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Erste Group IT International GmbH, o. z. Slovakia

Place of work
Tomášikova 64, Bratislava
Contract type
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
2200+ EUR gross/month with possibility to be higher depending on lenght of your experience and your professional skills

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Automation Engineers are responsible for the keeping all user-facing services (most notably EGIT CI/CD ToolStack) and many other EGIT production systems running smoothly 24/7/365. SREs are a blend of operations gear-heads and software crafters that apply sound engineering principles, operational discipline and mature automation, specializing in systems, whether it be networking, the Linux kernel, or even a specific interest in scaling, algorithms, or distributed systems.
EGIT CI/CD ToolStack is a unique set of modern tools and it brings unique challenges: it’s large repository instance in existence. The experience of our team feeds back into other engineering groups within the company, as well as to ERSTE Group customers running self-managed solutions.

As aAutomation Engineer you will:
* Use your shift to prevent incidents from ever happening.
* Manage our infrastructure with Chef, Terraform, Docker and Kubernetes.
* Make monitoring and alerting alert on symptoms and not on outages.
* Document every action so your learnings turn into repeatable actions and then into automation.
* Use the available in-house or open source products to run our infrastructure as a first resort and improve the product as much as possible
* Improve the deployment process to make it as boring as possible.
* Design, build and maintain core infrastructure pieces that allow EGIT CI/CD ToolStack scaling to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent data.
* Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack.
* Plan the growth of EGIT CI/CD ToolStack infrastructure.

Projects you could work on:
* Coding infrastructure automation with Terraform.
* Improving our Zabbix monitoring and building new metrics.
* Helping release management squad to deploy and troubleshoot new versions of our ERSTE group solutions.
* Migrate existing infrastructure components from its current home in Data center to Cloud Platform.
* Support migration projects for Containers and Cloud.

Employee perks, benefits

* We offer an autonomous and diversified position in an experienced team in international environment
* International environment
* Flexible working time
* Possibility of home office
* Opportunity to speak English on daily basis
* Attractive annual performance related financial bonus
* Pension allowances paid by us
* 4 days of extra holiday per year
* Language courses
* Paid sick leave
* Friendly, helpfull team and many more...

Information about the selection process

We thank all applicants for their interest in Erste Group IT International. We are very glad to receive CVs of all candidates that can possibly become our future colleagues.
After receiving your application, we will carefully evaluate it. Please note that due to time limitations we will contact only prospective candidates that meet our expectation best.
In case you are not selected for this particular position, we will keep your CV for possible contact in the future.
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Thank you once more for your interest.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

You may be a fit to this role if you:
* Think about systems - edge cases, failure modes, behaviors, specific implementations.
* Know your way around Linux and the Unix Shell.
* Know what the use of config management systems like Chef or others is (the one we can use).
* Have solid programming skills.
* Have an urge to collaborate and communicate asynchronously.
* Have an urge to document all the things so you don't need to learn the same thing twice.
* Have a proactive, go-for-it attitude. When you see something broken, you can't help but fix it.
* Have an urge for delivering quickly and iterating fast.
* Share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
* Have experience with Docker, Nginx, Go, Kubernetes, Zabbix

Areas of expertise for Leveling :
* Git flow
* Artifactory
* Terraform
* CDN and load balancing the application
* Kubernetes and containerizing our systems
* Product knowledge
* Monitoring and Metrics in Zabbix and integrations with Slack/Grafana
* Logging infrastructure
* Team organization and planning
* Backend storage management and scaling
* Disaster Recovery and High Availability strategy


Brief description of the company

EG IT INT is the IT services provider of Erste Group, supplying Group Solutions to Erste Group entities.
We provide development, implementation and integration as well as operations of group-wide IT solutions. Therefore, we play a strategic role within Erste Group, offering the best service for the best price.

Our services

IT solutions provider of Erste Group, supplying Group Solutions to Erste Holding and its CEE subsidiaries.
As part of Erste Group, Erste Group IT International (EG IT INT) provides development, implementation and integration as well as operations of group-wide IT solutions for the international banking business and therefore plays a strategic role within Erste Group.

Group IT solutions are provided in the following areas:
•Group-wide digital banking,
• Wholesale banking and capital markets,
• Bank steering functions (risk management & financial management) as well as BI systems and the Group Data Warehouse.

We operate offices in Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic with more than 900 employees.

All services are provided to Erste Group entities and include:
• Management of software development and integration projects (planning of the required budget and resources, coordination of the requirements collection, specification and implementation)
• Requirements definition with the customers and their integration into the existing process landscape
• Software development, integration and testing based on elaborated technical concepts
• Architecture and business analysis
• Deployment of the solution (handover to operations)
• Operations and maintenance of applications (problem handling, bug fixing and minor improvements)
• Integration of third party software into the existing IT landscape

IT driven change
Being the best at IT also means being the best at change. We are an enabler for new emerging business lines at group level which go beyond country boundaries. We help new business lines to integrate quickly and become part of Erste Group. We serve as an agent of change.

Number of employees

250-499 employees

Company address

Erste Group IT International GmbH, o. z. Slovakia
Tomášikova 64
831 04 Bratislava
ID: 3550222   Dátum zverejnenia: 30.1.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   2200+ EUR gross/month with possibility to be higher depending on lenght of your experience and your professional skills