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Senior Cloud Engineer - AWS/ Kubernetes (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Your Role

Cloud Engineer role at StudySmarter

Do you also believe that education is the best way to transform our world for the better?

For our Product Development department we’re looking for a cloud engineer. StudySmarter has been around for six years, and is a profitable Munich-based education technology scale-up. We’re remote-first (but offer hybrid to those who want it), and we believe strongly in our culture of trust, collaboration, and transparency.

As a cloud engineer at StudySmarter, you’ll be working within the broader Engineering team. You’ll be the first hire of a team we’re building, splitting off responsibilities currently encapsulated in other teams. You’ll be working closely with technical leaders across our disciplines, who will back you up, together with our VP of Engineering. You may be the first, but you won’t be alone.

The Role

As to what you’ll be doing, naturally some cloud maintenance and development. But you could also be working with product development teams, helping them realise our features of tomorrow. Perhaps you’ll be improving our observability landscape, or brainstorming with colleagues how to up our security and compliance frameworks. We don’t have to tell you there’s a lot to being a cloud engineer, so we aim to leave room for your own initiative as well. Do keep in mind that roles such as these tend to include some emergency response activities.

What you need to succeed

For this role, it helps if you bring the following to the table:

  • Cloud expertise, mainly AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, possibly others

  • Supporting content management systems, i.e. WordPress, possibly others

  • WebAPI, development expertise is most welcome (we use Python/Django)

  • SDPL management experience (Gitlab preferred)

  • An understanding of compliance constraints

  • You solidly appreciate the scout principle, always leaving our environment better than we found it

  • A strong desire to learn, grow, and develop yourself

    Naturally, there is no such thing as a perfect match, and of all the above, the last two are the real must-haves. So don’t let some bullet points scare you off :)

Why StudySmarter?
  • Have a lasting impact on our education system and on the learning process of millions of st
  • You can become a key part of the growth story in one of the best German EdTech startups and build an international market leader.
  • You will work with an exciting product that is already continuously the #1 education app in the app stores and can enable digital education for millions of pupils and students.
  • You will be part of an international and dynamic team, with an open and sincere interaction.
  • You can take responsibility from day one and develop personally and professionally.
  • You can design your working environment flexibly. You are completely free to decide whether you work from home or in the office. You choose the provided equipment yourself (laptop, headphones, etc.).
  • We organize regular team events, events, etc. and offer you opportunities for further training.
  • We offer you a competitive salary and the possibility to receive shares in StudySmarter.
  • We have an office in the heart of Munich - directly at Stiglmaierplatz (including table tennis, PlayStation, darts, snacks & drinks).
About us
StudySmarter is a leading EdTech startup from Munich, which digitizes the complete learning process of students and pupils with its smart learning platform. We have not only been awarded as the best learning app worldwide, but have also been able to actually support more than 10 million users in their learning experience.
Our vision is, to support everyone in achieving their own educational goals with cutting-edge technology.