Senior SRE/Cloud Engineer

Posted on Apr 12, 2023

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Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

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About SimScale

SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers, scientists, and architects design products. The SimScale platform is accessible completely via a web browser, with an easy-to-use interface which supports numerous simulation types including Structural Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At SimScale, we look beyond borders and hire great talent from all parts of the world. With our team consisting of people from various backgrounds, we truly embrace diversity and encourage everyone to be themselves. We are unified by curiosity, dedication and our team spirit! As an equal opportunity employer, we acknowledge that our employees have different aspirations and career goals, and therefore are committed to create a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. A copy of SimScale's full recruiting guideline can be made available on request. Kindly let us know how you would like to be addressed and whether you have specific requirements for the interview.

What you can expect from us

  • A dedicated team with high expertise, and the opportunity for unrestricted personal growth - start your career with us and become a leader
  • An environment where your opinion and ideas matter - we will give you space to make an impact quickly through goal-oriented tasks and projects that leave space for creativity
  • A multicultural and inclusive work environment: we come from more than 35 different countries!
  • Manage when and where you work with flexible working hours and remote work around the globe
  • Your health is important: We offer health insurance (medical, dental, vision, disability, etc.), retirement insurance, company pension scheme, paid sick time off, and paid vacation
  • Enjoy freshly cooked lunches in our office every Wednesday, or receive regular gift cards as a remote employee
  • Feel positive about yourself with a subsidized gym membership in Munich, Basketball meetups, virtual sports and gaming challenges as well as internal wellbeing support
  • Professional and personal development opportunities such as online and offline learning, language courses and tech talks
  • Relocation and visa support to ease your (and your family’s) relocation
  • Fun team events, internal support groups such as “Living in Germany” and the opportunity to join our ESG (environmental, social and governance) or DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) task forces

The Position

We are looking for a seasoned SRE/Cloud Engineer (m/f/d) who will participate in the ownership and improvement of our cloud infrastructure, including topics like multi-region architecture, performance monitoring, alarms, profiling tools, deployment tools ("canary", A/B testing), and chaos engineering. If you are a hands-on engineer that also has a passion for people management, very solid technical knowledge, and an ability for communicating ideas to the rest of the Engineering team and conceptualizing problems correctly, this will be an opportunity for you.


  • A degree in computer science or comparable studies, or equivalent professional experience.
  • 8 years of professional experience in software engineering at mid or senior level. Ideally, your background would be rooted in software development, and, fueled by passion, you would have transitioned into an SRE or DevOps role.
  • Experience as a “systems programmer”: knowledge of Linux internals, networking and C programming language.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud suppliers and declarative infrastructure (AWS and Terraform preferably)
  • Hands-on experience with container orchestration (Kubernetes preferably).
  • Proficiency in programming with one or more of the following languages: Python, Go, Rust and Java.
  • Demonstrate a strong grasp of security principles and best practices, enabling the development and deployment of robust, secure solutions throughout the infrastructure.
  • A proven track record of delivering results.
  • You are self-motivated and with a strong desire to solve problems, invent and simplify.
  • Business acumen: while you are knowledgeable about many technologies, you apply them judiciously and opportunistically, always keeping in mind context and business value.

Our Hiring Process

  1. First Interview on Google Meet. Meet a recruiter from SimScale during an initial virtual interview, and get the opportunity to gain some first insights into the company!
  2. Hiring Manager Interview. The hiring manager conversation will give you the chance to be interviewed on your job-specific knowledge, and ask questions about the role, daily tasks, and the team.
  3. Assessment Task. The assessment task allows you to get a first impression of the role’s responsibilities, and also helps us to see if it meets the SimScale expectations.
  4. Panel Interview at SimScale. During this panel interview, get to know your future team members in-person or virtually, learn more about the way we work, and share your career journey with us!


  • Mobile Working. Modern technology coupled with the widespread use of digital communication enables remote working. We embrace mobile working as it offers many possibilities for our employees!
  • Flexible Working Hours. It doesn’t matter if you are an early bird or a night owl, at SimScale you have the freedom to plan your workday.
  • Competitive Health Benefits. Whilst working in a competitive and ambitious environment, it is just as important to take care of your health. At SimScale, we’ve got you covered!
  • Learning and Development. With the right training in place, we offer our employees the opportunity to further develop their competencies and skill-sets, to ultimately become more successful and satisfied.
  • Discounted Gym Membership. We offer a gym membership with multiple locations to make it easier for our employees to invest in their health, wellbeing, and workout regularly!
  • Child Care Contributions. In addition to flexible working hours, and home office possibilities to support family commitments, we also provide contributions for our mini SimScaler’s nursery or kindergarten childcare.
  • Retirement Plan. We are future-oriented, and take care of our employees! We provide employees with a retirement plan that will contribute towards a comfortable and secure future.
  • Tech Talks and Social Events. Whether it’s through tech talks, social events or other organized activities, we are not just working together, we like sharing, and enjoying each other’s company!
Senior SRE/Cloud Engineerat SimScale