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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

IT Support Specialist

Want to work in an international environment, and for the good of the Internet? You can do both in the role of IT Support Specialist at the RIPE NCC. We’re looking for a customer-focused new colleague who will be responsible for enabling our users’ interactions with technology. So, do you want to b...

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Business & Data Analyst

As Business & Data Analyst, you are expected to deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders. You will be part of a newly established business intelligence unit that aims to support management in strategy development and resource allocation to increase the impact o...

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Accounts Payable (AFAS)

Want to work in an international environment, and for the good of the Internet? You can do both in the role of Financial Administrator (Accounts Payable) at the RIPE NCC. You will become part of a diverse and experienced Finance team and will also work closely with other departments. Our biggest ex...

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Risk & Compliance Manager

Do you want to work at the heart of the Internet and take the lead on our Risk and Compliance activities? Do you have proven experience in these areas, and are you able to contribute to a security culture based on trustworthiness, openness, inclusiveness and care in the RIPE NCC? Your purpose as th...

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Chief Information Security Officer

Do you want to work at the heart of the Internet and take the lead on our Information Security, Risk and Compliance activities? Do you have proven experience in these areas, and are you able to create a security culture based on trustworthiness, openness, inclusiveness and care in the RIPE NCC?Your...

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System Engineer - DevOps

Are you a passionate System Engineer or DevOps Engineer who is eager to learn and share knowledge with a highly collaborative, multinational team? And do you want to work in a unique, not-for-profit organisation that has a significant impact on the core of Internet services? Then the RIPE NCC is th...

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QA Software Engineer

Do you enjoy playing an important role in quality control during the software development lifecycle? Do you want to become part of a unique, international, not-for-profit organisation that has a significant impact on the core of Internet services? Then the RIPE NCC is the place for you!QA Software ...

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

Kjell Leknes
Internet Resource Analyst
"I feel that my job is important because I contribute to making the internet run as successful as it does."

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