Medior DevOps Engineer

Job description

"Castor’s products have supported medical researchers to capture almost 200 million data points in over 5000 research projects across the globe! Many research institutes prefer their data to be stored within their own country, so one of the bigger challenges our platform team is tackling right now is how to operate on this global scale while ensuring data is stored securely and stays within the right geographical boundaries."

Nick Groenen, Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Castor

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest medical device companies, biopharma, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run remote, device-enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

How is Castor supporting the Coronavirus crisis?

Castor has joined the global fight against the Coronavirus by making our research data capture system available for free for all COVID-19 research projects. Castor is supporting more than 250 COVID-19 studies across the world, including the World Health Organization’s SOLIDARITY trial.

What you’ll do?

As a DevOps Engineer at Castor,  you will support the current IT operations set up and continuously improve security, stability, and performance. You’ll do it by:

  • Building new and improve existing IT infrastructure systems and tooling
  • Contributing to our Terraform, Ansible, and Kubernetes code/configuration
  • Responding and helping to solve incidents and outages
  • Helping engineers and supporting staff in resolving issues related to infrastructure, CI, deployment, monitoring, and more

What you’ll bring

In this role, you will manage not only current IT operations setup, but you will also be involved in continuously improving security, stability, and performance at Castor’s Engineering Department bringing the following skills:

  • Curiosity to learn and understand the systems you’re working with, topped with the ability to evaluate trade-offs and applying best practices for IT operations
  • A good understanding of Linux and containerization (Docker) as well as a high-level understanding of how web applications and databases work
  • A strong privacy and security mindset, going along with moral and ethical standards
  • Experience with Terraform or at least one API-centric cloud provider (Azure, AWS, GCP, OpenStack)
  • Experience with at least one of the configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, SaltStack)

What you'll get

At Castor, we truly live and breathe our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a "healthy and happy team." With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible and remote working opportunity (we also have an office in Amsterdam)
  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan
  • 30 days annual leave (including national holidays)
  • Interested in lifelong learning? You’ll love using our development and training budget!
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time except you.
  • A new MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga


Want to know more? Check out the role profile for some further insights or apply now!

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).