IT Operations - Operations Engineer
Who we are
Klarna’s mission is to free people from all the meaningless time spent managing money and purchases, so they can do more of what they love. Every day at Klarna we help consumers, merchants, and partners to explore just how smoooth the modern purchase experience can be. Our position at the crossroads of payments, consumer financing, ecommerce and banking means we are uniquely positioned to do this. There is no label for what we do.
Klarna was born in Stockholm in 2005 and today has 2000 employees working across Europe and the US. We currently serve 60 million consumers, work together with 90,000 merchants and process more than a million payment transactions a day. We are growing at 40% year on year and our investors include Visa, Atomico, Sequoia Capital, Permira and Bestseller group/ Anders Holsch Povlsen. We have strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Zara, Lufthansa and Spotify.
To find out more about what it's like to work at Klarna: klarna.com/careers
We are a multinational team of Operation Engineers and Database Administrators based in Berlin. Our responsibility is ensuring the 365x24x7 availability of BillPay Payment Platform. Our mission is to bring the platform to AWS by the end of 2019.
What you will do
You will be responsible for the 24x7 operation of the BillPay Payment Platform. You will maintain its high availability and scalability. You will improve the monitoring and other aspects of the platform, further automate processes like the provisioning of new virtual machines and make the operation of the platform in general more efficient. And you will closely cooperate with development teams to always achieve the best possible solution.
You will also help us to bring the BillPay Payment Platform to AWS. Our goal is to turn off our two datacenters by the end of 2019. You will use the full toolset provided by AWS to make the platform even more stable, resilient and scalable than it is now.
Who you are
Klarna is looking for ambitious people with significant drive! You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast paced international working environment. You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce best work results! At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent.
You should have
- University degree in Computer Science or similar technical field, or equivalent practical experience
- Professional experience operating platforms for high traffic websites/APIs
- Very good knowledge of Unix/Linux server operating systems, preferably Debian
- Passion for automation, professional development experience with Ansible or Puppet
- Good knowledge of a script language; ideally Bash. Python is a plus.
You might also have
- Professional experience with AWS in general,
- Professional experience in operating Java applications in Tomcat and/or Jboss,
- Professional experience with HAproxy, Apache, Nginx, ElasticSearch, Graylog, Postgres, etc.
We can offer you an international working environment filled with smart and ambitious colleagues. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, so we welcome those from different backgrounds and experiences. As part of one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, you'll help play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level.