Job Description

SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Our customers range from web startups to global enterprises.

We are seeking for our SoftLayer office in Amsterdam a motivated software engineer who can work as a developer in Key Protect Development and support Operations from IBM Cloud Storage Tribes.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of build/deployment tool (preferably Jenkins, Ansible)
  • Database Administration (preferably RethinkDB, Cloudant)
  • Automate and maintain CI/CD pipelines
  • Networking knowledge and skills (preferably NetScaler, vyatta)
  • Containers and container orchestration technology (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Ability to deploy and troubleshoot issues of Cloud Services


  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of key protect service – from inception and design, through deployment, operation and refinement.
    • Support services before they Go Live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews.
    • Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health
    • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improves reliability and velocity.
    • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems.
    • Adhere to security and compliance best practices and policies.

Required Skills

Required Experience


Minimum qualifications:

  • BS degree in Computer Science and related technical field involving system engineering (e.g. electronic engineer, physics or mathematics, etc..), or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming/scripting languages: C, C++, Java, Python, Go, Perl, Ruby or Shell scripting.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux operating system internals and administration (e.g. filesystems, inodes, system calls) or networking (e.g. TCP/IP, routing, network topologies and hardware, SDN).
  • Experience with clustered database administration (e.g. Cloudant/ReThinkDB) and networking.
  • Provide on-call support as needed
  • Up to 10% travel
  • Must be able to work in the Netherlands without sponsorship
  • English Speaker required
    • Additional languages a plus

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks
  • Security training such as handling certificates, crypto signing artifacts, secret management is desired.
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