Platform Engineer

Job description

Want to change the world? At, we do. For real.

Do you believe in making a difference? Each of the 35,000 NGOs on does. As Germany’s leading donation platform, we bring NGOs together with the people who help them turn their projects into reality, through their donations.

Do you want to have an impact? Help real people instead of shareholders? Create your own space instead of having it designed for you? If yes, we might just be the place for you! As Betterplace is expanding, we are growing our Product Domain Teams: right now, we are looking for great people to join our Product Engineering teams.

Platform Engineer

Start as soon as possible / 32-40 hours per week / office in Berlin-Kreuzberg + remote

We’re looking for experienced Platform engineers, with general programming and shell scripting experience. You will be part of our Product engineering teams that works on the and platforms.

Your Job

You will be working with your scrum team, product owners and different stakeholders to develop and improve’s software platforms. You will support our engineering teams and contribute to the architecture of our systems built on kubernetes and the Google Cloud.


Our Stack

  • Ruby on Rails, RSpec, React.js, REST, GraphQL, Docker, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Semaphore CI, Google Cloud Platform (Cloud Storage, Kubernetes Engine, etc.).

Ideally, you have:

  • three years of experience supporting engineering teams

  • good experience with container orchestration kubernetes and docker

  • good experience with CI and CD, monitoring, logging and alerts.

  • good experience with automation, reliability and general software development

  • experience of advocating improvements for quality, performance and security 

  • experience with server management and admin skills

  • experience in solving real-life problems and troubleshooting

  • effective communication to achieve consensus with peers, in English (at least level B1, or above). Knowledge of German is a bonus

  • authorization to work in the European Union

We offer:

  • a fantastic meaningful engineering culture with teams working on products and platforms that actually help people.

  • 20 days R&D per year for experimentation with new technologies

  • the possibility to learn, teach and grow professionally

  • 100% remote option to work from any EU country (or work in our Berlin office) 

  • family-first and flexible arrangements are available and are part of our culture

  • all the other perks you get from working at betterplace

Some side facts:

  • Language: We are transitioning to English as a language in the teams, and English will be your working language within the product engineering teams. However, German is still used in many places outside the product engineering teams and a little German can be helpful. We will assist with language courses if needed.

  • Freelancers: You’re welcome to send your portfolio/CV, but we’ll only reply if we actually have some need. We have no need for outsourcing teams at this time.

Application process:

  • You can easily apply through our online form and upload your CV. Do not include any picture of yourself, but please write a few words about yourself and what made you apply.

What’s important to us:
We strive to become a more diverse workplace that fosters diversity, openness and mutual respect. Therefore we invite applications from all who are interested, regardless of origin, age, religion, sexual and gender identity, disability and from people with a migrant background and People of Colour.