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Kafka Platform Operations Support (with Java)


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 customers with state-of-the-art IT solutions to everyday problems. We are dedicated to bring 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

  • manage the Kafka Application and its day to day support issues, including complex incidents and problems ideally by identifying and correcting them through trend analysis
  • automate operational tasks, technology life cycle management, build pipelines and develop best practices
  • cooperation with engineering teams to improve on-call efficiencies, drive incident management and analysis
  • deploy and develop pipelines, connectors and platforms
  • manage the strategically important integration solutions and microservices based on Kafka, including APIs and Adapters including consultation and selection of suitable technologies and patterns for projects
  • review of services, application delivery and patching in order to continuously enhance the service

Skills and experience you will need

  • technical and consulting experience in virtualization, Docker, Kafka messaging, Microservice architecture and Container Application frameworks
  • Knowledge with Java and Java frameworks, like Spring Boot, Restful services etc.
  • expertise in Concurrent Programming (multi-threading), Network Programming, Distributed Databases, Microservices architecture
  • expertise in distributed technologies especially Kafka , Kafka connect, Schema Registry and Ansible
  • expertise to address crosscutting concerns like logging with ElasticSearch and CI/CD pipelines etc.
  • experience with API designs
  • RDBMS and NoSQL data stores and Kafka with of the consistency and availability guarantees they provide
  • thorough knowledge of container technologies like Docker, Kubernetes as well as knowledge in cloud computing (AWS, GCP etc.)
  • CICD pipelines with on-prem datacenter and cloud based stacks
  • developed robust, scalable applications and stay updated with the latest development trends
  • creation of architecture and design for integrated enterprise solutions and respective consulting of platform customers
  • selection, recommendation and targeted use of suitable technologies and patterns in projects
  • design of strategically important integration solutions based on Kafka
  • design and implementation of APIs
  • usage of Kafka producers, consumers, streams, or machine learning models directly on Kafka, taking into account the entire global IT landscape
  • development of Kafka components either on Kafka clusters as Java microservices
  • design and development of micro-services & cloud native services, including Kafka integration with Java and common microservices frameworks (Spring Boot…)
  • examine dependencies between components
  • design and construction of the infrastructure and governance for CI/CD based stack incl. ( containers, openshift, Jenkins etc.)
  • consulting of customers in technical software and architecture topics based on Domain Driven Design
  • design and deployment of automated tests based on concepts such as Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) for Kafka applications
  • application of procedures such as ‘Continuous Integration’ and ‘Test Driven Development’

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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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