DevOps Engineer

  • Development
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

DevOps Engineer

Job description

At StuDocu, our mission is to empower everyone to excel at their studies by providing the best tools to study more efficiently. StuDocu is the world’s leading community for university students. Every month we help more than 15+ million university students to get smarter, faster. After rapid and profitable growth in the Netherlands (under the brand) we are now taking the rest of the world by storm fuelled by a further investment of 50 million USD. 

Our healthy economic model has allowed us to grow our team significantly over the past year, and now we are looking for an experienced DevOps/Sysadmin in our Platforms pillar. You will work closely with the product and engineering teams to support their technical needs whilst maintaining a secure, highly available and efficient infrastructure setup.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Find solutions to technical issues at all levels, whether through processes, technologies, or infrastructure.

  • Reduce technical friction for developers to reach high-quality implementations of business features.

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting infrastructural and performance issues.

  • Helping keep our infrastructure leading edge.

Why you are going to love it here:

  • You will be contributing to the design of a product that helps millions of students worldwide to excel in their studies. StuDocu is set to become an industry leader in the EdTech space.

  • You will learn every day, interacting with a great international team of talented and ambitious people. You will have a huge impact and a clear footprint.

  • We are based in a nice and bright office in the heart of Amsterdam with a large garden, right beside the canals. Our office vibe is awesome and our chef makes amazing lunches every day.

  • We work hard to make the world a better place and we celebrate success. Last year with a company trip to Bali, and this year we went skiing in the Alps!

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still interviewing and hiring, but all conversations will obviously be via video call! For now, StuDocu adopted a flexible remote-first policy, but we still require our 45+ employees to be located in or near Amsterdam in the Netherlands (we are supporting the relocation process). We encourage our employees to visit the office once every other week to build relationships and socialize while abiding by the safety rules. When it's safe again, you will be able to take full advantage of our bright office in the center of Amsterdam with canals, restaurants, and cafes right around the corner.


  • 3+ yrs of experience with Docker, AWS, and Linux-based systems. No fear of the nitty-gritty, low-level systems work.

  • Deep understanding of operating systems, security and networking, specifically regarding GNU/Linux.

  • 3+ years of experience with Terraform or other infrastructure as code tools.

  • Experience setting up (from scratch) at least 1 production-facing environment using AWS serving at least 50k users/day.

  • 2+ years of experience with build servers and other CI/CD tooling.

  • You’re an excellent communicator - able to discuss infrastructural concepts confidently at all levels.

  • At least Bachelor of Science in computer science.

Nice to have:

  • Contributions to OSS.

  • Alpine experience.

  • Experience with auto-scaling systems.

  • CentOS / Amazon Linux 2.

  • Experience with website technologies, such as PHP, JS, nginx, apache.

  • Experience with MySql and relational databases in general.