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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

Facility Manager

If you are looking for a role that gives you the opportunity to work in an international and impactful organisation at the core of the Internet, we have the job opportunity for you! The RIPE NCC is looking for a Facility Manager who runs our Amsterdam office smoothly and provides excellent support....

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Research Engineer

The RIPE NCC's Research and Development (R&D) team focuses on Internet-related research and development for the benefit of the RIPE community. These activities include RIPE Atlas, RIPEstat, numerous RIPE Labs articles and various other Internet measurement research activities. We're looking for a r...

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Software/Data Engineer

Do you get excited about data? How about working on an operating service with a user base of a million plus people, which has over 100 million requests a day? If you do, then we have the right job for you! Our RIPEstat team is looking for a Software/Data Engineer.RIPEstat is a large-scale informati...

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Information Security Engineer Cloud

Are you an experienced Information Security Engineer with a strong focus on cloud security and interested in supporting the well-being of the Internet?
 Do you feel as comfortable with Cloud security tools, as Linux command-line tools? In this role you get the chance to work with the latest state o...

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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 160 people from 38 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