Agile Software-Development and IT-Operations made in Berlin

why pinguin

Why pinguin

We are a group of highly-qualified software developers and system operators from all over the world working in the heart of Berlin. Our in-house software is the backbone of the businesses we drive and is used by a multitude of international users.

the team

The Team

We believe quality is more important than quantity, and we therefore have small teams in which everyone can share visions and ideas. We are a diverse group of open-minded, talented and pragmatic professionals.

the location

The Location

You can find us in a serene backyard office in the midst of multi-cultural Berlin-Schöneberg, next to many restaurants with various cuisines, and just three minutes to public transportation connections (U Kleistpark).

the office

The Office

Our offices are located on the upper floors of a spacious building, where many of our users work. The atmosphere we create encourages intensive and inspiring exchange beyond day-to-day business.

how we work

How we work

In a few words: agile, flat hierarchy, lunch together, improvement day, self-improvement resources, great coffee machine, free fruit, great results.

We Love Software Development And Operations

We Love Software Development And Operations

Pinguin AG is the IT-subsidiary of an internationally operating group of companies, which is the leading provider of remote secretary and virtual office services in Europe. We develop and operate a Software-as-a-Service supporting tens of thousands of freelancers and small businesses customers across Europe to organize their day-to-day business.

Our software platform consists of REST APIs, web applications and mobile applications. ​We work in small teams according to the Agile methodology. In the spirit of flat hierarchies, we believe in giving end-to-end responsibility to the people who actually build the software and enjoy interactions with stakeholders across the company – including C-Level executives.

We offer digital signage and access control systems. We operate more than 300 servers in several distributed datacenters and thousands of user endpoint devices. Our telecommunication and digital office services are designed to ease the everyday workload of thousands of customers around the world: No matter where they are located, we always provide them with highly professional solutions.

 

In order to ensure high quality results, we employ automated testing and continuous integration technologies like JUnit and Jenkins.

Why you should join us:

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Over 2 million lines of source code in 10 programming languages

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12.000 meters of cables

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10.000 automated tests

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20+ deployments per day

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16 currently spoken languages

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40 liters of coffee per day

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A network covering 3 continents

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91% helpdesk-tickets solved within one week

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Backend Engineer (m/f/d)Berlin

Your challenges:

We are a small company working in small teams and consider ourselves as “startup at heart”. As our company group is successfull in business since 20 years, but we’ve kept our flat hierarchies and let’s-do-it-mentality. We believe that a pleasant atmosphere helps teams to be effective and creative. Creating, maintaining and fostering exactly that will be your first challenge. We would love to hear your ideas about how you’d like to coach and guide your team. You will be their go-to-person when it comes to providing reasonable architectural decision making and solid plans that cover the details as well as the bigger picture.

Tech-wise, our solution is build in Java using Spring and Hibernate. Imagine it as a big variety of micro-services using RESTful APIs which empower HTML5-Web-Applications. To be completely honest, there is still some legacy code involved that we want to get rid of.

How will you bring its functionalities into new services, allowing new features to be created quickly? To save our customers time, you will need to ensure connections to a fistful of cloud services like Google, Office365, Apple, CRM-systems, telephony services and many more.

Creating a new backend infrastructure with a modern Frontend application is your challenge number two. Right now, we are combining the concepts of Micro-Services in the backend with Web-Components and HTML5 in the Frontend. You’ve got better ideas? Let us know - you’re the expert!

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Own and run our entire infrastructure
  • Manage and maintain our heterogenous system landscape and its security
  • Increase levels of automation and high availability
  • Level up and automate our infrastructure with Puppet and Ansible
  • Introduce new technology, especially cloud-based solutions with AWS and Azure
  • Implement DevOps concepts
  • Develop great ideas about how to improve our stack

Things you’ve ideally experienced already:

  • You know how to support a good team spirit
  • You´ve seen an idea grow when everyone contributes instead of fighting for who is right
  • You´ve people to benefit from your expertise
  • You´ve 3 years of expertise with Java, Spring, Hibernate
  • You´ve ideas about how good code looks like
  • You´ve crafted RESTful APIs, micro-services, SQL databases
  • You helped to create a DevOps-mindset
  • You´ve played around CI/CD principles using Jenkins, Stash, Git and Linux already
  • You´ve developed prototypes and provided incremental improvements
  • You´ve got sparkles in your eyes about backend infrastructure architecture
  • You´re not afraid of sprinkles of Frontend using HTML5 either
  • You´ve worked with RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch? That´s an asset
  • Ideally, seen a university from the inside. You don't? No worries, we like autodidacts too!

