Infrastructure & Devops Engineer bij Electric Ant Lab

We are looking for a skilled infrastructure engineer with determination and a self-starting attitude to join our team of developers and scientists. If you're interested in being part of an enthusiastic team building the future of simulation SaaS, we could be the right fit for you. If building elegant solutions for pretty complex resource-demanding computational problems sounds appealing to you, definitely keep on reading.


You'll have freedom to operate and lead the way in our SaaS infrastructure development. You will work with various other experts all with their own specific expertise and all contributing to making our SaaS a success. As we are currently still a small team there are many shared responsibilities in the upkeep and development of the technical infrastructure. It is expected that you will take part on the work and decisions regarding both the SaaS infrastructure and systems, as well as the SaaS product development. Eventually you should be able to grow into a team-lead of the devops department and design future iterations of our platform.

Gevraagd wordt

This position involves the following activities and requirements:

  • Storage and computing API's (unification of resources);
  • Queueing systems and schedulers
  • Smart & automated migration of data (inexpensive long-term vs fast-IO short-term storage)
  • Management of large and complex data sets 
  • Data security 
  • Hardware, networking, file-systems, and OS-level administration (Linux) 
  • Devops practices (monitoring, CI/CD, etc.) 
  • Living in the Netherlands or EU region 

A bonus would be (some) experience with: 

  • Python (it's the milk in our porridge) 
  • Handling of various types of computing resources (HPC, cloud, local servers and containers)
  • Handling of various types of storage (large-scale, high-availability, fast-IO; from remote tape drives to local ssd) 
  • Jupyterhub 
  • Computational physics

Geboden wordt

We offer an inspiring work and team environment with flexible working hours in a fast-paced start-up with a can-do mentality. You can expect a competitive salary and good secondary benefits including access to sporting facilities and training/learning opportunities.


Electric Ant Lab is moving R&D from the lab to the laptop. We do so by providing intuitive Simulation-as-a-Service tools with novel scientific models of materials, complex computing methods, massive amounts of data and high-performance computing. On-demand and scalable. Which means we develop, host and run pretty complex and forward thinking code and a complex back-end with a number of sub-services.

Our company and our research has been backed by EU subsidies and since the start of this year by a growing community of innovative companies in the med-tech and chemical industries. These are companies that gradually understand that simulations of complex fluids with HPC resources provide the means for a better understanding and faster development of their products and materials.

Science Park 400 in AMSTERDAM