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Join the AMS-IX team


At AMS-IX, we believe our people are the core of our organisation. With over 25 nationalities, we value our diversity and we are always looking for new talents to strengthen our team.

We are a group of dedicated professionals with one common goal: be at the forefront of every innovation and market development to deliver the best interconnection services possible.

With an office located in the centre Amsterdam, we provide excellent benefits and always listen to our employees’ needs.

Our Core Values

We are passionate about delivering quality. We set the highest standards, and we take pride and joy in everything we do.

We move forward as a single force: Team AMS-IX. We work together and with others to build communities and contribute to a better society.

We are dedicated professionals who go the extra mile to deliver. We care, we believe, and we aim to achieve the best results.

Current vacancy (1)

There is currently one vacancy:

  • Senior Network Engineer

Senior Network Engineer

Job description

The Senior Network Engineer is part of a team of Engineers who work closely together on the day-to-day operations of the switching platform, designing and implementing solutions of new services, platform extensions and upgrades. One of the major focus areas of this role is providing 24/7 support to AMS-IX customers worldwide.

Key Responsibilities

Life cycle management of the platform and supporting services
The Senior Network Engineer provides configuration and maintenance of the AMS-IX switching platform and supporting environment, which is not a static configuration due to continuous growth. Example: The Senior Network Engineer implements continuous changes (upgrades, adjustments, etc.) to support customers and keep the service(s) up to date. The Senior Network Engineer works closely with suppliers on proof of concepts and customer acceptance testing in order to launch/migrate to new services and features.

Manage day-to-day operations of NOC (Network Operations Centre)
The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the respective IX platforms around the world. Example: The Senior Network Engineer works closely with other team members and may be part of the on-call rotation schedule to provide 24/7 support to customers.

Implement performance improvement
The Senior Network Engineer translates the development of products into performance improvement of the services. Example: The Senior Network Engineer defines technical requirements for ongoing performance improvement of the platform(s) and service(s).

Extension of platforms
The Senior Network Engineer designs and implements opportunities to extend existing and/or deploy new platforms. Network Engineers will be part of the decision process. Depending on the associated cost and impact, decisions can be taken autonomously. Example: The Senior Network Engineer is an expert in network development, both from a software and a network perspective.

Broad technical knowledge
The Senior Network Engineer has insight in all technical aspects of AMS-IX products & services, including engineering, software development and security management. Example: The Senior Network Engineer gains knowledge about the latest features and developments within AMS-IX’s products & services.


  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Information Technology or related fields
  • Master of Science degree (MSc) is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • Driving license (and willingness to drive)
  • 5+ years in a similar role
  • Sound IT background, specializing in the area of networking
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with management of MPLS/VPLS, Ethernet, and IP networks, and understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects, as well as protocols that are required to build and maintain these networks
  • Experience with configuring BGP and a good understanding of routing protocols
  • Experience with creating automation scripts, preferably using Bash and Python
  • Good insight in the structure and relations that make up the internet
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix environment
  • Experience in composing detailed, technical documentation
  • Understanding of the concept of a route server and Bird configuration experience is a big plus
  • Knowledgeable of VxLAN/eVPN is a big plus
  • Scripting experience in Perl is a big plus
  • Experience with automation tools like Ansible/Salt is a big plus
  • Solid analytical skills to troubleshoot complex, technical problems
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, international environment
  • Able to act as a source of knowledge for colleagues
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Eager to solve problems
  • Well-organised
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Eager to learn
  • Customer-oriented with experience in a customer-facing position
  • Good communication skills and willingness to give subject matter presentations to various audiences
  • Able to multitask
  • Good eye for detail

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