DevOps / Cloud Engineer (all genders)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Karlsruhe (HQ)

About us
UnderstandAI was founded in 2017 by Marc Mengler and Philip Kessler with the vision in mind to make AI accessible for everyone. To achieve this goal, UnderstandAI is solving the data problem of AI. The tooling and services provided by UnderstandAI enable our customers to get the right data, at the right quality and right quantity to make production grade AI products a reality.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, our team has grown to more than 50 employees since 2017. We are looking forward to expanding our team. UAI will be a different company a few years from now because our team is going to change it for the better. 

We can’t wait to see what kind of future you choose to build at UAI - so click on the apply now button and together we will solve the data problem of AI!
The role

You will be part of an ambitious team which has fun delivering high-reliable software to our customers.

As a DevOps / Cloud Engineer, you operate our SaaS ecosystem. The role is a blend of system and software engineering where coding and automation are essential. You embody the philosophies of DevOps with a greater focus on measuring and achieving reliability through engineering and operations work. You will help the team to build, ship and operate our product making AI accessible to bring society to the next level.

Your tasks
  • As part of a Scrum team, you help to build a developer-friendly, reliable microservice infrastructure

  • Promote a DevSecOps mindset within your team to own our product end to end

  • Collaborate across teams and departments to improve product reliability and performance

  • Identify automation opportunities to gain efficiency, reliability, and scalability

  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, incident handling, and  performance analysis

  • Research and evaluate solutions for our SaaS use cases e.g which persistence to use or what messaging solution fits best

  • University degree in Computer Science (or related) or a proven track record as a DevOps expert

  • Strong experience with one or more cloud providers - we are using Google Cloud

  • Deep knowledge of running and scaling microservices with a container orchestrator, expertise in Kubernetes is a plus

  • Large-scale system design exposure, in-depth understanding of UNIX/Linux, network technology, and security practices

  • Passion for software engineering and automation, solid experience in one high-level language, e.g. Python, JavaScript, Java or similar

  • You are eager to learn, a reliable team player and hungry for new challenges

What we offer
  • A crucial role in a young, dynamic, and fast-growing team

  • A work environment that fosters trust, respect, and feedback

  • An onboarding buddy to integrate you smoothly into our team

  • Productivity and improvement time between the development sprints

  • A mentor helping you with your personal goals, technical progress in general and your software engineering skills in particular

  • Free snacks, drinks, and the option join activities like hiking, climbing or board game nights

  • Competitive salary, flexible working hours, work from home

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