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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Mendix, Rotterdam

We help enterprises achieve their digital goals

Duration: Full-Time


Mendix is on a mission to enable anyone in any organization – from the marketing coordinator to the software developer to the CEO – to create things that are transformational for their company.  We are fundamentally reinventing the way applications are created and we’re reinventing the future of software development.  Sounds ambitious, right?  We agree.

Not to brag, but nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide, including KLM, Medtronic, Merck, and Philips, rely on Mendix to build web and mobile applications.  Thousands of our customers use our platform to delight their clients and empower their employees. It’s no surprise that we’re a recognized Leader by Gartner and Forrester in a red-hot market expected to exceed $21 billion by 2022.  Ok, maybe we did want to brag a little.  But we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished…and…we’re humble enough to admit that we need you to make us even more effective.

The role

In the role of Cloud Infrastructure Engineer you will be responsible for building, shipping, and maintaining complex infrastructure at scale. The Mendix Cloud hosts tens of thousands of mission-critical customer applications, powering anything from insurance quotes, to ensuring that PostNL can deliver millions of parcels on time.

Specifically, you will be part of the team running the core infrastructure powering the Mendix Public Cloud. The Mendix Public Cloud has 4 primary components:
- Compute - using CloudFoundry as a PaaS container orchestration, with AWS EC2 underneath
- Database - using AWS RDS
- Storage - Amazon S3
- Networking - Nginx on AWS Fargate

On top of this, there are various microservices, developed in house, that handle provisioning of these services, entitlement, and upgrades. These are written in Python and Golang.

The core infrastructure team is responsible for this infrastructure, spread across 10 production deployments across the globe, 24/7, with 4 nines of uptime. Our infrastructure is managed using Terraform (for IaC), Concourse CI (for CloudFoundry deployments), GitLab CI and Jenkins (CI for our microservices), and monitored using Prometheus and Datadog.

We're looking for you if:

  • You are either a strong programmer with good knowledge of infrastructure, or a strong infrastructure engineer who can also code when needed.
  • You have extensive and deep experience (~5 years) with IaaS Cloud Providers. AWS is ideal, but GCP/Azure would be fine too.
  • You have strong programming experience with (ideally) Python or Golang (5+ years).
  • You have experience with running cloud orchestration technologies like Cloud Foundry and/or Kubernetes, and designing highly resilient architectures for these.
  • You have strong knowledge of Unix/Linux fundamentals.
  • You have experience with infrastructure as code tools. Ideally Terraform, but CloudFormation or Pulumi are fine too.
  • You have a DevOps mindset: you build it, you run it.
  • You care about code quality, and know how to lead by example: from a clean Git history, to well thought-out unit and integration tests.
  • You are willing and able to use your technical expertise to mentor, train, and lead other engineers.

Even better (but not essential!) if you have experience with:

  • Mendix’s low code platform - this is a huge plus, but not a requirement.
  • CI/CD tooling such as Jenkins, GitLab CI, Concourse CI
  • Open Service Broker APIs
  • Cloud Native Buildpacks
  • Networking fundamentals (subnets, VPN, VPCs, security groups, NATs, etc)
  • Monitoring tools that we use, such as Datadog and Prometheus

You’ll help drive digital innovation by:

  • Moving to the most recent technology - moving to CloudFoundry on Kubernetes
  • Continually improving our security + operational excellence
  • Rapidly scaling our infrastructure to match our rapidly increasing customer base
  • Continuously improving the observability of our platform, so that we can fix problems before they occur
  • Improving our automation and surrounding tooling to further streamline deployments + platform upgrade
  • Improving the way we use AWS resources, and defining cost optimization strategies.

Here are many of the tools we make use of:

  • Amazon Web Services (EC2, Fargate, RDS, S3, ELB, VPC, CloudWatch, Lambda, IAM, and more !)
  • PaaS: (Open Source) Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Docker, Open Service Broker API
  • Monitoring: Prometheus, InfluxDB, Grafana, Datadog
  • CI/CD: Concourse CI, Jenkins, GitLab CI
  • Automation: BOSH, Terraform, Helm
  • Programming languages: mostly Python and Golang, with a sprinkling of Ruby and Lua
  • Scripting: Bash, Python
  • Version Control: Git + GitLab
  • Database: PostgreSQL
  • Webserver: nginx


Our Guiding Principles

While we live on different continents, speak different languages, and work on different things, we are bound by our “MendixBlue” guiding principles.  Being “MendixBlue” means that you live the culture, and you consistently improve it as we grow.  It’s kind of a big deal.

We put the customer first.  Without our customers, we have no business.  So, if you act in the best interest of our customers, always…you belong here.

We think big. We work to have a meaningful, lasting impact on the world.  So, if you aim high and think long term…you belong here.

We innovate.  We want to be what happens next.  So, if you ask “what if?” and work to find a way or make one…you belong here. 

We nurture talent.  We look, not just at the sum of what an individual has done, but at the potential of who they can be.  So, if you’re up for learning from your failures…you belong here.

We hear every voice.  Inflated egos don’t last here, humility does.  So, if you share credit and ensure that the best ideas win – regardless of who they come from…you belong here.

We own it.  If something needs doing, we do it. So, if you focus on the outcome, and take initiative to get it done…you belong here.

We have fun.  We use laughter as a common language.  We can ask for help and we’re happy to give it.  So, if you find joy and purpose in what you do…you belong here.

Make your career at Mendix.

There are precious few jobs that let you create the future. But you’ll find one at Mendix. We are at a pivotal time in our company’s existence: where rapid growth meets stable funding.  This is the time for industrious people to raise their hands to solve the next generation of problems. Mendix is a place where ambitious people can thrive; where you can identify an issue, propose a solution, and build the structure to make it happen.

Important to know: Mendix is a Siemens business, which means we’re backed by the resources and stability of one of the world’s largest and most forward-looking enterprises. Think: job security.

Since our company was founded in 2005, our aim has been to create a great work environment for people at all stages in their careers. That’s why we are so pleased and honored that we were rated a top Cloud Computing Company to work for in 2019, based on feedback from our employees on Glassdoor. With offices in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, and the US, (and more coming), we provide an international playground to truly impact the world through low-code.

About Mendix

About us We are creating an application platform that empowers people to build and continuously improve apps at unprecedented speed and scale. Who we are We’ve been in your shoes We know firsthand how hard it can be to quickly build software your users love, while maintaining the control you need. Having worked with hundreds of enterprise customers, we also understand how difficult it is to successfully execute a digital strategy. Our mission Our founders created Mendix to solve the biggest challenge in digital innovation: to empower IT and Business teams to collaborate like never before, while experiencing unmatched speed and control. These principles are architected into the very core of our platform, and they drive our relentless focus on your success. We are here to help We love helping you build breakthrough digital experiences, rejecting the conventional approach of merely doing the same things faster. We seek a long-term partnership with your team so we can help you deliver transformative value through applications. Our conviction—and your success—is powered by a diverse team of passionate and exceptional talent.

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