DevOps Engineer - Amsterdam

We’re building a new kind of company, one that puts people first. And we’re on the lookout for new colleagues who love to code and build cloud infrastructures to help our customers be successful in the public cloud. We believe that when people are treated right, they treat the outside world right. Happy people lead to happy customers, not the other way around.


Who are we looking for?

Your probably currently known as one of the following:

  • DevOps engineer

  • Software engineer

  • Full stack developer

  • Business critical engineer

We are looking for Developers that get Ops, and Ops that get Development (you know, DevOps).
We don’t really care where you went to school, or how many years you’ve been working in the industry, or even that much about where you have worked. What we do care about is who you are and what you can do.


The ‘About You’ Section

Your work ethic is based on ‘high quality standard’, in everything you do. You have Cloud Native combined with security in your DNA. You appreciate and work well under a ‘take work’ mentality, aka not requiring a boss to tell you what to do every day. You own what you pick up, and you get shit done. You are innovative, and you are not scared to fail. You can take a punch, but also deliver one. You possess some form of a sense of humour. Your as happy writing code as you are spending at least part of your time helping customers understand their options when moving to or building new in the public cloud. You are able to quickly learn new technologies, and share your skills with your colleagues. You have probably made contributions to open source projects, been involved in a tech related community, written/blogged about your experiences or you’ve been up on the stage at a conference or two.

As we are based in Amsterdam, and are primarily dealing with a customer base in the greater Amsterdam area, it’s appropriate that you also live in the area. You should also be pretty good with your English.

As a final note, if you consider yourself ‘senior’ then you will have at least read John Allspaw’s blog post on Kitchen Soap, ‘On Being a Senior Engineer’. And you will understand that being an ‘expert’ at Kubernetes or Docker or anything else does not automatically make you ‘senior’.


The ‘Skills’ Section

You will need to know a few things in order to be successful here, so if you tick most of these boxes then we should talk:

  • Experience with at least one flavour of public cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) - designing, building and supporting cloud solutions for customers.

  • Terraform, and you know how to code it.

  • Docker, Kubernetes, Git, and about 10 other things…

  • A scripting language (python, bash, powershell)

  • Configuration management (Chef, Ansible, Puppet)

  • Understanding of monitoring and logging concept

  • Experience with one flavour of monitoring tools (Datadog, Prometheus, New Relic)

  • You automate everything


And what do you get from us?

We could go on about offering ‘above average’ salaries and lots of fancy benefits, but it is probably more fun to do this together with you in a conversation. We of course offer a very competitive salary and a annual bonus, but there are a few things that you do not normally find at your average Dutch ‘werkgever’. Here’s a taste:

  • 3 Day Weekends

  • Pimp your workstation budget

  • Study / Training / Conference attendance budget

  • Company Bike (Van Moof)


Does this sound like a role that fits you? Then we are anxious to hear from you. Drop us an email. You can include your CV if you like, just to give us an idea what you can do. We will pay more attention to the letter that you will send, telling us about you and why you are going to be the perfect fit at ascode!