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Would you like to work in a unique, not-for-profit organisation that has a significant impact on the core of the Internet? Are you a passionate System Engineer or DevOps Engineer who is eager to learn and share knowledge with a highly collaborative, multinational team? Then the RIPE NCC is the place to be!

System Engineer - DevOps

37.5 hours per week on fulltime basis

4 days working part-time is possible

As a System Engineer, you will be responsible for problem-solving and system administration, dealing with ticket requests, and supporting departmental IT and cross-departmental projects. You will join a highly-motivated technical department and will be responsible for maintaining one of the most important services of the RIPE NCC; RPKI. 

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, you will be expected to participate in our 24/7 standby shifts

What we expect from you:

  • At least three years’ experience working in a similar environment and position as a DevOps engineer on Linux, JVM, and/or Python
  • Experience with cloud (AWS/GCP) and container technologies (docker)
  • Experience with Infrastructure As Code (Terraform, ansible)
  • Experience with Saltstack
  • Great understanding of DevOps practices (CI, CD) and an Agile mindset
  • Experience with tools like Gitlab, Jenkins, Travis, Drone
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Natural interest to keep up with relevant developments in your field, eagerness to keep on learning, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills

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 50,000 and EUR 63,000 (before tax). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus
  • Excellent secondary benefits including 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
  • An opportunity to expand your technical knowledge and grow in your career

The Software Engineering team

We are a vibrant team of 20 talented, diverse, and multi-cultural engineers who love our craft. We’re eager to learn from each other and evolve our skills through collaboration. We value best practices, such as clean coding, code reviews, automated tests, continuous integration (CI), and few click deployments. Since it’s an agile environment, we rely on good communication within our team and organisation. 

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 are with more than 160 people from over 38 countries. Our official working language is English, but over 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues. At the moment, we are working fully remotely because of COVID-19.

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 Validata) is part of the recruitment process. 

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