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Lead DevOps Engineer (all genders)

Lingoda

Lingoda

Software Engineering
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Speak our language!
We are Lingoda. Our mission is to build bridges through life-changing language learning.
Lingoda is a fast-growing online language school for language learners aspiring to provide a human-centric, personalised and seamless learning experience unmatched by competitors. With Lingoda, you're not just learning - you're teaming up with an expert who understands your goals and guides you to success, every step of the way.
Our classes are teacher-led, and supported in- and out-of-class by the latest technologies and a unique curriculum to empower our students to achieve their language goals. High-quality classes are available online 24/7, so anyone anywhere has the opportunity to learn a language with Lingoda.
As a company we bring out the best in people with a positive culture. We challenge ourselves, and we challenge others. We work smart and make it happen. We believe in personal growth and inclusion.
We work hard to contribute to a better society. How? Here are three examples:
Lingoda’s MATCH network and Global Career Centre seek to upskill and match migrants to career opportunities in Germany, supporting them through government-funded education programs
In the German healthcare sector, we support international nurses, doctors and midwives to obtain language and professional recognition through state-sponsored education programs. As a result we have become one of the largest educational providers in this field in Germany
In December 2022 at the Digital Education Awards, we won “Best Digital Learning Product of the Year” and in 2024, Lingoda was included in The Time's list of the 100 best EdTech companies
We are currently looking for a Lead DevOps Engineer(all genders) based in Berlin or working remotely in Germany to join our expanding team.
Your mission with us:
We are seeking an experienced Lead DevOps Engineer to join Lingoda. Leading a team of experienced DevOps engineers and collaborating with our software developers, you will manage all aspects of our cloud infrastructure and development pipelines supporting the growth and scaling of our product and helping us become the best online language school in the world.
This role will report to the Head of IT Operations and is pivotal for Lingoda as we scale our people, business and products.

Your tasks:

  • Manage all aspects of our cloud infrastructure, development pipelines and development environments, maintaining a high level of performance, reliability and service to the engineering team, the business and our customers. This includes the following: Cloud Infrastructure - Management of AWS infrastructure, Kubernetes, RDS, Lambda, EC2, Development Environments, Alerting and Monitoring, Scaling, Incident Management, Disaster Recovery, Backups, Cloud Budgets and security
  • Promote DevOps culture and ways of working, enabling our development team
  • Provide direct line management to the DevOps Team, including hiring, training, performance review, and professional development
  • Create the Roadmap for the DevOps area, manage and oversee DevOps projects
  • Ensure that we develop quality processes and procedures
  • Ensure security controls and reliability controls meet business, customer and industry best practices
  • Stay current of latest trends in cloud and DevOps, and leverage new technologies to increase efficiency and innovation
  • Foster a positive environment, promoting a culture of continuous improvement
  • Form strong relationships with stakeholders and the wider engineering team to ensure alignment and that IT Operations is exceeding expectations
  • Working together with our engineering leadership group to define our technical architecture and overly platform performance and reliability
  • Balancing your leadership and management responsibilities with a hands on mentality, taking part in DevOps tasks

You bring to Lingoda:

  • 1 year minimum direct managing a team of DevOps Engineers, with additional years of experience (3+) in a mentorship function
  • 5+ years of DevOps experience working on high quality and interactive scalable web applications and cloud infrastructure
  • Working in high growth environments using SCRUM, Kanban or similar methodologies
  • Proven experience in cloud infrastructure, development pipeline management, Kubernetes, GitHub Actions, AWS, and RabbitMQ. Nice to have PHP/MySQL experience
  • Demonstrable experience with CI/CD, IaC, and cloud security best practices
  • Strong technical & people leadership, decision-making, running projects, eye for detail and an experienced team manager of managing teams of 3-5 people
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with many other functions and departments
  • Very strong in balancing business requirements and technical process to deliver results and achieve success
  • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Fluent English skills (C-level).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field

What you can expect from Lingoda:

  • Approachable leaders and transparent communication - every voice counts at Lingoda!
  • Company events and colleagues who are always happy to socialise + budgets towards team building events!
  • An inclusive environment with great team spirit and passion for languages
  • A well-structured and exciting onboarding process to set you up for success!
  • The possibility to work remotely from your home or in the office located in the heart of Berlin
  • Education funds because we want to see our people grow
  • Free access to our language classes
  • Mental Health programs
  • Corporate benefits & pension funds
  • 28 vacation days per year
  • Free snacks & drinks at the office
  • The modern hardware necessary for your work (n/a for freelancers)
  • Flexible working hours
Does that sound exciting? Then, send us your CV right away!
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Your contact person for the position is Megan
Lingoda is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As an equal opportunities and affirmative action employer, we strive to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of our user base. Our commitment ensures that every applicant is assessed on the basis of their skills and qualifications, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.
We ask that you please apply directly via the link provided in the job description or directly on our website. Due to GDPR regulations, applications sent otherwise will not be considered.
Please note that if you are based outside of Germany that only a freelance contract can be offered. All our contracts whether freelance or regular German employment contract start on a 2 year time period.