DevOps Engineer


Because of you, we can deliver our customers secure and reliable solutions. With your broad knowledge and excellent troubleshooting skills you ensure a stable environment for all of our work.

The job

We’re seeking a talented DevOps Engineer adept at solving complex technical problems that span multiple areas combining software and distributed systems. You will need to have knowledge and experience in software development, automation, DevOps and cloud technologies. You should be able to identify operational patterns and issues and creatively automate solutions working with different internal engineering teams and external customer requirements.

At El Niño we have our own Kubernetes cluster with (at the moment) 9 nodes spread over 2 data centres in Germany. Our Gitlab environment is linked to this hosting environment via Gitlab using pipelines and deploy strategies. Different high availability services have already been set up like shared Mysql cluster, S3 file system, load balancers, distributed DNS servers, automatic incremental backups/snapshots, monitoring via Grafana and external services like NewRelic and Sentry. Large platforms and important websites are already running on this platform and we have to guarantee a high percentage of uptime to our high demanding customers.

Your work will consist of:

  • maintaining the cluster (installing updates when necessary),
  • monitor errors / downtime issues and resolve these,
  • come up with improvements on how to make the platform more reliable and faster and implement these,
  • collaborate with developers to come up with solutions that can make their work easier when it comes to hosting the projects and running deployment strategies and
  • You have the space and freedom to experiment with new tools and technologies to offer more services to our customers and/or team

Who we're looking for

We’re looking for someone that ticks most of the following boxes:

  • 3+ years' experience as a System Engineer, Developer, and/or DevOps Engineer
  • As our team is international, you speak English and Dutch
  • You’re able to simplify, prioritise and work under pressure
  • You identify risks early and put actions in place to mitigate those risks
  • You have a university degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of nginx, Docker, Grafana, Rancher, Mysql cluster setups and load balancers is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes is a major plus
  • Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skill in complex multi-tier distributed system environment
  • Comfortable with direct customer communication

Our offer

Our goal is to help you utilise your skillset to the best of your abilities. That’s why:

  • You can work anytime you want
  • We're flexible on where you want to work from
  • You can decide for yourself which technologies you wish to use
  • We set you up with good hardware, like a MacBook Pro and an adjustable chair + desk in the office
  • We invest in your personal development with day-to-day coaching and a € 1.500 personal learning budget


  • You will receive a competitive salary based on your skills and experience
  • You will get 24 holiday days per year (based on 40 hours/week)
  • We invest in your health, with a gym subscription and office lunch
  • We have a flexible pension plan, so you can decide yourself what fits you best

About us

We are a tech-at-heart digital development agency. Our focus is on software development. We do have UX/UI designers and marketeers in house, so the technical solutions are customer friendly and promoted to the right people through the right set of channels. We currently employ over 40 people from 14 different nationalities. Our clientele consists of (inter)nationally operating companies like Just Eat, Segway, Victron Energy, Tecnotion and WGV.


Are you interested or do you have questions? Feel free to contact Michael. You can Whatsapp, text, call or email him. Whatever you want! See his contact details below. Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.

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WhatsApp Michael on +31 6 26 97 83 92

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