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Careers at the RIPE NCC

Working at the RIPE NCC

What We Do

Think about how heavily you rely on the Internet. Communication, commerce, administration, entertainment - the Internet plays a key role in all of this and more.

We operate in the engine room of the Internet. We provide the IP addresses that we all use to connect to the Internet. We also support the Internet community at large via technical co-ordination and representation in Internet governance. That's the short version - you can dive deeper into everything we do here. 

Our strongest asset is our staff. We bring together more than 150 people from more than 38 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. Our official working language is English, but more than 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues.

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and together with the wider Internet community. We are one of the oldest Internet organisations in Europe and are proud of our legacy. 

How We Work

We employ the brightest talent and believe in our staff to work towards our vision to "together, shape the future of the Internet" without the bureaucracy, inefficiency and politics that can come from a top-down hierarchical structure.

We believe in an open, bottom-up and transparent Internet governance model and want to reflect that internally too. That’s why we are in the midst of a transition to a self-organised structure called Holacracy. Instead of a top-down management structure, we have purpose-driven circles. Instead of job descriptions, our employees hold a number of roles with a defined purpose and accountabilities. 

The power of Holacracy is that it allows a circle to make decisions to help achieve its purpose, rather than pushing a decision upwards. It also allows our employees to move across the organisation and use their skills and knowledge across typical ‘department’ boundaries. 

We are all learning this new way of working together and it's very exciting! Do you want to join us on this journey? 

Read more about Holacracy.

Current Openings

Technical Trainer

If you are driven by a passion for education and the Internet, have a talent for guiding people, can explain highly technical concepts with ease and love working with people from around the world, then you may be our next Technical Trainer.The RIPE NCC’s Learning & Development department is looking...

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Legal Counsel

As Legal Counsel at the RIPE NCC you’ll be analysing and providing legal advice about unique topics of the Internet infrastructure and governance. With your experience and dedication, you can easily connect and communicate with internal and external stakeholders and provide legal support. You are a...

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Embedded Systems Engineer

As our new Embedded Systems Engineer, you’ll be a member of our Research and Development team working on the development of the firmware running on RIPE Atlas probes - a pretty unique task! Do you have experience in this area, and are you eager to learn and share knowledge with a highly collaborati...

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Customer Service Analyst

As an authority on Internet number resources, we are looking for a Customer Service Analyst to join us in actively contributing to a stable and innovative Internet. Are you looking for an opportunity to flex your customer service prowess in an international not-for-profit organisation? Do you have ...

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Internet Resource Analyst

As an authority on Internet number resources, we are looking for an Internet Resource Analyst to join us in actively contributing to a stable and innovative Internet. Our Internet Resource Analysts are diligent individuals responsible for the management of Internet number resources. Do you like wor...

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Information Security Engineer

Are you an experienced Information Security Engineer and interested in supporting the well-being of the Internet? Do you feel as comfortable with Linux command-line tools, as with investigating security incidents? Do you have experience, or a keen interest, in Cloud security? In this role you get t...

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User Interface Engineer

As our new User Interface (UI) Engineer you’ll be part of our Research and Development team. You’ll be involved in developing informational systems for the benefit of the Internet community. Are you eager to learn and share knowledge with a highly collaborative, multinational team? Then the RIPE NC...

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Software Engineer

Would you like to develop software in a unique, not-for-profit organisation that has a significant impact on the core of the Internet services? We bring together more than 170 people from 41 countries in our modern, vibrant office. So, do you want to become part of the RIPE NCC and are you a full-s...

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  30 holidays + public holidays
  Paid parental leave after one year
  Non-contributory pension scheme
  Health insurance premium reimbursed
Your Potential Colleagues

Sandra Brás
E-Learning Program Manager
"What I like most about my job is the ability to be creative and establish contacts with several stakeholders from different industries"

Emile Aben
Senior Research Engineer
"What I love most about my job is the ability to explore data and technologies and dive deep into the inner workings of the Internet."

Katie Petrusha
Senior Technical Analyst
"I like connecting people, ideas and technologies to develop lean and maintainable products for the good of the Internet."

Application Process
  1. Up to 24hrs after you apply, we'll send you a confirmation
  2. We'll invite you to an interview (phone/Skype/in person)
  3. We might ask you to do a short assignment for us
  4. If we feel mutually positive and want to proceed, we'll arrange a second interview
  5. If we think you're a good fit, we'll make you an offer
  6. If you accept we'll ask Validata Group to do a background check
Get in touch

Marjolijn van Iersel
Senior Recruiter
Email: openings _at_ ripe _dot_ net