 

It’s a match, if we share some core beliefs:

  • Treat your teammates as you’d like to be treated.
  • Be a good mentor and coach to your team.
  • People before technology & Smart solutions over ideology
  • Clear and transparent communication and expectations.
  • Being a team player and not a lonesome hero.
  • Contributing your favourite idea to a discussion with colleagues is about creating something bigger, not about telling others how great you are or how things should be done.
  • Agile Methods like Scrum or Kanban are a tool to improve the product step by step and flexible, not a religion.
  • No discussion, no honey

Your perks:

  • Choose what's best for your: MacBook or PC?
  • Ride a bike or a train: we provide a bike or public transport ticket
  • Stay healthy and relaxed: we support Urban Sports Club
  • Become a Foam master or Bartender: enjoy the best coffee machine and beer from tap in our office
  • Level up your skills: we will get you eye-opening books
  • Take a course: we will support your hunger for education
  • You need some holidays? 28 days for everyone
  • You don´t smoke? Get one extra day off
  • You have hobbies and a family? Great. We have core hours to maintain flexibility

Sounds terrifying? Bummer! We’re sorry to hear that.

Sounds terrific? Great! Get in touch.

We at Pinguin are fostering diversity and are committed to create teams with a broad variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills. All decisions about interviews, offers and employment are based on expertise, merit and business need.

Frontend Developer (m/f/d)Berlin

About us

What is key to every business success? It is keeping focus on what you are best at and leave your competitors behind. Many freelancers and small business owners are forced to do everything themselves resulting in loss of focus and missed business opportunities. They can’t use their time efficiently because they get distracted by incoming calls, messages and mails or miss on opportunities because they were not able to answer that one call that would have been the next big deal.

Our powerful and constantly developing software as a service communication platform is for more than 20 years a catalyst for success in that our customers never miss an opportunity while being able to maintain focus and concentrate on their core activities.


Tasks

Your challenge: 

Collaborating with our designers, you will create interfaces that make it fun and satisfying to interact with our services. Communication with the back-end is done through a REST-API, which you will help to extend. You will build new web-apps for our customers using JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5 by leveraging modern technologies like Angular or NativeScript. Great user experience is key.

 

Requirements

Your profile: 

    • You are fluent in web technologies like HTML, CSS3 and JavaScript
    • Knowledge of Angular and Nativescript is an asset
    • You have multiple years of working experience in frontend development
    • You are able to use REST-based backend services (if you can do it in Java it's a plus)
    • You think pragmatically and constantly look for the best solution
    • You feel responsibility for our products and have the willingness to participate in architectural discussions and decisions


It’s a match, if we share some core beliefs:

    • Treat your teammates as you’d like to be treated.
    • Be a good mentor and coach to your team.
    • People before technology & Smart solutions over ideology
    • Clear and transparent communication and expectations.
    • Being a team player and not a lonesome hero.
    • Contributing your favourite idea to a discussion with colleagues is about creating something bigger, not about telling others how great you are or how things should be done.
    • Agile Methods like Scrum or Kanban are a tool to improve the product step by step and flexible, not a religion.
    • No discussion, no honey


Benefits

Your perks:

    • Choose what's best for your: MacBook or PC?
    • Ride a bike or a train: we provide a bike or public transport ticket
    • Stay healthy and relaxed: we support Urban Sports Club
    • Become a Foam master or Bartender: enjoy the best coffee machine and beer from tap in our office
    • Level up your skills: we will get you eye-opening books
    • Take a course: we will support your hunger for education
    • You need some holidays? 28 days for everyone
    • You don´t smoke? Get one extra day off
    • You have hobbies and a family? Great. We have core hours to maintain flexibility


Sounds terrifying? Bummer! We’re sorry to hear that.

Sounds terrific? Great! Get in touch.

We at Pinguin are fostering diversity and are committed to create teams with a broad variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills. All decisions about interviews, offers and employment are based on expertise, merit and business need

(Junior) DevOps Engineer (f/m/x)Berlin

We are looking for a (Junior) DevOps Engineer (f,m,x)!

