System Administrator

EUR 3,500 - 4,000
Position type: Full time

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Title: Meet- en regelkamer Naftakraker 3
Date: 10 september 1974
Institution: Collectie De Staatsmijnen
Country: Netherlands
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Meet- en regelkamer Naftakraker 3

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, search, and the Europeana website. You would work very closely with your line manager and provide cover for systems support when each other is on leave.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform system administration for systems running on Linux platforms (Ubuntu/Debian)
  • Support Linux systems and run applications developed using Java platform
  • 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 
  • Help to formulate policies, procedures and standards relating to system administration and management
  • Develop system monitoring capacities. Conduct daily system monitoring and system maintenance activities
  • Maintain documentation related to system administration and operations
  • Investigate system performance issues to improve its reliability, maintainability and performance of the system
  • Perform and manage deployments to production and staging environments
  • Develop and implement backup policies
  • Work closely with the development team to support it in system-related tasks
  • Maintain user management related to office tools such as Google Suite
  • Keep track of the existing hardware and software used across the office

Key relationships / customers

  • Business and product owners
  • Development staff
  • External stakeholders using developed services
  • External stakeholders supplying tools and services to Europeana

Knowledge and Experience required

  • University level education in computer science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years of system administration experience
  • Understanding and knowledge of system administration, database and server-side programming concepts
  • Experience:
    • with live production systems
    • with installation, configuration and system administration with Linux (Ubuntu/Debian), Ansible, MySQL, MongoDB, Apache Solr)
    • in setting up and configuration of Jenkins
    • in setting up and configuring monitoring solutions like Nagios or Grafana
    • with 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 experience: 

  • with Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry
  • in software development in Java or Ruby 


  • Your monthly salary is estimated between EUR 3,500 - 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 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.