DevOps Engineer (m/f/d) - AWS at smava GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

DevOps Engineer (m/f/d) - AWS at smava GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

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Location: Berlin, Germany
Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-01-02 05:01:27

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Are you up for a successful grown-up start-up headquartered in Berlin-Friedrichshain?

smava is one of the biggest fintech employers and has received several awards, including the prize for Top Employer 2020 and for being one of the 50 most promising start-ups in Europe. Become part of the smava story now and let us grow together! We are smava – the online credit comparison. We make loans transparent, fair and affordable!

To support our Platform and Production Engineering Team we are looking for you in full-time as a:

DevOps Platform Engineer (m/f/d) - AWS 

You are an experienced engineer, who is familiar with the production implications of development decisions. If it can’t be tested, it can’t be trusted. The clouds hold no secret for you, and you have a strong experience surfing the waves of technology that AWS introduces!

As a smava's DevOps engineer (m/f/d), you:

  • Are able to work in an autonomous Agile team
  • Work and act independently on tasks, committing until the end
  • Embrace knowledge sharing and push for it
  • Love to share constructive feedback and be ready to accept on
  • Ensure that the platform runs smoothly
  • Are a challenger, not an executor
  • Have no fear about working on legacy and make it better
  • Ensure that your productivity balances the quality of your solutions
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and how they can apply to smava

Your tasks

  • Guide teams during their AWS migration or their services, sharing your knowledge and best practices
  • Advice and implement effective monitoring of common or shared services such as messaging queues, databases, and web servers
  • Improve the understanding of container technologies across teams in Smava
  • Brainstorm with teams to automate their continuous integration & deployments of both code and infrastructure tasks
  • Discuss and align our changes that will have a wider impact with other teams
  • Develop blueprints for deployments, based on new technological advances or changing needs of teams
  • Evaluate architectural decisions based on the blueprints developed by the team
  • Be a part of the effort to get teams to a state of “you build it, you run it”

Our Tech-stack:

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


  • Experience working with Cloud technology - AWS is preferred
  • 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, Alertmanager
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Fluency in English


  • One or more of the mentioned: Python, Groovy, Node.js, Bash, Go
  • Being familiar with Spring-cloud / Spring-boot
  • Incident management experience: opsgenie, dynatrace, splunk, post-mortems/lessons learned
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Multi-cloud environment experience
  • Experience working with service mesh - Istio

What we offer:

  • Employer-funded pension
  • Up to 10 Child-Sickness-Days per year
  • Onboarding support (e.g. assistance visa application/work permit, German health insurance, accommodation) 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Subsidies for lunch ( and for public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounts for selected fitness studios (e.g. John Reed, McFit, Superfit)
  • Free inhouse German course on different levels: beginners to advanced
  • Product Demos: Once a week during lunch, the Product and Engineering Teams demonstrate newly features or product changes (digital)
  • Educational Friday: Once a month on Friday, the Marketing Team presents different Marketing topics & campaigns (digital)
  • Special Events (e.g. Hackathons, digital Pub-Quiz, virtual team events)
  • Open communication, flat hierarchy and fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (40 nationalities)
  • A well-established online company with start-up flair
  • A modern and centrally located office in Berlin-Friedrichshain on 4 floors with rooftop terrace, treehouses, couches,  PS4 and table tennis for work, retreat and exchange

Due to the Corona situation:

You can decide whether you want to work from home or at the office (until further notice you can decide on a daily basis).


Then apply online in just 5 minutes via the application button as a DevOps Platform Engineer (m/f/d) - AWS. Simply upload your CV and we’ll get back to you in as soon as possible.

All applications are accepted exclusively via the application form.

Contact: Michal Szafraniec +49 (0) 1522 276 77771

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