System Engineer (f/*/m)

Frontastic
๐Ÿ™ 20 locations
๐ŸŒŽ 9 countries
๐Ÿค“ 11-50 members

Frontastic is looking for a System Engineer (f/*/m) as full-time or part-time (min. 80%) employee. Weโ€™re a remote first company currently operating in the Europe/Berlin timezone. We will consider applications from candidates in Europe. (UTC to UTC+2)

Weโ€™re hosting our own software (SaaS) as well as customer extensions of our platform (PaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform while our customer sites often have to operate under high load. Our customers regularly deploy updates of their stacks themselves while we provide and maintain the Continuous Build and Deployment stack for them, enabling zero-downtime automatic deployments in guarded subnets for each customer.

What Youโ€™ll Do

Youโ€™ll work as a System Engineer, supporting and maintaining the infrastructure for our product and the scaleable infrastructure for our customers. Our infrastructure is automated using Ansible right now and we assume that migrating this to Terraform, Kubernetes and Docker will make sense in the near future for cost optimization. While continuously improving the infrastructure, youโ€™ll keep the current stack working and support our professional services team during customer setup and in case of emergencies.

  • Improve the current stack and eventually migrate to cost saving dynamic stacks (Kubernetes and Docker)
  • Supporting Professional Services during setup and emergencies
  • Be part of the On-Call rotation to maintain our customers SLAs
  • Ensure security, resilience and scaleability of our infrastructure

Who You Are

  • You reside and work in Europe (UTC to UTC+2)
  • Are self described as more of a generalist than a specialist in your field
  • You have a vision of how to better shape the development experience for all engineers and are happy to help providing the best possible infrastructure
  • Relevant education and at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience as a system engineer or in a comparable field
  • Experience with Networking, Cloud Infrastructures, Terraform and Kubernetes or similar technologies
  • Very good knowledge of Linux
  • You have the attitude and skills to survive in a complex and highly dynamic remote environment โ€“ and you know how to grow this attitude in your co-workers
  • You have good written and verbal English communication skills
  • It would be helpful if you already have experience of working remotely

Benefits

Workplace

โœˆ๏ธ Company retreats
Twice a year we meet for three days for a company retreat
๐Ÿ“น Video meetings
In preparation for each weekly meeting (which we organize as a video meeting), everyone briefly tells the Slackbot what they want to share with their colleagues. In this way weโ€™re wonderfully asynchronous; if youโ€™re on vacation, for example, you can easily pick up the most important things youโ€™ve missed in the meantime.
โ˜•๏ธ Video coworking
Sometimes itโ€™s just nice to work together with others in the same room. We often get together spontaneously. To do this, we simply use Google Hangouts, for all those who have the inclination and time to work together. If you want to have your peace of mind or take a call, just go out again โ€“ quite uncomplicated.
โœˆ๏ธ Meeting in person
Currently we meet every four weeks in person. This works because we donโ€™t live too far apart.

Tools used for remote work

Remote team at Frontastic is using 4 tools like Notion, Slack and Hangouts when working remotely.

Slackbot
Slackbot asks us every morning about our plans, so that our colleagues have the chance to know. In the evening it asks us about results and our mood. Our daily standup meeting is just a bot inside Slack!
Hangouts
We often get together spontaneously. To do this, we simply use Google Hangouts, for all those who have the inclination and time to work together. Itโ€™s also a great way to learn about new topics or just pair programming. And, of course, it also stimulates a sense of being together.
Slack
We try to be as asynchronous as possible. Therefore we don't aspect you to answer even direct mentions immediately.
Notion
This is where all information comes together. All people at Frontastic. We have a quarterly Notion house keeping day to keep it well structured.

Engineering

๐Ÿ‘‹ Daily standups
Our daily standup meeting is just a bot inside Slack. It asks us every morning about our plans, so that our colleagues have the chance to know. In the evening it asks us about results and our mood.
๐Ÿค Pair programming
We often get together spontaneously on a Google Hangouts call. Among other things, it's a good opportunity for pair programming.
โšก๏ธ Agile development
We are not dogmatic about the way we work. We use the methods that seem most appropriate for each situation. When we realize that we need more structures, we create structures. Not before ๐Ÿ˜‰

About

Headquarters

Frontastic's remote company is headquartered in Mรผnster, Germany

Remote team in 20 cities and 9 countries

Frontastic is working remotely from 20 cities like France, Valencia and Kiel across 9 countries like Germany, France and Ireland with the average temperature of 15ยฐC.

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