At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate VMware Engineer we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scaleup environment.

🥜 In a nutshell

We have software at our core and display a relentless focus on innovation. Your toolkit will consist of next-generation technologies. As a VMware Engineer, you’ll help build and operate our private clouds powering our fully automated fulfillment centers.

🎯 What you’ll do

  • Design, create, own, and maintain our systems and service deployments (VMware based), setting up data centers from scratch with modern cloud technology
  • Coming from the cloud and being heavy users of Kubernetes, we are developing a similar experience on a classical VM based stack. With your inventive mind and analytical approach, you’ll take the opportunity to test and develop more advanced architecture
  • As part of the Infrastructure team, it’s critical that you ensure our systems remain secure and all operational requirements are fulfilled
  • Coordinate networks and deploy resources, keeping our systems running smooth, clean, and robust

💻 Technologies we use

  • AWS, VMware, vSphere, vSAN, Docker, Kubernetes, NSX-T, Tanzu
  • Helm, Terraform, Ansible
  • Hashicorp Consul, Hashicorp Vault, Keycloak
  • PostgreSQL, MongoDB, RabbitMQ
  • Python, Golang, Bash

⭐ About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent – or relevant experience
  • At least 2 years of professional experience with cloud computing, Infrastructure as Code and automation
  • Proficient at configuring and deploying VM based workloads
  • Experience with the VMware/vSphere stack
  • Familiar with shell scripting, or another scripting language
  • Fluency in English (Dutch is not required)
  • Experience in networking, NSX-T and/or Tanzu and related technologies to Picnic

📖 Picnic Perks

Every expert was once a beginner! 

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome startup environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact.

Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place!

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy 

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials.

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga, to climbing!

Attractive package

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self, as well as 25 vacation days per year, so you can recharge your batteries

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. Our teams generally like to have at least one team day per week at the office (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee may be a factor), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team.

Benefits for expats 

It can be daunting starting a new job AND moving to a new country. That’s why we offer lots of support for our many expat colleagues, including:

  • Relocation package: If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in (as long as regulations allow).
  • In the Netherlands, we offer support with your first tax report as well as arranging the 30% ruling.
  • From health insurance to living arrangements to pet passports, there are always colleagues who’ve faced the same challenges and are more than happy to help!


We care about your health and wellbeing. As such, we currently support online interviews and remote onboarding (learn more about the process here).

Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves.