Platform Engineer

  • South Moravia
  • Full time
  • By agreement
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Currys is Europe's leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company.

The retail industry in Norway is under transformation, and Elkjøp is fully committed to lead that transformation. This is where we need you! We need more talented platform engineers to join our team in the IT Digital Services (ITDS) to help us stay competitive and lead the way.

The current Brno Infrastructure/DevOps/SRE team is expanding to become playing much wider role within Group IS organization to arrange IT Infrastructure/DevOps Shared Services function be responsible for building and support the organisation's non-prod & prod (eCommerce platform) servers, databases, storage, CI/CD tools and end user infrastructure to meet business requirements, adhering to company’s technical standards and security policies including DevOps best practices and Cloud enablement. This infrastructure comprises multiple Infrastructure as a Service offerings that include compute, storage, network, security, backup, load balancing, operating systems, alerting, monitoring, orchestration, automation, cloud based hosting.

Why should you choose our team?

Our ambitions are high, we want to create one of the Nordic's most innovative and creative cultures when it comes to IT. To deliver on that ambition, we need to create new solutions with short time to market, utilizing efficient tools and practices. And this is where you come in.

As a platform engineer you will be a key contributor in bridging the gap between the code we write and what runs in production. We have already started the journey and a lot of things are already automated, but we need to take it to the next level with more self-service tools for product teams to use and also improving the tools we decide to keep.

Our Brno SRE & Cloud Engineering team currently consist of 15 members and supporting mission critical eCommerce platform (Prod and all Non-Prod env’s) and other important platforms for company’s business. As SRE & Cloud Engineering team is expanding its responsibility to take new ownership for the services across more business areas & European countries we are just extending our senior team to offer an opportunity for skilled people to bring their experience to work.

What will you do? You will:

  • SRE – Platform Engineer role
  • Maintain Kubernetes business platforms in cloud environment
  • Involvement within IT DevOps projects & visions
  • Manage and provision with Infrastructure as Code principals
  • Maintain production services by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health
  • Analysis of repeating errors and finding ways how to automate the processes to avoid them
  • Proposition of new opportunities to achieve higher efficiency and stability of maintained platforms
  • Identification and active participation on improvements across used technology stack
  • Analysis, fixing and resolution of high priority incidents
  • Delivery of support in line with SLA and Service quality metrics
  • Be part of our 24/7 on-call rota

What can you achieve in our team?

  • You will be senior technical part of SRE & DevOps Team
  • You will get experience with managing of large-scale production environment/high traffic websites for a retail business
  • You will be a part of innovation group bringing new technologies (Cloud based infrastructure service, Infrastructure as Code – Pulumi, Kubernetes, Docker, Prometheus, Traefik, LinkerD, Grafana, etc.)
  • You’re welcome to gain our strong Open Source Administration experience

Now you’re probably wondering what we expect from you? Well…

  • Relevant bachelor or master's degree or sufficient work experience
  • Strong interest in modern Cloud environments (Azure, AWS, GCloud) & Kubernetes
  • Development experience (Javascript, Typescript, but other languages is also of interest)
  • Infrastructure as Code experience (Pulumi, Terraform,…)
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines & DevOps tools & version control systems (e.g. Github Actions, Azure DevOps,…)
  • Modern software delivery practices like agile, lean and continuous delivery

Optional preferred skills

  • Good knowledge of some scripting language (Bash, Python, Perl)
  • Proven skills in IT Infrastructure management, Release Management and Cloud practices
  • Administration experiences with Atlassian products (JIRA, Confluence, OpsGenie)
  • Knowledge of platform and application metric monitoring & logging (e.g. Grafana, Instana, Prometheus, Splunk,…)

What we offer to make you happier?

  • You can fully enjoy 25 vacation days
  • 110 CZK/day lunch vouchers via e-lunch card
  • Bonus and loyalty scheme
  • Home office, yet office is still partially open, sick days
  • Extensive training offer; hard and soft skills trainings, language courses, internal conference and interesting guest speakers, currently in a virtual form.
  • You can mix benefits of your choice in our Cafeteria benefit system (holidays, recreation, well-being, work life balance, personal and professional development, literature, e-meal vouchers, etc.)
  • Contribution to pension or life insurance scheme
  • Discount for mobile contracts
  • Company library – you can borrow from wide variety of books on professional development, leadership, business, marketing, public speaking, etc.
  • Plenty of social events and charity activities (Christmas party, boat party, Halloween party, football tournament, summer BBQetc.) are temporarily stopped, however we are already looking forward to invite all the new colleagues once we can organize them again

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