IT System Administrator (f/m/div)

  • Operations
  • Berlin, Germany

IT System Administrator (f/m/div)

Job description

Finreach Solutions sits at the heart of all convergent technology trends (SaaS, APIs, microservices, etc.), and our engineers are tackling some of the most challenging problems in financial technology today.


As an IT System Administrator at Finreach Solutions you are responsible for supporting and fulfilling the IT requirements/needs of company Business Units. You are responsible for maintaining and administering computer infrastructure/operating environments and business software applications. Furthermore you will work with our operations team with setting up and managing the operation of project development and test environments as well as the software configuration management processes for the entire application development lifecycle.


In this role, you will have an incredible amount of impact on the current state and future direction of our products, with visibility throughout the organization.  We are currently transforming from a product/solutions business to an API Platform business and as such you will be an integral part of our journey together with our Operations team with a very broad impact, with visibility throughout the organization and a significant opportunity to take ownership. Finreach Solutions team members come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are naturally curious self-learners, and build the right solution for the long term rather than the right solution for right now.


What you'll achieve: 


First weeks:

  • Become comfortable with our tools and processes by partnering with a member of your team to ramp up effectively
  • Install, configure and support hardware and software components
  • Construct and monitor our office IT infrastructure, inventory management and procurement
  • Ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Install and configure, test and maintain operating systems, databases, application software and system management tools

First Months

  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Thrive for pragmatic perfection, pay attention to the details of security, scalability, performance and fault-tolerance
  • Collaborate  with external and internal stakeholders for proactive problem resolution
  • Provide application incident support and troubleshooting; Support for all other IT-related topics
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes

Requirements

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Strong current experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux based environments
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g. Tomcat, Ruby, NGINX)
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Good hands-on experience with Docker, CI/CD, Travis and GIT branching strategies
  • Experience with Cloud providers and virtualization techniques
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g. shell scripts)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Excellent communication skill in both English and German
  • A strong sense of ownership of the work you do and believe in doing things the right way for the right reasons.

Our Stack:


Our technical stack consists of several services which are written in Java with Spring Boot. They communicate via HTTP and data is stored in MongoDB, and Elasticsearch. Our frontends are based on JavaScript with React.js. The services are running in Docker containers in a private data center for high security. Deployments are orchestrated with Ansible and Rundeck, and we are looking forward to moving to Kubernetes. We use GitHub for source control and Travis CI for continuous integration. The development process is in Scrum-based with 2-week sprints.


What you'll get from us:


Working with us means you will be challenged every day by our customers and your peers. You can be yourself, speak freely, be trusted and respected. You get to give and receive regular feedback to improve yourself and others.


We know that exceptional people don’t choose jobs based solely on benefits, but we do our best to make sure that you’re set up for success. As part of our team you can benefit from our employee-funded company pension scheme, receive varied discounts (from public transportation to sports) and 28+ days of vacation per year. Naturally, we help you with integration in the city; provide relocation/visa support and German classes, if applicable. Plus the fun stuff, like choosing your own work equipment, weekly yoga or jogging with your peers, a fully stocked kitchen, regular lunches/breakfasts, other team socials and quarterly team events. Check out our page on Stackoverflow as well as our website to learn more!


About us:


Founded in 2014, Finreach Solutions is the fintech platform for financial institutions, brokers and non-financial organizations. We support our partners in the digitalization of their business and interaction with their customers. Our platform offer best-in-class interfaces and reduced backend complexity. Due to the functionalities of the platform, organizations can focus on their products with one-click infrastructure components, and pivot their products rapidly with reduced time and cost. Furthermore we help financial organisations to maximise their customer lifetime value with SaaS products (see Switch Kits).


Companies like DKB, Deutsche Bank and the German Sparkassen rely on FinReach to stay agile, deliver faster, and make the most of their IT investment with API-led connectivity. Hiring exceptional people who want to build a great company together is our number one priority, and we’re committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace. We’re growing and there’s plenty of opportunity for you to make an impact—join us!

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Finreach Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from diverse backgrounds e.g. related to gender, age, ethnicity, culture, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity. Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values, providing an environment where everyone brings distinct experience, talent, opinions and culture to their work.


To all recruitment agencies: Finreach Solutions does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to FinReach employees or to any other company location. FinReach is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the company.


Your application:

What have you done before? What are you interested in? What motivates you?  Please apply online with your LinkedIn profile (or CV if you prefer). Please don’t send a generic cover letter. We’d rather hear your short intro in the summary section.