DevOps Engineer

Full-time position


LUMICKS is looking for a DevOps engineer to complement our R&D and software engineering teams. Together with the product teams, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving our infrastructure for continuous integration and deployment. You will be involved in defining requirements, choosing appropriate technologies, managing stakeholders, and implementing solutions.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Assure the ongoing development and maintenance of the following infrastructure:
    • The software over-the-air update infrastructure
    • The configuration management system (Salt)
  • Development of a telemetry reporting infrastructure for the fleet of hardware installed in the field
  • Ensuring the stability of our infrastructure, by sharing knowledge with the team, sharing operational tasks, and arranging backup facilities & processes
  • Have the freedom to set-up the first DevOps shop within LUMICKS

What about my skills & competencies?

  • Proven track record in a DevOps environment.
  • Experience with setting up and maintaining cloud infrastructure on Amazon AWS.
  • Experience with containerization and/or virtualization technologies.
  • Proficiency with common scripting languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell).
  • Affinity with all three major OS platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • Experience with configuration management systems, and specifically SaltStack, is a plus.
  • You have excellent communication skills.


LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science. 

Our technologies: LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Be the leader of your own projects, and own them like no other. Whether you’re developing software or business, you are responsible for your work and the direction it goes.

Growth opportunities

With new positions opening up weekly and the company still growing exponentially, there are lots of opportunities to broaden your skill set.

Flat organization & open culture

At LUMICKS engagement is key. We try to align everyone on our dreams and strategies to unlock single-molecule and single-cell research.

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