DevOps Infrastructure Engineer (m/f) – Platform Automation

at smava GmbH (view profile)
Location Berlin, Germany
Date Posted May 28, 2019
Category European Union - EU Blue Card Jobs
Germany - Residence Permit Visa Jobs
Job Type jenkins


DevOps Infrastructure Engineer (m/f) - Platform Automation
Friedrichshain, Berlin

You’re a DevOps / Platform Infrastructure Engineer who knows his way around different Cloud Platforms and CI/CD Processes. You have a passion for the DevOps, SRE, cloud and automation. You love building and operating the Infrastructure. You possess “you built it, you run it” mentality and would like to challenge yourself in helping us to build our Platform, tools and kits as you understand how software teams should operate efficiently.

DevOps Infrastructure Engineer (m/f) - Platform Automation

The smava’s Platform Engineering Team is building a Platform Infrastructure on top of a public cloud for our 100+ software engineers. We are aggressively migrating from Spring MVC to Spring Boot, microservices, React.js, and event-driven architectures. Our self-service platform vision is to allow developers to provision their own services and enable them to operate them robustly in production using Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins and Ansible.

You will join a team lead by our heavily experienced VP of Platform who took part in one of the most successful Europe’s leading eCommerce platforms before.

Your daily business:

  • Implement automation of toil and boring, repetitive tasks (testing, packaging)
  • Build and run the platform our software teams need for “you build it, you run it”
  • Lifting us to the cloud with immutable infrastructure-as-code and self-service tools
  • Making our microservice infrastructure play well together
  • Coaching the software engineers on how to use our platform infrastructure

To get things done you must have:

  • Proven track of actions with Kubernetes or Docker
  • AWS, GCloud or relevant Cloud technology experience
  • Strong experience in tools like: Ansible, Terraform, Salt, Chef or Puppet
  • Python or Groovy
  • CI, Jenkins
  • Relevant university STEM education
  • Fluency in English

Nice to have:

  • System administration and maintenance background
  • Istio or Envoy
  • Microservices
  • Splunk, Prometheus or Kibana

Awesome to have:

  • Java, Go
  • PostgreSQL, Kafka, Redis
  • Unix, Linux, TCP/IP
  • Splunk, Prometheus, OpsGenie/PagerDuty

Our tech stack you will work with:

  • Public Cloud (AWS or GCloud)
  • Automation tools (Ansible, Salt)
  • Python, Node.js, Spring Boot
  • Kubernetes & Docker
  • Istio/Envoy
  • Kafka
  • Jenkins
  • Monitoring Tools (Splunk, Prometheus, OpsGenie)
  • PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Bitbucket

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to drive the future technology changes in the financial industry in a heart of Berlin
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (35+ nationalities)
  • Open communication & flat hierarchy allows fast execution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onboarding support (e.g. assistance visa application/ work permit, German health insurance, accommodation)
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Relocation and signing bonus
  • Language courses
  • Subsidized lunch offer ( and public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Beer Friday, Summer & Christmas parties as well as team events

You think you may be one of us? Then we are looking forward receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Michal Szafraniec.
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

About smava:
We are smava, the online loan comparison platform. We are one of the three largest Fintech-employers in Germany. Our mission is to revolutionize the loans market by making it fair and transparent. smava finds the best loans for everyone: fast, convenient and cost effective. We are in the third stage of innovation in the finance industry: first ATM’s, then online-banking, now digital loans by smava! This is also why we were awarded as Innovator 2018. All of this was achieved thanks to almost 500 employees.

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