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Senior DevOps Engineer (f/m/x) | Remote possible

🎤  Who we are:

We are proud to be an independent and bootstrapped product-led tech company with more than a decade of experience. Having always been led by CEOs with a tech background we jumped on the Social Media Marketing space shuttle as early as 2009 when Facebook opened its first API. With our SaaS product, we enable, among others, derStandard, WU, Caritas, ÖBB, UNIQA to manage their Social Media channels and more than 1,000 comments a day in one place.

🦄 Who you are:

With a team of 10 developers, we are looking for a new teammate excited about cloud technologies. You will be the one in charge of our cloud architecture and we will rely on you to help us build and evolve our AWS/K8s stack, develop and continuously improve our deployment strategies and ensure observability is in place. We are in the middle of migrating all of our services to AWS and Kubernetes and you’ll be highly involved in this process. You’ll get to work with a team of experienced developers who always welcome feedback and ❤ to give one as well.

🦸 Are you ready for this? 

We define ready as:

  • 2 years of professional experience as a system administrator or DevOps engineer
  • Working experience with:
    • Kubernetes
    • AWS
    • Monitoring/logging/alerting and troubleshooting
    • Infrastructure as code: Terraform, Git/GitOps
    • Building/maintaining CI/CD pipelines
    • Scripting and Automation (Bash, etc.) of product deployments, infrastructure, container management, and tasks
  • You are located within the Central European Timezone ± 3 hours
  • If the time difference of your current location is more than CET ± 3 hours but you plan to relocate, please mention it😉

🥞 Our stack

In short, this is what our stack looks like:

  • Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) - Currently in the migration to AWS, running the infrastructure on-prem and moving parts over to AWS with S2S VPN
  • Backend: Mostly PHP with some NodeJS services
  • Frontend: React/Typescript
  • Postgres (Aurora)/ Redis / ElasticSearch(OpenSearch)
  • We love SaaS 🙂 Here’s more information about our Stack

❤  What you’ll find:

  • Opportunity to advance your career and get further training. Personal budget for courses, conferences, DevOps certificates (CNCF, AWS)
  • Room for own ideas and improvements to the product
  • We offer you an option to work from the comfort of your own home. Also, you can join us in our Vienna office - perfect for getting the work done and enjoying some office perks, whatever you prefer the best.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Diversity is welcome: Our team is as international as is our audience; English is a must-have, and everything else is a bonus.
  • We’re family-friendly. We guarantee the same job after returning from parental leave
  • We’ll provide you with the MacBook to your liking and we’ll always include you in the decisions about choosing the right tools for the job
  • Free Wiener Linien Card
  • The minimum salary starts at 56,000 €, pre-tax, annually. We’re happy to overpay in re. to your level of experience!
  • Financial support in case of necessary relocation

❌ What you won’t find at Swat.io:

  • Annoying micro-management
  • Office politics
  • Lengthy coordination and approval processes
  • Monotonous tasks and boring work
  • Egos and bullshit before real results

Our job posting got your attention – great! We are looking forward to getting to know you better. Show us who you are – we are interested in your personality and how you fit into our team. 🤝

Your contact is Jovana Milosevic, our Head of Development. 

The process 📅

CV screening > Get to know us interview with Jovana and Johannes (our CEO) > Team interview(s) > Assessment/Coding challenge > Offer & Open questions

If you have questions about us and our culture, our Team or our recruiting process, check out our company and team pages. 


Why to Apply With us


Remarkable People

We bring together remarkable people with different interests and skillsets and a passion for doing remarkable work and growing together. We are from >12 nations, and > 3 generations, we are speaking >11 languages, we are >35% women, >30% parents, and 100% helpful & amazing team mates!

Achievers & Doers

We do our best work and enable each other to do the same. We put arguments before egos and learn from our mistakes. We give you the freedom to bring your ideas and expertise and organise your work. To support us towards our common goals we organise our work in Task Forces where we bring together team members with different skillsets.

Flexible Working Hours

Each of us has broad interests outside of work that help us recharge and keep our energy flowing. It might be an exciting passion, new hobby or family time. Do you want to include running or meditation into your day, spend the late afternoon at the beautiful Danube or to help your kid to build a boat? Your choice! We want to make it possible for you. Take control over your schedule and work as flexibly as you want within your agreed working hour scheme and in accordance with your team.

Family Friendly

With over 30% parents in our team, we understand the importance of family time and especially your presence during remarkable milestones of your children's life. Dads and Moms are equally welcome to make use of parental leave and we try to make vacation time / foster care / and other important family moments possible for you.

