Adfinis AG
Adfinis AG

Senior System Engineer (Cloud, 80-100%, Remote-First)

Zürich, Switzerland (hybrid)
Consulting, Engineering

Adfinis is an internationally operating systems integrator headquartered in Switzerland that drives digitalization with open standards and technologies, shaping a world of innovative, sustainable, and resilient IT solutions based on trusted open-source technology.

We're thrilled to announce that we're expanding our Cloud Native team of 20 people in Switzerland and are on the lookout for a Senior System Engineer to join our company.

Our team collaborates with our customers in their organizational and technical transition to the Cloud Native world. We plan, build, and run critical cloud-based IT infrastructure based on our proven and standardized stack of tools for container plattforms, security measures, and CI/CD solutions.


As a Senior System Engineer, you will lead customer projects and act as the single point of contact for selected service level agreements (SLAs).

Your task and duties will include:

  • acting as the technical lead in projects with multiple internal and external contributors
  • engineering, reverse-engineering, and challenging requirements
  • maintaining, configuring, and upgrading complex and critical systems (e.g., multi-cluster/disaster recovery) and managing exceptional maintenance (e.g. security incidents)
  • designing and deploying complex (multi-)cloud and on-premise platforms
  • providing comprehensive product and service support, solving high-priority and high-impact issues, and facilitates problem-solving for Juniors and Professionals
  • expanding your expertise in HashiCorp Vault through training and hands-on projects


Must-Have Hard Skills

  • You have at least a B2 level of German, preferably C1.
  • You have between five and eight years of work experience as a system engineer in cloud environments.
  • You have in-depth expertise in the CNCF and HashiCorp stack, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Helm, DevSecOps, IaC, and GitOps.
  • You have extensive experience in developing software and migrating software to the cloud environment.
  • You understands advanced networking principles and are able to apply them to network designs.
  • You can assess the impact of security exploits and apply proper countermeasures.
  • You can improve existing automations and write and implement new ones.
  • You understand the interplay between different systems from both a technical and business point of view.

Must-Have Soft Skills

  • Dedication: You maintain motivation and enthusiasm for your work, actively pursue challenges, work hard to meet or exceed expectations, and focus on solutions rather than problems.
  • Reliability: You strive for high-quality results, pay attention to detail, are dependable, adhere to established processes, and take responsibility for your actions and decisions.
  • Collaboration: You contribute to team efforts, work toward shared goals, provide and seek help, and build rapport with team members.
  • Stakeholder Management: You identify important stakeholders, maintain engagement, handle their requests and feedback, balance interests, and uphold mutual agreements.
  • Planning and Organization: You set goals, establish workflows, monitor progress, allocate resources, and manage risks.
  • Customer Engagement: You identify customer needs, address their requests, utilize their feedback, develop customer-centric solutions, and shape positive customer relations.


  • You have experience with GitLab, HashiCorp, OpenShift and/or SUSE products
  • You have GitLab, HashiCorp, Red Hat and/or SUSE certifications.
  • You have AWS, Azure and/or GCP certifications.


  • Open Source Culture: Transparency, collaboration, and community not only shape our technology choices and business model but also define the very core of our company's identity.
  • Great Flexibility: Whether you prefer full-time or part-time work, in-office or remote options, we will find a work arrangement that fits your situation. You want to take a few weeks of unpaid leave? Let us know early enough and we'll most likely can make it happen!
  • Freedom of Choice: Emacs or Vim? Ubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, or Arch btw? You are free to work with your favorite Linux distribution and toolset.
  • Attractive Working Environment: We're a value-driven, owner-operated company with an informal atmosphere, direct and uncomplicated communication, and short decision-making paths.
  • Growth and Training: We are committed to our employees' growth and development, investing in their training and certifications, and providing opportunities to attend conferences.

Are you interested? Heinrich Vogt and his team will be happy to review your application.

This application period closes on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11149111
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