Platform Engineer GDN

  Full time (40 hours per week)

About this job

We are currently looking for a Platform Engineer GDN to join the team in Utrecht.

From home and from the office in Utrecht, you will be involved in continuously keeping the GDN infrastructure in order and improving it. What's going on during the week? The daily stand-up with your team to discuss the state of affairs. And of course, picking up tasks in Jira. In this way, you analyze incidents that you then resolve decisively and in order of urgency. You also clearly record what you have done so that others can easily find it. Through system and application management, you continuously monitor the performance and availability of the infrastructure, and particularly the basic layers, such as the network, firewalls, and storage systems. In addition, in cooperation with our suppliers, you take care of the necessary upgrades. Are there various projects happening, for example around complex issues such as research into Azure links? Then you participate in the project team. And do the scrum or DevOps teams working on the infrastructure for creating and hosting various software products run into bottlenecks? Then you jump in.

Of course, you don't do all this alone. Together with nine colleagues, you will form the Platform Team: a driven team within the GeoIT department. Together, you are responsible for managing, maintaining, monitoring, and improving the own GDN infrastructure. Thanks to the different disciplines in the team, including a database specialist, a security expert, infrastructure specialists and an architect, you learn a lot from each other. You help each other where necessary. So, do you want to work in a fun team on complex technical challenges and make an impact on the world of tomorrow? Then this is the job for you!

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Job details

Platform Engineer GDN


You communicate well and keep a cool head even on hectic days. You have no trouble organizing your work and setting the right priorities. You see problems as opportunities. And bottlenecks? They are there to be solved. You have the drive to continuously improve your knowledge and skills. As a true team player, you also feel jointly responsible for achieving the desired results.

  • Minimum college working and thinking level.
  • Palo Alto NGFW certification.
  • Extensive knowledge of Networking (CCNA), Linux (RHCSA), DNS and Mail.
  • Knowledge of VMware, UCS, NetAPP, Zerto and OpenShift are a plus.
  • Experience speaking and writing in English and preferably also in Dutch. A large part of the communication and documentation is in Dutch, but English is also an important language within the organization. Do you not speak Dutch? Then you can follow language courses through us.
  • A VGB is required for this position.

Are you enthusiastic about becoming our new Platform Engineer GDN?

Apply via our application form, or send your CV and motivational letter directly to

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Our story

At S[&]T we contribute to a safer life on earth by translating space data into valuable and actionable insights. We oversee data from instruments to application, and apply our expertise within our software frameworks, information products and consultancy.

Our society relies on space and scientific instruments for climate change monitoring, navigation, defence and national security, and other crucial services we all use in our daily lives. These instruments produce an enormous quantity of complex data, and our goal is to unlock its value.

We have more than 20 years of experience working on instrument calibration, the creation of data quality monitoring tools, the development of real-time data processing frameworks, and the development of application-specific algorithms. With this, we help organisations, governments and industries to strengthen their information position and thereby improve their decision making. We focus on the following domains: Space & Science, Defence & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and High-Tech Consulting.

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How to apply

Would you like to hear more? Send your CV and motivational letter to or apply directly through our website.

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