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Senior Systems Engineer in Amsterdam


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Job Description

At SimpledCard we have a job opening for a senior systems engineer! We are looking for a skilled engineer who wants to join our young and fast growing team and is passionate about running the infrastructure of high quality next-gen FinTech products. We work agile, in a multi-disciplinary team of approx 7 people. We have a lot of interesting developments going on and we would appreciate hearing your thoughts on how we can improve our product.

Challenges you will face

  • Migration from the current hosted environment to the (AQS) cloud
  • Compliance-regulated infrastructure
  • Growing system/user base (double digits)
  • Pushing devops culture to the next level
  • Moving to continuous delivery in combination with a microservice architecture


SimpledCard is a FinTech scale-up company in the field of payments and expense management. We offer our clients a SaaS solution. At the core we have a complex set of applications with a complex interface. We need to make that simple and intuitive and for that we need you! We are based in the Netherlands in the city centre of Amsterdam in a unique location; an ancient church. We share our office with GlobalOrange, the company that developed SimpledCard.

What we expect from you

    • At least 2 years of experience being responsible for running a highly available SaaS service
    • Experience with running a system in the cloud / AWS preferred
    • Linux server administration experience / Ubuntu or Debian preferred
    • Feels comfortable to work on compliance-regulated infrastructure
    • Networking knowledge and firewall management (IP subnet, VLAN, VPN, IPSec) / Openvpn and PfSense in particular
    • Webserver and load balancer administration experience / apache, nginx, HAProxy preferred
    • Database administration experience / postgreSQL preferred
    • System monitoring experience / Elastic ELK stack and Nagios preferred
    • Deployment automation experience / Ansible, AWS CloudFormation preferred
    • Virtualisation knowledge and experience
    • General security and system / network hardening techniques
    • Knowledge about performance tuning / troubleshooting
    • Knowledge about git, github, etc.

It would be a big plus if you have experience with

    • Java applications
    • Data warehouse
    • Microsoft Windows desktop

Your profile

    • You are energetic and proactive/passionate about your work
    • Responsibility and flexibility: you feel responsible for the stability of the product and are also flexible to work out of office hours if needed
    • Automation-focused thinking
    • Team player: we want to have the real DevOps mentality, you shall be happy to work closely together with developers (automation, system monitoring)

As a senior systems engineer you will

    • Monitor the performance, stability and scalability of our backend stack
    • Actively develop enhancement to make the product run smoother, faster and more secure
    • Contribute to our development, product and design strategy

What we offer you

    • A unique opportunity to join a rapidly growing FinTech startup
    • Excellent terms of employment
    • Kick-ass technology stack
    • Product culture and business savvy: we don’t just write code, we build products
    • Great company culture – no office politics
    • Regular team activities
    • The challenges and support you need to help you maximise your potential


About SimpledCard

  • Fintech

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