DevOps Engineer (80-100% - all genders)

Key information

  • Publication date:

    11 June 2024
  • Workload:

    80 – 100%
  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Language:

    English (Intermediate)

With around 180 employees, Switch supports Switzerland's universities, research institutions, and critical infrastructure organizations on their way to a secure and trustworthy digital age. With innovative IT services, secure infrastructures, expert advice, and the networking of relevant specialist communities, we help our customers effectively and efficiently use the opportunities offered by digitization.

Are you driven by a deep passion for revolutionizing the world of digital identities? Join our team of 10 employees as a DevOps Engineer and play a key role in transforming federated identity and access management. In this meaningful position, you will have the opportunity to work in an inspiring environment, collaborating with like-minded individuals to shape the future of secure digital interaction in academia.

DevOps Engineer (80-100% - all genders)

Your main tasks are

  • You actively contribute to the development of one of the largest identity systems in Switzerland.
  • You will improve our digital identity solutions, in particular Switch edu-ID, eduroam and Switch Sign, and ensure operational excellence. You will support us in expanding our services to cloud-native environments using state-of-the-art technologies.
  • With your good software development (e.g. Java, PHP, Go) and DevOps skills, you will operate and enhance our services.
  • You identify, analyze and solve problems and work with your team to further develop our solutions. Additionally, you coordinate adjustments and initiatives to ensure a seamless change management process.
  • You participate in 2nd/3rd level support and iteratively improve the products based on direct customer feedback.
What you bring

  • A university degree in computer science or comparable qualifications as well as good expertise in DevOps engineering.
  • A deep understanding of authentication and authorization as well as a solid knowledge of established protocols (SAML, OIDC). A general interest in identity-based solutions and the future of identity systems is a must.
  • Good programming skills in an object-oriented language and relevant frameworks (preferably Java Spring Boot)
  • Knowledge of Linux, Git (Gitlab), Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, and general DevOps practices.
  • Good communication in English is a must. German (preferred), French or Italian is an advantage.
What you should know about us

  • We are a team of passionate individuals sharing a common vision to develop the digital identity of tomorrow.
  • We offer a supportive environment in which collaboration and knowledge sharing thrive.
  • We work in a unique educational environment where community-based solutions benefit students and employees.
  • We have an attractive working model with flexible working hours, home office, overtime compensation and much more.
  • We have a unique workplace in the heart of Zurich.
Does that sound exciting in itself? Then find out more about what it's like to work at Switch and get an overview of the benefits.
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People & Culture
Jennifer Keller
Tel. 044 253 98 25

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