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Are you a proactive and innovative IT professional with experience in modern technologies like JAMF, Saltstack, VMware? Have you worked with macOS and Linux (Redhat/CentOS)? The IT Department is responsible for the core infrastructure that our services rely on 24/7.

System Engineer
Location: Amsterdam Central Station
37.5 hours per week on fulltime basis
4 days working part-time is possible

As a System Engineer, you will primarily be responsible for problem-solving and system administration, dealing with ticket requests and supporting departmental IT projects and cross-departmental projects. As a System Engineer, you will join a highly-motivated technical department and will be responsible for maintaining our company-wide IT infrastructure and providing high-quality user support for our IT Services (network, NAS, email, managed laptops, virtual environment) together with your IT colleagues.

In this role, you will:

  • Maintain our Linux servers running Redhat/CentOS using Saltstack
  • Maintain our metal servers and virtual environment servers running VMware
  • Work with our Netapp NAS
  • Install hardware and troubleshoot problems at our colocations in Amsterdam
  • After six months in the IT department, you will be expected to participate in our 24/7 standby - shifts are one week every 6-8 weeks
  • You may need to travel 2-3 times per year to attend training courses and attend or support conferences like RIPE Meetings

What we expect from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related studies.
  • At least three years’ experience working in a similar environment and position as a System Engineer on Linux.
  • Strong technical knowledge.
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Competences: team player, working well under pressure, complex problem-solving skills, innovative

It would be nice if you also have:

  • Experience using JAMF to manage macOS
  • Experience with Saltstack
  • Experience scripting and programming.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory
  • Affinity with the IT/Internet industry

What can we offer you?

  • A modern, flexible and informal work environment with an emphasis on healthy work/life balance
  • An annual salary between EUR 42,600 and EUR 61,300 (before tax). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus.
  • Excellent secondary benefits including relocation, a non-contributory pension scheme, 26-weeks paid parental leave, top-tier health insurance coverage for you and your family and 30 days of vacation (full-time)
  • A generous training allowance for professional development
  • A free in-house barista and free company-wide lunch every Wednesday
  • An opportunity to expand your technical knowledge and grow in your career

The Team:

Information Technology & Security department:

Our international team of 14 colleagues with eight nationalities is responsible for the RIPE NCC’s IT infrastructure and services. Working with other departments to support their needs is an integral part of the job. The IT department implements new technologies for the entire company and is always looking to innovate.

About the RIPE NCC

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 we are proud of our legacy. 

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 over 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues. 

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: working for the good of the Internet. And we are now working collaboratively with staff to transform our company culture for the future. Will you join us on this journey? 

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please click on the Apply button and fill in the short application form. Return this to us along with your CV and motivation letter (in English only). A pre-employment screening (done by CV-OK) is part of the recruitment process.

 

 

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