Senior Systems Engineer

Job description

About XITE
It’s our mission to share our passion for music videos with the world and invite people to experience music beyond listening: to see music.

XITE is dedicated to building the best music video experience in the world. Based in Amsterdam, XITE now reaches 100 million households across multiple territories through linear networks, interactive TV apps and on-demand streaming services. The company revolutionized the way audiences experience music videos by allowing viewers to search, like and skip through its entire catalog, enjoy channels curated by its team of music experts and create their own channel based on a genre, decade and style using our unique Mixer feature. XITE has a full music video catalog through agreements with all major and top independent music labels and distributors, and works to expand this offering every day.

About the role

We are looking for a (Senior) Platform Engineer with experience in Google Cloud and a passion for building highly scalable and secure infrastructure and who wants to grow with us. You will be managing a multi region cloud infrastructure, working jointly with members of a closely knit tech team, and enjoy a great deal of freedom and flexibility in shaping our systems and cloud computing landscape and future.


  • Ensure our platform scales smoothly with increased demand;
  • Automate repeatable tasks;
  • Contribute and improve CI/CD pipelines;
  • Strengthen platform security;
  • Identify platform bottlenecks and improve performance;
  • Extend systems and application monitoring;
  • Ensure systems and application uptime;
  • Keep systems up to date and patched.


  • 3+ years of experience working on Google Cloud;
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Istio;
  • Experience with Prometheus & Grafana monitoring stack;
  • Programming / scripting knowledge (Bash, Python, Golang or other);
  • Experience with CDN’s and content delivery;
  • Experience with configuration management such as Ansible, Puppet or Saltstack;
  • Experience with IaC and tools such as Terraform;
  • Experience with Kafka, Clickhouse, WAF and (cloud) security best practices will be considered a plus;
  • Comfortable learning new skills, being proactive and keep track of new developments;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Our Tech Stack

  • Google Cloud
  • Kubernetes/Docker
  • Prometheus/Grafana/Alertmanager/Thanos
  • ELK Stack
  • Clickhouse
  • Kafka
  • Redis
  • CircleCI/ConcourseCI/ArgoCD
  • Ansible
  • MongoDB

What working at XITE means
Here at XITE we make sure you’re taken care of by providing you the opportunity to develop your career in a young, fast growing and international company. We provide a challenging work environment where you have a lot of autonomy and flexible working hours. We don’t hire assholes! All XITE’ers are different and authentic in their own way, but we all have kindness in common, as well as professionalism and an optimistic attitude. Let’s not forget - we have a passion for good music and good food. That’s why we have chef prepared lunches, Friday afternoon drinks and rooftop parties! Click here to see our benefits.

The process

  1. Apply: Apply for a role, and we will contact you.

  2. 1st interview with HR: One of our recruiters will contact you, because we’d really like to find out more about you and to see if there is a culture fit between you and XITE. During this interview, you can ask all your questions about the company.

  3. 2nd interview with Line Manager: We will dive into your expertise to understand how much of a professional fit it is with the Line Manager. You will also have the opportunity to ask all your own questions.

  4. 3rd interview with the team: Is an opportunity to understand if it’s a match with people you will be working with day-to-day.

  5. Reference check: we ask you for 2 references that we can give a call and ask a few questions as a part of our hiring process.

  6. Offer: Hopefully with our offer, we can welcome you to the team of XITE!

Up for the challenge? Then hit that ‘Apply for this Job’ button!