IT Engineer

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

How we work 

Being the largest online auction platform for special objects in Europe we strive to provide staff with the IT tools, education, advice, and support needed to do their best work. We use our knowledge of technology to help Catawikians build the most popular destination for special objects across the globe.

What you’ll do

As an IT Engineer, you will be joining our Office IT team, making an impact at Catawiki through the development and maintenance of employee-facing custom applications and the customization of products from SaaS vendors. 

Working alongside members of the IT and Security teams, you will provide automation expertise to tackle problems related to scaling up, data security, access controls, and people processes. 

What do the problems include? First on the agenda is the automation of access control permissions for Catawiki’s data assets and SaaS tools. You’ll also assist the IT team with automation efforts to ensure that software and operating systems are running the most recent patches and security updates.  We’re an objective and key result-driven organization with endless projects and technical challenges.  This role will help build a strong foundation for our Tech Department.

We are a cloud-native company working with SaaS and a cloud-first architecture, with a stack that includes Okta, Google Workspace & Cloud Platform, JAMF Pro, JIRA, and Slack.

We are a fast growing company and you will play a critical role in identifying areas where automation can be used to make our processes scalable, repeatable and secure, as well as contributing towards Catawiki software development best practices through technical demos and workshops.

Your main tasks will include:

  • Development and maintenance of custom applications as well as the customisation of products from SaaS vendors
  • Automation of business processes through code
  • Provide automation assistance when required for completion of team-wide OKR’s
  • Resolve technical challenges shared between our Office IT and Platform teams
  • Sharing your knowledge of automation by providing cross-departmental training
  • Act as a technical liaison between Office IT and Development, taking part in technical demos and workshops
  • Contributing towards the Technology knowledge base
  • Collaborating with the IT & Security teams, management, and department leaders to assist in planning the most important upcoming projects

What you’ll bring 

We’re looking for someone who loves to problem solve and is energized by using technology to bring order to business processes. You’re open-minded and embrace change, and enjoy collaborating across different departments. 

  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6+ years experience in IT; Operations, automation
  • Proficient with 1 or more development languages such as Python, Java, Ruby, Go etc
  • Experience of building automation for SaaS tools including Okta or an IdP
  • Experience managing laptop endpoints using MDM
  • Experience leveraging APIs to make changes 
  • Experience with Git

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfill people’s passions as part of a young and dynamic organization. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ Catawikians.

Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;

We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:

  • Provide employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
  • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
  • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
  • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter.

Our commitment to you

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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