Vacancy: Senior DevOps Engineer

Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Experience:  3-5 years of relevant experience.

Who we are

We are StartMail, a Dutch email provider with a mission to make email as secure and private as possible. We’re looking for creative and highly motivated minds to join our team of experts.

As a Senior Devops Engineer, you’ll be joining StartMail’s development team and working from our office in The Hague. You will be joining a growing and highly diverse team creating tech products used by many people around the world.

The opportunity

We’re looking to hire an experienced devops engineer with a focus on the ops side. You’ll be part of the small team that builds and operates the StartMail service. We’re transitioning from virtual machines to containers and you’ll be a big part of that, making sure everything runs smoothly, advocating good practices and setting up and maintaining effective tracing, logging, monitoring and alerting.

What we’re looking for ideally

  • You are a team player, you’re full of positive energy and you value privacy.
  • You love simple solutions, you’re precise and a finisher.
  • You are also a Linux expert with deep knowledge of system administration, networking, protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP and IMAP and SMTP as well as common software like Nginx, Postfix and Dovecot.
  • You have experience setting up or using a highly available Kubernetes cluster.

You get bonus points for

The following things are a plus:

  • a degree in computer science,
  • experience with distributed tracing and instrumentation (OpenTracing, Jaeger),
  • experience with Python,
  • experience with ZFS, Ceph, LUKS, NFS and
  • experience working in the email field.

What does our toolkit look like?

We work with these tools and technologies:

ZFS, NFS, LUKS/Cryptsetup, KVM Docker, Kubernetes,, Ceph, Traefik, Let’s Encrypt, HAProxy, Ansible, Prometheus, Grafana, Docker, Git(lab), Jira/Confluence, Postfix, Dovecot, Postgresql, Python, OpenPGP, Javascript, VueJS.

Why work at StartMail

  • You’ll have a key position in a growing international team of highly talented people who share a mission to protect the data & privacy of our users.
  • Creative freedom and the opportunity to grow and learn in a fast-paced environment.
  • A very competitive salary and a signing bonus.
  • Your choice of Macbook Pro or Dell XPS laptop.
  • Your own desk with plenty of space for plants, cat pics or other sources of inspiration.
  • Easy commute situated directly next to The Hague Laan van NOI train station.

Want to know more? Let’s grab a coffee!

Contact (tech lead) or (product manager).