Job description

The Hyve is a young, innovative and fast growing company employing software engineers, bioinformaticians and data scientists. We are dedicated to developing software and data management tools to support scientists in life sciences and healthcare R&D with open source software, open data and open standards.

We maintain a growing farm of Cloud servers as part of our professional open source software hosting and service contracts. Our clients include top universities, hospitals, and a number of international pharma and food companies.

If you are an experienced system administrator looking for a varied role, then this is an excellent opportunity to join The Hyve. As system administrator you are responsible for keeping the infrastructure operational. You are trustworthy and reliable. A service oriented problem solver. A team player and excellent communicator with developers, managers and clients.


  • Set up and configure new servers
  • Maintain servers
  • Security, availability and vitals monitoring
  • Backup management
  • Application deployment automation
  • Application support: problem diagnosis, configuration changes, assist with code changes (i.e. bug fixes)
  • Network infrastructure configuration
  • Cloud infrastructure configuration / scripting
  • Performance monitoring and optimization


Required are:

  • Linux System administration (Ubuntu, RedHat, main focus: command line tools)
  • Deployment automation / configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible, Vagrant)
  • Networks (TCP/IP, VPN, SSH tunnels, etc.)
  • Website hosting (Apache, SSL certificates, etc.)
  • Database configuration (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle)
  • Personality and ability to learn new technologies
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)
  • Based in the Netherlands (or willing to relocate)
  • Proven experience with system and/or application security


Desired are:

  • Puppet configuration management
  • Experience in scaling applications (Java/Scala backends) and databases (PostgresDB, MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Hadoop stack experience (especially Spark, Parquet, HDFS)
  • Technical support for Mac and Windows computers
  • Remote access tooling (Citrix, RDP, etc.)
  • Git and Github (see
  • Hypervisors (OpenStack APIs, especially Nova, VMware, etc.)
  • Knowledge of ISO27001 or similar information security management standards
  • Fluency in Dutch


We offer:

We offer a 32-40 hours workweek, a competitive salary and a pleasant working environment with young and bright colleagues.


More information?

Marinel Cavelaars, Manager Services

Jojanneke Blaak, HR Officer

+31 30 7009713 or