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AWS Engineer

Remote, Hybrid
  • Netherlands

Job description

Textkernel’s business is simple: make more and better matches between people and jobs. How? By utilizing machine intelligence techniques coupled with a talented and ambitious team. Our dynamically growing company is currently servicing thousands of clients worldwide by optimizing and automating their recruitment activities. Our software is provided as a SaaS solution and we are working with a lot of the biggest names in the industry.

Providing 24x7 availability and integrity are crucial to our business and reputation, that's why we are looking for an AWS Engineer to strengthen our ITOps department. We need your experience and enthusiasm to help us operate, standardize, and optimize our infrastructure. 

Your responsibilities

You will work in the team of highly skilled engineers, to achieve an uptime of >99.99%. You will manage & support our Cloud Infrastructure to:

  • Design, deploy (via Terraform), and manage AWS cloud infrastructure components (EC2 instances, VPC, EKS, S3, EFS, etc.).
  • Optimize cloud resources for cost efficiency and performance.
  • Monitor and maintain high availability and fault tolerance of cloud services.
  • Ensure compliance with security best practices and industry standards.
  • Understand a complex technical architecture with a high degree of customisation.
  • Operate and improve our automation tooling.
  • Work with a DevOps mindset with other teams within the company to bring our products to a large number of corporate customers worldwide.

Who you are

  • You have more than 4 years of experience in administration of AWS Cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Flexible and able to focus despite many distractions.
  • A diverse 1000-server infrastructure does not scare you – it inspires you.
  • Fluent in English – and one or more programming/scripting languages such as Bash or Python.
  • Hands-on experience and/or certification in managing AWS cloud infrastructure (EC2, VPC, EKS, S3, EFS, etc.) and familiarity with AWS services.
  • Capable of designing for 99.9+% uptime.
  • Hands-on experience with containerization (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Hands-on experience in IaC (mainly Terraform) is a must.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with application deployment and tools (Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Nexus) and using them to build reliable CD pipelines.
  • Experience in configuration management (mainly Ansible) and monitoring tools (e.g. Cloudwatch / Prometheus / Grafana / Datadog).
  • Additionally having experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL, Cassandra and/or Elasticsearch is nice to have.
  • Experience with creating backups of systems without impacting production, being able to monitor them, being able to restore them quickly.
  • You live in the Central European Timezone

What you'd like to see in your new job*

  • A fair salary
  • A yearly bonus based on your and the company's performance.
  • Joining a fast growing, motivated and international team that consists of more than 37 nationalities
  • 28 days of holiday leave.
  • Holiday allowance and participation in a solid pension plan.
  • Hybrid working
  • Travel allowance and compensation for your internet costs at home.
  • A home office allowance to create a suitable workplace at home.
  • A place at our comfortable and brand new office in Amsterdam Noord, with free quality lunches, snacks and drinks: whatever you fancy, our kitchen has it all!
  • Participating in our yearly week-long company wide hackathon (Innovation Week) but also joining meet-ups, training courses, scientific conferences and team/company trips.

* This position can be remote. Other benefits may apply. The listed benefits are for a position in The Netherlands (Amsterdam office). 

About us

Textkernel is widely regarded as the international leader in providing Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Semantic Technology that empowers organizations to optimally understand, connect and analyze all their data around people and jobs. We enable thousands of recruitment & staffing agencies, employers, job boards, HR software vendors and outplacement & redeployment agencies worldwide to work smarter and more effectively by creating efficiencies in the HR and recruitment process.

Textkernel is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Frankfurt, Paris, Enschede, Eindhoven and teams in the US and the UK. As a group we are currently around 250 strong. We are small enough to make you matter but big enough to have a very recognizable impact on the market, supported by solid infrastructure.

Recruitment process

For this position it starts with an intake call with one of our talent partners. Afterwards we will plan a technical interview (no assignment) and we'll finish up with a call with the Head of ITOps. In general this recruitment process will take about 2 weeks from the intake call onwards.

Applications from freelancers, employment agencies, and recruitment agencies are not wanted at this time.