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Working Student - Site Reliability Engineering



Software Engineering
chemnitz, germany
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels - intranet, employee app and email - deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

At Staffbase, we are experiencing incredible growth. Year after year, we multiply not only in terms of headcount and customers but also in terms of traffic and resource usage. Our growing customer base actively uses their respective employee experience apps on a daily basis. We build hundreds of these custom-branded apps, store vast amounts of data, and handle numerous HTTP requests.

To achieve this, we rely on Kubernetes and other tools from the CNCF Landscape, such as Istio, VictoriaMetrics, FluxCD and Terraform. Together with our development teams we operate a service-oriented architecture that communicates over REST, gRPC, and Kafka. Furthermore, we store data in multiple databases, including MongoDB, ClickHouse, Elasticsearch and PostgreSQL. In addition to that, we also work on our own tools and services, such as our observability platform, which we mostly develop with Go.

To support our growing infrastructure, we are looking for a self-driven working student interested in site reliability engineering. You will contribute to ensuring the reliability, availability, scalability, and sustainability of our platform.

If you are an empathetic team player motivated by growth and ownership, we would love to hear from you!

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and maintenance of the infrastructure and tools necessary for the reliable operation of our platform

  • Observe system performance to identify and resolve issues before they impact our customers

  • Collaborate with development teams to deploy new features and services in a reliable and scalable manner

  • Participate in continuous improvement of our systems and processes through observation and experimentation

What you need to be successful

  • You are a student with background in Software Engineering, Computer Science, System Administration or similar, and being available for ~20h/week
  • You already have a solid Linux/Unix experience and are curious about the cloud native world
  • As a bonus, you have already gained some practical experience with cloud service components, Kubernetes, DevOps or CI/CD
  • You are eager to learn and grow, helping the team providing a reliable and scaling foundation for our service landscape
  • You have a hands-on mentality, and are looking forward working in an international team
  • You have very good English skills, both written and spoken

What you'll get

  • Learning Curve - as a Working Student at Staffbase, you’ll be fully integrated to the team and gain valuable experiences with modern technologies in a fast-growing SaaS company that help you to foster your future career. Not rarely we’re hiring former working students as full-time employees after their student time with us.
  • Office Sports - join our free sport courses in the offices.
  • Connect with your team - you will participate in team offsites, on-site meetings and our yearly Staffbase camp.
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Hybrid Work - as a working student, you may join the office more regularly to get the best learning experience. But for times you work from home, we support you with an extra monitor, keyboard, computer mouse and headset.

We Love Diversity - Equal Employment Opportunity

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace. We are passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity at Staffbase. Read more about our policies here.

Our Global Benefits

Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

Staffbase offers you a benefit plan which entitles you to an ownership interest in stock options in the company. We're in business to create value for our shareholders and we want our employees to benefit from that shared success as well.

Ongoing Learning

We thrive on personal and professional growth. Every employee gets EUR 1,000 / USD 1,100 / GBP 900 / CAD 1,400 / RON 5,000 / AUD 1,600 gross per year to spend on personal and professional development.

Feel Good Fridays

Summertime means extended vacation time at Staffbase! During August we run the 4-days workweek which means that during this month Fridays are off for all employees.


We offer different working time models and hybrid work set ups, to get the best office and working-from-home experience at once.

Parental Leave

We recognize that one of the most special events in an individual's life is the birth or adoption of a child. We offer paid parental leave options for all employees.

Read more about our benefits here.