Job Summary

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality, and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of more than $40 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How will you make an impact?

Electronic microscopes are the most sophisticated laboratory instruments that are used today. These are used by scientists and engineers in life science, material sciences, and the semiconductor industry, indirectly affecting our lives in many aspects. Our microscopes contribute in developing better vaccines, new lighter and stronger materials, batteries of more efficient chips.

Get more insights on our Electron Microscopes and workflows via these links. The role is positioned in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where our high-end TEMs are being developed and manufactured in our cleanrooms.

Site Impression MSD Eindhoven https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=mHAOae3AMPc

Example of Workflow Application Athena Software for core imaging facilities

What will you do?

The Senior System Engineer – High availability IT infrastructure works within the Software Delivery Platform team.

The Software Delivery Platform enables the delivery of on-premise Software Based Workflow Applications. This connects multiple tools and streamlines workflows and optimizes the productivity of our customers. For this, high availability is critical and will be part of your responsibilities.

You will be part of a team of approximately 10 engineers, working closely with other software teams across the different development sites in Europe and USA. As you will be working cross-site, traveling will be part of the job, approximately 10% of your time.

This role is really attractive for people that want to have freedom in their role and work within a small team on innovations with state-of-the-art tools to facilitate and automate the software delivery process. This role will be in direct contact with large industry names customers, so you will have a direct impact on how we try to serve our customers!


  • You will be responsible for shaping the reliability of the on-premise software delivery platform into a Highly Available infrastructure, with aspects like zero-downtime upgrades, redundancy in various levels of the infrastructure (networking, storage, services), continuous backup strategies, disaster recovery scenarios.
  • You will contribute to the software delivery platform with ‘Infrastructure as Code’, where all infrastructure is managed and tested with automated tools like Ansible and Prometheus, both during development as well as production (DevOps)


The ideal candidate enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary, high-tech, and international environment to tackle sophisticated technical problems. The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

  • Typically requires a Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline
  • 5+ years experience developing and maintaining high availability IT infrastructure, e.g. in IT infrastructure organizations
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary projects (Software, Hardware, Service Delivery) across multiple sites.
  • Proven background in Linux and automation/infrastructure as code.
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with build environment and source control tools (GitLab, Jenkins, Artifactory)

Personal Skills

  • A team player with good communication skills (both written and verbal) and highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Result oriented and hands-on personality
  • Analytical view combined with pragmatic attitude (flexibility)
  • Proactive and initiative-taking attitude
  • Willingness to learn new technologies

What We Offer You

We welcome candidates that enjoy working in a diverse, multi-disciplinary, cutting edge technology environment where personal development and team cooperation are key to success, to make the impossible => possible for our customers

Diversity in our teams is an important element to creating an effective and challenging working environment. Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement are key characteristics that we expect of all that are part of our community. We offer strong salary conditions and benefits and freedom in how you arrange your workweeks!

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