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XAOP is hiring!

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XAOP is looking for a capable, motivated System Administrator to share responsibility for all aspects of the configuration and maintenance of our application stack and network systems. Do you love tackling problems head-on? Do you enjoy bringing order to chaos? If you can answer “yes” to those questions, then you’re the system admin we’re looking for. We run a fast-paced but casual office in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Ready to get started? Let's see if you're up to the challenge.

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What will you be doing?

You will be building and maintaining a toolchain for improving the development to operations methodology of XAOP.

  • Provide technical support for both hardware and software issues our users encounter
  • Manage the configuration and operation of the full stack of the software solution.
  • Monitor the system daily and respond immediately to security or usability concerns
  • Create and verify backups of data
  • Respond to and resolve help desk requests
  • Upgrade systems and processes as required for enhanced functionality and security issue resolution
  • Administrate infrastructure, including firewalls, databases, malware protection software and other processes
  • Review application logs
  • Install and test computer-related equipment
  • Automate all of the above

Which qualities are we looking for?

Skills every system administrator should possess:

  • Be analytical
  • Be able to solve problems efficiently
  • Being able to deliver a performant result
  • Experience with version control
  • An eye for security
  • Love for the command line
  • Dislike doing the same things over because that’s what computers are for (automate)

Web- and network-related skills:

  • Linux
  • Deployment of common web-related frameworks such as rails
  • Nginx and apache
  • Network topology, routing, firewalls, IPsec tunnels, …
  • DNS
  • Amazon Web Services (chiefly EC2, VPC and ELB)

Beneficial skills related to development:

  • Shell scripting
  • An understanding of diverse programming languages (at least basic)
  • Source control management with Git. We manage our infrastructure “as code.”
  • Javascript and/or Python
  • Working with JSON (e.g. jq)
  • Relational Database administration (Postgres, MySQL, Oracle, …)
  • LDAP
  • Graph databases like Neo4J
  • Ansible
  • Vagrant


  • Work experience: Not required, but beneficial
  • We do require that you're able to demonstrate your skills and passion
  • Education: Professional Bachelor or 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Languages: English, knowledge of other languages (such as Dutch and/or French) is preferred

What are we offering you?

  • a competitive salary and package based on qualifications and experience
  • working together with a great team of colleagues, especially your fellow system admin
  • the possibility to work from home
  • travel allowance
  • trainings and events on a regular base
  • every Friday is free pizza day

How to apply?

Interested? Scroll down to start the first part of your job interview at XAOP by having a quick chat with our current System Administrator, Teddy. Good luck!

Please note: we are only looking for candidates from within the European Union.