System Engineer Linux

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XING is the leading online business network in D-A-C-H with 13 million members in German-speaking countries. Workers from every industry use XING to connect with one another, to look for jobs, new hires, projects, cooperation partners, expert advice and business ideas.

Your Team

The Site Operations team is responsible for ensuring 24/7 operation of the XING platform. We support XING's physical and virtual servers. We manage the back-up and storage systems, databases and the data centre's entire network. The team consists of around 15 people, who work on our databases, hosting services and network. We use Chef to manage our infrastructure and are great fans of automation and monitoring. We mainly use Ubuntu Linux as our operating system, MySQL for our databases and Ruby on Rails and Perl for our applications.

Your Tasks

  • In this System Engineer role you will work with our Linux System Administrator Team to draft and establish complex Linux infrastructures

  • Running of Kubernetes and Mesos Clusters

  • You support and work closely with colleagues from Software Development and - Architecture

  • You upgrade and automate our live system through config management and continous integration

  • Troubleshooting of applications and infrastructure

Main requirements

  • Experience in config management systems like Chef, Puppet or others

  • Knowledge of virtualisations- and container technologies (VMware, Docker)

  • Previous experience in establishing continuous integration and deployment processes

  • Good experience in scripting, ideally in Ruby

  • Solid English skills, German is a plus

  • First experience with OpenStack Swift is a plus as well


  • possibility to attend conferences and organize meet-ups
  • internal Hackweeks three to four times a year
  • wide variety of personal training courses, language classes
  • flexible working hours
  • subsidized public transport tickets
  • restaurant vouchers
  • travel insurance
  • private pension plan
  • free drinks and fruit
  • sport and gym deals
  • smartphone or iPad that can be used privately
  • high end Macbook Pro

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