DevOps Engineer

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DevOps Engineer

Design, secure, configure and manage our CI/CD environment


Nearfield Instruments brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop a revolutionary high throughput atomic force microscopy (AFM) system, enabling atom-scale resolution 3D metrology at industry-level throughput. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced metrology machines.

Would you like to be a part of dynamic environment with start-up character? Are you willing to take responsibility, to be involved in shaping processes and developments and have a strong hands-on mentality? Then this is the right place for you.

What will you be doing?

  • Build a DevOps infrastructure architecture to realize the CICD for our SW team.

  • Improve and maintain the CICD pipelines.

  • Responsible for the smooth operation of a SW department IT infrastructure (CI/CD pipelines, source Control, Artifacts and etc.)

  • Set-Up, maintain and improve the company’s cloud infrastructure

  • Work with developers to deploy and manage code changes.

  • Build the tools to reduce occurrences of errors and improve code quality

  • Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems

  • Identify manual processes that can be automated. Develop scripts to automate visualization

  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors, investigate and resolve technical issues

  • Enhance the SW/Company’s IT infrastructure security protocols.

  • Coordinate operations between different departments to ensure that systems are up and running smoothly

  • Initiate and promote new ideas for continuous improvement.

  • Work independently and as a team member (sometimes on a global scale)

What do we require from you?

  • Education, Experience and Background:

    • Education: M.Sc./ BSc/BA degree in Computer Science or a related degree

    • Experience: 5+ years’ experience in DevOps, IT, Virtualization, SW Testing/ integration

    • Knowledge: Key DevOps Concepts, Code Management, Monitoring and Testing, Various DevOps Tools and Technologies, Cloud infrastructure, Gitlab CI/CD pipelines. configuration/customization, security protocols

    • Background: Semiconductors industry - Advantage

  • Skills:

    • Containers/OSs:  VMs, Docker / Kubernetes, Win/Linux

    • Source Control:  Git

    • Cloud / On-premises services: GitLab/AWS/Azure

    • Scripting: Python, CLI (batch, shell)

    • Process and Tracking: Agile/Scrum, Jira

    • Database Knowledge (NOSQL/relational) – Advantage

Who are you?

  • A real team player with strong interpersonal skills and quality orientation.

  • Able to bring yourself up to speed in all the technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training.

  • Pro-active, problem solving with a hands-on attitude.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time.

  • You can identify yourself with our Core Values.

  • You have a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.

What can you expect from us?

Besides a technically challenging role where you can utilize the full extend of your professional knowledge, we value your work-live balance and the time for some relaxation. Boost your energy by playing a match of table tennis or clear your mind during our weekly run with colleagues. 

We rely on each other’s qualities, capabilities and we motivate one another to get the best out of ourselves and each other. We are here to support one another, and colleagues are there to help you. TEAM is very important, Together Everyone Achieves More!

We look forward to hear from you!

If the above mix of technical- and personal challenges excites you, we encourage you to send us your details using the Apply now button. If you have any questions before applying or would like to have a general conversation about Nearfield Instruments, you can contact our Recruiter, Niels Jordens on +31(0)6 13167358 or send an e-mail to