Staff Engineer Platform Services (m/f/d)


As a Staff Engineer (m/f/d) in our Platform Services team, you are driving strategic initiatives and guiding teams to continuously improve. You play an integral part in our TECH organization as part of the team which owns our core libraries and services used by hundreds of engineers in various product engineering teams across the organization.

Together with the team you drive the evolution of our core microservices and collaborate with other SRE teams within the Platform Division. Our mission is to reduce the day-to-day heavy lifting of our product engineering teams when it comes to scaling large microservices platforms by providing high-level services and application building blocks.

This includes scouting for new technology, experimenting with alternative options, evolving developer tooling and the core services and libraries that we provide centrally

Do what you love: 

  • With your excellent communication skills, you enjoy making a positive impact across the TECH organization by providing technical guidance to your team and beyond
  • You are driving the evolution of our large-scale platform for cloud-native development, improving code quality, reliability, performance, and other non-functional aspects
  • With extensive hands-on experience in developing microservices - you are building and enhancing the foundation for all engineering teams, helping them to build and deliver their code more quickly and to run their applications more efficiently
  • With profound knowledge of cloud infrastructure and DevOps practices, you recognize market trends proactively, initiate projects and improvement activities, and empower your team to experiment with new technologies
  • You will use your communication skills to influence engineers and managers alike to focus on relevant engineering improvements aligned with our strategic goals
  • You will lead, plan, execute, and communicate cross-functional efforts with other product engineering teams and align with the SIXT TECH technology roadmap

Come as you are:

  • 7 years of development experience in a higher-level language with at least 2 years of Go/ Golang development
  • 8 years of deep knowledge of cloud infrastructure best practices and modern software engineering using micro services and cloud-native technologies
  • Experience leading complex projects with strong non-functional requirements in a distributed system based on cloud native technology
  • Effective communication skills in English and experience of collaborating with senior leaders and executive stakeholders

Additional Information

Working at SIXT not only means creating the future of mobility, but also offers personal benefits. This means especially for you: 30 days of vacation, support for pension plans & capital-forming benefits, mobility allowance of 20€/month and flexible working hours. Due to the current situation, we are of course working completely in mobile work wherever possible. But even under normal conditions, from now on you can decide from where you want to approach your work: Up to 50% of your monthly working time you can work completely mobile and from anywhere, of which up to 30 days per year in other European countries (EU, CH & UK).

In addition, you will of course receive employee benefits for SIXT rent, share, ride and SIXT+, car leasing offers, discounts with partners for travel, technology, clothing, etc. as well as free cyber sports courses and numerous trainings for your individual development.

It's also important to balance out your work: That's why you have access to our employee restaurant (and yes, we insist on restaurant, because it's too high quality for a canteen) as well as various recreational opportunities such as the gaming area, the SIXT soccer team or the SIXT choir - to name just a few.  

In addition, your colleagues are pretty awesome. Which is important when you spend so much time together, and besides, no wonder when you get a bonus for referring friends as new employees. If something does bother you, you'll always have someone to confide in through regular feedback sessions, employee surveys or our psychological hotline through the Fürstenberg Institute. Otherwise, we live "work hard, play hard" - our parties are legendary! We also demand and promote DiverSIXTy, a corporate culture of acceptance, appreciation, and respect, in which everyone can develop their personality and ideas. 

About the department:
Engineers take note: cutting edge technology is waiting for you! We don't buy, we primarily do it all ourselves: all core systems, whether in the area of car sharing, car rental, ride hailing and much more, are developed and operated by SIXT itself. Our technical scope ranges from cloud and on-site operations through agile software development. We rely on state-of-the-art frameworks and architectures and strive for a long-term technical approach. Exciting? Then apply now!

About us:
We are a leading global mobility service provider with sales of €1.53 billion and around 7,000 employees worldwide. Our mobility platform ONE combines our products SIXT rent (car rental), SIXT share (car sharing), SIXT ride (cab, driver and chauffeur services), SIXT+ (car subscription) and gives our customers access to our fleet of 205,400 vehicles, the services of 1,500 cooperation partners and around 1.5 million drivers worldwide. Together with our franchise partners, we are present in more than 110 countries at 2,070 rental stations. At SIXT, a first-class customer experience and outstanding customer service are our top priorities. We focus on true entrepreneurship and long-term stability and align our corporate strategy with foresight. Want to take off with us and revolutionize the world of mobility? Apply now!

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