Will you be our new Linux System Administrator?

Would you like to boost your career at a growing company with a high focus on personal development?
Send your CV and motivation to jobs@copernica.com

We are looking for new colleagues to strengten our Operations department, managing our software and hardware infrastructure.

What does Copernica's Operations department do?

Operations is a versatile department where hard and soft skills coincide. The department is responsible for managing and growing our technical infrastructure, which includes databases, web servers, task servers, storage environments, data processing systems, message queues, build servers, MTAs and more. We run all this in a hybrid environment, combining classic bare-metal servers with kubernetes.

But it's not just about technology. Operations also plays an important role in business processes such as release management. Together with programmers from R&D, release managers from Operations ensure that software is rolled out to our servers quickly and securely, as well as deploying new features, optimizations and bug fixes several times a day. To keep the communication lines to R&D as short as possible all Operations colleagues participate in Development team stand-ups and are involved in the entire development process. Some of them have a programming background and speak programmers' language.

People skills also play a major role in monitoring our software. Operations colleagues maintain contact with customers, suppliers and various other parties (such as ISPs and anti-spam organizations) to ensure that email is correctly delivered. Operations is also in contact with technical and commercial departments to provide them with the resources they need.

Operations should be quiet

The saying that 'Operations should be quiet' is painted on our office walls: when system administrators are busy, something isn't right. Operations should always be on standby to roll out new features or intervene immediately in the case of calamities.
This also has consequences for your position. You are free to organize your time and work yourself, in consultation with your colleagues and team lead. You can either work from home or at the office. You do not have to be present at nine o'clock, and can also leave before five. What matters is that colleagues can rely on you. Sometimes this means that you'll be called upon at unorthodox times.

What do we expect from you?

We expect you to be a master of Linux systems and to enjoy learning and developing yourself. You are intelligent and can think and work at HBO level or above. Everyone at Copernica speaks English, and most of us also speak Dutch. You'll need to be reliable, professional, meticulous and structured in your work. Because we are jointly responsible for our operations, we expect you to fit well into the team. Much of Copernica's software is developed in-house. This includes our MTA, cloud service and marketing platform. Our CI/CD pipeline and MapReduce framework are also developed in-house. You will need to learn how to use these 'on the job'. Besides that, you can expect to encounter the following technologies:

  • Linux (Ubuntu);
  • MySQL (MariaDB);
  • HAProxy;
  • RabbitMQ;
  • Kubernetes and Docker;
  • Ceph and Rook;
  • Apache and PHP;
  • Subversion;
  • Ansible;
  • Elastic stack;
  • LXC; PostgreSQL;
  • MongoDB;
  • Grafana;
  • PowerDNS;

This list is not set in stone. New technologies are introduced and others are phased out. Your input and experience play an important role in this.

What can you expect from Copernica?

Copernica is a friendly employer. We have a pleasant, quiet office right next to Amsterdam Central Station that you can use anytime, but you can also work from home. We properly arrange all the facilities you need to work effectively in either location. This doesn't just include your laptop and phone, but also applies to facilities such as additional monitors and a comfortable desk chair at home.

In addition to a generous base salary, Copernica offers an appreciation rights program that allows you to build up a virtual interest in the organization and grow alongside it. We also reimburse your travel, phone and internet expenses, as well as providing a training budget and pension scheme.

Our team is relatively small, young and highly educated. To strengthen cohesion within the team, we offer an informal company culture and regularly organize social events both nationally and internationally.

What can you expect from Copernica?

Hybrid work

Hybrid work

Pension premium

50% employer contribution pension premium

Travel allowance

Full travel allowance


25 vacation days

Training budget

Generous training budget

Career opportunities

Career opportunities


Nice trips


Virtual shares in Copernica

Hybrid work

At Copernica we think it is important that you feel comfortable in your own skin. That is why you get the opportunity to work from home, where your workplace is facilitated by Copernica. Of course you are always welcome at our cozy office, at one of the most beautiful locations in Amsterdam (next to Central Station). In consultation with your manager and your teammates, there is a lot of flexibility to plan your working hours yourself.

Who will be your colleagues?

Our team is culturally diverse and consists of approximately 40 entrepreneurial, innovative, passionate and highly skilled professionals. The company culture is informal. To strengthen our team spirit in this time of hybrid work, we regularly organize fun activities and events in the Netherlands and abroad.

Meet your new colleagues

Interested or do you want to know more?

Do you have questions about this vacancy or do you want to join our team? Please contact our HR coordinator Nikki.

Nikki Prass

About Copernica

Since 2000, Copernica has been the market leader in technical solutions for email marketing and sending bulk email campaigns for SMEs in the Netherlands. Copernica's customers appreciate the reliability of the software and hardware and the customer focus of all employees in the organization. The company is growing steadily and is continuously looking for new talents for all departments. If you know someone who would be a good fit for Copernica, feel free to get in touch.

Copernica products

With our SMTP servers and Mail Transfer Agent, we also take care of transactional emails and very high email volumes.

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Our Copernica Marketing Suite is a complete and simple web application for marketers to design and send email templates using our drag-and-drop template editor.

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MailerQ is our flexible and super fast MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) that uses message queues and JSON, making it easy to manage a massive email flow.

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SMTPeter is our email service for developers and has an extensive API to send emails easily, securely and quickly.

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Apply directly

Do you recognize yourself in this role and do you want to strengthen our great team? Send your CV and motivation to jobs@copernica.com.

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