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:

Pinguin top facts

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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

Open positions. Join our team in Berlin.

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Frontend developer (m/f/d)

Job Details

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.

Your Qualification

  • 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
  • the ability 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

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Backend Engineer (m/w/d)

Our software platform is build in Java using Spring and Hibernate. Imagine it as a big variety of micro-services using RESTful APIs which empower HTML5-Webapplications. To be completely honest, there is still some legacy code involved that we want to get rid of. Bringing its functionalities into a modern architecture to add new services will become your second challenge soon. As a next step, we want to connect a fistful of cloud services from Google, Office365, Apple, CRM- and billing tools, telephony services and more. Your third challenge? Helping our Frontend Engineers making all your efforts in the backend visible for the customer in an easy to use UI. Right now, we are leveraging the concept of Web components. You’ve got better ideas? Let us know - you’re the expert!

Job Details

Your responsibilities:

  • Build the foundation of a new backend infrastructure and frontend.
  • Bring existing applications to the next decade.
  • Create a strategy to turn a software platform into a web service.
  • Build new APIs, scalable micro-services for HTML5 and mobile services in addition to new features.
  • Be responsible for the entire software lifecycle from A to Z. You build it, you own it you run it.
  • Coach and develop hard and soft skills of your teammates.

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!

Your Qualification

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
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Auszubildende*r Fachinformatiker*in für Systemadministration (m/w/d)

Job Details

Bei uns lernst du

  • Computertechnik und Arbeitsorganisation im Kontext firmeninterner Prozesse  
  • den Umgang mit klassischen Anwendungen und spezielleren Softwaresystemen, IT-Servicemanagement und Projektmanagementmethoden
  • die Einrichtung und Inbetriebnahme von Hardware aller Art: u.a. VoIP-Telefone, PCs, Server, Netzwerkkomponenten, Drucker, IP-Kameras und Schließsysteme
  • die Koordination externer IT-Dienstleister.

Was dich bei uns erwartet 

  • Während Deiner Ausbildung unterstützen wir Dich mit Schulmaterialen, Weiterbildungen oder Auslandspraktika.
  • Du hast mit dem Studium begonnen aber möchtest mehr Praxisbezug? Für Studienaussteiger mit Kenntnissen im Bereich der Informatik bieten wir eine verkürzte Ausbildung von 18 Monaten.
  • Du hast die Chance, auch nach deiner Ausbildung Teil unseres Unternehmens zu bleiben.  

Your Qualification

  • Du hast bereits erste Erfahrungen im IT Bereich und großes Interesse daran, diese zu erweitern.
  • Du bist kommunikationsstark und die Arbeit im Team macht dir Spaß.
  • Du arbeitest selbstständig und bist ein Organisationstalent.
  • Du verfügst über eine schnelle Auffassungsgabe und analytisches Denkvermögen.
  • Deutsch und Englisch beherrschst du in Wort und Schrift.
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Werkstudent*in (m/w/d)

Job Details

Du unterstützt deine Kollegen in den folgenden Bereichen und lernst dabei, die Aufgaben eigenständig umzusetzen:

  • Installation und Wartung von PCs und Notebooks 
  • Einrichtung von VoIP Telefonen 
  • Installation und Wartung von Zutrittssystemen, Druckern, Kameras 
  • User und Berechtigungsmanagement 
  • Bestandsverwaltung von IT Material 
  • Erstellen von Dokumentationen und User- Anleitungen  

Your Qualification

  • Du befindest Dich im laufenden Studium der Elektrotechnik, Informatik, Software Technology oder inhaltlich vergleichbaren Studiengängen.
  • Du besitzt eine hohe IT-Affinität sowie Computer Hardware - Kenntnisse.
  • Du bringst eine selbstständige Arbeitsweise sowie ausgeprägte Teamfähigkeit und Kommunikationsstärke mit.
  • Du arbeitest strukturiert, selbstständig und lösungsorientiert.
  • Du verfügst über gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift.
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Linux System Admin (m/w/d)

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!

Job Details

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

Your Qualification

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.

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+49 (0)30 52 00 42 378