Devops Backend Engineer // Norwegian Refugee Council

Nrc | Berlin, Germany

Date listed

2 months ago

Employment Type

Full time



Total Funding

$6.6 billion

This is a full-time position hiring from NRC office in Berlin. but the successful candidate can be located anywhere within Germany or other countries where NRC has a presence. We fully support remote collaboration. 🪄The mission: NRC believes in a world where the rights of displaced and vulnerable persons are protected during a crisis. We do this through our programs, where we provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions. Data and technology are the fuel for decision-making, process improvement and analysis within the humanitarian sector. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy, hands-on colleague to be our DevOps/Backend Developer who will be responsible for developing and maintaining technical solutions, which will provide direct benefit to our staff and the people that we serve. The main task will be to support the creation of an optimal development experience for various digital initiatives with a solid platform in Kubernetes-based cloud infrastructure. The initial focus will be to contribute to the ongoing development of existing NRC infrastructure and improve our infrastructure’s resilience, security, performance, and cost-effectiveness. 🔥What you will do You will work closely with other members of NRC’s D Team (Digital Transformation Team) to improve NRC infrastructure\'s resilience, security, performance, and automation opportunities. You will provide developers with useful tooling to develop, deploy The position will also contribute to providing strategic direction, development/security standards, DevOps training for other technical staff to improve and leverage overall development practice in NRC. Some of your day-to-day tasks will include;

  • Build and operate NRC’s Kubernetes (Staging + Production) clusters – hosting global applications, including data backup and restore functions for data from 11 milion displaced people NRC is serving
  • Write manifests and manage the automated deployment of application stacks to NRC’s Kubernetes clusters;
  • Setup and maintain automated CI / CD workflows (Continuous integration & continuous delivery);
  • Create unit test plans; contribute to functional/UAT test plans as needed;
  • Perform data migration and other integration work in a safe and controlled environment – validating these actions before going to live (production) systems;
  • Communicate and represent NRC with partners, consultants, and service providers at a technical level.
âś…Desired Skills
  • Working knowledge of automating infrastructure in a cloud environment, preferably Azure;
  • Previous experience in working with infrastructure as code(Terraform) and service mesh (Istio): Ability to comfortably use and configure Istio Service Mesh features, such as:
    • Authorization Policies
    • Ingress and Egress gateways (with or without SNI proxy-)
    • Request Authentication Policies
    • Virtual services, Gateways
  • Knowledge and implementation of containerization and container orchestration: We use Docker, Kubernetes, Kustomize, etc;
  • Preferable skills in Cloud security and cloud network;
  • Application operations knowledge (Backups, monitoring, deployment) will come handy;
  • Knowledge of one or more programming language (Go, Python, etc) and/or scripting language would be desired.
đź’ťWhat we offer:
  • Our pay is competitive based on the sectoral standard and we are committed to your growth (training budget)
  • You get to work on a challenging and exciting opportunity that will provide direct benefit to NRC staff (7000 and counting) and beneficiaries (11 million and counting)
  • BVG card
  • Mobile plan and phone
  • Flexible work from home (50-80%)
  • Collaborate and travel with truly multicultural and multi-national team where NRC operates (35+ countries outside EU)

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