Giant Swarm GmbH

Platform Engineer for Containers

Giant Swarm GmbH published 6 months ago


Senior, Full-time

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About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior
Role: DevOps
Industry: Software Development
Company size: 11–50 people
Company type: Private

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT+01:00) Berlin +/- 2 hours


Job description


  • You will be responsible for architecting and building distributed systems
  • You will use a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • You take part in testing, metrics, continuous integration


  • You have experience with more than one language and a strong architectural background. One of these languages is Go.
  • You love to automate things and you are used to deploying in production multiple times a day
  • You are a profound Linux user
  • You have worked with Docker - experiences with Kubernetes, Prometheus are a bonus point
  • You prefer to build your applications as multiple services instead of a monolith
  • You know the concepts of CAP theorem, Paxos/raft consensus, distributed databases and message passing
  • We (and our customers) are currently mostly distributed around Europe (around UTC), thus, your main timezone should be somewhere between -2UTC to +2UTC to ensure better communication.
  • We are very active in the K8s space. If you are as well or you just love giving talks that will be the perfect addition to your profile.

Life at Giant Swarm GmbH

About Giant Swarm GmbH


Impact, Impact, Impact! We are a remote-first organization with a growing team from 15+ European countries. Every new team member changes the team. This is great! People who know things we don’t are highly welcome.

“It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission” (Grace Hopper) - sure, it’s not 100% like this, but we have a strong culture of failure which, is part of our agile mindset. We don’t do things like in the guidebook. You can try things out! Our default to 100% transparency will help you here.
We play a key role in our customers' digital transformation. We have partnered up with Amazon and Microsoft to provide our solution on their cloud platforms - more will follow.
We have been in this ecosystem from the get-go and as part of the CNCF family, we feel at home in the community. As a part of Giant Swarm, you will also join this extended family.
We serve some of Europe's leading organizations and are talking to many more.

WHY Giant Swarm?

We like to give you a glimpse on how working with is like:


Creative work needs freedom and openness. We encourage you to do your work wherever and whenever you want. We expect passion and encourage sustainability. If you need rest, take it. We don't count holidays - but we are also aware that this combined with remote work can also lead to working too much. So we encourage you to take holidays and help you to manage the freedom and flexibility.


We are a growing company with team members distributed all over Europe and plans on expanding to the US. Our ambitious goals are only achievable as a team. Everybody’s input is highly welcome and appreciated. Although sometimes rules and processes are necessary, we try to keep them as lean as possible. Always question the status quo and find new ways of collaboration and teamwork.


Learning is mandatory and fun at the same time. If you realize you want to expand your knowledge in a specific area, we support you with conferences, books etc.


We offer fair (transparent and open) salaries with benefits like choosing your own laptop, additional perks (for example, a location-aware, fixed amount paid each month to cover costs like co-working, phone contracts or gym memberships), paid parental leave and healthcare compensation are compulsory. And you will participate in our stock options program. Currently, our team members have more children than we are employees. So family-friendliness is a must.

Interested? Questions? Contact Mirco ( or apply directly.


Giant Swarm is a fast growing open source infrastructure management platform used by modern enterprises. Our vision is to empower developers around the world to ship great products.

We're a distributed, diverse, and growing team, spread across Europe. The company is based in Cologne, Germany, where we have a small office in a coworking space. However, less than 5% of us actually work there. All workflows are designed to function remotely - but of course, if you want to visit Cologne, you are more than welcome!

Yes, all positions are remote! But we (and our customers) are currently mostly distributed around Europe (around UTC), thus, your main timezone should be somewhere between -2UTC to +2UTC to ensure better communication.

What we offer on top: 
  • Choose the hardware you like the most!
  • Family first - we have more kids than employees!
  • Join our team at conferences all over the globe!
  • Internal Hackathons - we love to challenge ourselves!
  • 2 Off-Sites per year (check our photos on instagram)!

We are not hiring job descriptions. We hire humans. :) We welcome applications from everybody, regardless ethnic or national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or age.


  • unlimited holidays
  • fair and transparent open salaries
  • familiy friendlyness is a must
  • choose the time you want to work
  • choose the devices you want to work with
  • remote work possible
Learn more about Giant Swarm
Platform Engineer for Containers at Giant Swarm GmbH