Junior System Administrator

- 16-20 hours per week -

At VanderSat we are passionate about space technology and making a positive impact using data collected by Earth observation satellites. We specialize in producing high resolution soil moisture data, which our customers use to grow food more efficiently, insure farmers against crop failure and monitor the effects of climate change. You can find more information on our website.

Within the Infrastructure Team we are looking for a part time Junior System Administrator based in Haarlem. Expected working time will be 16 to 20 hours a week with possibility for future growth. You will be joining a collaborative and energetic team that welcomes creativity and different perspectives. VanderSat offers the training, development and support for you to develop your career and fulfill your ambitions and potential.

The Infrastructure Team is responsible for developing and maintaining the processing environment, which enables VanderSat to produce, distribute and iterate on our global satellite-derived data products.


  • Manage users and user rights in VanderSat’s Google G Suite environment and other environments VanderSat is running on
  • Manage and secure the network (ethernet, wifi and peripheral devices) in the Office in Haarlem
  • Setup and manage laptops and additional hardware for employees
  • Help your colleagues with issues on different operating systems
  • Keep the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) up to date
  • Purchase hardware and software


Skills and Experience

Must haves

  • Basic knowledge of networking
  • Good overall knowledge of computer systems
  • Good problem solving capabilities

Nice to haves

  • Experience working with Google G Suite
  • Experience working with windows, linux and macOS
  • Experience purchasing hardware, software and services


What we offer

  • Office located in the center of Haarlem
  • Flexible working time and possibility for working remotely
  • Yearly education budget
  • Choice between Mac and Linux for your laptop
  • No dress code



For more information please contact Susanne Zevenbergen or submit your application letter and resume to szevenbergen@vandersat.com

Closing date 01-03-2021



About VanderSat

VanderSat is a company of around 40 people with a strong foundation in Science and Technology. Science that we put to practice because we want to make a difference by optimizing water and food usage and help farmers protect themselves against natural disasters. The beliefs, attitudes and values of free-thinking scientists are the basis of VanderSat’s culture. We stay connected to innovative Science and Technology through our Partnerships with Research Groups and leading Companies. At VanderSat we try to work together to solve big problems in a humble fashion. Oh, and don’t be scared if your colleague decides to not wear shoes that day, half your colleagues are abroad, and you find a large stuffed crocodile duct taped to your chair on your birthday.

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

’cause I wonder where you are…and I wonder what you do.

Susanne Zevenbergen
Office Manager