at ProfitBricks GmbH (view profile)
Location Berlin, Germany
Date Posted June 13, 2018
Category European Union - EU Blue Card Jobs
Germany - Residence Permit Visa Jobs
Job Type linux


The Head of Platform Engineering ‘Storage’ is responsible for all aspects of planning and operating ProfitBricks’ storage resources (SDD and HDD) which form the foundational part of our infrastructure services. Our proposition is to have a high-performing IaaS offering at reasonable costs for our business customers, and you take on responsibility for both the strategic and the operational aspects of our storage infrastructure. With a good sense for the IaaS market you know what our competitors are doing and have a view on current and upcoming storage technologies and draw the right conclusions for our product offering. Together with your team of engineers you initiate and manage development projects to continuously improve our product offering in terms of functionality, performance, scalability and reliable operations.

Your responsibilities:

  • Support, guide, and inspire a team of engineers to develop and operate our storage infrastructure, drive reliability and performance across massive scale by mastering the full depth of the stack for our storage infrastructure
  • Evaluate upcoming technology trends and what they mean for ProfitBricks. Initiate and manage projects to continuously enhance our platforms and make them future-proof
  • Responsibility for maintaining and scaling our storage infrastructure while keeping our revenue-critical services and applications fast, stable, reliable and available
  • Solve problems arising from our large-scale operations and ensure that measures are taken to sustainably eliminate problems and risks
  • Work closely with the business stakeholders to influence and create new designs, architectures, and standards
  • Participate and drive production readiness reviews and postmortems
  • Engage in software performance analysis and system-tuning

Your qualifications:

  • Experience working as a Platform Engineering Manager or in a similar technical leadership position at a IaaS or cloud services provider.
  • In-depth knowledge in virtualized and non-virtualized storage infrastructure within highly scalable cloud infrastructures
  • Systems Engineering - large-scale system design exposure, in-depth understanding of Linux systems internals, TCP/IP networking, Infiniband, storage technologies
  • Cloud Engineering - Strong experience with AWS or Google Cloud Platforms, solid understanding of performance and scalability requirements, security practices, automation and monitoring
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Passion for building, leading and nurturing successful engineering teams
  • Good understanding of ITSM practices. ITIL certification is a plus
  • A clear and fluid communication style when articulating your ideas
  • English is a must, German a plus

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