Linux engineer

Keeping systems running with neat Linux engineering

  • Fulltime: 38 hours a week
  • Experience: min. 5 years
  • Education: Higher vocational
  • Salary: € 2.695 - € 4.540
How you'd explain your job at a party

I help to keep the whole Linux platform running, which can be quite a challenge.

What you'll be doing

Being responsible for all .nl domains, with so many people depending on us, SIDN needs a solid technical base. And that's what we have. Underpinning our operations is a complex Linux platform. An organisation built on IT needs people to keep everything running smoothly and make sure it's easy to use. That's where you come in. Whether you think of yourself as a Linux engineer or a Linux specialist, we need your knowledge and skills to ensure the availability of our systems. Your professionalism and customer focus will be reflected in the way that you:

  • Undertake configuration management

  • Apply various virtualisation techniques

  • Perform system management tasks to keep our operating systems running

  • Do creative scripting and automation work

  • Monitor processes and systems

What we want

At SIDN, you'll be working for a reliable, innovative employer. As a Linux Engineer, you'll know how to implement new generations of the operating systems. And you'll use your knowledge in a team setting. We have a strong team spirit, which drives a desire for continuous improvement. The kind of person who fits in is open to new ideas, focused on finding the most practical solutions and ready to accept responsibility. Being stress-proof and accurate is important too, because that'll help you make a difference as a Linux Engineer. Those strengths are the product of:

  • Higher vocational-level working and reasoning

  • About five years' experience as a Linux engineer, Linux specialist, Unix engineer or consultant

  • Knowledge of DNS systems

  • Knowledge of shell scripting and/or Python

  • Ability to work with Scrum, Agile and/or Kanban

  • Experience of configuration management tooling, e.g. Ansible and Puppet

  • Willingness to provide emergency standby cover

About us

SIDN, in full the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands, is an independent organisation that manages the .nl domain. In 2017, we joined forces with Connectis to reinforce the market for digital identities as well.Connectis supplies software and ID tokens for secure access to public and private services. There's more to domain name registration and secure log-ins than you might expect. We therefore have a team of 150 people dedicated to ensuring that the Dutch internet is as secure and trustworthy as possible. Some are based in Arnhem, others in Rotterdam.

Take a look at the missions and visions of SIDN and Connectis for a fuller picture of who we are and what we stand for. At SIDN and Connectis, you'll see more jeans and tee-shirts than sharp suits. It's a setting where you can be yourself. And there's always something going on: family days, Christmas dinners, sports days, barbecues and even weekends away together. Join in or do your own thing; it's fine either way. Maybe we'll see you soon?

Read more about SIDN

What you can expect

As a Linux Engineer, you'll be part of the eight-strong system management team that keeps our operating systems running. Each person on the team has one or more specialisms, such as virtualisation or monitoring. And everyone uses their knowledge for innovation and optimisation within SIDN. The team is all about a continuous process of searching for ways to improve things and putting improvement ideas into practice. You'll be working at our offices in Arnhem, which are easy to reach by car. Public transport links to Arnhem are good as well, but SIDN is about fifteen minutes from the station by bike.

Pay and other benefits

We're not secretive about things like pay and holidays. Why would we be? After all, SIDN and Connectis offer really good packages. So we're happy to put our cards on the table. And we're not just talking about the little perks, like great coffee whenever you want it and a supply of fresh fruit for dipping into. We're confident that the pay and extras you'll get as Linux Engineer will put a smile on your face. Take a look for yourself:

  • Gross monthly salary of up to € 4,540

  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses if you come to work by public transport

  • Travel allowance of € 0.19 per kilometre if you come in by car

  • Travel allowance of € 0.29 per kilometre for business travel

  • A bonus of up to 4 per cent, depending on operating results

  • 25 days' holiday, if you work full time

  • A holiday allowance of 8 per cent, plus a year-end payment of 4 per cent

  • An attractive pension with ABP, with an 80 per cent contribution from SIDN

  • Education and training opportunities tailored to your wishes

  • € 35 a month for your home broadband and € 25 a month (gross) towards your health insurance

  • a relocation allowance if taking the job means moving house 

Everything above is for a 38-hour week. You can work longer hours if you like. If you opt for a 40-hour week, you get thirteen extra days' leave.

The selection procedure does involve a Certificate of Good Behaviour (similar to a criminal record check) and reference checks.

Like the sound of the job?

Fancy the idea of joining our team? Give us a ring on +31 26 352 5500 or apply before Tuesday 01 January 2019 using the form below. If there's anything you'd like to know about the job or about the application process, just ask:

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