 

Pinguin AG is the IT-division of leading provider of remote secretary and virtual office services. We develop and operate a Software-as-a-Service solution for tens of thousands of freelancers, small and medium enterprises across Europe. In order to provide our service 24/7, reliability and availability is the key to success. At the moment, we are running a software platform built in Java in our own data centers on hundreds of servers, serving several offices around the globe. 

 

That’s the status quo. How do we imagine the future? Let´s make a plan and gradually move our services to the cloud. Any ideas how? Let us know – you´re the expert! 

 

Your challenges:  

 

Your first challenge: Let´s make a plan on how to maintain and level-up our existing infrastructure and SaaS-telephony platform to buy ourselves a bit of time, before taking big steps towards AWS and Azure. 

 

Your second challenge: As soon as we are on the same page concerning the how, when and what we gradually move our services to the cloud.  

 

Your third challenge: While you need to keep the existing infrastructure running, we will work together on automating as much as possible. Managing automation projects will be your third and most important challenge. We are using Puppet, Foreman, Terraform and Ansible for smaller services already. Let´s start to get the most value from these tools. Any idea how? Let us know - you´re the expert!  

 

Your mission: 

  • You will be responsible for our entire infrastructure 
  • You will improve automation and provide high availability 
  • You will monitor and troubleshoot infrastructure with Icinga2, Grafana, Graylog and similar tools 
  • You are willing to introduce new technology, especially cloud-based solutions with AWS and Azure 
  • You will implement DevOps concepts and develop great ideas about how to improve our stack 

 

Your profile: 

  • You are a Linux fan and expert  
  • You have gained first experiences with DevOps tools such as Kubernetes and Docker 
  • You have a good understanding of CI/CD principles 
  • You have experience with cloud technologies like AWS and Azure 
  • You´ve worked with automation tools like Puppet, Ansible, or Foreman 
  • You’ve operated with database technologies such as NoSQL, MongoDB 
  • You´ve implemented high availability solutions with HAProxy and keepalive 
  • You are proficient in at least one programming language (e.g. Python) 
  • You speak English on C1 level (bonus points for German)  

 

Your perks: 

  • You can choose what's best for you: MacBook or PC? 
  • You ride a bike or train? We provide a bike or public transport ticket for you 
  • You want to stay fit and relaxed? Great, we support Urban Sports Club 
  • You want to level up your skills? No problem, we support your hunger for education 
  • You need some holidays? 28 days for everyone; You don´t smoke? Get one extra day off 
  • You have hobbies and a family? Great. We have core hours to maintain flexibility 
  • Apart from the usual perks – great coffee, drinks and healthy snacks – you will join an international company where we focus on our people  

 

 

Sounds terrifying? Bummer! We’re sorry to hear that. 

 

Sounds terrific? Great! Get in touch. 

 

Pinguin AG fosters diversity and is committed to create teams with a broad variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills. All decisions about interviews, offers and employment are based on expertise, merit and business need.

Linux System Admin (m/f/d)Berlin

Your challenges:

We are a small company working in small teams. We believe that a pleasant atmosphere helps teams to be effective and creative. We are curious to hear about your ideas on how to foster that. Helping others and learning from each other is as meaningful as providing reliable systems. This will be your first challenge.

Tech-wise, our software platform is build in Java running on more than 400 Debian Servers and 600 diskless Ubuntu-Linux Clients. We are operating a SaaS telephony service platform, two data center and several international office locations. Proving reliable infrastructure and high availability is key to our overall success and your second challenge - thousands of customers rely on you. Also, our Software Engineers will benefit from your expertise about how to provide stable infrastructure, servers, REST micro-services, test and build systems.

While you need to keep the existing infrastructure running, we will work together on automating as much as possible. Managing automation projects will be your third and most important challenge. Right now, we are using Puppet, Foreman, Terraform and Ansible. You know how to get the most value from these tools? Let us know - you’re the expert!

