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Kafka Integration Architect


About Us

ERGO Technology & Services S.A. (ET&S S.A.) was established in January 2021 following the integration of ERGO Digital IT and Atena into one entity, leveraging the strengths and best practices of both companies.
ET&S S.A. belongs to the ET&SM technology holding of ERGO Group AG, supporting millions of internal and external customers with state-of-the-art IT solutions to everyday problems. We are dedicated to bring a digital innovations to every aspect of the landscape of insurance. Discover how we are implementing AI, IoT, Voice Recognition, Big Data science, advanced mobile solutions and much more to accommodate our customers’ future needs around the globe. See how you can be a part of the digital revolution and apply to join us today!

How you will get the job done

  • Managing day to day support issues, but with the experience and responsibility to resolve more complex incidents and problems,
  • Work to SLA thresholds for incident(s), request(s) and problem(s),
  • Prioritizing and managing workload effectively, managing several open incidents and problems,
  • Systems and performance monitoring,
  • Trend analysis and problem management,
  • Review of services, application delivery, patching,
  • Work with a variety of business and technical teams to enhance service.

Skills and experience you will need

  • Professional experience in enterprise architecture and in software development
  • Profound knowledge of enterprise architecture, enterprise architecture methodologies, governance structures and framework
  • Knowledge of the entire software life cycle and corresponding methods of specification, implementation, testing, commissioning and migration / replacement
  • Experience with monitoring tools and logging systems such as Prometheus, Grafana etc.
  • Solid experience with Kafka or similar large-scale distributed data systems
  • Experience with developing and implementing complex solutions for Big Data and Data Analytics applications
  • Experience in system deployment and container technology with building, managing, deploying, and release managing Docker containers and container images based on Docker, OpenShift, and/or Kubernetes
  • Experience in developing resilient scalable distributed systems and microservices architecture
  • Experience with various distributed technologies (e.g. Kafka, Spark, CockroachDB, HDFS, Hive, etc.)
  • Experience with stream processing frameworks (e.g. Kafka Streams, Spark Streaming, Flink, Storm)
  • Experience with Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) using Jenkins, Maven, Automake, Make, Grunt, Rake, Ant, GIT, Subversion, Artefactory, and Nexus.
  • Understanding of SDLC processes (Agile, DevOps), Cloud Operations and Support (ITIL) Service Delivery
  • Experience with DevOps transformation and cloud migration to one of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and/or Hybrid/Private Cloud; as well as cloud-native end-to-end solutions, especially their key building blocks, workload types, migration patterns, and tools
  • Analyze requirements for improvements in existing and new cloud native functionalities
  • Be a partner with the business and consult on application and interface related topics
  • Plan and manage the integration of new and existing applications
  • Design of strategically important integration solutions based on Kafka
  • Expertise in Kafka producers, consumers, Kafka Connect, streams, KSQL, machine learning models directly on Kafka, taking into account the entire IT landscape
  • Development of Kafka components either on Kafka clusters or as Java micro-services
  • Development of micro-services with Kafka integration with Java and common micro-services frameworks like Spring Boot.
  • Design and construction of the infrastructure and governance for CI/CD
  • Ensure smooth transition of projects into operations
  • Monitor application performance and data quality
  • Plan for security, performance, uptime, disaster recovery, and capacity growth

Interested in this position?

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Why work with us?

Let&s be fit

We realize that most of us need assistance to stay in shape and good health. That's why we provide every employee with a medical package coverage and co-finance a sports card. Additionally, we support a number of sports sections, and, you can even join our yoga team in the summer to practice yoga on the roof!

Let&s be balanced

Work-life balance is essential for us. That's why we offer our employees flexible working hours, pet-friendly offices, and if you would like to stay with your pet at home, a remote work environment. However, it won't be easy to stay at home with our in-office gaming room.

Let&s be smart

Staying up-to-date with all the new systems and technologies is not an easy task. That's why we have an extensive training and workshops offer, both in-house and with external providers. We organize hackathons and meetups, which are an excellent opportunity for our specialists to showcase their expertise. On top of that, we offer digital learning platforms, language courses, and a library.

Let&s be responsible

We love to see the difference we make together with our CSR projects. That's why we are always open to new projects, and we would love to include you in our next charity event!

Let&s be fun

At ET&S we love not only to work but also relax together. Sports events like company-wide bike race, or maybe a film marathon in our cinema room? Don't worry; we got it covered! Maybe you have a passion and would love to make an event out of it? Sure! We will help you!

Let&s be diverse

At ET&S we create a working environment free of prejudice and exclusion. Each member of our team can experience being valued, regardless of his or her gender, nationality, religious beliefs, disabilities, age, and sexual orientation or identity. Your wide range of qualifications, experiences, and ways of thinking are of great benefit to us!

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