Platform / Traffic Engineer (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne/ Flexible

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/

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You will become an expert in understanding our traffic flow and infrastructure
  • You work closely with the product and development teams to enable them to get their frontends and assets into the browsers of our customers
  • You design the traffic flow of our Marketplace and orchestrate it across Load Balancers, CDNs, Caches, (Micro-)Services and static file stores.
  • You are responsible for our traffic flow and its process optimization to ensure we can scale to an Europe-wide marketplace
  • You maintain & develop our cloud infrastructure and develop new tools and systems that allow development teams to work as independently as possible
  • You work on optimizing our monitoring and alarming capacities to track how requests enter and leave our platform

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have some experience in web development, including frontends, backends, and databases
  • You are familiar with infrastructure tools like Ansible and Helm or similar, such as Chef, Puppet or Salt
  • You have experience with Cloud-based infrastructure and how to manage it effectively with Terraform
  • You already have experience in scaling to large traffic sizes through Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies (ex. Nginx), CDNs (ex. GCP), Caches (ex. Varnish, Redis, Memcached) and Kubernetes (pod & node autoscaling)
  • You ideally also bring a basic understanding of networking, including the TCP/IP stack, DNS, BGP, TLS/SSL, or similar technologies
  • You are also familiar with operational tasks in supporting a 24/7 production environment
  • You have a customer-oriented instead of a operations-focused mindset, and you are able to build platforms that are automated and self-service for development teams
  • 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: Lea Sycha
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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