DevOps Engineer

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DevOps Engineer (m/f/d) – full-time

freshcells systems engineering GmbH is a software agency based in Düsseldorf with a dynamic team of over 40 employees.

We do not have a hire-and-fire mentality; we prefer to kick back with cold drinks after work.

Among other vacancies, we are looking for a DevOps engineer (full-time) to support our team in Düsseldorf.

Join our team of software architects and technical project managers to improve and maintain our existing Kubernetes infrastructure as well as the automation of processes. As a dedicated DevOps engineer you will be responsible for setting up clusters (from development to production environments), taking care of backups and security, monitoring and delivery process.

As core skills you should bring experience with any Kubernetes cloud provider, Docker, Helm and Jenkins.

Please send us your application via email to

The freshcells spirit

  • Thinking along and thinking ahead: see the bigger picture.
  • Move something and we move with you.
  • See what needs to be done and do it.
  • Achieve and celebrate successes.
  • Keep the motivation and love for challenges.
  • Help Team-Mates and they will help you, too.
  • Communicate, be the team
  • Gaming is great. Blame-game and finger-pointing is not.
  • There is a life besides work.

What we have to offer

  • Room for your own ideas
  • Varied and exciting IT projects
  • Flat hierarchies and a friendly team
  • An agile, structured, and relaxed working atmosphere
  • Free water, coffee, and tea
  • Monthly company breakfast
  • Summer event
  • Christmas event
  • Company pension plan
  • Subsidized sports courses
  • Dogs welcome
  • Very good access to public transportation
  • An international work environment
  • Home office options
  • Flexible hours
  • Support during relocation (administrative formalities, apartment search, registration with authorities, health insurance, bank account, etc.)

Your Responsibilities

  • Technical support in customer web-projects
  • Technical preparation of customer requirements for the developers
  • Systematic analysis of problem areas at CI/CD and development of solutions
  • Working on ways to automate and improve development and release processes
  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors
  • Configuring and working with monitoring/alerting systems in production environments
  • Participation in the requirements determination of initial projects and in the creation of effort forecasts
  • Provide Level 2 technical support
  • Supporting the project managers in the coordination of the project, including the assignment of tasks to the development teams
  • Develop scripts to automate visualization in projects
  • Once per month, 24h/7 on-demand SLA availability for one week. Compensated separately

Your skills and qualifications

  • Experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar software engineering role
  • Extensive Cloud Architecture experience
  • Knowledge of continuous integration via tools like Jenkins
  • Experience with containerization and virtualization technologies such as Docker, Vagrant, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with container orchestration tools like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm or Rancher
  • Proficient with git and git workflows
  • Solid understanding of Linux architecture, OSI model
  • Knowledge of important metrics to track in various environments
  • Fluent in English
  • Flexibility and initiative
  • Analytical and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Motivation and a love of challenges
  • Team player with good communication skills

Nice to have

  • Sound technical knowledge in scripting languages
  • Knowledge of designing and adapting software to be twelve factor applications
  • Knowledge of ReST, SOAP and ideally graphQL API protocols
  • Talking the same language with developers
  • Understanding of GitOps principles, experience with GitOps and IaC tools
  • Knowledge how to design and maintain systems safe and secure against cybersecurity threats
  • Experience with autoscaling applications and clusters
  • German language skills

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