For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services you will play a key role for a highly motivated Infrastructure team and focused on environment and application management. We run several hundred server systems, dozens of databases, various services and applications.
Mission of the role
Implementation of all necessary operative tasks to guarantee maintenance of operation. Support running applications, services and platforms to deliver promised service portfolio to our clients according to SLAs.
Ensure highest availability, best performance and stability at every point in time with 24/7 on-call-duty. We are a global team and work in close collaboration with our agile product teams, operations, supporting units and IT.
As a Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services you will have the following key accountabilities:
Be a contact person for application operations and infrastructure queries
Provide self-reliant analysis and resolution of critical issues
Plan and implement infrastructure changes
Provide support for software deployments
Make improvement and optimization of infrastructure, system and application monitoring
Do Incident, Problem and Configuration Management
Now that you know what Senior Infrastructure Engineer - Platform Services does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?
At least 5 years of working experience in IT
3 + years of experience in respective subject area
Solid know-how working with Windows server operating systems (Windows Server 2012 / 2016 / 2019)
Microsoft Active Directory and Domain management
Server virtualization with VMware
Knowledge in script languages e.g. PowerShell
Experience with system monitoring tools e.g. Icinga or Nagios
Incident- and Change management with e.g. ServiceNow
Support ticket handling with e.g. JIRA
Maintaining system and process documentation with e.g. Confluence
Experience with agile methodologies and Kanban
It would be a great addition if you have:
Know-how in Linux operating systems
Containerization with e.g. Kubernetes
Experience with automation technologies e.g. Ansible, Rundeck
Maintaining CI/CD pipeline with e.g. TFS, Git or Octopus Deploy
Experience with Cloud technologies e.g. AWS or GCP
Vulnerability management with e.g. Nexpose
Application Performance Monitoring with e.g. AppDynamics or NewRelic
Knowledge in relational databases e.g. Oracle
Join our team and benefit from the following advantages:
Exciting work environment that brings people together
Use of the latest digital technologies
Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development
Opportunities for personal and professional growth
Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results
3 additional non-working days annually
Discount program with external vendors
Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees
Variety of sport activities such as football and traditional Bulgarian dances
Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd
All documents will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to getting to know you!