Senior DevOps Engineer - AWS

1 month agoBerlin, Germany

At Choco, we’re striving to build a seamlessly connected global food system by 2030. One that enables food to move around the planet transparently, sustainably, and without waste. Today, Choco provides a platform connecting restaurants and suppliers resulting in better communication, simplified logistics, and - here comes the big one - less food waste. If you’re looking for a challenging new opportunity and the chance to make a real-world impact, we’d love to hear from you.

Want to learn more about #LifeatChoco? Take a look behind the scenes:

With technology at the core of our work, our engineers are driven by quality. Our chat-based ordering app has already changed the game for thousands of restaurants and suppliers across the globe, but there is much more work to be done. And that’s where we need your help. If you’re looking to be at the intersection of purpose and innovation, we’d love to hear from you.

Meet your team

You will be part of the Cloud Platform team and work with other DevOps Engineers and Backend Engineers on improving the productivity of our product teams and the reliability of our services.

You'll be reporting to the Engineering Manager, Platform: Alper Cugun

As a culture-first company, we believe in the power of in-person collaboration. We look forward to working with you from our office in Berlin.

What you will do

Here at Choco, we like to use the space shuttle as a metaphor for our engineering work. You will join us and help take the shuttle to the moon. You will take part in building a platform that enables product teams to autonomously develop, test, deploy and operate their stack in a secure and reliable way. We want you to be the all-seeing-eye of our entire infrastructure, keep our systems healthy, speed up product development and increase the quality of our services. Your contribution will not only directly impact Choco but even the users of our products themselves. 

  • In the 1st month you will have the space, support and mentoring to understand our product, the infrastructure behind it and obtain any missing information or skill that’s needed for you to effectively contribute. 

  • In months 2 and 3 you will be fully operational, independent, take stories on your own and run with them. You will dig deeper to understand the core of complex issues and provide reliable solutions that will stand the test of time.

  • Over time you will be able to shape the direction of our platform, contribute to engineering wide architecture discussions and collaborate with stakeholders throughout the company.

Our tech stack in the Cloud Platform team

We have a cutting-edge environment and heavily use AWS AppSync, CloudFormation, CDK, CodePipeline, DynamoDB, Lambdas, CodePipeline, AWS SQS/SNS and more.
We also use tools like TypeScript, Python, Datadog, ELK, Epsagon, GraphQL, NodeJS, Postgres and many others.

What you will need to have an impact with us

  • 4+ years of experience as DevOps / SRE / CI/CD engineer or similar

  • 2+ years of working with AWS Cloud services (serverless is a big plus) or similar

  • Experience working with Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD. Our current tools are CloudFormation/CDK and Github Actions/AWS CodePipeline but we are very open to expertise in alternative tools (eg. Terraform and Jenkins).
  • Experience in optimizing build processes and simplifying deployments

  • Scripting / coding skills to write tooling and automation (e.g. Python, Typescript/Javascript or similar)
  • Some experience in cloud governance, service administration and/or cost controlling would be a plus

  • Excellent written and spoken communication, being a self-directed learner and great self-organisational skills will be absolutely key to your success with us 

You will impress us even more if you have

  • Experience in information security

  • Experience with incident management and/or resilience engineering

  • Experience in observability across all dimensions (logging, metrics, traces)


We invite you to take part in the following selection process:

  1. Introduction call: a Tech Recruiter will tell you more about Choco, our Tech Org and get to know your work, background, interests and you as a person better.

  2. Interview with the hiring manager: Our Engineering Manager will check your fit to the team and how you collaborate and approach problems.
  3. Technical interview: One of our engineers will have a technical deep dive with you where we go over a small technical assignment together and see how you would approach it, how you think about technical issue and how you work.

  4. Culture and collaboration interview: We will have a final chat with you about our culture and gauge how you would contribute to Choco.

  5. OFFER: We will decide and make an offer.

  6. A stellar onboarding and the smartest team in the foodspace will be waiting for you ! 🚀

About Choco

Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from active Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - bringing our annual order volume to an estimated $1 billion.

Just a year after our $63.7 million Series A funding round, we secured an additional $100 million in Series B funding. In April of 2022, we gained another $111 million in Series B2 funding with a valuation of $1.2 billion - earning us unicorn status just a few years in.  

We’re backed by leading investors like Insight Partners, LeftLane Capital, Coatue Management, and Bessemer Venture Partners. In addition, we’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, and more.


Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Client-provided location(s): Berlin, Germany
Job ID: 4438046003

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • HSA
    • FSA
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Sabbatical
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Performance Bonus
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend