587 day(s) ago

Devops and DB engineer vacancy at Withthegrid

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Russia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 5+ years
Employment: Full-time


Netherlands, Amsterdam
Withthegrid is passionate about addressing one of humanities’ largest challenges ahead: delivering a sustainable energy system. For this, resilient and future-proof energy infrastructure is needed. That is where Withthegrid comes in!

We serve customers such as Eneco, Stedin, Westland Infra and Vattenfall with our cloud-based asset monitoring platform. IoT sensors and other customer owned systems connect to it and provide asset condition data. Our application detects anomalies and improves maintenance processes through alerts with an easy to use UI. This results in longer lifetimes, lower downtime and lower costs. This enables a sustainable energy grid ready for the future.

We are a growing company where we focus on solving the challenges of our customers by using the latest technology. Our team works remotely but sometimes meets either in an office in Amsterdam or Utrecht.

General overview of the role

As a devops and db engineer you will be part of the team delivering the core product of Withthegrid: an asset monitoring application for critical energy infrastructure. You’ll be working closely together with frontend and backend developer developers, machine learning engineers and the CTO to apply the latest technologies to the Withthegrid product. This will give you the challenges and opportunities to apply your problem-solving skills whilst at the same time giving room to your creativity and ideas. All this is in a dynamic and high paced environment of a startup company.


You will be responsible for the infrastructure (no downtime, no memory and CPU shortage), the performance of the database (no slow queries), deployments and migrations. A hard requirement is that there is never downtime.
You’ll join our development team and work closely with the product owners to identify customer needs and propose the most effective way to address them.
You will help to maintain our edge by staying up to date with software development best practices


This is a position for an engineer with at least 4 years of relevant coding experience. You are the engineer we are looking for, if you:

are curious
are fluent in (My)SQL, the way its indices work and how to scale it (and are able to discuss with the backend engineers how to improve the way they query the database)
are very experienced in setting up and maintaining a Kubernetes cluster
know the pros and cons of the various ways to setup a CI/CD pipeline
know how to properly monitor the K8s cluster and DB performance
take responsibility for your work (if the service goes down, you get out of bed - we don't have that now and want to keep it that way)
write composable, readable, testable and efficient code
know how to make a pull request
can discuss and deal with the complexities of database migrations
released at least 2 K8s clusters into the wild (references and/ or links to them are highly appreciated).
love to work in a team, share your knowledge and learn from others

How we work

At Withthegrid we work in a professional manner and based on trust. Serious but fun at the same time. We enjoy focusing on our tasks and completing them to the satisfaction of our team and customers. If something doesn’t work the first time we try again and research where our thinking is not correct. We openly share and discuss the bottlenecks we encounter and ask for help when we are stuck. We are aware that our time is our most precious resource and that proper prioritization and resource allocation is key to our success. We take time in discussing priorities and who is best suited to pick up each task. We prefer shorter tasks with faster turnaround times because we believe each iteration makes the final outcome better.

Our daily standup is our moment to share progress and to see where team member need to align. Our communication through Google chat / Github / Wrike allows for remote and asynchronous work.

Perks & Benefits

Annual salary plus holiday allowance of 8%
· An equity stake in the company
· The chance to apply your skills to one of the biggest challenges humanity currently faces
· A fun, inspiring and challenging work environment
· A growing team led by experienced entrepreneurs and managers with a good track record (so actually useful top-down and bottom-up evaluation)

For this role we are open to fully remote within +/- 2 hours CET timezone.

How to apply?

Please complete the. assessment. It will test different skills: SQL, devops, critical thinking and personality. It will take no longer than 1 hour. Regardless of the outcome we will let you know the result. After a successful assessment we will schedule an interview with the founding team. You will receive an offer within 48 hours after that.

If you would like a chat beforehand please reach out to paul@withthegrid.com / +31626414492

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