Application Administrator


Enkhuizen, The Netherlands (Fulltime)

Application Administrator

Experienced in R&D application landscape

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.

Your power

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.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties and produces and sells the seeds of these across the world. Both for standard as well as organic agriculture.

Our aim is to ensure that people have access to healthy vegetables. Wherever they are in the world. Worldwide, over 460 million people consume our vegetables every day. So, we're well on the way.... but there's still a lot to be done! Of course, we are also looking beyond the here and now. We also want to be sure that there are sufficient vegetables to feed everyone in 2050 when our world is home to some 10 billion inhabitants.

To achieve this, we work with the best that nature has to offer. And we support this with innovative technologies, which enable us to make the plant breeding process faster and more efficient. And that is necessary because the development of a new vegetable variety currently takes some 6 to 10 years. We also focus on higher yields, resistance to disease and plagues and climate extremes, such as heat and drought. And, of course, on flavour, shelf life, and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy and delicious vegetable varieties that deliver more per m2 of agricultural land, require fewer crop protection products and can withstand the changes in our climate. You notice this in everything in our company: sustainability is in our DNA.

Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues throughout the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family company in which some 2,000 employees from over 40 nationalities spread across 6 continents work together closely in international teams.


Please point your application to the HR department, via the button below. For more information please contact Martine Rook, Recruiter, phone +31 228 784 638.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated