Head of Infrastructure

  • Technology
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Head of Infrastructure

Job description

Fourthline is a leading RegTech scale-up that has been growing massively in the Identity & verification (ID&V) space for the past 4 years. To scale our product and engineering organization we now look for a Head of Infrastructure that can accelerate innovation, security, reliability & scalability and guide our talented platform & internal IT team to the next level! With a growing line of products, business regions and services we are taking the next step forward and need you to help us reach our destination.


Your Mission & Deliverables

Your mission is to create a regulatory compliant cloud agnostic platform that is super secure on the one end but allows for fast paced innovations on the other. You will hold a product, business and technical perspective at all times. Your role is to enable our platform to its fullest potential together with a super cool team, making this a full-service proposition.


The deliverables

  • Deliver and manage a cloud agnostic infrastructure for our products
  • Implement high performance infrastructure for machine learning model development, training and production
  • Build and automate secure infrastructure deployments
  • Implement and improve granular access controls
  • Ensure infrastructure availability by an uptime of 99,99%
  • Migrate successfully from ECS to Kubernetes
  • Deliver on time and on budget (eg. control AWS costs, workplace IT, etc.)
  • Deliver secure and performing Workplace IT solutions


Your responsibilities

  • You define the infrastructure and technology operations strategy to support the business needs for scalability, growing demand for our product and security (e.g. performance, site reliability and Platform security)
  • You are responsible for defining, building, and managing both the infrastructure that supports our digital customer onboarding products as well as our internal IT network, systems and processes while making cost/benefit analysis
  • You ensure an optimal environment for our employees to build and operate our internally developed applications
  • You define requirements for new technology implementations and communicate them to key business stakeholders
  • You lead strategic and long-term technological planning and plans to achieve business goals by prioritizing technology initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technologies
  • You are accountable for the operational activities and daily running of all the infrastructure technology stack, services and environments
  • Together with the team you identify opportunities for automation, cost savings and service quality improvement
  • You create high-level program workflows, communicate and analyze trade-offs, and eliminate impediments for/with the team
  • Understand and evolve our platform and system architecture standards to ensure we can effectively monitor, manage and scale our services.

Job requirements

Your profile

As a person you bring problem solving capacity, an analytical mindset, a data driven approach and you are a conceptual thinker, but your mantra is that of an executor: GTD! (Get things done)

  • You strive well in an environment where CI/CD is standard practice
  • You are an excellent people leader (+ 5 years) with in depth transformation experience and experience in building, developing and retaining a high performing and autonomous team (team now: 15HC)
  • You bring high level knowledge of (IP) network systems, databases, infrastructure and technical protocols
  • You possess commercial awareness, organizational savviness and business acumen
  • You have systematic & project management skills
  • A technical background in cloud platforms (AWS preferred) including infrastructure, security, observability, tooling solutions, storage & messaging
  • You are familiar with concepts such as: BGP, SDWAN, VLAN, EKS, EC2, VPC, MTLS, RBAC, etc
  • You like to recruit new team members and know how to keep team members engaged
  • You are the best to create a culture of excellence and happiness in your team(s).


Liked what you read and are now wondering what you can expect from us?

We are growing fast! That means a lot of room for impact in a fairly new KYC market that is exploding! You will get the chance to work in a multinational and rapidly growing scale-up that works with leading names in global FinTech, Banking as a Service, Crypto and trading platforms. And next to that we offer:

  • A great compensation package
  • 25 days of holidays to chill
  • Pension scheme in place
  • Phone subscription
  • A 50/50 hybrid WFH/WFO model. We believe the office can be key to collaborate, be creative and align. And we know you can be productive at home when focus is required
  • Senior leadership team and growth driven teams that bring out the best in you
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy in a highly motivated, talented team
  • Flat structure and open communication
  • Office dogs! (They are the cutest!)
  • Snacks & fruit always available. And when we are allowed to create more freedom, you can find catered lunch + awesome Friday drinks in our very own bar again!


Note: We highly prefer candidates that already reside in the Netherlands. We are able to take over VISA sponsorship for those that already work in the Netherlands.