RIPE NCC: Software Engineer/Developer

Posted by | September 24, 2010 | Web Pro Job Tips


Location: Amsterdam, Holland


you find the prospect of spending your career building the next run of the mill
“facebook-meets-twitter with an adsense/e-commerce tie-in” less than
exhilarating? Is bureaucratic nonsense or mundane work getting you down? If
you’re a talented software developer who
wants to make a difference
, we might have the cure.
in a historic building on a canal in the centre of Amsterdam, you’ll find an
atmosphere of innovation and freedom. Up on the top floor, there’s a tight-knit
team of seven experienced engineers from seven different countries who all
share a common goal: ensuring the
stability of the internet into the next decade.
a big responsibility and we’re in a unique position to do it right, since as
the oldest Regional Internet Registry, the RIPE NCC has the backing of over
7000 ISPs in  Europe, the Middle East,
and parts of Central Asia. As a not for profit foundation, our focus is not on
making money, but on solving problems faced by the Internet community. We even release most of our tools and raw
data to the public
for projects and experiments come from our community and each other. We are
constantly challenged by new problems. We are casual and flexible – individuals
are given the full flexibility and freedom they need to do their best work.

What can you expect?
won’t find sacrificed quality, overworked engineers, micro-management,
heavy-weight design, or disruptive processes here. We work light and fast, emphasizing simplicity and making use of
the best available tools. We do tend towards unix, open source and python, but
not religiously.
Our expectations:
members are expected to continue to hone their craft, write beautiful code and
remain comfortable crossing into unfamiliar domains
don’t care about the latest buzzwords, a laundry-list of technologies or your
high-school grades. What your experience and cover letter needs to highlight is
that you’re a seriously talented software engineer who would fit into this
environment, and that you have has something a bit fresh and different to
A degree in CS/EE is preferred, but
plenty of solid, relevant experience could work too. Our working language is
English. If this all sounds like a good fit, we’d love to hear from you.
What more do we offer?
annual salary for this position is between €46,253 and €57,806, plus
exceptional secondary benefits, including relocation assistance, expat support,
6 weeks vacation and a generous training allowance. For a complete overview of
our secondary benefits, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of
our website at

To apply: How to apply:

Please send your CV and motivation letter until 04-10-2010 to

Please mention the vacancy number 1004-006 and the source where you first saw this ad.

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