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Senior DevOps Engineer

Place of work: Bratislava 
Start date: upon agreement
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: from €3.500,00 gross
Contract type: Full-time 


The Kistler Group is a Swiss high-tech company and the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology.


We develop and supply sensors, electronics and software backed up by a full range of services. In Bratislava we develop software for the next generation of IoT devices. Our software helps customers to manufacture higher quality products, to develop cleaner cars and to reduce congestions on the highways. Behind our success stand our passion for technology, our focus on innovation and a work environment that promotes teamwork. You can help us develop vehicles that people can trust and create measurement systems that save lives. Come shape a better future with us.

Job Profile

Purpose of the Position
The DevOps manager acts as the right hand of the Head of Software Quality Assurance and supports the design of theKistler DevOps transformation. He is functionallyleading DevOps engineers, coordinating ongoing activities, and advocating DevOps principles at Kistlers main Software Hub in Slovakia and throughout the whole Kistler group.

Main Tasks
•    Support the design and maintenance of Kistler DevOps transformation strategy and roadmap
•    Design and document infrastructure to be used by software development teams
•    Design and document continuous monitoring concepts and leading its implementation
•    Design and document infrastructure as code concept and consult its implementation
•    Support and contribute to the implementation and maintenance of infrastructure used by software development teams
•    Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of generic build pipeline stages and blocks
•    Coordinate integration of quality and security aspects into build process and pipelines
•    Advocate DevOps practices within Kistler and with its partners
•    Provide guidance and consultancy for SW development teams in DevOps area
•    Perform periodic DevOps adoption audits
•    Coordinate DevOps related activities with internal ICT
•    Implement and configure the tools to collect SW development metrics
•    Continuously evaluate industry standards, tools and best practices in SW Development and DevOps area
•    Participate on hiring new DevOps engineers

What we expect from you

Must have
•    Extensive experience in field of DevOps, SW testing, SW development
•    Experience with Git
•    Experience with CI/CD (Jenkins, GitLab CI)
•    Scripting in Python and Bash

Nice to have
•    Experience with Ansible, Terraform
•    Experience with Kubernetes

Personal qualities and soft skills
•    Organized, good time management skills
•    Fast learner, analytical and strategic thinking
•    Good listening and requirement engineering skills
•    Flexible, proactive and goal oriented

What you can expect from us

The way we work

  • Hybrid working model – home office up to 60% a week (based on the agreement with your team lead). We trust that you know how to organize your time to stay productive
  • Regular performance review and career growth possibilities

Health & Well-being

  • Electric stand-up desk and ergonomic chair
  • 100% salary reimbursement for 10 days of sick leave/caring for a family member 
  • 25 days of vacation for everybody


  • Compensation of overtimes
  • Compensation of travelling time in case of business trip (extra allowance)
  • Flexible Benefit System - starting from 1000€ per year in the Benefit Plus portal - platform with thousands of suppliers of your choice, including Kistler specific offerings
  • Attractive referral bonus    
  • Extra contribution in significant life events – weddings and childbirths, rehousing
  • Relocation bonus for employees who are moving because of Kistler (over 100 km)

Career & Development

  • Budget for education, certificates, trainings - 500 EUR/year
  • Online English & German language courses
  • Library, Online Educational Portals: Pluralsight, Safari books, LeanPub, Egghead
  • Technology “sharing” groups, Coding Days

Social life

  • Team-buildings, Company breakfast, Christmas Party, Grill Party, Family/Kid’s day, Pizza Thursdays etc.
  • Football table and board games in the office

Extra benefits

  • Special offers and discounts (Metro cards, SND, Curaprox etc.)
  • On-site Joga or Pilates classes
  • Great coffee, tea, fresh fruit

Information about the selection process
Do you like it so far? Let us know, send us your CV. After receiving and reviewing your CV we will contact you for short telephone pre-screen. Following this, if successful, we will set up meeting with your future team leader and one of our technical specialist for more detailed discussion about your experience and motivation and to answer your questions about company and project itself. The final stage of the hiring process is meeting with head of Kistler Bratislava to get to know you better and align on the personal and position expectations. Our HR colleagues will be informing and guiding you through every step of this process. Good luck. We are looking forward to meeting you.

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