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Application Administrator


Functie omschrijving Application Administrator

The goal of this position is to implement and manage the Research and Development application landscape, taking into account the IT trends and being in line with the Enza Zaden strategy. Enza Zaden needs a reliable ICT environment that meets the wishes and growth of the organisation. Enza Zaden uses agile methods to maintain, replace and expand applications in that environment.

This exciting position will enable you to be member of the team that manages the R&D application landscape, with its end-users in 40 different countries worldwide.

What are you going to do as an Application Administrator?

You are member of a dynamic team within the IT Department. The team is responsible for the operations of various Research & Development applications used within Enza Zaden. These applications are key to the development of new products. You will participate in projects set up to phase out legacy applications and you will be playing an important role in replacing them with modern contemporary solutions based on web interfaces, web services and data sources. You are the contact for releases & deployments, for technical questions, incidents and problems.

You operationally manage external suppliers and provide them with the necessary information. Internally you have intensive contact with colleagues like the System- and Network Administrators, the Database Administrators and the key users in the business.

You actively manage and monitor the performance of our systems and when applicable also the external suppliers. You check on process efficiency and initiate improvements; usage of resources both on premise as in the cloud and advise on optimisation or cost savings.

You access and analyse the business requirements on functional and technical options, within and between the different applications. You translate this into program changes and solutions. You advise the IT department when drafting and implementing policies, architectural principles and procedures.

You will work independent in a team of twenty people with focus on R&D applications. You are reporting to the Manager Application Services.

Functie eisen Application Administrator

Through open and clear communication, you have the ability to develop and maintain networks both internally and externally in the organisation. You function well in a multidisciplinary team and are able to work independently.

You are service-oriented and analytically strong. You work methodically and coordinate your work with colleagues. Due to the international nature of this function, it is important that you have good command of the English language, preferably also in Dutch. You are willing to travel when the occasion arises.


  • ICT education on a bachelor level.
  • 3 years of relevant IT work experience.
  • Proven knowledge in IT processes with focus on service operations.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and supporting software.
  • Skilled expertise in SQL.
  • Willing to experiment with new techniques and broaden your knowledge.


Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.

Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there ... but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.

To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.






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