DevOps Engineer

Job description

We are looking for a skilled DevOps Engineer with determination and a self-starting attitude to join our team of developers and scientists. You'll have freedom to operate in our SaaS infrastructure development. You will work with various other experts, all with their own specific expertise and all contributing to making our product a success.

As we are currently still a small team, there are many shared responsibilities in the upkeep and development of the technical infrastructure. It is expected that you will take part in the work and decisions regarding both the SaaS and office infrastructures.

What are some of the challenges we are facing?

  • Efficient and resilient cluster infrastructure
  • Dealing with different cloud providers
  • Effective monitoring / resource usage metrics
  • Backup strategies
  • Infrastructure hardening
  • Definition of security policies

For you?

Our team is talented, diverse, and enjoys the support of a well-defined growth plan. You’ll enjoy working in an inspiring environment with great colleagues and flexible working hours. Having started out as a fast-paced start-up, we’re growing into becoming a scale-up company. We have entrepreneurial mindset and keep our "small company work ethic". Whether working together in our office at the Science Park, or remotely from our homes, we like to get things done. A competitive salary and secondary benefits are all part of a package that makes it attractive to join our tech-company. Please be aware that an EU work permit is mandatory, and we do not offer relocation.

About us. The Electric Ant Lab company and our solution RheoCube

RheoCube is a cloud-based simulation platform for complex fluids. It offers a digital, browser-based alternative to trial-and-error lab experimentation. RheoCube drives results by improving the R&D cycle and significantly speeding up a product’s time-to-market. Chemistry focused R&D scientists in large corporations form a large part of RheoCube’s client base. This breakthrough solution was developed by the team at Electric Ant Lab (EAL), a VC-backed simulation software company located at Amsterdam Science Park. Founded by Dr. Eric Lorenz, EAL is a gathering of interdisciplinary experts from around the world - leaders in the fields of chemistry, computational physics, business, visualizations and web development. The team’s vision is to empower experimental scientists and the companies they work for via simulation techniques and High-Performance Computing. They do so every day by developing a cutting-edge product, which is at the forefront of science.

About the application process

  • During the pandemic, the process will mostly be online
  • The process consists of three interview rounds

Special note to Recruiting Agencies and/or recruiters in general: we absolutely do not appreciate any phone calls or cold outreaches with potential candidates. Thank you! We invite ‘your’ candidates to apply themselves.


  • 2+ years of relevant experience in the area
  • Kubernetes (k8s) experience
  • GitOps
  • DevOps practices (Gitlab CI/CD)
  • AWS services
  • Linux system administration
  • Quick learning capacity

Optional requirements

  • Identity manager (Keycloak)
  • Data security
  • Backup strategies
  • ISO 27001
  • Living in (or ready to relocate to) The Netherlands
  • EU work permit