Linux Engineer - Tilburg

You can find the Dutch vacancy here.

Are you an experienced Linux Engineer and do you like technical challenges? Would you like to deal with the daily management of our Linux environment as well as setting up new projects? Then we are looking for you!

Job description

Your challenge
NetMatch is a software company that provides Travel Technology solutions to clients across Europe. We help international clients in the travel industry by building, maintaining and extending their web functionalities, back office integrations and by integrating third party solutions.
 
Our system administrators play an important role in this by managing a large number of ICT systems. Besides the 450 physical and virtual servers that we have in house, we also manage clients’ servers. Approximately half of the systems are running Linux; other operating systems that we use are VMware ESX servers and Windows. Linux is the underlying platform for a mixture of indexing, search, high-availability and booking systems. Next to that Linux is used in NetMatch underlying platform for our balancers, proxies, web servers, etc.
 
As a Linux administrator, your primary responsibility lies in the daily management and continuity of the ICT environment with the associated infrastructure, as well as designing and setting up new projects. You work in a team of 7 system administrators who have several areas of expertise. Your primary focus is on Linux servers.
 
Outside office hours you are available for extended availability shifts. You are then responsible for handling primarily Linux but also Windows and other application problems.

What do we expect from you?
  • Higher education or equivalent ability (HBO), education with ICT component;
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in the role of Linux Engineer/system administrator;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with Linux (RHEL/CentOS), scripting and virtualization;
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English.
NetMatch has a focus on innovation and uses recent technologies and tools. We therefore expect you to be proactive, seek new opportunities and develop yourself. Besides that, you like working in a team, have good communication skills and are customer-oriented.

What can you expect from us?
NetMatch is a software company that provides Travel Technology Solutions to European clients. Our focus is on the travel industry. NetMatch’ clients are major travel companies such as Corendon, Zoover and TUI Cruises.
 
Working at NetMatch means working in a dynamic, internationally oriented environment. You will be working in a highly motivated team of young people in an informal atmosphere. Our office is located in the center of Tilburg with easy access to public transport. Besides the office in Tilburg, we have offices in Amsterdam and Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
 
What do we offer?
  • Challenging, in-house function (Tilburg) with growth opportunities;
  • Specialized, professional work environment;
  • Good salary, depending on your experience and skills;
  • Opportunities to follow training courses, obtain certificates and visit technology seminars;
  • 25 vacation days (with the option to buy more);
  • Pension plan;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Discount on holiday trips;
  • Social events with colleagues like:
    • common lunches
    • table football or walks during the breaks
    • board games
    • sports events (cycling, squashing)
Technology stack
To give you an idea, this is what our system administrators are working with and are enthusiastic about:
  • Datacenter:
    • Work with us to bring our current virtualization platform to the future;
    • Docker/Kubernetes/Rancher are used as our container platform;
    • We work primarily with Dell hardware;
  • Networking:
    • At the datacenter, the Top of Rack switches in our racks are running Cumulus Linux to provide us with a high-speed Open Networking architecture;
    • We manage a number of firewalls in a mixture of pfSense and Cisco ASA;
    • We host our own public DNS servers;
  • Scripting:
    • To automate repetitive basic tasks, we use Bash;
    • Python is used for the more challenging tasks;
  • Deployment:
    • We deploy Linux servers using Puppet and, when not already available, we create our own Puppet modules to install and configure software;
    • The Top of Rack switches are deployed using Ansible;
  • Web technologies:
    • (Reverse-)proxying/caching is done using HAProxy, Varnish and Squid;
    • We use HAProxy to perform load-balancing;
    • Corosync/Pacemaker and Keepalived are used to achieve high-availability;
  • Keeping our knowledge up to date:
    • We expect you to keep an eye on new technologies that assist us in building a better environment;
    • Spread knowledge across the team and help those who do not have Linux as their primary competence.

Come, join our team and apply now

Let’s explore this further and see if it’s a new career opportunity for you! Send your application to Annemoon van Casteren (HR Advisor) via a.vancasteren@netmatch.nl. For questions please contact us at this email address or at +31 (0)13 5811 088.