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System Engineer

Hilversum, Noord-Holland, NederlandDevelopment & Technology


Systems Operations at NEP

As a System Engineer you are part of the Netherlands based System Operations team that consists of both Linux and Windows Engineers. Together they are responsible for maintaining and continually improve a large and complex infrastructure (mainly a recently renewed VMware platform). This supports both Managed IT services for external customers as well as specific broadcast related applications and systems. E.g. VOD platforms, streaming platforms but also applications necessary for day to day television programs.

System Operations also participates in company wide projects. Together with the project team you ensure that optimal service and reliability is being delivered through a wide variety of different project.

Your role as a System Engineer

As a System Engineer at NEP, you will be managing our Windows server environment. You’re part of the System Operations team that supplies and manages the Windows servers up to and including the operating system and any Middleware applications. NEP has its own data centers, suitable for Broadcast and IT installations, such as networking, VMware, CDN streaming platforms and centralized productions.

Being a part of the System Operations team means you will be working on one or more projects in which operations are required. You do not only represent the interests of management, but together with the project team you ensure good results for any new product. The client is king, so you’ll need to have a customer-friendly and open working attitude.

Key responsibilities

  • Deploy and maintain various server solutions (clusters, load-balancing, backup, etc.);
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve reliability or performance issues to support your colleagues;
  • Communication with various vendors, partners, internal IT and broadcast teams;
  • Support a global organization; on occasion international projects have to be supported / executed, possibly in other time zones;
  • Serve as a link between the business and customers by actively collaborating with stakeholders and senior business leaders to ensure the scope and specifications of a system are documented and adhered to;
  • Provide innovative and workable solutions to a wide range of technical challenges and business opportunities.


This is where you recognize yourself in

  • You have a Bachelors degree and are an expert in the field of complex VMware environments;
  • You have experience in setting up VMware environments, expanding them and introducing new parts from the VMware catalog;
  • Experience in managing high volume application and database systems in a high availability environment;
  • Proficiency in VMware associated programs and coding languages, such as Windows Server, MS IIS, SAN architecture;
  • Do not think in problems, but in challenges and solutions. You see communication as an important means of getting things done and you know what our customers want and what both the customer's systems and our own systems can do. As a result, you know how to handle complex incidents and changes;
  • Are collegial and can work under pressure. You know how things work in practice in an administrative department and you know how to respond to this. With your positive approach you ensure that matters are handled flawlessly.

Additional Requirements (you don’t have to check all boxes)

  • You are VCP certified or are on your way to obtaining that certification;
  • You have experience with VEEAM and Enterprise storage environments;
  • You are familiar with onboarding environments;

This is what you are looking for in a job

We offer a job in an open and collegial work environment. You will receive training and supervision while you find your place in an enthusiastic and passionate team. Humour and fun are central to the work. You get all the opportunities to further develop, specialise or grow. In fact, we even stimulate this! Of course, we offer a competitive salary and working conditions.

  • You work behind the scenes on productions for millions of viewers worldwide, using techniques that you will not encounter in a traditional IT environment;
  • Working with nice colleagues who are just as happy with the profession as you;
  • A contract for 32 – 40 hours a week;
  • 25 vacation days;
  • Room for development & growth;
  • But also (Front row) tickets, the best coffee, we pay for your gym and your bicycle.

NEP The Netherlands

With our innovative solutions, people and know-how in The Netherlands, we make the biggest live, broadcast events and corporate event productions possible. We provide the complete (production) workflow, from field registration to the most innovative video content solutions, from creation to management and worldwide distribution. We do this for programs such as Eredivisie soccer, Formula 1, Today Inside, Long Live Love, A Year of Your Life, Lowlands, LEGO Masters and daily talk shows such as Khalid & Sophie and The Evening Show with Arjen Lubach.

Our people
NEP's services in the Netherlands run mainly on its own people. All men and women with passion for and affinity with the media industry and various specializations in sports, classical music, entertainment, drama and talk shows. Our teams are continuously trained on new techniques, workflows and specializations. We encourage growth, innovation and ambition, because in the rapidly changing media world it is essential for us to have the highest level of knowledge available in-house.

Our Values

Our Values describe the attitude, behaviors and mindset required for success at NEP. They reflect what inspires our employees today and what we as a company aspire to be in the future.

Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Nederland
Development & Technology