DevOps engineer – Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Are you looking for a challenging position at a fast-growing international organisation? Do you want to be part of  the automation team ? Ambition, motivation and creativity are absolute conditions for being successful within the company.


The company is one of  the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. They invest in the infrastructure and digital platforms that empower the customers to make the most of the video, internet and communications revolution.  Their substantial scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect over 22 million customers subscribing to 46 million TV, broadband internet and telephony services. They also serve over 6 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service through 10 million access points across our footprint.

In addition, the company owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture in the Netherlands. As of December 31, 2017, VodafoneZiggo has 5 million mobile, nearly 4 million video, over 3 million fixed broadband internet and approximately 2.5 million fixed telephony subscribers as well as significant content investments in ITV, All3Media, LionsGate, Formula E racing series and several regional sports networks.

  • The role is a key Development position responsible for the continuous development and operation of the automated deployment framework for the Entertainment platform (Horizon) deployed across several of LG’s operating countries, with a main focus on networking.
  • The primary purpose of the Development Engineer is to implement a Deployment and DevOps strategy encompassing the build and development of IaC and IaaS including an automation framework with elements of declarative automation model, state and orchestrator.
  • This role will drive Infrastructure as Code development by translating business requirements together with solution-, network- and cloud/infrastructure architects and into software and provide modular code that can meet scaling requirements and future demands
  • This role will perform across department boundaries, cooperating and contributing with other Development /DevOps teams within technology and operations.
  • Design, setup & maintenance of IaC and automation framework to support continuous integration of LGs entertainment platform
  • Supporting the platform, using technical analysis to improve the reliability and scalability of the whole system
  • Work closely with architects and developers to define building blocks and new features
  • Write clean, well-structured and maintainable code
  • Design and develop in-life excellence solution like Fault identification, tolerance and recovery automations
  • Actively participate in planning and management of platform development process
  • Regularly checking the monitor alarms, diagnosing the symptoms, analysing the root causes and making preventive plans
  • Explore new latest relevant technology, techniques, frameworks, tools, methodologies and processes
  • University degree (Bachelor or Masters) in Computer Science, Science, Mathematics or equivalent or be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge
  • fluent spoken and written English
  • 4+ years of experience in working with Linux (Red Hat, Ubuntu or similar)
  • Hands-on scripting and coding experience in working with Python, nice-to-have experience in other languages, as Golang, C++, J2EE, Ruby, bash, etc
  • Experienced with different database flavours (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Cassandra, Neo4J, Mongo) and DB optimization
  • Experience working with Ansible and Terraform, nice to have also other configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, etc.
  • Practical knowledge with public cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Strong preference for Network knowledge about TCP/IP protocol suites, network security, and experience with tools like Wireshark/tcpdump, mitmproxy, dig, curl or similar
  • Knowledge in virtualization and Linux containers, i.e., KVM, Docker, CoreOS rkt or similar
  • Knowledge of various API standards (JSON, REST) and python frameworks (Django, Flask, etc)
  • Knowledge of web and HTTP proxy servers, i.e., Tomcat, Apache, Nginx, Varnish, Squid or similar
  • All-round knowledge of container technologies, open source technologies and tools.
  • Nice to have Knowledge of automated deployment/continuous Integration tools, i.e., Maven, Jenkins, Fabric8 or similar
  • Nice to have Knowledge of High Availability Solutions, global scale solutions like cloud based auto scaling etc.
  • Nice to have experience with commercial or open source monitoring systems, i.e., Nagios, Zabbix, Open Falcon or similar
  • Nice to have experience of Elastic solutions (Elastic, Kibana, Logstash) and monitor data collection tools
  • Nice to have basic knowledge on frontend development
  • General knowledge of software engineering practices including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, Agile development, build processes, testing, and operations
  • Effective communication skills, ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment within sometimes tight deadlines is a big plus
  • 30 procent ruling (30 % of your salary is taxfree)
  • Opportunity to work with leading companies and partners, therefore our organization has a very dynamic work environment with several impressive projects
  • With 7 offices around the world we are an International operating company where you will work with extraordinary driven and intelligent colleagues
  • Excellent remuneration (good base salary, pension and travel allowances)
  • Personal growth (many opportunities to study and develop yourself)
  • Laptop and Iphone

Facts about Amsterdam

A major economic center
3rd in the Global Innovation Index 2017
The largest city in the Netherlands
Population of 853.312
165: That’s the number of canals
Waterways add up to more than 100 kilometers
30 minutes away by High speed train to Rotterdam
30 minutes to The Hague & 25 minutes: Utrecht
881,000: That’s approximately the number of bicycles
Oddly enough, less people living in the city
The population is one of the most diverse in Europe
180 different nationalities and 45 per cent ethnic minorities
Booming night life
1,515: That’s the number of bars and cafes in Amsterdam