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Senior Linux System Engineer


We are seeking a professional individual to join our team as an expert Senior Linux engineer to work within the Private Cloud Team.

Our three private cloud regions combined consist of 2000+ physical servers and are serving more than 20K+ virtual machines. The entire virtual machine network is managed by an SDN based on Juniper contrail. Currently in the process of migrating all of its Classified websites into AWS and expects to finish 90% of this migration by the end of the year. On this assignment you will be responsible for both maintaining and decommissioning the Private Cloud Infrastructure.

The team is also responsible for managing several shared services like OpenLDAP, DNS, NTP and several other inhouse tools built to manage OpenLDAP. These services are run in different cloud environment, being on prem as well as public (GCP, AWS)

Project Details:

  • Startdate: ASAP
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Duration: 12 Months (Option for Extension)
  • Industry: Retail

Your primary job responsibilities:

  • Work closely together with network engineers and data center technicians
  • Participate as a member of the Cloud team responsible for the management and operation of multiple private OpenStack Clouds
  • Support and work with our colleagues in international locations
  • Review and improve reliability requirements for our clouds, for example HA testing, capacity planning
  • Making sure our infrastructure is secure, up to date and performant
  • Ability to deep dive and troubleshoot technical issues and performance tuning
  • Create and maintain scripts for efficient and repeatable operations

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to script in one or more scripting languages, like Python, Bash
  • Has experience with configuration management tools like Puppet, Ansible, Terraform
  • Hands on and deep understanding of Linux systems with proven experience of 10 years+
  • Networking knowledge, understanding basics of TCP/IP stack and other protocols
  • Review and contribute to our architecture documentation and best practices
  • Fluent in English
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Ability and willingness to quickly embrace and learn about new technologies

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of managing OpenStack environments
  • Understanding of overlay networks, software defined networking, BGP, VLANs, network architecture/tools like FRR and load balancing like, Citrix ADC and Traefik
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipelines

Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards,

Bas Van Der Bijl

Senior IT Delivery Consultant


T +31 20 797 50 04

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Senior Linux System Engineer