DevOPS & Systems Engineer

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The role

At Emesa we're tackling the fast & exciting world of high-volume real-time auctions. We have ambitions to continue our international expansion and punch above our weight on the eCommerce scene. And for this, we need a pragmatic & experienced engineer to join our DevOps & Systems Administration team and help us drive these plans. How to do this, you ask? The DevOps & Systems Administration team owns our On-prem and Cloud infrastructure & DevOps tooling and therefore it's critical for our success. We're in the process of moving all our infrastructure to AWS Cloud and rebuilding it on Docker & Kubernetes. So far about 50% of applications have either been moved or were built directly in AWS cloud and the results are great! We achieve better application stability, better security and manageable costs. Remaining 50% of applications are hosted on-prem, and this includes also one monolith application. So the plan is to accelerate rehosting/rebuilding the remaining applications from on-prem to AWS cloud, further optimize costs and decommission our remaining on-prem infrastructure.

DevOps & Systems Administration tech stack:

  • AWS: Terraform, EKS, Lambda, EC2 (Spot, Auto-scale), RDS, SQS, ElastiCache, SageMaker, EMR etc.
  • On prem: > 100 physical servers, Ubuntu, LXD, Puppet, Jenkins

What are you bringing?

  • Deep experience with *nix OSes.

  • Experience with managing on-prem hardware.

  • Strong skills about operating production applications in public clouds (AWS/Azure/GCP) & using IaC tools (Terraform, CloudFormation, Pulumi)

  • Know your way about setting up networks, gateways, configuring firewalls, etc.

  • Strong desire to improve the status quo, to achieve results, and to make an impact for your customers. You own the code and the technical solution, and this is normal for you.

  • Familiarity with best practices about redundancy, high-availability, failover mechanisms, backups, load-balancing, network routing.

  • Can explain how basic web/internet technologies work HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, TCP, etc.

  • Solid understanding of K8s or other orchestration tools.

  • Understanding of DevOps concepts and knowledge or willingness to learn building CI/CD pipelines & automation.

What are we bringing?

  • Solid compensation, pension contributions & 24 days of vacation
  • A great company culture where people are encouraged to speak their mind, strict no blame policy, "you build it, you own it" mentality. In general we strive to create a very safe, fair and warm environment.
  • International environment with 20 nationalities in the Product & Tech department. We speak English when we don’t use GIFs to make a point

  • Hackathons / Workshops/ Tech Demos / periodic feedback sessions / periodic employee surveys - all in the pursuit of better collaboration and continuous improvement

  • Weekly Bootcamps, Yoga classes. Friday afternoon drinks

  • Regular celebrations and parties(hosted online during Covid-19 restrictions).

Our Tech Stack

  • Our Tech Radar - where we are and where we're going -
  • Programming languages: PHP, Python, Typescript
  • DB & Data: MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Redis, Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS, Airflow
  • DevOps toolset: GitHub, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, LXD
  • Infrastructure: AWS & OnPrem
  • Automation: Robot Framework, Selenium, SonarQube, Browserstack
  • Monitoring: NewRelic, Grafana, ELK, Sentry
  • Communication/ Collaboration: Atlassian, Slack, Office 365/ MS teams

About Emesa

“Emesa?” - we are the driving force behind the high traffic and real time auction labels VakantieVeilingen and Vavabid. With a rating of 4.4 stars on Trustpilot out of > 29.000 reviews, you can be sure that we're really doing something well for our customers. The deal platform Actievandedag is our other product, a popular choice with the Dutch and Belgian market. Since 2018 we're part of Talpa Network, one of the biggest and most diverse media-tech groups of the Netherlands. As such, Emesa belongs to a select group of companies that reach the Dutch crowd with innovative and entertaining content every day.

With APIs totaling hundreds of millions of calls/month, websites handling tenths of millions of page views, mobile applications installed on millions of devices and technical challenges brought by the auction model & international scale e-commerce, we need your help to thrive.

Are you interested?

Would you like to join our team? Please apply online via the button below. For more information check the Emesa company website and our labels,,,, ,Slajeslag and

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