Lead DevOps Engineer (Amsterdam)

  • Technology
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lead DevOps Engineer (Amsterdam)

Job description

As our Lead DevOps Engineer in Amsterdam, you will be working hands-on on our Customer Onboarding Platform and touch the entire business. From compliance to sales to infrastructure and software development: With your knowledge, experience and skills, you enhance our capabilities and reach through the business and our technology stack.

Who are we?

We are Safened - a fast-growing fintech scale-up, motivated by a vision to turn financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions. Simple, because we reduce complexity and offer easy-to-integrate solutions to financial institutions and platform businesses. Secure, because we enable our partners to use the world's most stable asset classes while protecting them from fraud, risk and identity theft. That sounds like a mouthful, right? Don’t worry, we’re happy to explain it in more detail down the line. For now, just rest assured that we do cool stuff and it’s going well. And we operate globally, with offices in London, New York, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.

Check this video to get a feeling for the the atmosphere in our office and the team:

What you will do:

With your experience, you are in the lead. That means that around 10% of the time you coach members in the growing team, but the other time is spent working on DevOps yourself. Leadership by example. At the same time, you help build the culture and practice of DevOps throughout the organization and do some coaching and training for the rest of the team. You will also provide the operations perspective in architectural settings, and occasionally work with client teams.


Long story short, you are involved across the board (what a rhyme!). CI/CD, monitoring, real-time event analysis, incident response... you name it. Common tasks include:

  • Writing scripts to automate operations and server management

  • Maintaining existing tools for monitoring, notifications, trending, and analysis

  • Investigating reported / suspected outage issues, documenting issues, resolution, maintaining a knowledge base of known issues and remedies

  • Deploying, testing and documenting development, pre-production, and production environments

  • Providing escalation support and expertise to incident management processes involving client AWS/Cloud Infrastructures or related issues

  • Scoping, designing, building and maintaining infrastructure on AWS and other cloud environment

  • Helping to build and grow the DevOps team


What we need you to bring:

  • You have 8+ years of experience in DevOps, SysAdmin and/or Development

  • You know your way with both Microsoft and Linux, but also AWS (or Azure, but willing to learn and dive into AWS)

  • You are a great communicator with excellent English skills

  • You know containers (e.g. Docker)

  • You have at least some knowledge of .NET Core / C#

  • You like to coach and teach, while also being a believer in continuous personal improvement

  • You have EU citizenship or a work visa already

What you get from us:

At Safened, we care about attracting and retaining excellent people. That's why we offer...

  • The chance to work in a multinational and rapidly growing company that works with leading names in global finance
  • A competitive salary and pension in place
  • 25 days of vacation to recharge your batteries
  • An attractive relocation package if you are not in Amsterdam yet
  • A workplace in our beautiful new office right next to the beautiful Vondelpark in Amsterdam
  • Daily catered, fresh and tasty lunch with your colleagues
  • The option to travel to our Barcelona office from time to time
  • Afterwork drinks in our very own bar on Fridays

We would love to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about this job or have an informal conversation in confidence.


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