer who will work on the creation and maintenance of on-prem and cloud databases and data models, as well as the integration, transformation and consolidation of data from systems. You’ll also be involved in structure, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of data pipelines / ETL routes as well as monitoring and performance improvement, and you will develop and implement data security protocols and DWH/BI cloud architectures. You’ll need three to four years of relevant professional experience and in-depth knowledge of SQL, stored procedures, scripts and triggers, Python, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Synapse Analytics and databases to apply for the Data Engineer job.
Technical Cloud Specialist, Cygnific
The Technical Cloud Specialist will be an expert in cloud technology and will work with the IT team in Amsterdam to take responsibility for the implementation and management of Microsoft cloud infrastructure. You’ll ensure that the organisation is aware of innovations within cloud technology and you’ll optimise the cloud platform. You’ll need three to five years experience, a broad knowledge of Microsoft products, basic knowledge of and interest in Agile/Scrum DevOps, and basic knowledge of infrastructure-as-code. Get more details about the Technical Cloud Specialist role.