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Senior DevOps Engineer (m/f/d)

Tech & Engineering
Remote Germany
Full Time
Permanent
Experienced Professionals
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Senior DevOps Engineer (m/f/d)


Grow with us – Start your career at IU!

Join our DevOps Team immediately on a full-time, remote basis anywhere in Germany or Central Europe as a “Senior DevOps Engineer (m/f/d)“.

Your Responsibilities

  • Collaborate within a platform team to analyze and identify opportunities for the ongoing development of the AWS cloud architecture.

  • Proactively develop security, scaling, and automation concepts, focusing on provisioning easily maintainable infrastructure using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for a multi-environment setup.

  • Enhance our setup for standardization and developer experience, facilitating the delivery of our developer teams.

  • Host, connect, and maintain AWS environments along with third-party services.

  • Spearhead the company-wide cloud strategy architecture to align with organizational goals.

  • Manage monitoring, reporting, failover, and recovery, including documentation and implementation of regular and proactive audits.

  • Provide support to developers, aiding in debugging systematic infrastructure-related problems.

Your Profile

  • Degree in computer science or a related field, or practical experience as a DevOps Engineer (m/w/d).

  • Demonstrate expertise in AWS cloud architecture with hands-on experience.

  • Proficient in virtualization, containerization, monitoring, continuous deployment, and integration, preferably using AWS ECS/k8s, Docker, GitLab, and DataDog.

  • Familiarity with at least one Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) tool.

  • Practical experience in at least one programming language commonly used for automation, preferably Python, in conjunction with AWS Lambda and AWS SAM.

  • Knowledge of security best practices in an AWS context is a plus.

  • Experience with larger networking setups is a plus, including AWS multi-account setup, AWS Transit Gateway, NAT, and AWS Control Tower.

  • Strong team player with organizational talent and effective communication skills, demonstrating a passion for knowledge sharing to coach other team members in best practices.

  • Fluent in English, with knowledge of German considered a plus.

We offer

  • Design your ideal career and pathway: Explosive growth enables great opportunities. Tell us your dream career, and we will help you make it a reality.

  • Work from home, work from anywhere: We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies. Working from abroad for a while sounds good to you? No problem thanks to our WorkFlex benefit.

  • Flexible working times: It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.

  • It’s your choice: You can choose your equipment freely. Everybody has his/her own preferences concerning hardware.

  • Up level your education: Enjoy free up-skilling courses, language courses & discounted degree courses. There is always something new to learn!

  • Get a good rest: We push ourselves every day to go above and beyond. But we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation for all employees. Need some time off? How about a sabbatical?

  • Fruit baskets are yesterday, today we go for benefits that really count! Whether it’s a job bike, employee discounts, company pension plan or net wage optimization: we’re constantly working to get the most out of it for you.

Become part of our DevOps Team at Germany’s largest university with over 140,000 students and change the world of education with your expertise!

We are a proactive and self-organised but agile team. Our goal is to provide a platform for our developers to run the applications they have created to enable faster feature delivery.

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Then apply now!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Lutz at lutz.behler@iu.org.

Words are followed by actions: We take our “Culture of Everyone” very seriously and would like to take this opportunity to expressly point out that you are welcome to join us, regardless of your origin, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation. Even if you have a disability, our doors are wide open to you. We look forward to a diverse community here at IU!

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Nilofer Qayumi

Nilofer Qayumi

Tech Recruiter

Our explosive growth pushes us to always reinvent ourselves. My daily tasks are very different from one year ago. IU is a unique opportunity for those who want to learn and grow at speed.
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IU asked me in my interview what I wished to do—today I’m doing it. I have the freedom to work as I please, develop what I feel is needed, and I am fully supported with my career development plan.
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What we’ll do for you
Shape your career
Rapid growth opens up many new opportunities for you. Tell us about your dream career and we will help you make it a reality.
Reach your destination sustainably
Germanys 9 euro ticket is history, we got the DeutschlandTicket for 7 €. You prefer to travel by bike? Then a Jobrad (bike leasing)might be the right choice. We offer many environmentally conscious options to be mobile both professionally and privately.
Use your own technology
You can choose your equipment freely. Because everyone has their own preferences when it comes to hardware and IDE.
Work wherever you want...
Digitalization is part of our DNA. So decide for yourself which place sparks the most productivity in you. You love remote work? No problem! Would you like to work abroad for a while? Our WorkFlex Benefit makes it possible.
...and flexible in terms of time
It's your job: We trust you and give you the greatest possible freedom to organize yourself.
Take your knowledge to a new level
Where if not with us? Enjoy free access to all our e-learning platforms. In addition, we will finance you a complete technology course of your choice<strong>.</strong>
Rest well
We make an effort every day, but we also take the time to recharge our batteries: with 30 days of annual vacation plus an extra day of vacation on your birthday. Do you need a longer break? How about a sabbatical?
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
The location
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Remote Germany
With our positions, you don't have to decide where to work. Whether you want to work from home, at one of our offices across Germany or up to six months abroad. Enjoy maximum flexibility!
About the team
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Tech & Engineering
We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU).

Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
Our core values
#1

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.
#2

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.
#3

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.
#4

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.
#5

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.
#6

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.
#7

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

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    Tech & Engineering FAQs

    How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
    Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
    What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
    You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 100,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
    What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
    You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
    What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
    In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
    Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
    Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
    What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
    We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) / ...