Engineering Manager - DevOps

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 200,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100 nationalities.

Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small, highly collaborative agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of an important outcome that supports Klarna and our customers. At Klarna we optimise for quality, flow, fast feedback, focussing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring and experimentation. We aim for teams that are inclusive, helpful, and have a strong sense of ownership for the things they build.

As a Klarnaut, you’ll be inspired to contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users.

Engineering is rapidly growing and we are looking for new talent to join our Developer Services team!

What you'll get to do

Our engineers make some of the most significant decisions for the company and we are looking for bold, open and curious developers. As a Klarnaut, you’ll be inspired to contribute to the growth of Europe’s most highly valued fintech and your work will reach millions of users. Developer Services' goal is to enable Klarna’s Engineers to build features at scale, faster and with higher quality than any other company in the industry. We help development teams understand and implement best practice with cloud architecture. 

Things we are currently doing 

- Building tomorrow's DevOps infrastructure
- Creating tools to accelerate innovation
- Providing a DevOps platform for all other Klarna teams
- Driving optimization and tooling to improve quality
- Automating processes within cloud operations; security configuration and account management
- Implementing tooling to help development teams use the cloud efficiently

Who you are

  • We are looking for senior DevOps engineers with leadership experience
  • In your heart, you know there is a better way of doing things. Challenge the old dogmas of slow manual work with miles of documentation and do away with the tick-the-box philosophy of security and governance

What you will do

  • Own your tools and services end to end. Decide how best to build, test, deploy and monitor
  • Work with large scale, highly available and resilient modern financial systems
  • Be an integral part of a team, in addition to its culture and ways of working. Common practices include agile methodologies, pair and mob programming
  • Work with automated deployment enabling code release multiple times a day
  • Succeed, fail, and learn together with other talented people. We believe in an environment that provides an opportunity for growth and see education as an outcome of failure that gets us closer to the next breakthrough

You should have

  • Experience leading software engineering teams in a fast paced, delivery focused environment
  • People management skills
  • A focus on automation and cloud-native thinking
  • A very strong technical as well as analytical background
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • A proven record of working within distributed infrastructures and experience in Cloud technology
  • 3+ years working experience with cloud providers like AWS, certification an advantage
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD pipelines

You might also have

  • Hands-on experience in building API-based solutions
  • Experience building and managing serverless applications
  • Jira/Confluence/Insight experience
  • Programming knowledge in Python
What we offer you

Klarna is one of Sweden's success stories not only for its exceptional growth story but also for its unique place to work at. We think in flat hierarchies, let the best people and ideas grow and always aim for the better.

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from more than 10 different countries in our English/German-speaking office in Linden near Gießen (Germany).

A strong product development-focused culture, where your work has a very strong impact on the success of the organization.

Compensation - You'll receive an attractive salary, pension, and insurance plans, plus we offer all of our employees an opportunity to invest in a RSU program and own a stake of the company. You'll also receive 30 days annual leave and since we recognize that life is about more than work, we also offer benefits for gym memberships, marathons, and all sorts of activities that promote physical health. We also have generous parental leave (for men and women).

Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and regular internal technical talks.

Collegiality - We encourage a harmonic environment in the teams, therefore we hold regular team events for all employees, joining a monthly breakfast, having lunch together and offer many more benefits.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and therefore are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of Klarna. We’re building teams of technically curious problem solvers. Come and join us!

We at Klarna´s Recruitment Team are happy to receive your application in English or German. Please also forward your certificates which underline your background together with the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.