Junior DevOps Engineer

Job description

Primephonic is a digital music start-up that has been dubbed by the media as ‘the Spotify of classical music’. With the best 100% classical music streaming service we seek to reinvent the digital classical music experience and reignite a global passion for the genre. Classical music lovers are currently heavily underserved in the digital space, we have the ambition to change this by offering the world’s most extensive classical music catalogue, with the highest audio quality and the best search in the industry. At the same time, we also pay out classical artists in a fairer way. Primephonic launched its streaming service (iOS, Android and web) in the United States, United Kingdom and The Netherlands this Fall. Our global roll out is planned for 2019. Based in Amsterdam, with a commercial office in New York City, our rapidly growing team is home to over 20 classical music lovers of ten different nationalities.


As a Junior DevOps engineer, you will have a leading role in ensuring our systems remain secure and operational for our customers. What exactly does this mean? Well, the beauty of being our first ever Junior DevOps engineer, is that you get to decide this for yourself! You’ll have the freedom to design, build and operate the most cutting-edge tools and technologies to ensure our streaming platform is up & running (think automation, alerting, monitoring, health checks, scaling).


Who are you?

As a Junior DevOps engineer, we expect you to live in the cloud. Why? Cause that’s where our systems live! We have ambitious dreams for Primephonic, which is why we’ve built everything to be in the cloud from the start. Your role is to ensure our amazing products can be enjoyed flawlessly by our quality-seeking customers 24-7, with close to 0 downtime. When things do go down (hey, it happens!) we expect the tools & processes you’ve put in place to come to life – the monitoring you’ve setup means you’ll be able to react fast, fix it, learn from it, communicate it with a post-mortem, and ensure this new knowledge is fed back into our processes to prevent it from happening again.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience with serverless computing

  • Experience consolidating AWS environments from different external partners

  • Experience deploying and managing NodeJS applications

What will you do?

  • Design, create, and maintain our entire AWS infrastructure

  • Create well-structured deployment processes with proper monitoring & alerting

  • Ensure our infrastructure scales, is fault-tolerant and secure

  • Integrate DevOps methodology into development

  • Collaborate with the data team to setup tooling for data-processing pipelines

  • Work together with other developers to setup CI/CD pipelines

Some technologies we work with

  • AWS infrastructure (autoscaling, container services, lambdas)

  • EC2, S3, Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, Lambda, CloudWatch

  • PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, MongoDB

  • CircleCI, Bitrise

  • Bash, Python, Git


  • You will get a non-sugarcoated insight in the world of streaming services and the way we disrupt the market.

  • Purpose driven organization: our product makes people truly happy

  • You will join a very inspiring, global, international young team of 20 music lovers from 10 different countries.

  • Great office life, masterclasses, monthly office outings & strategy sessions, fresh cooked lunch and Friday afternoon drinks with live music in our office! 

  • Good compensation and a contribution to the pension scheme.

  • 25 holidays

  • Last but not least a free subscription to the Primephonic app!