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Network and IP Management Specialist

There’s a unique opportunity waiting for you at the core of the Internet.

If you’re familiar with IP addressing (IPv4, IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers…
…if you have strong communication skills and 3 years’ experience in network operations/administration…
…if you’re a smart cookie who’s up for a challenge…
…we want to hear from you!

The RIPE NCC, in a brand new downtown Amsterdam office with an awesome view and a free barista bar, is looking for an

Network and IP Management Specialist
Amsterdam (next to Central Station)
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

You will be working as an Internet Resource Analyst (official job title) and be a part of a multicultural and international team that interacts with members across the RIPE NCC service region and implements policies created by the RIPE community.

You’ll do great work by:

  • Managing the Internet number resource lifecycle:
    • Analysing requests to distribute, transfer and maintain Internet number resources (IPv6, IPv4, ASNs)
    • Consulting with RIPE NCC members to analyse complex network implementations and evaluate Internet Number Resource requests
    • Advising and guiding RIPE NCC Members on Internet number resource registration
  • Managing and supporting projects aimed at implementing and supporting RIPE Policy
  • Performing regular auditing activities in direct contact with RIPE NCC Members

As an Internet Resource Analyst, you’ll be responsible for the complete Internet number resource lifecycle in the RIPE NCC service region, for maintaining a strong and accurate registry, and for offering extensive support to all members using RIPE NCC services.

Does this sound like you? Here’s what you’ll need to have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in network operations or in a network administration role. Experience with IP addressing (IPv4, IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers is a must-have
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Network Engineering or a related discipline
  • A good understanding of the Internet architecture and related services such as DNS, WHOIS, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work independently, in a team environment, and with global stakeholders
  • Passion for providing the highest level of customer service and sound judgment when interacting with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, administrative and project management skills
  • A fluent level of written and spoken English

What we offer:

  • Work right next to Amsterdam Central Station, at the core of the Internet ecosystem
  • A challenging role that requires the combination of technical knowledge with administrative and people skills
  • Diverse work experience through regular job rotation in the team
  • The opportunity to represent the organisation and team at industry events
  • Professional growth through internal and external training courses


The annual salary for this position is between EUR 42,600 and EUR 53,300 (before tax). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus. Monthly salary is between EUR 3,141 and EUR 3,930 (before tax) for a 37.5-hour work week.

At the RIPE NCC, we respect and facilitate a proper work-life balance for our staff. We offer excellent secondary benefits to our employees, including a relocation package for those recruited from outside the Netherlands, 30 days' vacation (in addition to public holidays), a generous training allowance and excellent paid parental leave.

How to apply:

We encourage applicants from within the RIPE NCC service region, and with a valid work permit for the Netherlands, to apply. If you live in our service region but are not an EU citizen, please read the requirements before you apply. 

Please apply using our web form. Don’t forget to include a cover letter – we disregard applications if they don’t have one.

We’ll begin evaluating applications immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. If we choose to take your application further, we will ask you to complete an assignment online. The next step in the process is an in-person or Skype interview. If you are selected for an in-person interview, we will cover your expenses.

About the RIPE NCC:

The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) providing Internet resource allocations, registration services and coordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally. The organisation is a not-for-profit association and the working language is English. The environment is internationally orientated, with staff from more than 20 countries.


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