Product Engineering at Leaseweb  

Our engineering department consists of around 90 engineers, working in small scrum teams. Each team has end-to-end responsibility for a specific product or part of our architecture. Our teams are distributed geographically, and we work remote-first. Twice per year, each team meets up in person at our HQ in Amsterdam. 

The atmosphere is an informal and relaxed, yet highly motivating, place to work. Our organizational structure is flat, and we value independence and entrepreneurship and that’s why you will have some of the most inspiring and overall awesome colleagues in the industry! 

Each team has end-to-end responsibility for a specific product or part of our architecture. We work on a remote-first basis, coming together in person at our Amsterdam headquarters twice a year. 

Our organizational structure is flat, placing a high value on independence and entrepreneurship. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, creating a highly motivating work environment in which you will work with some of the most inspiring colleagues in the industry. 

What is the role about?

As a Hardware Engineer at Leaseweb you spend most of your time defining and improving standards regarding our dedicated server line-up. Continuously throughout the year new hardware is selected and needs to be tested for compatibility in Leaseweb data centers, racks and automation. You will be part of the product team and work together with local datacenter operations teams to ensure that we can quickly add new hardware to our server line-up and that our rack standards are followed globally. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Analyze and track hardware and rack technology developments and consider technical applications for Leaseweb.  
    • E.g. how can we utilize software to set the TDP, clock and ghz dynamically. 
    • E.g. what are the technical applications of disk developments with flexible DWPD parameters, and how can we manage the software settings for this. 
  • Analyze and interpret the hardware specifications of server hardware under consideration for introduction by Product Management. 
  • Set the technical standards for Leaseweb racks optimizing between cost and functionality.  
  • Manage the process for hardware testing. 
  • Be the bridge between the provisioning engineering team and the bare metal automation team: where hardware meets software. 
  • Develop test setups and test protocols to analyze hardware capabilities as well as performance metrics of server hardware and recommend setups for Leaseweb.  
  • Build up essential knowledge of hardware performance in practice, by analyzing actual usage results, for example
    • Actual lifetime of memory and disks,
    • Real life performance differences between DDR5 and DDR4k. 
    • Power usage of racks and ability to optimize density. 
    • Evaluate different GPU cards and vendors
    • Liquid cooling 

What we are looking for:

  • A strong interest in computer/server hardware and developments. 
  • Strong communication skills so you can independently align with datacenter engineers around the world. 
  • You are organized and structured so the outcome of your tests and the standards you define are understood by others. 
  • Competent with hardware and software installation, and the ability to execute performance measurement and test scripts. 
  • Knowledge of ISP related technologies such as servers’ hardware and cloud technologies. 
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills 
  • Experience in setting up test environments and/or test labs is a plus. 
  • A background in engineering. 

Benefits include:

  • Participation in annual company bonus scheme  
  • Company car or travel allowance  
  • 28 days of paid time off  
  • Working from home policy
  • Company pension scheme
  • Gym membership allowance
  • Job bike allowance
  • Access to individual professional trainings and courses  
  • Free lunch, snacks and the best drinks along with fresfruit provided daily (when in the office)  
  • Fun events year-round – from easter brunch, to summer parties, company runs, christmas party and much more 
  • A multicultural work environment (our colleagues in Germany alone are from over 12 countries!) in a company where you can truly make a difference  

Ready for the next step?  

If you’d like to apply, please do so online. To learn more about us, follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram to get an inside look at life at Leaseweb. For questions, please reach out to Demetra Spyrou, Talent Acquisition Specialist, at:  

We directly source all candidates – any unsolicited profiles received from recruitment agencies will be treated as direct applications. 

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