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DevOps Engineer

  • Digital Innovation
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

DevOps Engineer

Job description

Our Digital team is looking for an DevOps engineer passionate about infrastructure for innovative technologies! If you have perseverance, focus on long-term goals and the ability to handle a dynamic environment, then we need your advice and experience to keep Vandebron on the edge of technology!


As a technology company in the energy market, Vandebron is continuously releasing innovative features to progress in our sustainable mission.  The platform/infrastructure of Vandebron is growing rapidly because of new developments in electric mobility, smart charging and new energy products. In this role you are eager to get your hands dirty on all different technologies in our stack. Our way of working demands DevOps engineers to take swift actions while building robust future proof infrastructure.  This can-do mindset makes sure we can continue to scale our platforms.


Vandebron is a flat organization so you'll be able to get in direct contact with the business. You will be part of a functional scrum-team, but also form a ‘virtual’ team with other DevOps engineers. Our teams are highly self-organized following agile development practices. We always strive for innovation and we are always open to experiment with new technologies that might suit our needs.


What will you do?

  • You are responsible for building robust future proof infrastructure. 
  • You take control and innovate on our existing and future infrastructure/platforms.
  • You balance your focus towards operational tasks and building new innovative products, in the always limited amount of time.
  • You join daily stand-ups, regular demos and weekly team retrospectives are part of our process to constantly improve our software.


What is your profile?

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • You have a broad DevOps technology background. We use various (open source) tools in our infrastructure running on AWS and Azure. We do not expect you to have all of these skills, but experience with/willingness to learn these tools is part of this position. (See below list of technologies for more information.)

  • Our developers use backend technologies Scala and Python. Therefore experience with JVM is prefered. 

  • You are passionate about (the listed) technologies and like to motivate and teach other developers by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm.

  • You are flexible in multitasking and able to set the right priorities. 

  • You are a proactive problem solver, ensuring continuity of daily operation while keeping the long term goals in mind. 

  • You are analytical and structured and able to work effectively under pressure.

  • You are a quick learner and keep yourself up-to-date with market trends and developments.

  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both English and Dutch.


Do you get enthusiastic about our innovative stack at Vandebron?

  • Vandebron runs on AWS and Azure cloud platforms.

  • In our infrastructure-as-code we use Terraform to deploy our infrastructure to AWS and Azure. Ansible is used for our configuration management and we are building our images with Packer.

  • Our infrastructure core components are based on Mesos / DCOS, we mainly deploy docker containers and UCR containers. 

  • Some of the applications our Developers build use the SMACK stack, we assist in debugging these setups. 

  • When we deploy applications that hold state we mainly use NoSQL, databases or storage solutions, examples; Cassandra, MongoDB, Elastic, MySQL, Postgres, S3. Our team is responsible for managing and maintaining these solutions. 

  • Our metrics are collected in a Prometheus/Grafana setup, our Logs are in an ELK setup.

  • Scripting language. You are able to automate your solutions in either a bash script or in the automation tooling we use. Big plus is some experience with Golang or Python.

  • In our environment we run Spark workloads on Autoscaling spot instances, we use NiFi in most of these setups. Our autoscaling setup is made in NiFi.

  • We support our Data scientists with setting up Jupyter notebooks. 

  • Our deployment pipeline is on top of an auto scaling Jenkins setup. 

  • We use 3 proxy/load balancing solutions: HAProxy, Traefik and NGINX.


What do we offer?

  • A contribution to changing the world for the better.
  • An ambitious and inspiring work environment.
  • Room for own initiative.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • Salary in conformity with the market.
  • Daily fresh lunches and drinks.
  • An office in the heart of Amsterdam.



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More about Vandebron

Best working place. In the center of Amsterdam!

Vandebron is a scale-up in the energy world, with a mission to transform the energy market. Starting with 100% green & local energy in the Netherlands. We are doing so by using state of the art technology that distinguishes us from other utility providers. In our latest developments we are using blockchain technology to create a flexible energy solution for electric vehicles.

With your skills as a developer, you can contribute to this awesome and ambitious mission. So not only you will get to work with the latest technologies and a group of enthusiastic international developers in an office with free bio-lunch and great parties: your effort will also help making the world a better place at the same time.


"Why wouldn’t you try to make the future better, if you are going to be a part of it?"

- Elon Musk


Our Way 

At Vandebron we strongly believe in the agile principles. We strive to follow the manifesto and we use Scrum as a structure way to plan and adapt our development. Always with a strong focus on customer value. We believe in quality and clean code and our speed is based releasing the smartest MVP rather than compromising the quality of our work. We have 2 week sprints and we manage to continuously deliver value for Vandebron. We move fast and we want our improvements to be in production even before our sprint is finished. We make it possible for Vandebron to offer new services online, like our new ‘smart energy platform’ where we use blockchain technology to develop ‘smart charging’ propositions which is used to speed up the transition to sustainable energy. Also, we offer all our services via a state of the art ecosystem where web (React.js) and app (React native) play an important role and while disrupting our market. Of course we are making sure that our (internal/external) processes, which rely heavily on IT (cloud) systems, remain speedy and flexible. We love creativity, and we're more than happy to give our developers the freedom to express themselves, growing both personally and professionally in a wonderful working environment.