DevOps Engineer - Linux/Ruby (m/f) / iversity GmbH

DevOps Engineer - Linux/Ruby (m/f) / iversity GmbH
iversity GmbH
Berlin is Europe's biggest platform for higher education courses (Massive Open Online Courses/MOOCs). Our mission: to improve higher education through technology. We want to enable everyone to study everywhere. No matter who they are. With our courses, studying becomes flexible, accessible and connected. We believe in the transformative power of online education. Do you? We want people with a business brain and a charitable heart. If you want to join our team, we are offering a freelance, part/full-time position in our beautiful branch office in Berlin as:

DevOps Engineer (Linux/Ruby)

We are looking for a Linux Systems Engineer capable of managing a Ruby on Rails multiple server setup. Fulltime applicants should have a solid Ruby (on Rails) background and be willing to participate in the backend related development process.

Who will…

  • Setup, plan and maintain our hybrid infrastructure on dedicated servers (Ubuntu) and AWS
  • Improve system monitoring and application performance
  • Automate tasks with configuration management tools and scripting
  • Profile the application and optimize app/infrastructure performance
  • Ensure a working environment for our continuous integration process
  • Scale our infrastructure when required within and beyond our currently used technologies
  • Help us make the right decisions in regard to infrastructure changes at the right time
  • Be integrated into backend coding tasks, bridging development with operations

Ideally you…

  • Know the specifics of hosting a distributed Rails based architecture
  • Have Ruby/Rails coding experience and interest to be integrated into the development
  • Are familiar with scrum/scrumban

You should feel comfortable with many/most of the following technologies:

  • Linux (Ubuntu), HaProxy, Nginx, Passenger, Mysql (Percona / Replication), Redis, AWS, Chef, Capistrano / Webistrano, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ

You should:

  • Be reliable
  • Be transparent about what you do and when you do it
  • Be interested in constantly improving our setup to keep track with its changing demands and technologies
  • Feel strong about delivering a 99.9% uptime experience while knowing every piece of the system setup and caring for necessary fail overs
  • Be aware and care for possible security issues
  • Be willing to dedicate an hour of non office time work to perform maintenance tasks when traffic allows it or to fix fires / emergencies


  • Are a globally focused company with an international, interdisciplinary and enthusiastic team
  • Offer exciting insights that can only emerge from a fast-paced, high-growth internet start-up
  • Offer an attractive environment and the possibility to learn from challenging problems and learning experiences that will last you a lifetime
  • Enable you to grow with the company giving you a perspective to assume more responsibilities
  • Believe in and actively foster a healthy company culture
  • Are easy on remote work days
  • Have company fruits and drinks

How you apply:

Send your complete application documents (cover letter incl. salary expectations, CV and credentials) in one pdf-file with the keyword “DevOps Engineer (Linux/Ruby)” to

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