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Linux Systems Engineer (Dutch speaking)

Are you a technical specialist with a wide range of experience in business critical IT services? Would you like to add value to our customers with your technical, innovative and communicative experience? In this customer-facing role, you are an important part of our successful customer teams that make the difference for our customers and their businesses. Do you also like to help our customers and colleagues to continuously improve? Then you might be the person we are looking for. 

About the position:

As a Linux Systems Engineer at Basefarm you will be working on the design, implementation, development and maintenance of the technical platforms of our customers. Together with other Engineers and the Service Manager you strive to continuously improve our services to match our customers’ needs in the best way. Next to this you are responsible for changes, maintenance, optimization and solving problems related to applications and operating systems.

You will work in a dynamic team in close collaboration with other technical specialists (e.g. Linux, Microsoft, DBA, Infra) Operations center engineers, Service/Project Managers and Sales.There are many opportunities to develop yourself further. With this role you will make use of your experience with hosting and cloud infrastructures, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Puppet, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Tomcat, Continuous Integration/Deployment tools (e.g. Jenkins), Docker, ELK stack and more. Your primary position will be System Engineer, but you may have additional roles such as:

  • Project Technical Coordinator– Together with the project manager you will lead implementation and migration projects for new and existing customers.
  • Technical Account Manager – for a selection of our customers you will be the primary technical contact person and coordinator. Together with the Service Manager and other technical engineers you will manage and further improve our services.
  • Stand-by Engineer (outside office hours) - During standby service you are available for 2nd line 24x7 support of our customers.

Job requirements

  • Bachelor working- and thinking proficiency;
  • You have at least five years relevant work experience in a similar position;
  • You are customer-oriented and have good communicative skills;
  • You are proficient in advising others and think in terms of solutions;
  • You are experienced in designing, implementing, testing and troubleshooting technical solutions
  • You are experienced in planning and coordination of technical activities.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ITIL;
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with RHEL based Linux
  • Solid knowledge of and experience with Puppet, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Tomcat
  • Knowledge of and experience with Continuous Integration / Deployment tools (e.g. Jenkins), Docker and ELK stack
  • Solid knowledge and/or experience with networking and DNS;
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both verbal and in writing.


It is an advantage if you have the following:

  • RHCA, RHCE, LPIC 1/2 or other Linux certification
  • Knowledge and/or experience with virtualization (VMware), storage and backup.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with public cloud (Azure/Amazon)
  • Knowledge and/or experience in mission-critical environments with high-availability solutions such as clustering and load balancing;
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Microsoft Windows Server, IIS, MSSQL, Exchange, Remote Desktop, Active Directory.

Do you recognize yourself in the following competencies?

  • Team player
  • Customer focused
  • Continuously looking for improvements
  • Environmental and organization sensitive
  • Analytical
  • Result-oriented
  • Structured and organized
  • Quality conscious
  • Flexible

Why Basefarm?

Basefarm offers a fun and stimulating environment among highly skilled colleagues who all share a passion for IT. We offer good remuneration and secondary benefits, such as a training budget, a pension plan, commuting expenses, and above all a great atmosphere. We are proud of our Scandinavian roots and find a healthy work/life balance important and have a high degree of trust in our colleagues. You will be given the opportunity of working in a Great Place to Work - in 2018, Basefarm Netherlands was awarded title Best Workplaces 2018.


Responsible recruiter

Stephanie Westerling


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