Staff Engineer Internal Infrastructure at Solarisbank AG


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Vertical SaaS
  • Post Date: 06/22/2022
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  • Company Address: Cuvrystraße 53, Berlin, 10997, DE

About Solarisbank

Solarisbank is the first Banking-as-a-Service platform with a full banking license that enables companies to offer their own financial products. Through APIs, partners gain access to Solarisbank’s modular services including payments and e-money, lending, digital banking as well as services provided by integrated third party providers.

Job Description

Solarisbank AG is a tech company with a full German banking license. Our Banking-as-a-Service platform enables businesses to offer their own financial products. With our straightforward APIs, our partners can access and integrate a wide range of solutions such as digital banking, payments, cards, identification and lending services. As a market leader we are driven by bringing transformational change to the financial services industry.

We love what we do and we love our team. We are 400+ people from over 60 nationalities - a unique blend of techies, fintech enthusiasts, bankers and entrepreneurs from various industries. Our routines are built around genuinely valuing and exchanging different perspectives as well as actively sharing knowledge as we drive our business as a team. We believe and invest in personal growth. Our publicly shared learning framework lays out your career opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of benefits to support your curiosity, health and well-being. 

You will be working as a Tech Lead in Solarisbank's TechOps department, and hence your contribution will be crucial in keeping our internal systems up and running. You will be tasked with building a thoroughly monitored and well-maintained infrastructure which provides the necessary tooling for our internal processes. You will set up our systems for performance and resilience, and help steer our internal providers who take care of of our hardware and office infrastructure. On top of that, you will consult your fellow solarians on selection and introduction of new applications.

Depending on your level of experience, your responsibilities and scope of role will vary. We don’t care much about fancy titles, but rather about real personal and professional development, as laid out in our learning framework. Let’s figure together out how you can contribute to our team.

Your Role

  • Take technical ownership of our internal infrastructure and push it to the next level. Apply DevOps and Infrastructure as Code best practices
  • Build a great team and support the growth of your colleagues.
  • Help to establish a next generation IAM/IGA solution for the organisation.
  • Increase effectiveness and efficiency of process by automation best practises.
  • Help steer our service providers who take care of hardware and basic infrastructure maintenance
  • Consult your coworkers who want to introduce new tooling in how to reach their goal as efficient as possible.
  • Apply and extend common automation and monitoring solutions
  • Implement scripts that improve resilience and automate operations
  • Champion reliability best practices
  • Drive usage of tools and common components

Who you are

  • You have a decent experience in systems engineering as well as software development.
  • You can deal with complex environments.
  • You are on a yedi level when it comes to clarify needs and requirements.
  • You know how to optimize both Windows and Linux OSes for performance
  • Ideally you have profound experience with AWS
  • You've worked with multiple types of databases and webservers
  • You have solid experience on setting up monitoring solutions
  • You are curious how things work (or break), and you're able to quickly grasp a problem when it occurs
  • You understand agile workflows and lean principles and you know how to apply them
  • You have a sound understanding of best practices that make services and infrastructures resilient and scalable
  • You are a proactive peer and help the people around you to grow and learn from your experience
  • You are a curious, constant learner and share your knowledge in a likeable way
  • You know how to keep a work-life balance
  • You communicate well in written and verbal English

What We Offer

  • We are a Remote-First company: our office is in Berlin, but you can work from anywhere in Germany
  • Home office budget
  • Health and development budget
  • Transparent framework to support your career goals
  • Competitive salary

While job ads usually paint an ideal picture of a candidate, studies show that most applicants meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Unfortunately, many promising candidates tend to apply only if they meet all the criteria. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single item in the job description, please contact us anyway. We'd love to talk with you and find out if you might be a good fit for us.

At Solarisbank AG, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment, where all Solarians feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of color, ethnicity, religion, sex, origin, disability, marital status, citizenship, or gender identity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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