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Site Reliability / Platform Engineer (m/w/d)



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023


We are looking for you as an addition to our tech-team in Berlin, Munich or Hamburg. 1KOMMA5° is building Germany's largest one-stop-shop for sale, installation and services related to solar, heat pumps, electricity and charging infrastructure. And they are all connected! Be a part of our mission!

Your mission

In tech we are building software systems in two main areas:

  • Heartbeat: Building a virtual power plant levering our energy manager “Heartbeat” and evolving the customer experience app around this
  • Operating System for installation companies: Digitisation of operations and processes from ground operations to rooftop installationsAs a Site Reliability / Platform Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation and optimal performance of those systems while keeping the developer productivity high. You will collaborate closely with multidisciplinary teams, including ML Ops Engineers, Frontend/Backend/Mobile Engineers, Product Manager, and Customer Support, to identify and address any technical challenges or bottlenecks. By applying your expertise in site reliability and platform engineering, you will contribute to the overall stability, performance, and growth of our technology solutions, enabling our engineers to deliver exceptional solutions to our customers.

    Technologies you will work with include:

  • Google Cloud Platform (CloudRun, CloudSQL, etc.)
  • Terraform / Terramate
  • GitHub Actions
  • Python / GoLang / TypeScript

    Your mission:

  • Improve reliability, quality, and time-to-market of our systems
  • Support internal and external engineering teams to automate the application lifecycle through build, test, stage, and deploy by using DevOps and Continuous Delivery/Deployment best practices
  • Develop software and establish systems to effectively handle the platform's infrastructure and applications
  • Offer primary operational assistance and infrastructure expertise for our engineering teams
  • Ensure good developer experience/productivity
  • Enabling developer self-service by developing reusable, opinionated IaC modules

Your profile

  • 2+ years of experience in a Platform Engineering (DevOps), Site Reliability, or comparable Cloud Engineering position
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles, with a focus on Terraform
  • Extensive experience working with a public cloud provider, ideally Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and a solid understanding of its core services and offerings
  • Proven expertise in enabling engineers to build reliable and observable systems, with a strong emphasis on implementing robust monitoring, alerting, and logging mechanisms
  • Ability to code with one or more high-level languages, such as Python, GoLang or TypeScript
  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience with container-based infrastructure (Docker, Google Cloud Run, Kubernetes)
  • A proactive approach to spotting problems, areas for improvement, and performance bottlenecks
  • Strong customer-centric mindset with a deep understanding of the importance of enabling exceptional developer experiences
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written english, german is a plus

    Bonus points for:

  • Prior experience creating and maintaining Github Actions workflows and custom actions
  • Interest in climate tech industryWe encourage candidates to apply even if they do not meet all the requirements, as we are seeking individuals at various seniority levels who can bring diverse perspectives and skills to our team. We value the opportunity to consider a wide range of experiences and qualifications in our selection process.


  • The opportunity to travel, work mobile and individually in consultation with the CTO
  • Individualized opportunities for professional development
  • Being part of a global change movement
  • Working in a diverse team with hard workers and real team players
  • Seeing the impact of your work, daily