DevOps Engineer

  • Location:
    Cologne, Germany
  • Alternate Location
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Collaboration, Video
  • Job Id

In order to strengthen our team, we are looking for a DevOps Engineer with a focus on IaC.

Join the Placetel Webex Voice and Operations team to help expand our reach and shape the future of work. Working within the Collaboration Technology Group, you’ll be part of a dedicated team that is transforming the connections between people and the information they need to share to better the business.

You will join a team of dynamic and highly skilled engineers and you will work with the following technologies:

  • Working with us in small agile team improving High Availability of the Placetel VoIP Platform located at our Equinix Data Centers
  • Working with Opensource Solutions like Linux, KVM, Haproxy, Nginx, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Icinga, Netbox, Ansible, CfEngine, Bird BGP and naturally Cisco Networking Equipment we use in production for our Datacenters.

Who You'll Work With

Cisco has a market leading position within the Cloud Collaboration and Communication marketplace. Within Cisco, Placetel is a creative and constantly growing business unit offering Cloud PBX and Cloud UC solutions to the German SMB market. We are the specialists for digitized sales with a disruptive approach in selling cloud communication services. Our 30.000+ Placetel customers include well-known brands and companies as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

What You’ll Do

  • Integration and implementation of modern, leading and based on Cisco's Security Framework adjusted Linux Operating Systems.
  • Dealing with IaC as CFEngine, Ansible, Terraform and other IaC Tools
  • Working on new methods for autoprovision Cisco UCS to scale Placetel VoIP Platform.
  • Integration and implementation of Netbox Server Inventory
  • Engineering of seamless fail-over solutions for all platform components at Operating System and IaC Level.

Who You Are

Essential skills:

  • You have 5+ years experience to LINUX Operating Systems (Hardware, Software).
  • You have good knowledge of one of the more popular IaC Tools, very good English and German language skills (written and verbal),  and must be able to legally live and work in Germany.

Desirable Skills:

  • You have an uncanny attention to detail with unique problem solving skills and a deep understanding of IaC Tools.
  • You are a passionate engineer that focuses and improvements of Infrastructure at Data Center Level.
  • Already a deep experience of Ansible to support our Team in evolving and re-structure parts of our Infrastructure.

Why Working at Placetel within Cisco

We are a company within the Cisco Company and have been acquired by Cisco 2,5 years ago, still working self-independent but benefit from what has Cisco made great. We do have direct communication paths and you are always involved in changing design and implementations within the product. We want to learn from you and your experience and you can learn from our experiences being a Cloud-PBX Service Provider from the start with all its challenges, features and improvements we have learnt in the last years.

Excellent benefits for you:

  • Cisco was named the #1 World’s Best Workplaces!
  • 28+ days of vacation (+5 days optional Buy Program!)
  • Soft benefits : Included Accident Insurance, Short term disability, Disability Insurance and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Working Time and Flexible Working location (64K+ Employees currently working from Home at Cisco due to Pandemic)
  • Cisco Stock Buying Program
  • Choose your Laptop and Operating System
  • Included Cisco internal Trainings, Access to Degreed and Udemy


Please send us your CV, and we'll have a First Contact via Webex to get to know to each other, and we'll have a look if you can fit in our team.