Platform Engineer (m/f/d)

Date: May 17, 2023

Location: Berlin, DE, 10117 DE Jena, DE, 07743 Sankt Ingbert, DE, 66386 Chemnitz, DE, 09112 Hamburg, DE, 20354 Köln/Cologne, DE, 50968 Schöneck, DE, 08261

Company: gksoftware

GK is a leading global software developer and provider of standard and cloud-based solutions for the retail industry, with over 500,000 retail and payment installations in more than 60 countries. At GK, more than 1.100 employees worldwide work on solutions for an all-encompassing shopping experience, improving the relationship between customers and retailers every day. GK is a hidden champion headquartered in Schöneck in the Vogtland region of Germany, but has locations in Berlin, Paris and Johannesburg while maintaining a presence in 13 further international locations. Together, GK develops groundbreaking technologies for the retail industry of today and tomorrow.


Locations: Berlin, Chemnitz, Jena, Schoeneck (Germany), Cologne, St. Ingbert, Hamburg, Home Office (Germany) 



Your responsibilities

  • Development and operation of infrastructures for our IT landscape
  • Design and implementation of cloud infrastructure solutions, especially on MS Azure (preferred) and Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Interest in security issues and deriving their impact on securing our infrastructures
  • Analysis and solution development based on business requirements in a cloud environment
  • Use of modern development principles (infrastructure-as-code) and automation
  • Work closely with team members, QA personnel, and project managers to ensure quality delivery of software
  • Attend internal meetings to provide updates on current projects
  • Attend customer meetings when necessary to provide technical expertise
  • Build and maintain the infrastructure in the cloud
  • Constantly improve setups by improving automation at all levels
  • Consult developers for onboarding their workloads



Your profile

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Software development for retail environments a plus
  • Proven experience in engineering a production-grade service or product
  • Experience with MS Azure or AWS a plus
  • Experience in implementation and operation of cloud-based applications
  • Experience with REST, JSON, XML, HTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with .NET Framework and .Net Core using C#
  • MS SQL or other database experience
  • Understanding of source code management tools such as GIT and Mercurial
  • Very good knowledge on containerization of workloads, Kubernetes in general and in-cluster resources
  • Good overview of the services and tools in the current landscape
  • Fluent English (verbal /written)



We offer

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​GK enables you to work from home at any time
  • We put emphasis on a long-term and trustful cooperation by offering permanent employment relationships with flexible working hoursnus payments depending on the area of activity
  • Company car policy and free parking at our locations with good public transport connections
  • Lease a maximum of 3 bikes up to a total value of €9,000
  • An international working environment as well as a cooperative working climate with space for own ideas, creativity and concepts
  • Turn your friends into colleagues: recommend a new employee and receive a referral bonus of €3,000 net
  • Develop yourself professionally and personally through our own GK Academy and e-learning offerings
  • Leasing of the latest Hardware for the private usage as part of our employee PC program. We make sure that your job-related equipment is ready for you for a smooth start from the first day of work
  • Discounts offered through our corporate benefits program
  • Location-related preventive measures (running groups, online sports courses, massage, blood donation appointments, health day
  • Advantageous everyday life facilitations while you are in the office, such as parcel and bread roll service, pharmacy delivery service and much more
  • Internal restaurant, bouldering and climbing wall, in-house kindergarden “Pixel” on the campus site at our headquarter in Schoeneck (Saxony) as well as a wide range of culinary offerings at the other locations
  • Spend time with your colleagues outside the office at our many company events
  • Read more about our Active Balance Program