System Administrator Linux

EUR 3,200 - 4,000
Position type: Full time

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10 september 2014
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Location: The Hague, The Netherlands


As the System Administrator, you will be joining a department of 30 with colleagues from various backgrounds and countries. The team members are divided into several Scrum teams covering data ingestion, APIs, and the Europeana website. Together with a Platform Engineer, you will be part of a team maintaining a constantly expanding infrastructure, ensuring availability, performance and security of the platform. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Administer systems running on Linux platforms (Ubuntu/Debian)
  • Perform research, analysis, problem re-creation, troubleshooting and identify potential resolutions for operating systems, application and resource contingency issues
  • Maintain system security and integrity controls
  • Investigate system performance issues to improve its reliability, maintainability and performance of the system
  • Perform and manage deployments to production and staging environments
  • Conduct daily system monitoring and system maintenance activities and further develop system monitoring capacities
  • Develop and implement backup policies
  • Maintain an inventory of the existing hardware and software used across the platform
  • Maintain documentation related to system administration and operations
  • Help to formulate policies, procedures and standards relating to system administration and management
  • Work closely with the development team to support it in system-related tasks
  • Occasional support for user management in office tools such as Google suite and for IT equipments

Key relationships / customers

  • Head of Engineering and Data Services Director 
  • Development teams
  • Business and product owners

Knowledge and Experience required

  • University level education in computer science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and working experience
  • 3+ years of Linux system administration experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of system administration, database and server-side batch programming
  • Working experience with:
    • Live production systems
    • Installation, configuration and system administration with Linux (Ubuntu/Debian) using Ansible
    • Setting up and configuring monitoring solutions like Nagios or Grafana
    • Setting up and configuration of Jenkins
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Good written and spoken English with an ability to express complex technical ideas to a non-technical audience

Further, it is a plus if you have working experience with: 

  • Setting up and administering storage and index services such as  MongoDB, Apache Solr, MySQL preferably in cluster deployments
  • Administration and deployment on Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry environments


  • Your monthly salary is estimated between EUR 3,200 - 4,000  (based on full-time employment), depending on the level of your experience
  • Additionally, you will receive a (pro-rated) holiday allowance of 8% and an annual (year-end, pro-rated) bonus of 8.33%
  • 1 year fixed term contract with possibility of extension depending on funding availability
  • We offer 42.25 days of holiday per year (based on full-time employment)
  • We provide a company laptop and offer a WFH allowance to compensate monthly the costs while working from home and not being able to work from the office (Covid-19 / exceptional circumstances)

How to apply

  • The position is open until filled
  • You must have a valid working permit to work in the Netherlands
  • If you are interested in this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae plus motivation letter, both in English to
  • Recruitment agency calls are not appreciated

The Europeana Foundation is committed to principles of diversity, inclusivity, nondiscriminatory practice and equal opportunity for all applicants.