Linux DevOps System Administrator (f/m/d) for Tech & Data Team


Here's the deal

We don't do things by halves - only the full range!
We are the Ops Team and look after the infrastructure in the Thomann universe - ranging from the Thomann web shop and websites of the Thomann brands to forums and blogs for musicians.
From our office in Erlangen, remotely (CET +/-2h) or from one of our data centers - we work every day to make Europe's biggest website for musicians even faster and more stable!
We are looking for a Linux DevOps System Administrator (f/m/d) for our offices in Erlangen, Treppendorf or remotely (CET +/-2h) .
Your main task lies in Linux system administration. As a member of a team of six generalists you will also be working on DevOps tasks and work with technologies such as Kubernetes/OpenShift and Docker.
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Skills you should have

  • Profound knowledge of Linux system administration
  • Experience with container and virtualisation solutions (Docker, OpenShift/Kubernetes, VMware)
  • Able to work independently and on your own responsibility
  • Motivated and committed to your work
  • Quick learner and creative approach to solution finding
  • Proficient English language skills and fluent in German

Here’s what you’ll do

  • Your area of responsibility is the system infrastructure.
  • Implement high-availability solutions, e.g. redundant database clusters.
  • Your role is positioned between administration and development and you plan and execute projects with both divisions.
  • Containerize existing applications and migrate them to OpenShift.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all digital content is delivered as quickly as possible while maximizing availability.
  • Take care of the maintenance of the hardware and software of our servers.

Our tech stack

  • Linux, VMware
  • Docker, Kubernetes/OpenShift
  • Foreman, Puppet, Ansible
  • Drone, Jenkins
  • HAProxy, Apache, nginx
  • MySQL, Solr, Redis u.v.m

We operate our systems with on-premises software as well as with renowned cloud providers.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and permanent employment
  • Open, tolerant working culture where everyone’s different strengths are appreciated
  • Own work equipment as requested
  • Thomann discount for employees
  • Colleagues who look forward to working with you
  • Professional coaching and English course with a native speaker

Want to start immediately

Our application process

1. Getting to know you

30 minutes
you & recruiting

The first interview with one of our recruiters helps both of us to see if our ideas and values match.

2. Technical interview

60 minutes
you & specialists

You'll get to know a part of our team and get a chance to score with technical knowledge. In addition, you can ask anything you want to know.

3. Tryout task & debriefing

60 minutes
you & specialists

You'll receive a task that would fit your new role. You'll be asked to prepare the task either at home or live with some of our team members. Afterwards, there will be a debriefing with team members from your future department.

4. Leadership interview

60 minutes
remote or in office
you & leadership

Last, you'll get to know some team members of our leadership community. If this is a fit, too, you'll receive an offer from us.

We might adjust the process for some positions. This means you might get to know some more team members or get a more detailed chance to see your new role in action.

Got any of dem benefits?

A job you can grow old with
Each team uses state-of-the-art tech and tool stacks
Regular team events
The equipment you want
Remote-first team setup
Thomann employee discount
Time and budget for professional development
Projects that really (we swear!) will go live
A passionate industry with thankful customers
Flexible working hours
An onboarding buddy so you’re never alone

Our offices

Remote. Distributed. Together.

Work from home or any of our offices. Our team is 100% remote and will stay this way. You need a stable internet connection and your laptop. Currently our way of work supports the central European timezone +/-2h.


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