AWS Cloud Engineer

Job description

Zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 6,8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1,342 billion Euro revenue in 2018, zooplus is comfortably the market leader in the online segment. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future. E-commerce has become one of the fastest developing areas of business. Modern logistics centers, and the use of big data and personalization, mean that online sales can be handled with increasing efficiency.  

We’re an agile company, our IT Culture fosters cross-functional teams (a.k.a. Feature Teams) where the focus is on product specialization, and trust is one our core values. 


At zooplus every software development team has full ownership of their stack, this means also deploying, monitoring and maintaining their products on the AWS cloud. This freedom it’s great for our software development strategy, but it’s a challenge in terms of cloud governance and security. The cloud team inside the Enterprise Architecture Group is the responsible of dealing with this and other challenges regarding AWS. In this role you will have the opportunity to be working implementing and deploying solutions based on AWS managed services. This means that though AWS has tons of powerful services, sometimes we may also need to implement our own solutions on top of it. So, it’s important to have an open mind to also do some code for custom-made solutions. We work with Event-driven microservices, Data Streaming and REST APIs. Our tech stack includes (but is far from limited to):

  • Python and Golang.
  • Ansible and Terraform.
  • AWS Lambda, Docker and Kubernetes.
  • ELK and InfluxDB/Grafana.

What you will be responsible for 

  • Working on the implementation of AWS best practices for security, governance and cloud management 

  • Working on the software automation of our AWS cloud infrastructure and cloud related tools. 

  • Developing custom made cloud governance and security solutions on top of AWS. 

  • Working closely together with the Enterprise Architecture team in Madrid and Munich. 


What we are looking for 

To work together in an optimal way in this position, we wish your qualifications to include 

  • Wide experience working with Amazon Web Services (desired experience with AWS Lambda) 

  • Experience working with containers and orchestrators (Docker, Kubernetes) 

  • Software development and automation skills 

  • Expertise in automation and configuration management best practices and tools (Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation) 

  • Experience with cloud monitoring tools and services 

  • Fluent English

  • AWS certification is a plus

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Spanish office is at a great location in Madrid, with great infrastructure links. Additionally we offer competitive benefits such as:


  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31 when they fall on a labor day)
  • Medical insurance
  • Flexible working hours 
  • Free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Discount in zooplus shop

Did we make you curious? 

Then send us your application - resume, motivation letter, an indication of your desired salary and the possible starting date in Spanish or English via our online application form.