DevOps Engineer (Remote/Relocation) Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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DevOps Engineer (Remote/Relocation)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Benefits

Visa Sponsorship if necessary
Relocation Assistance
Resume Enhancement Tips
Interview Preparation

About the company:

This Rotterdam-based company has been changing the world of mid to long-term accommodation rentals since 2009. Today, according to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, it is one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the Netherlands. With over 50k active ads in more than 400 cities around the world, its housing platform is a real catch for young professionals and international students who are on the lookout for a new home abroad. The platform currently has over 5m active users.

Your Role:

Your impact

As a DevOps Engineer, you will be joining the Platform Infrastructure Team, inside the Product Development division. As we have reached the scale-up phase, our rapid growth has brought on new challenges. 

Since we were early adopters of cloud infrastructure on GCP we have the challenge to re-platform our systems on top of a secure foundation, and we are building a platform that other teams can use to run and operate their services with more autonomy.

You will practice cloud-native methodologies and lean towards cloud-native solutions with the backbone being Kubernetes (GKE). As a DevOps advocate, you will contribute to the efforts and direction that other teams will build upon to easily and safely run their services, monitor them, and react to incidents in a timely manner. 

As an advocate of security and data privacy by design, you facilitate other teams to run and operate their services securely while letting them focus on their domains.

 

Our stack 

Our services are mostly built with Go, and data persisted in PostgreSQL database(s). GCP is our Cloud Provider of choice, and our services run inside Docker containers on several Kubernetes clusters. We use gRPC for internal communication, though we prefer async events on NSQ. Our Frontend stack is built on React/TypeScript. We version our code with Git.  

The Platform Infrastructure team works on developing and maintaining the platform, its API, and its infrastructure.

 

Our challenge 

We are evolving into a rental platform. We do so by building an event-driven architecture while making heavy use of DDD, DevOps and Agile principles and Contract First Development practices.

We are innovating our cloud infrastructure by focusing on cloud-native practices, and by investing in Kubernetes, Docker and Serverless technologies.

 

The role of the DevOps Engineer

  • Build tools on top of our Infrastructure platform, with great Developer Experience and simple to use by our product teams.
  • Apply DevOps principles and SRE practices, and advocate for them.
  • Facilitate product teams and enable them to deploy and operate their services.
  • Take care of quality standards of availability, performance, security and data privacy, monitor them, and include them when designing and refining new solutions.
  • Contribute to the Cloud Infrastructure strategy on GCP, to achieve our technical goals and improve our cloud infrastructure KPIs.
  • Ensure the services that the organisation manages are healthy, secure and operational, through monitoring and SREs principles
  • Find, review and communicate about security threats to non-technical stakeholders and propose a plan of approach when needed.
  • Maintain and evolve our secure foundation on GCP and our cloud infrastructure and GitOps setup.
  • Manage and maintain our Kubernetes clusters architecture, and execute on our Cloud Native strategy.
  • Implement features in our GitOps and Infrastructure as Code setup, maintain CI/CD pipelines used by our teams.
  • Provide technical support and manage incidents when needed.
 

Your qualification:

The type of profile that could excel in the role typically has around 5 years of relevant experience in managing infrastructure for complex distributed systems at scale. 2 years of previous experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure) is desirable. We use GCP so we expect a willingness to learn it if it isn’t the Cloud provider in your toolbelt. 

Our systems are Linux-based, so experience working with Linux-based systems is a must. We use Go, Python and JavaScript. Knowledge of the languages is not needed on a daily basis for the role, but you may need to learn.

 

Relocation support:

You don't just get a new full-time IT job abroad, you are becoming a part of something bigger – the team of awesome techies where every single individual matters. We care about you and aim to make your move abroad as smooth as possible. Besides visa sponsorship, the hiring company is ready to take on the flight ticket costs.

Additional information:

This DevOps Engineer job in the Netherlands comes with an impressive list of perks, including:

  • The opportunity to take full ownership of your work and dare to do things differently. 
  • Work with a creative, diverse, and inclusive team! Think 120+ people from 30+ different nationalities.
  • Budget for Dutch or English classes to help you kick off your stay in the Netherlands, and help you immerse into the Dutch culture.
  • 10% of the time on personal development and side projects.
  • Work in a spacious, modern, and brand new office in heart of Rotterdam, with free coffee and snacks, and a social space with entertainment facilities.
  • Personal equipment including new MacBook, screens, and adjustable tables and chairs.
  • "Work from anywhere" policy, including flexible working hours.

Practicalities

  • A full-time position (40 hours a week) w/ schedule flexibility.
  • An opportunity to work remotely or on-site at our HQ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Contacts

For additional details on this role contact – Anna Kalniei

kalniei
anna.kalniei@relocateme.tech

Have a great day!

DevOps Engineer (Remote/Relocation) job with relocation support (including visa sponsorship)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands