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Lead Platform/Infrastructure Engineering on AWS (w/m/d)



Other Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024

Help us prevent the coming labor shortage disaster of essential workers in Europe so that everyone can get medical care by nurses 🚑, everyone’s trains arrive punctually 🚋, everyone's parents can get human elderly care 👵.

We powered more than 1% of Germany's hires through HeyJobs.

Over 4.000 employers win their talent through our machine learning algorithms.

We positively impacted the lives of 100.000+ essential workers by finding better jobs on our career platform. Learn more here.

With over €50M funding and a team of 400+, we are expanding to revolutionize the European job market (from Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Vienna).

Join the HeyVolution. 💛

We offer you an influential role in a fast-growing company:

As a Team Lead on the Platform Engineering team, you will lead the scaling of our AWS Cloud-based infrastructure, with a strong focus on security, playing a crucial role in supporting our rapid growth and transformative initiatives.

Our Platform Engineering team, though still growing, is strategically designed to scale. We focus on several foundational pillars: Developer Experience Stream, Core R&D Infrastructure including AWS and Tools, Security & Compliance, Observability & Incident Management.

We manage dockerized applications on ECS, serverless applications for web and backend teams, as well as specialized cloud data components (like data warehouses and ingestion pipelines) for analytical, data science and machine learning teams across our platform.

Your mission as the Teamlead of our Platform Engineering team is to empower our R&D teams to innovate and deliver rapidly, while ensuring our production systems are secure and robust. You will oversee the development and operation of common platform components—including services, tools, and processes—to abstract away complexity, allowing Product Engineering teams to focus on innovation rather than repetitive infrastructure tasks. By treating the platform as a product, you'll drive scalability, optimize for cost-effectiveness, and ensure high availability, all while fostering an environment of continuous improvement and adopting cutting-edge technologies to keep us at the forefront of industry advancements.

You will act as both a leader in establishing processes and tooling to guide efforts, and be ready to roll up your sleeves and dive deep to help teams solve issues during incidents if needed.

You take joy in sharing infrastructure best practices with engineers, and you will also be happy to grow your already existing team of two experienced engineers further in the future.

In your role, you will report directly to the Head of Platform Engineering, who is responsible for overarching strategy, cross-team alignment and Data Platform pillar.

🎯 How you can contribute to HeyJobs

  • Lead the team to architect, build and run and scale our Engineering Platform

  • Plan both quarterly goals and initiatives as well as establish a technical vision for your area in alignment with the engineering leads

  • Lead the professional growth of the existing members in your team as well as hire new engineers as needed

  • Drive AWS infrastructure innovation to enable fast and sustainable solutions for the engineering teams

  • Foster a great DevOps culture, improving tools and automating processes to facilitate everyone's daily work

  • Drive implementation effective monitoring and alerting (Datadog, Cloudwatch, Sentry)

  • Build and maintain Infrastructure as Code, on AWS using DevOps tooling (Terraform, Atlantis, Github, CircleCI and best automation practices)

  • Work with the developers to ensure our CircleCI deployments are lightning-fast and reliable (ECS, Spot.io, CircleCI, Serverless)

  • Make sure HeyJobs systems are protected from attacks and security is embedded in all relevant processes

  • Drive Security Assessments, GDPR compliance and audits as needed

  • Coach and teach software engineers about AWS architecture, new services, best-practices, etc.

  • Contribute hands-on

  • Learn and grow with our engineering leadership team and enjoy the journey

Technologies you’ll use:

  • AWS accounts neatly organized with AWS Organizations

  • ECS, Spot.io, CircleCI, Github Actions, Serverless, seed.run

  • Datadog, PagerDuty, Cloudwatch, Sentry, Grafana

  • Terraform, Atlantis, Github, CircleCI

  • RDS, DynamoDB, Aurora, Redshift and other databases

  • Cobalt, Detectify, Docker Scout, Vanta

  • See the tech stack in more detail on Stackshare

🤝 What sets you up for success

  • Deep experience with AWS-based infrastructure - being familiar with AWS-specific solutions models, networking, and best practices

  • Experience in establishing security practices in the scope of AWS-based solutions and strong desire to further grow your practice in there

  • Extensive hands-on experience working with Infrastructure as a Code (Terraform, Ansible, Cloudformation, etc)

  • Experience with Docker running on ECS, troubleshooting, and capacity planning

  • Hands on experience in auto scaling and networking setups

  • Experience in effective monitoring, alerting and incident management setups

  • Strong communication skills: you are good at explaining your choices, enjoy collaborating, and present ideas in a clear and structured manner

  • Experience in planning, leading and delivering projects technically as well as establish needed processes, KPIs and procedures around

  • Willingness to learn, share knowledge and educate others

  • Experience supporting engineering teams

  • Fluency in English (German not required)


  • Experience in hiring, leading and mentoring infrastructure engineers with the strong drive to grow as a line manager

  • Experience with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

  • Experience in Serverless architectures

  • Experience in managing DBs (PostgresSQL)

  • Experience in Capacity planning, budgeting and cost monitoring

  • Experience in establishing GDPR controls and compliance

  • Experience in running security audits and certifications

❤️‍🔥 What you will love about us

  • People & Values: We treat people in the way people should be treated, we bring out the best in everyone, we put our people first. Learn more here.

  • Work-Life Balance: 28 holidays*, plus 1 additional day p.a., 3 weeks work from anywhere per year and a 1-month paid sabbatical* every 3 years, flexible work hours

  • Growing individually and as a team: 7 step career framework, bi-yearly performance reviews, 3 days of yearly educational leave & 500€ budget*

  • Benefits: €50 monthly allowance* with Ben Card to spend on something you actually need and want. HeyJobs discounts for sustainable products and services via FutureBens & more

  • Societal Impact Employee Groups: Follow your passion with HeySustainability, HeyVoices, HeySisterhood, HeyPeace or found your own circle

  • Events & Feel Good initiatives: Fresh fruit, great drinks, monthly team lunch, 3 company-wide events per year, quarterly team events & plenty of feel good initiatives

  • Great offices with high quality equipment: MacBook / ThinkPad, Sennheiser Headset, screen for home office + additional hardware; HQ Berlin (Kreuzberg, Paul-Lincke-Ufer); HeyHub Cologne (Design Offices Gereon), HeyHub Vienna (centrally located in 1020 Vienna) all with standing desks, hybrid set-up meeting rooms & AC - good public transport connections & great lunch options

At HeyJobs diversity and inclusion is key to creating a culture attracting the best talent and ultimately leading to achieving our vision. Together, we are 30 different nations, 45% women and 50% female leaders.

We are explicitly not hiring anyone who discriminates on the basis of religion, national origin, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any other aspect that makes you. We encourage individuals from LGBTQIA+ and other underrepresented groups to apply.

We are proud to have been continuously ranked as one of Berlin's best tech employers!

See for yourself: Top Startup Employer (German), Kununu, Glassdoor, Top 25 LinkedIn Startups.

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