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DevOps Platform Engineer - AWS & Istio (m/f) 

You have a passion for the cloud, DevOps and SRE, and you know how software teams operate efficiently. So, would you like to challenge yourself and build our platform, tools, and kits to help the software team to get there within CI/CD standards? Shout out loud our motto: “you build it, you run it”!

The smava’s DevOps Platform Engineering Team is building a Platform Infrastructure on top of a AWS cloud. We have 100+ microservices written in Java Spring Boot and micro front-end in React Hooks.
Our self-service platform vision is to allow developers to provision their own services and enable them to operate them robustly in production using Jenkins, Ansible, Docker & Kubernetes and Istio.

What we offer:

  • Joining a DevOps team lead by our heavily experienced VP of Platform who took part in one of Europe’s leading eCommerce platforms before.
  • The opportunity to drive the future technology changes in the financial industry in the heart of Berlin
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (30 nationalities) 
  • Open communication & flat hierarchy that 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

Our tech stack you will work with:

  • Public Cloud AWS
  • Automation Tools (Ansible, Terraform)
  • Python, Node.js, Java Spring Boot, Groovy
  • Kubernetes, Docker swarm & Docker
  • Istio/Envoy
  • nginx, apache2
  • Kafka, rabbitmq
  • Jenkins
  • Monitoring Tools (Splunk, Grafana, Prometheus, OpsGenie)
  • PostgreSQL, Redis
  • Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence

Your daily business:

  • Making our microservice infrastructure play well together
  • 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
  • Eliminating toil by automating our software engineers out of boring, repetitive tasks
  • Coaching the software engineers on how to use our platform infrastructure

To get things done you must have:

  • One or more of the mentioned: Python, Groovy, Node.js, Bash, Go
  • Relevant university STEM education
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience working with Cloud technology - AWS is preferred
  • Experience working with service mesh - Istio
  • Experience working within a production system running 10’s of microservices
  • Experience working with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience working with Ansible and Terraform
  • Production observability: Grafana, Prometheus
  • Jenkins, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment

Nice to have:

  • Being familiar with Spring-cloud / Spring-boot
  • Apache Kafka
  • Incident management experience: opsgenie, dynatrace, alertmanager


Then apply online via the application button AS “POSITION”. All applications are accepted exclusively via the application form.

Contact: Michal Szafraniec (030 - 617 48 0014)

In case you are not an EU citizen

  • We also need a copy of your academic degree, valid passport and residence permit (e.g. Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit) - if you already have one


Note that it will not proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.