Hybrid Work Mode

Do you prefer to work from home or from the office? Want to combine both? Whatever works best for you! We support work from home with extra compensation for expenses but we also keep our sunny brand new office open for you. It is located in the heart of Vienna in a building that dates back to from 1903 right next to the U4/U6 subway station Längenfeldgasse. There you will be able to enjoy adjustable work desks in our noise reduced working areas, our own MyMuesli Bar, Great Coffee and weekly fruit basket 😉

Educational Budget

We are lifelong learners and we create the environment where you get challenged and can learn and grow together with us. We welcome ideas and failures, provide ongoing feedback and support you with our goal setting process and a generous annual growth budget that you can use not only for training, books, workshops and conferences but also for app subscriptions that support your learning (f.e. audible) and your mental wellbeing (f.e. Headspace, Calm).

Team Activities

We celebrate our successes together, support team get-togethers and organise virtual (and when possible real-life) events. We have active people whose love for sport evolved into our own runners club and cycling club. We don’t stop on that and are always open for new ideas and initiatives to stay connected.

Green Heart

We stay down to earth and support climate friendly means of transportation by providing you with an Annual Public Transport Ticket and designated bike stands right in front of the building.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should my application look like?

Our job posting got your attention – great! We are looking forward to getting to know you better. Show us who you are – we are interested in your personality and how you fit into our team. 🤝
Please follow the link in the job ad to upload your CV and tell us in your own words why you think you want to be part of our Swat.io Crew. We are also always happy to receive videos and/or work samples from you. If you want to send us a video, you can upload it to google drive or youtube and share the link with us.

Should my application be written in English or German?

We are an international team and our company language is English – however, certain positions require business fluent German skills (e.g. positions in Customer Support, Marketing and Sales Teams) and for those we kindly ask you to hand in your application in German. As a rule of thumb: follow the job ad's language for your application documents.

What does the recruitment process look like?
  1. After you have completed your application, we will contact you within 1 week with the invitation for a short call. Even if a Job Description is written in German, please don’t be surprised, that the first contact is in English as it is our company language.
  2. The interview: Let’s find out more about each other – our 1st round will be a 60-minute video call where you meet your future Team Manager and your People Manager.
  3. In-depth Interview/Trial Day: For some positions, you will receive questions and tasks from us which we ask you to work on in advance and prepare for the interview. You will get to know various colleagues from our team, present the tasks to them or work with them on tasks for your potential future role and get deep insights into how we work. During this step or afterward, you will also meet our CEO, Johannes, for a chat.
  4. Offer: You have convinced us with your professional and social skills and we think you will complete our team perfectly. 💕 You will then receive an offer from us which will hopefully lead to a contract signing.
  5. Welcome aboard! You will receive all contract documents from us and we will start to prepare your onboarding. We will pair you up with your own personal buddy so that you feel welcome right from the start and ready to reinforce our values from your first day with us!
When should I expect a response and how long does the recruitment process take?

The current average duration from application to signed contract is about 1,5 months. If you need feedback really fast, please communicate this with us from the beginning, we can consider this during our planning. Mostly closing dates for all open positions are as soon as possible, but it is more important for us to find a perfect fit.

I have an on-site appointment at the Swat.io office – are there any Covid-19 health & security regulations for interviewees?

We want to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our teams and of our visitors. Therefore we have decided to cancel all on-site meetings in order to reduce external contact to a minimum. Mostly all steps of our recruiting process are held online. However, some in-depth interviews and trial days will be held on-site: for those we kindly ask you to do a PCR/antigen test not later than 72/48 hours before the interview even if you are vaccinated. Please disinfect your hands regularly and keep the 1,5m social distance in between people.

I have been invited to a video interview with you – how can I prepare?

We schedule most of our video-calls with Google Meet, Zoom or Around. Make sure you are familiar with the tool if you have never used it before, ensure a steady internet connection and check your microphone/speakers.

What is the company language?

With team members from over 12 countries, we are very international. For this reason, our company language is English and all internal communications happen in English. Nevertheless, as the majority of our clients are German speaking, some teams operate in German, f.e. Finance & Operations, Marketing, Sales and Support. Communication within the company happens in English for them as well.

Want to Know More About our Culture?

Come as you Are and Believe in Yourself!

Our People & Culture Team is looking forward to your application.

If you Have any Questions, Reach out to our People Manager, Jane Trishina