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Senior Linux Systems Engineer (On-Premise and Cloud)

NetherlandsIT Operations

Job description

Are you looking for a challenging job in a complex environment that suits your skills and ambitions? If yes, we are currently looking for a colleague with at least 5 years experience in managing both physical on-premise servers and AWS cloud infrastructure.

You will be responsible for ensuring the stability, security, and scalability of our Linux-based systems, while also contributing to the design, implementation, and maintenance of our cloud infrastructure.

Our SaaS solutions for semantic search and document understanding are being used internationally by thousands of customers, and their 24×7 availability and integrity are crucial to our business and reputation. We need your experience and enthusiasm to help us operate, standardize and optimize the lower levels of our infrastructure.

For this position we offer relocation assistance.

Your responsibilities

  • You will work in a team of highly skilled engineers, to:
  • Achieve uptime >99.99%.

  • Manage and expand the physical servers, OS's and networks in multiple datacenters, including our AWS cloud platforms.

  • Understand a complex technical architecture with a high degree of customisation.

  • Operate and improve our automation tooling.

  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation schedule.

  • Provide a flexible infrastructure to the rest of the company

  • Work with a DevOps mindset with other teams within the company to bring our products to a large number of corporate customers worldwide.

  • 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.

Job requirements

Who you are

  • Flexible and able to focus despite many distractions.

  • BSc/MSc degree in Computer Science (or related field) with proven experience as a Linux System Engineer or similar role, managing both on-premise and cloud infrastructure.

  • 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.

  • Some knowledge of network and (distributed) storage technology (e.g. VLANs, RSTP, VXLAN, DNS, Ceph, LVM, NVMe).

  • Hands-on experience with physical servers and datacenter setups. Able to create hardware configurations ready to order.

  • Able to set up and modify provisioning methods for both physical and virtual servers.

  • Hands-on experience with high volume web-based infrastructures and virtualisation (haproxy, VRRP, Proxmox, KVM, Pfsense).

  • Hands-on experience and/or certification on CentOS/RedHat/Rocky.

  • Hands-on experience 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 virtualization technologies (Proxmox, KVM) and containerization (Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Experience in configuration management (mainly Ansible).

  • Experience in IaC (mainly Terraform)

  • Experience with monitoring tools (e.g. Zabbix / Prometheus / Grafana / Cloudwatch).

What we offer

  • A fast-growing company with a motivated international team from over 36 nationalities

  • A fair salary.

  • A yearly bonus based on your and the company's performance.

  • 25 days of holiday leave.

  • Good equipment.

  • Hybrid working, travel allowance and compensation for your internet costs at home.

  • A home office allowance to create a suitable workplace at home.

  • Working comfortably in a brand new office in Amsterdam.

  • Free quality lunches, snacks and drinks: whatever you fancy, our kitchen has it all.

  • Enjoy a relaxing chair massage.

  • Being able to participate in weekly bootcamp sessions en enjoy a chair massage.

  • Chilled drinks on Friday.

  • Participating in our yearly week-long hackathon but also joining meet-ups, training courses and/or conferences

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. We provide our customers with SaaS software, technology, data and professional services.
Textkernel is headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Frankfurt, Paris and teams in the US and the UK. As a group we are currently around 200 strong with over 36 different nationalities in our team.