About the Company

Affinidi is a technology company dedicated to changing data ownership for good. We empower businesses and individuals with control and ownership of their data, with a comprehensive approach to managing their holistic identity – accounting for all aspects of their digital footprint while ensuring privacy and security.

Affinidi’s technology enables users to benefit from decentralised digital identity solutions. We believe that everyone has the right to own and control their data, and we are committed to creating a trusted digital credentials ecosystem that empowers businesses and individuals to securely exchange data and services across borders and industries.


About the role: 

We're seeking a Staff Platform Engineer (m/f/d) whose primary responsibility is to ensure the flawless development of a robust and scalable integrated identity system. As part of this role, you will tackle performance bottlenecks, scalability issues, and potential points of failure. Your key objectives will include optimizing both software and systems, all the while offering guidance and mentorship to our engineering team. A significant aspect of your role will revolve around enhancing the operational efficiency of the Platform team to achieve superior performance. Furthermore, your extensive expertise in Platforms and Cloud technologies will play a pivotal role in guiding multiple teams. You will also play a crucial role in supervising the creation and enhancement of tools for monitoring system health, security, efficiency, and scalability. This position is in Berlin and will report to the Engineering Manager. 

Our work culture at Affinidi is shaped by the following tenets:     

  • We are unapologetically customer-focused    
  • We invest in cultures and teams to enable high performance    
  • We embrace experimentation and build fast    
  • We have the courage to be misunderstood    
  • We work together to unlock data    

 What’s in it for you:    

  • Identifying and mitigating performance bottlenecks, scaling limitations, and potential single points of failure to optimize both software and infrastructure.  
  • Establishing and expanding processes and protocols to cultivate a culture of high performance within the Platform team.  
  • Offering authoritative technical guidance and expertise as a Platform and Cloud specialist to our various teams.  
  • Directing the concept, advancement, and enhancement of monitoring instrumentation, which encompasses the health, security, efficiency, and scalability of systems.  
  • Building internal tools to enhance developer productivity.  
  • Championing and advocating for the integration of DevSecOps principles within our teams. 
  • Managing our AWS infrastructure, organized in a multi-account configuration. 
  • Conceiving, constructing, and sustaining tools that automate operational procedures pertaining to infrastructure. 
  • Contributing insights during the preliminary phases of application design as a Cloud Expert. 
  • Ensuring the sustainable expansion of systems through mechanisms such as automation. 
  • Providing leadership and mentorship to engineers to ensure the successful delivery of a scalable and resilient holistic identity system. 
  • Thriving in a dynamic startup environment that encourages autonomy and experimentation – a space where novel approaches are embraced and tested.  

 You will be a great match if you bring:    

  • 10+ years of relevant experience for the role
  • Proficient in implementing infrastructure as code solutions for efficient cloud resource management
  • Skilled in programming with Typescript
  • Experience with AWS CDK for cloud infrastructure modeling
  • Strong background in serverless computing platforms and architectures
  • Deep understanding of technical architecture principles
  • Extensive proficiency with AWS; familiarity with other cloud providers is a plus
  • Demonstrated expertise in incident management, handling critical incidents promptly and effectively
  • Confident in release engineering and/or configuration management
  • Proven track record in architecting and deploying high-load Distributed Systems and Microservices
  • Experience developing DevOps pipelines using GitLab CI
  • Proactive, hands-on approach to tackling technical challenges with a high level of expertise

Bonus points if you: 

  • Have experience in working with Go, Rust, C#.

What can you expect from us:    

  • Hybrid working model    
  • Flexible working hours    
  • Unlimited vacation policy    
  • Competitive compensation package    
  • Work within international environment    
  • Learning Budget    
  • Mobile Allowance    
  • Home Office Allowance    
  • Urban Sport Membership   

 Sounds like you? Apply now!   


Equal Opportunity 

We believe in hiring different and diverse talent and providing a safe space where everyone can share their views without fear, where differences are celebrated, and where no one is left out. Inclusive cultures are the foundation for collaboration and innovation within our team. 

For information about the way Affinidi collects, uses, and discloses your personal data when you submit an application for employment, please refer to the Privacy Notice accessible at https://www.affinidi.com/candidate-privacy-notice. By applying for employment with Affinidi, you acknowledge having read and understood the Privacy Notice, and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data submitted to Affinidi in accordance with the Privacy Notice.


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