DevOps Technical Lead (d/f/m)

Berlin - Tech Foundation

Our story:


Every year millions of people are either filing their taxes in fear or giving up on their tax refund altogether. We're working on fixing that. Our intuitive app enables anyone, regardless of education or background, to file their taxes with newfound confidence.


Spread across Berlin and Madrid, Team Taxfix is a compassionate group of solution-finders. We speak our minds openly, and with 500+ professionals from 60+ different nationalities, we're rich in ideas and voices. In five years, we've raised over 300 million euros in funding and helped people reclaim more than one billion euros.

Your challenge:  

As our DevOps Tech Lead you will be part of a talented multidisciplinary platform team working with latest technologies. You will own the cloud infrastructure of our product, and be responsible for designing, deploying, securing and monitoring the environments for all our services and tools.

Your responsibilities:

  • Deploy the necessary cloud infrastructures to run our applications, backend services and data processing tools in a secure, resilient and scalable manner.
  • Develop software that enables us to ship products and updates to customers fast, constantly, and reliably.
  • Work closely with our product teams to support them with infrastructure topics, as well as, develop tools with them that can improve the development experience and delivery cycles.
  • Design, develop, and deploy tools that enable us to trace and understand issues that occur on our production infrastructures.
  • You will be involved in important product decisions and work closely with the whole team to create reliable apps.
  • You will be involved in important product architecture, infrastructure and development lifecycle decisions and work closely with the whole team to create reliable apps.
  • Mentor other DevOps engineers and developers, create a culture of high awareness for security and quality within the company.
  • Take turn in on-call shifts, help the on-call engineer in critical tasks.

 

Your profile: 

  • Minimum one year of experience leading a DevOps team using cloud-native solutions.
  • 3+ years of experience managing public cloud platforms: GCP (preferred), Azure or AWS.
  • 3+ years of experience running production systems in a micro-services architecture using Kubernetes (GKE preferred).
  • Experience with CI/CD solutions like GitLab (preferred), Jenkins, Azure DevOps, etc.
  • Experience with IaC tools like Terraform(-cdk), jkcfg, cdk8s, etc.
  • Proficient with at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Go or Python.
  • Experience with service mesh like Linkerd or Istio.
  • Exposure to on-call rotation.
  • Previous experience deploying maintainable and scalable distributed systems based on reliable and fault-tolerant services.
  • Good knowledge and experience with SDLC methodologies, with emphasis on Scrum based Agile software development, supporting multiple development teams

Bonus Points

  • Experience in DevSecOps tooling.
  • Experience managing MySQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Previous experience with BEAM (Erlang Virtual Machine).
  • Contributions to open source projects.

Our Tech Stack

  • Cloud: GCP
  • Automation: Terraform, Ansible
  • CI/CD: GitLab
  • Micro-services: GKE
  • Scripting: Bash Shell, Python, Go
  • Observability: GCP Monitoring, Grafana, Prometheus

 

Why Taxfix? 

  • A chance to do meaningful, people-centric work with an international team of passionate professionals.
  • Holistic wellbeing with free mental health coaching sessions, yoga, and a discounted membership to Urban Sports Club.
  • A monthly allowance to spend on home support services, including childcare, housekeeping, pet sitting, tutoring, and elderly care.
  • Employee stock options for all employees—because everyone deserves to benefit from the success they help to create.
  • Dedicated relocation and visa support for those that need it.
  • 30 annual vacation days and flexible working hours.
  • Work from abroad for up to six weeks every year. Just align with your team, and then enjoy your trip.
  • Plenty of opportunities to socialise as a team. In addition to internal tech meetups, our international team hosts regular get-togethers—virtually and in person when possible.


Excited? So are we. Learn more about
Team Taxfix on our blog and get a glimpse of our culture below:

 

At Taxfix, we believe that incredible things happen when you have a wealth of perspectives and experiences. We're proudly committed to equal employment and development opportunities no matter your gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, colour, disability, or place of origin. To help mitigate any potential unconscious biases, we ask that you refrain from including your picture, age, or marital status on your CV. Let your experiences speak for themselves.

Not sure if you meet all the requirements for this role? Please apply anyways. You might bring something special to the team that we hadn't previously considered.