DevOps Automation Engineer (m/f)

ZenGuard GmbH Published: February 28, 2018
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ZenGuard (the company behind ZenMate) is a Berlin-based startup dedicated to Internet Security. At ZenGuard, we’re striving to make the web a free and secure place with our awesome, vision driven products and highly skilled team. We provide a dynamic work environment that will allow you to develop and learn new things every day.  ZenMate is a platform and device agnostic internet security solution that acts in a similar way to a VPN connection. It is now available for Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, iOS and Android, with other products planned for the future. It is trusted by over 35 million users worldwide, and won the Europas Award for Best Security/Privacy Startup of 2014.


DevOps Automation Engineer (m/f)

Your Tasks:

  • Maintain and guarantee the availability and performance of our global infrastructure platform (bare-metal and cloud)
  • Working together with our providers to solve issues and server provisioning
  • Architecting and implementing pragmatic and scalable solutions for new challenges
  • Implementing and maintaining automated health-checks and corresponding services to automate our server fleet and to make it more robust
  • Making sure that our development and deployment infrastructure is flexible, easy to management and easily to use
  • Working closely together with our developers to deploy new services and solve performance problems
  • Scaling applications for performance and reliability depending on type of workload
  • Automate deployment, provisioning, monitoring as much as possible, write supporting tools and services to manage our fleet of machines
  • Experience debugging performance issues on Linux
  • Establish and maintain a clean documentation for all DevOps processes


Your profile:

  • Minimum 3 years experience as DevOps Engineer or similar position
  • Extensive knowledge in architecting, managing and maintaining large scale server deployments and general supporting infrastructure
  • Expert in Linux and related system solutions
  • Experience with database systems (e.g.: Redis, PostgreSQL)
  • Expert in developing, deploying and maintenance using Chef
  • Highly proficient in at least two independent scripting languages (e.g. Python, Ruby)
  • Experience with or strong interest in modern DevOps tools (Docker, Orchestration, CI server, etc.)
  • Experience with bare-metal machines as well as orchestrating cloud services (e.g. AWS, GCE)
  • Extensive knowledge concerning monitoring systems
  • Proficiency in continuous integration as well as delivery/deployment
  • Extensive experience towards distributed, clustered, large scale monitoring efforts
  • Your are able to search, find and hot fix problems in systems and code
  • You have strong attention to keep the system up and running
  • You know how to deploy software and track down the changes which causes any problems
  • Fluent English


Nice to have:

  • Knowledge and proficiency in at least one other programming language (e.g. C#, Java, Golang)
  • Knowledge of another infrastructure management solution besides Chef


If you are interested in this challenging position and environment,  get in touch with us.

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