Senior DevOps Engineer (m/w/d)

  • Elsenstraße 106, 12435 Berlin, Germany
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Job Description

Labforward is a cutting edge technology start-up developing groundbreaking software products for laboratories and scientists. 

We have two core products: Labfolder - an electronic laboratory notebook that allows scientists to record all their data in one place, and Laboperator - a platform to connect and control laboratory devices using IoT technology. 

Our products are collaborative, easy to use, and make scientific data more reliable. We are building the operating system of the lab, connecting data, devices, and researchers. We will never stop innovating to enhance productivity at the bench with technology.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer (m/w/d) to help standardize our deployment processes across our products.

  • You will join our Platform team, dedicated to providing shared services for our product engineering teams.

  • You will be in charge of streamlining our products’ deployment process, both in the cloud (bi-weekly releases) and on-premise (quarterly releases). The first step of which would be to align processes across the different teams and formalize deployment strategy.

  • You will support, monitor, and update our cloud infrastructure architecture, develop code solutions to automate core engineering workflows (TDD), review your peers’ work, and deploy releases to our supported environments.

  • You will be the point of contact of the IT-admins of our customers with on-premise installation, and support them during initial installation and updates.

  • You will bring your expertise to deepen DevOps knowledge in the company and distribute it across the team, taking part in daily stand-ups, iteration planning sessions, risk analysis meetings, team retrospectives, etc.  

Technologies we use:

  • DevOps: GitHub, CircleCI, Bash, AWS (EC2, ECR, S3), Docker, Gradle

  • Backend: Java 8, Spring, Hibernate, Ruby (RoR), Node.js, MySQL, Postgres, MinIO, RabbitMQ, Redis, Elasticsearch

  • Frontend: JavaScript, Typescript, React, Redux, Aurelia, Webpack, HTML5, SCSS, CSS-in-JS, Material Design Web

About you

  • You have at least 3 to 5 years of experience working as a software engineer in an agile team (or similar) and supporting the deployment of cloud applications.

  • You have valuable experience with at least one major cloud infrastructure provider (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.), one CI tool (e.g. CircleCI, Travis, etc.), one relational database (e.g. Postgres, MySQL, etc), and one scripting language (like python or bash).

  • Solid understanding of OS-level concepts, experience in managing Linux servers, and deploying containers is a must.

  • Experience with infrastructure as a code, code coverage tools, log monitoring tools, AWS, managing Docker registries, and Kubernetes is a big plus.

  • You have strong knowledge about networking, server security, common protocols, and stay updated with developments in the field.

  • You are a good communicator, not afraid of asking questions and eager to learn from others and look forward to working for a startup: you are ready to take ownership, work autonomously and grow together.

  • You are comfortable working in an international and distributed team (working language is English).

Sounds interesting?

Come join our passionate team and make a difference for science with us!

The position can be filled in Berlin, Karlsruhe, or remotely in Germany with regular travel to Berlin.

Please apply through the links on the career page of our website ( (applications received via email will not be considered).

In addition to your CV (in English) and portfolio/online profiles, we prefer to work with focused questions rather than a formal cover letter. Even if you don't tick all the boxes, please tell us:

1. How does this job correspond to your expectations?
2. What would you bring in the team?
3. What do you think of our products?

You can provide as many details as you wish, and do not worry if you may not know enough about our product - we will be happy to elaborate on that during the initial call!

Location: The position can be filled in Berlin or remotely in Germany with regular travel to Berlin.

Please, no recruiters!

About the team

We brought together a diverse team of passionate scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs committed to simplifying the life of laboratory teams and helping them in their quest to bring innovations and discoveries to the world.

Diversity makes us stronger. However different you may be, come as you are, be part of the team and help us become better. Our diversity and inclusion policy is based on respect and communication. We value each team member for their strengths and weaknesses and cherish complementarity. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and supported. Our offices in Berlin and Karlsruhe are both equipped with an elevator to ensure accessibility for everyone.

Why work at Labforward?

Our product matters - the software we create assists scientists in the laboratory, making their job easier and clearing the path for groundbreaking discoveries. 

Our employees matter -  Labforward offers the unique opportunity to grow into your role and shape it how you see fit, with flexible hours and remote working policies, yearly budget for learning, a company pension plan and many more! For a detailed list, please visit our career site.

Our culture matters - we are a small and international company: our team is supportive, agile and inclusive, we often run staff social events to strengthen the team dynamic. 

Our mission matters - working at a startup means that you will contribute to exciting and innovative projects that are changing the laboratory environment for the better.