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System / Network Administrator

Job in Den Haag, the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)

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3 to 5 years

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Job description

We’re currently looking for a System / Network Administrator to join our team!

Our planet’s survival depends on a sustainable energy future. Existing technologies create progress towards this goal, but to accelerate the energy transition we must unlock additional sustainable energy sources. Ampyx Power is developing an Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) that can access powerful wind at high altitude using tethered unmanned aircraft

Do you want to use your unique skills to help us in developing pioneering sustainable energy technology? Join us, and be part of our adventure!

Introducing our team and culture

We believe that a diversity of perspectives, ideas, cultures, and common passion to make a difference is needed to develop our pioneering technology. 

Today we have a team of over 50 highly skilled professionals with more than 20 nationalities working from The Hague and Melbourne. We will be opening another office in Ireland in the near future. Most of our employees have a university degree and several employees have PhD background. 

We have a socially open atmosphere in our company, placing value on trust. We think in terms of solutions rather than problems. We challenge each other and act decisively in our day-to-day work. Everyone's input is valuable and we work with clear deadlines and objectives. This way of working has helped us to make significant steps in our airborne technology development over the past 10 years. 

What are you going to do?

We work in teams to meet our milestones. These are examples of the teams that we have: the Flight Algorithms Team, the Electronics Team, the Aircraft Design Team, the Software Team, the Flight Operations Team, etc. This vacancy is within our Office Support team. You will work closely with Mathieu to maintain, improve and extend the company’s IT infrastructure.

As System / Network Administrator, you will be working on:

  • Ensuring that the IT infrastructure is fully operational and conform to all users, company and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyzing technical needs, requirements, and state of the IT infrastructure.
  • Recommending, developing, implementing and maintaining new and existing technology infrastructures.
  • Developing processes and tools to streamline and automate routine tasks.
  • Analyzing problems and communicating with end users to assess needs and determine optimum solutions to IT concerns.
  • Documenting all communication and tasks performed including closing out help desk requests when completed.
  • Interacting with various internal and external groups to facilitate successful project completion.
  • Coaching, counselling and disciplining staff regarding IT matters.


What do we need from you to complement the team?

 You have 3 years of experience in managing UNIX/Linux servers and network infrastructure.

Ideally you:

  • Are a team player; 
  • Are proactive and you take ownership;
  • Like to learn new skills;
  • Adhere to processes and help improving them;
  • Report in a precise and concise manner;
  • Good at writing technical documentation.

As you will be part of an international team, you are proficient in English (speaking and writing). 

We’d also like you to have extensive knowledge of:

  • Debian GNU/Linux server administration.
  • Administration of mail severs, web servers, file servers, etc.
  • Administration of Linux and Windows workstations
  • Docker container management (development & operation)
  • Development tools/languages such as git, python, perl, awk, sed, etc.
  • Networking (VLAN, IPv4, IPv6, IDS, etc.)

Not a must-have, but we’d very much welcome the following experiences:

  • Simple web development (internal tools)
  • DevOps, IaC, ansible, etc.
  • Common services such as OpenLDAP, Postfix, Dovecot, FreeRadius, OpenVPN, Samba, etc.

What do we have to offer?

We offer you an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable energy future. You will be working on a unique innovation using state-of-the-art technologies in an international team of enthusiastic professionals. Together, we will be launching our Airborne Wind Energy technology on the market in the next few years. 

You can look forward to:

  • A competitive salary, adjustable to your talent, knowledge and experience;
  • A personalized work-life balance;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • 30 leave days every year;
  • Excellent opportunities for growth via our personal development plan;
  • Excellent opportunities to take initiative and responsibility;
  • Working together with a team of professionals of top international status;
  • Shares in the company as all employees are shareholder;
  • A daily freshly-made free lunch.

Where can you find us?

Ampyx Power is located in The Netherlands in the centre of The Hague, a ten-minute walk from the Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station. Our office in The Hague is also easily accessible for candidates from, for example, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, Zoetermeer, Leiden, Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Haarlem.

Final request

As we are looking for a System / Network Administrator with the right skills, we would like to ask you to send us the following documents with your application:

  • A CV, written in English;
  • A motivation letter, written in English.
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The future of our planet's survival depends on sustainable energy.
To accelerate the energy transition we must unlock additional sustainable energy resources. There’s huge potential from wind power at high altitudes, but current wind turbines max out at 200 m. The Ampyx Power team develops an innovative Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES). This includes a tethered aircraft that accesses the higher...

Den Haag
50 employees