Automation Engineer with focus on Security (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Cologne/ remote

Who we are


We are part of the team behind Kaufland.de: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 190 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/.  

You have been working as an engineer in software development and system administration but found yourself being the guy who says: “great to have this up but maybe we should think now how we could run it not as root”? Or “I understand this has to be out, but it is literally just one more function call to do escaping on that value, and I can help you write some test cases”? You were always interested in security but not sure how to pivot? This position is for you!

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You will help the security team to automate security and compliance related tasks and development teams to secure their products by creating example implementations on security hardening.
  • You will work along security engineers to help develop security tooling and showcase security hardening through proof of concept implementations
  • You will help create and maintain the infrastructure of the security monitoring and incident handling  
  • You will help automate compliance reporting for the whole organization 

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have a good understanding of constraints and perspective of development or operations to make sure the security team keeps those in mind when creating hardening proposals
  • you need to be interested and open-minded to learn new technologies quickly
  • You feel comfortable working autonomously and are willing to take ownership
  • You always have a high standard - when it comes to both your work and communication with your colleagues
  • Ideally, you have hands-on knowledge of build/deployment automation (preferably familiarity with GitLab, GCP, Kubernetes) and/or PHP, node.js
  • You have excellent communication skills, are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, english-speaking team.

What we offer

  • Work as you feel comfortable! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location. Create your own work-life!

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations

  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack

  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground

  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice

  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences

  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

Apply here

Your contact person: Kristina Heymann


real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

*Our company will be renamed in the future for company law reasons.

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