Senior DevOps Engineer (m/f)

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We are smava, the online loan comparison platform.  We provide transparency and fairness to our customers by giving them all relevant data and information to act as empowered market participants. Our mission is disrupting financial services by digitalizing lending. We provide consumers with the fastest most convenient and most affordable personal credit solutions which fit their individual needs best. As a Berlin based FinTech we have grown to over 280 employees and strive to continue that successful growth. To achieve that, we are looking for the best employees to expand our team- employees like you!   

Senior DevOps Engineer (m/f)

Our IT-Systems and DevOps team provides functional, reliable IT-Infrastructure and is always working on ways to improve it through evaluation and deployment of new technologies. The team is always ready to pitch in and gets the things done without losing the fun doing this. We take responsibility, think ahead and work together as a team.

At smava you will…

  • Help us to fully take advantage of state of the art cloud technologies and platforms and integrate those in our current platform
  • Have a significant role in the improvement and further development of our production environment
  • Work with the team to move from continuous integration to continuous deployment and integrate state of the art configuration management
  • Help us eliminate all manual or repetitive work through automation
  • Help us improve our monitoring system and leverage from it to measure and improve performance, stability and maintainability of our systems
  • Take an important part in troubleshooting our IT-Systems

Current projects:

  • Integration of public cloud providers in our current environment
  • Improvement of our automated testing environment, deployment pipeline and production systems

Your profile:    

  • More than 3 years’ experience as a DevOps Engineer, preferably in Fintech, e-commerce and/or startups
  • You’ve worked with public cloud providers (e.g. AWS) in the last few years and have set up and/or migrated complex applications on these platforms in a senior position
  • You have extended knowledge in configuration management (e.g. Ansibe, Saltstack)
  • Profound knowledge of setting-up and maintaining container virtualization (e.g. Docker) and deploy processes matching this methodology
  • Build systems and automatic deploy processes (Jenkins/Maven) isn’t a new challenge for you
  • You have strong skills in programming languages like Python and/or Groovy
  • You have a self-managed and service-oriented work approach
  • Your English is fluent

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of PostgreSQL
  • Experience in monitoring systems (e.g. Icinga2, Prometheus, ELK, Splunk)
  • IT-Security know-how (Linux / Java web applications/ Apache2 / PostgreSQL)
  • Setting up big data process with Apache Storm/Spark/Hadoop
  • General overview about newest trends in DevOps / System Administration sphere
  • German would be cool, but hey nobody is perfect
  • Working experience with Stash/Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence
  • Basic knowledge of Active Directory, Wordpress

What we offer

  • The opportunity to drive the future technology changes in the financial industry
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (30 nationalities) we have onboarded successfully in providing e.g. visa sponsorship and relocation support
  • Open communication & flat hierarchy allows fast execution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Onboarding support
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Language courses
  • Subsidized lunch offer ( and public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Beer Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club and team events

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Natalia Nehring
  • 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.

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