Your responsibilities:

  • Own and run our entire infrastructure
  • Manage and maintain our heterogenous system landscape and its security
  • Increase levels of automation and high availability
  • Level up and automate our infrastructure with Puppet and Ansible
  • Introduce new technology, especially cloud-based solutions with AWS and Azure
  • Implement DevOps concepts
  • Develop great ideas about how to improve our stack

Things you’ve experienced already:

  • You know how to support a good team spirit
  • You´ve multiple years in administration of Linux servers with setups of several hundred servers
  • You´ve worked with automation tools like Puppet, Ansible, or Foreman
  • You monitor infrastructure with Icinga2, Grafana, Graylog and similar tools
  • You write your scripts with Bash or Python
  • You´ve operated MySQL database servers and Apache webservers
  • You´ve implemented high availability solutions with HAProxy and keepalive
  • You´ve managed Firewalls, VPNs, OSPF, BGP with Ansible
  • You even know a bit about using AWS with Terraform , AWS Route 53 and S3

It’s a match, if we share core beliefs:

  • We maintain a start-up mindset, 80:20 is our 100%
  • The only constancy in our company is change.
  • Growth is the basis for our development.
  • We like to go the extra mile for our mutual success.
  • No discussion, no honey. We are no place for know-it-alls and Hierarchy-people.
  • We participate and accept responsibilities.

Your perks:

  • Choose what's best for your: MacBook or PC?
  • Ride a bike or a train: we provide a bike or public transport ticket
  • Stay healthy and relaxed: we support Urban Sports Club
  • Become a Foam master or Bartender: enjoy the best coffee machine and beer from tap in our office
  • Level up your skills: we will get you eye-opening books
  • Take a course: we will support your hunger for education
  • You need some holidays? 28 days for everyone
  • You don´t smoke? Get one extra day off
  • You have hobbies and a family? Great. We have core hours to maintain flexibility

Sounds terrifying? Bummer! We’re sorry to hear that.

Sounds terrific? Great! Get in touch.

We at Pinguin are fostering diversity and are committed to create teams with a broad variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills. All decisions about interviews, offers and employment are based on expertise, merit and business need.

Talent Scout (f/m/x)Berlin

We are looking for a Talent Scout (f/m/x) 

 

Do you believe that scouting talents is mainly about sitting in front of LinkedIn and conducting interviews? We believe it´s so much more. We see Scouts as explorers sent out to gain information about people, markets and possibilities. Good Scouts know their terrain, methods and vision to gain knowledge and insights with every search. As our Scout, you’ll explore one of the most valuable assets: Talents. 

Being our talent scout means you´ll manage your own discoveries. You´ll decide about the channels, methods, tools and routes to take. You´ll have full ownership of your exploration, while assistance from other Scouts right next to you is always provided. It also means cooperation and sharing expertise is crucial to our team’s mission. 

 

Your responsibilities: 

  • Your main challenge will be to identify and engage with interesting profiles and build strong relationships with potential new employees
  • You will create a talent pipeline for current and future hiring needs 
  • You will continuously identify new sourcing strategies and opportunities
  • You will be responsible for conducting screening calls and interacting with potential talents on social media and career platforms
  • You take full ownership of the talent scouting process: you decide which 
    routes to take and what methods to use
  • Whenever necessary you will support the entire recruitment process 
  • Above all your main goal will be to ensure a great candidate experience

 

Your profile: 

  • You have already gained experience in the field of recruiting, sourcing or 
    talent acquisition
  • You strive for a great candidate experience and are able to positively 
    represent our company
  • You are an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Your English skills are top notch - German or any other additional languages are the cherry on top
  • You are an organizational talent: even in stressful, fast-paced situations you manage to prioritize and complete your tasks 
    efficiently
  • Your strong understanding of the talent market make you a valuable 
    advisor to both talent and hiring managers
  • You are a teamplayer through and through, a lone wolf is not what we are looking for
  • Ideally, you’ve seen a university from the inside

 

Your perks: 

  • Choose what's best for your: MacBook or PC? iPhone or Google Pixel?
  • Ride a bike or a train: bike or public transport ticket is provided
  • Stay healthy and relaxed: Urban Sports Club is supported
  • Beer from tap in our office
  • Level up your skills with eye-opening books or take a course: your hunger for education will be supported
  • You need some holidays? 28 days for everyone
  • You don´t smoke? Get one extra day off
  • You have hobbies and a family? Great. Core hours let you maintain your flexibilty

    Sounds terrifying? Bummer! We’re sorry to hear that.
    Sounds terrific? Great! Get in touch. We can’t wait to hear from you!  

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