Senior Platform Engineer / SRE Kubernetes (f/m/d)

Job description

As a Senior Platform Engineer in our Systems Engineering Chapter, you will be joining the Infrastructure Platform & Security Services department. You will work on the heart of Zooplus IT responsible for continuous operations and relentless improvement of our 24/7 E-Commerce Infrastructure. Working in a Product Organization means focussing on Primary topics (Technical Products) whilst supporting and collaborating in Cross-functional topics. With an already strong and mature DevOps and Infrastructure as Code approach we focus on further developing and innovating on new parts of our platform as well as enabling and guiding our Technical users and DevOps Teams. You are given the freedom to develop a preference and focus on some Technical Products in your Chapter, while engagement in supporting other Technical Products is welcome and supported.

Chapter overview

The Systems Engineering Chapter is currently responsible for two Technical Products: Container Orchestration Platform as well as Log Management and Monitoring Platform.

Your responsibilities

  • You will develop and manage our new Container Orchestration Platform based on Kubernetes
  • You maintain our existing productive Container Orchestration Platform based on Apache Mesos
  • You improve our central Log Management and Monitoring Platform based on the Elastic Stack (formerly ELK)
  • You design and improve additional services for Monitoring & Alerting, Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Tracing
  • You drive automation to help our teams to improve their time-to-market
  • You improve our platform availability and stability to ensure the company business can run without disruptions
  • You provide solutions by making use of open-source tools or implementing your own
  • You support our DevOps teams in using our products and services in the most efficient way
  • You engage in rotating (paid) on-call duty for your chapter¬†


  • You are passionate about new technologies in the field of Systems Engineering
  • You possess a University degree in a relevant field or have a proven track record in Systems Engineering projects
  • You already have at least 3 years of relevant Systems Engineering Experience
  • You gained knowledge in at least two of the following areas:
    • Infrastructure and Software Provisioning using Terraform or Ansible
    • Architecture design and operation of Kubernetes in Production environments
    • Log processing and analysis using the Elastic Stack / Configuring and optimizing elasticsearch clusters in production
    • Time series data collection, processing, storage and visualization (e.g. Prometheus, telegraf, InfluxDB or others)
    • Application Performance Monitoring and Tracing (e.g. Jaeger, Elastic APM or others)
  • You are familiar with the DevOps toolbox git, Docker, Jira, Confluence, BitBucket and others
  • You possess development skills in bash and python as well as for debugging, optimizing and automating tasks
  • Your general understanding of Network Infrastructure basics such as DNS, DHCP, Firewalling and Load Balancing will help you work cross-functional
  • You speak fluent English (at least CEFR B2)¬†