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We know what we're doing. That's why we're the price/performance leader in cloud computing.

We are the Infrastructure as a Service company from Germany. We’re the price/performance leader in the cloud computing market.

Our claims are formulated in these two sentences. Our efforts are focused on these two claims.

When our founders Achim Weiß and Andreas Gauger, both former members of the board at 1&1 Internet, started ProfitBricks in 2010, the goal was to provide virtual data centers for corporate customers so easily, flexibly and efficiently that they could combine the advantages of cloud computing with the established look and feel of a traditional data center.

After two years of development, the result is our next generation Infrastructure as a Service offering with the unique graphical ProfitBricks Data Center Designer, which has been on the market since May 2012. Many hundreds of customers already used this innovative service in the first year of operation. In 2012, it won Computerwoche’s Best in Cloud Award and in 2013 the Capital Cloud Award. ProfitBricks IaaS developed from several benchmark tests as a performance winner. In August 2013, we halved the prices of the two core components cores and RAM, and since then have been able to say that we offer “twice the performance for half the price”, in comparison with the competition.

Several personalities, one mission - managing Profitbricks

ProfitBricks is a young company. Behind the scenes, however, are creative heads, developers and managers, who contribute an enormous body of experience in IT and specifically in the hosting market. With over 100 experts worldwide, we are working hard every day to realize our vision.

Our management team will be happy to answer your questions at management@profitbricks.com

Achim Weiss

Achim Weiss

CEO and CTO

In 1995, Achim Weiss broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner". The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the responsible technical director for several important projects:

  • the largest web hosting platform in the world
  • the second largest DSL platform
  • a video on-demand delivery network
  • the largest eMail backend in Europe
  • a universal billing system

Achim Weiss is one of the world's top experts on developing massive scaling Internet infrastructures.

Petra-Maria Grohs

Petra-Maria Grohs

CSO

Petra-Maria Grohs has worked in the management team at ProfitBricks since 2011. She’s responsible for Sales, Professional Services and Human Resources department. She endeavours to establish the ProfitBricks IaaS within the German market, as well as expansion of the international business in Europe and Asia.

She has extensive technical and leadership experience gained through IT industry companies in senior management positions. Among other engagements, she was a Branch Manager at Sun and answerable for 130 people; responsible for the operations of a medium-sized software provider; and also managed a team of 20 sales employees at Oracle as a sales manager. She also worked at Compaq in her first managerial position as well at Commodore, where she began her sales career as a systems consultant.

In addition to her professional pursuits, social values and respect in dealing with others are very important subjects to her. She has been involved in various social projects for years. Professionalism is paramount to her, so she combines her professional and social work under her motto of Mutual esteem turns work into professional work.

Uwe Geier

Uwe Geier

Head of Operations

Uwe Geier has been with ProfitBricks since 2012 and is responsible for our Support, Network, Security and Data Center Operations.

With more than 15 years' experience in the open source environments and with a extensiv understanding of Linux in particular, he consistently combines modern, innovative concepts to proven techniques and solutions for successful technical results.

During his many years with a Shared Service Provider in telecommunications business (most recently as CIO and Head of IT), he was responsible, inter alia, for implementing service management processes based on ITIL, Enterprise, and KVM virtualisation, as well as building a private cloud.

Before this, he gained extensive experience as a systems and solutions architect and was responsible for the successful completion of numerous, diverse projects (in-country and internationally). He is a certified “ITIL Expert” and an approved education trainer for application development, system integration and IT system apprentices.

Jens Plogsties

Jens Plogsties

Head of Development Center

Jens Plogsties handles our Development Department and oversees the development, expansion and quality control of our company products, in particular our award-winning Data Center Designer GUI.

He’s gathered tremendous amounts of experience at previous engagements, including companies such as Omicron, Tektronix, Nokia and Siemens. He led multiple development teams at Omnicron as the “Director of Research and Development” and was answerable for the entire monitoring solutions development product. At Tektronix he was “Head of System Architecture” and defined the complete structure for their monitoring solution, while simultaneously building an outstanding quality assurance process for their software system.

He is an expert in Scrum agile software engineering and has extensive experience in project management, and utilises these at ProfitBricks.

Axel Wendt

Axel Wendt

Head of Professional Services & Internal Auditor

Axel Wendt is responsible for Professional Services at ProfitBricks, including portfolio management, sales support, technical customer care and needs analysis, design proposals, migration support and planning and includes customer project implementation, individual training, Webinars, service management, SLA reporting and customer request management within his range of duties. He is also the ISO 20000 auditor at ProfitBricks for internal audit processes.

With a degree in communications technology and over 20 years of international management experience in IT, service providers and the telecommunications industry, he has extensive technical and sales experience. Most recently, he was the “Director of European Data Center Operation” at Interoute and responsible for expanding their data centers throughout Europe, including the managed hosting operation, cloud platform, OS / application management and 2nd/3rd level support. He also had senior management positions with PSINet (Internet service provider) GlobalOne (global telecom carrier in the US) and T-Moblie (mobile network operator).

Career with ProfitBricks

We still have some places available. Your career at ProfitBricks.

Help to design the future of cloud computing. The best people come to work for us – a company with a solid foundation but with the flair of a startup, in the center of Berlin.


What do we offer? Stimulating tasks and tricky challenges. The latest technology and room for ideas. Creativity and precision. An international team with its mainstay in one of the most exciting places for startups, in Berlin.

What can you expect exactly?

  • You will be working in a company with its finger on the pulse of technology’s future, with flat hierarchies and excellent income potential.
  • Open communication, transparency and cooperation. These aren’t just words in our company. We regularly support our team with team and company events (such as our monthly “Meet & Greet”, where our management team discusses company and industry updates and are available to answer any questions).
  • We truly are an international environment. Our Berlin office has over 110 colleagues from 23 different nations.
  • We believe in your further education. Internal learning projects such as our “Lunch & Learn” are great ways to further your learning on the job.
  • A fun and healthy job environment. Grab some fruit, get a free drink, play some table football or the PlayStation to get refreshed – and avail yourself of our relocation service if you’re coming from a long way away to join us.
  • An amazing location. Your workplace is in one of the best parts of Berlin; Prenzlauer Berg offers excellent quality of life and an amazing atmosphere.

Contact us and become a part of the team for next generation cloud computing. You can find our current positions here. And we welcome all exciting speculative applications. Contact us here via Email jobs@profitbricks.com or +49 (0)30 577 008 580.

  • System Administrator DB (m/f)
  • (Senior) Java Developer (m/f)
  • Web Developer (m/f)
  • Agile Project Manager / Product Owner (m/f)
  • Senior Python Developer (m/f)
  • Network Engineer (m/f)

System Administrator DB (m/f)

Your responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of our public Cloud platform and support for the provision of services at all levels
  • Cross-department cooperation for the continuous improvement of our relation models
  • Integration and roll-out of new features and patches
  • Ensuring maximum availability and scalability for our customer´s systems
  • Creation of meaningful documentation, as well as verification and maintenance of existing documentation
  • Continuous improvement of our services and internal service management processes

 

Your qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in the handling of relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB), their administration and design, restoration and profiling
  • Good knowledge of performance and Big Data databases (InfluxDB, ElasticSearch)
  • Experiences in scripting: Shell (Bash) or Python and Perl
  • Proficiency with KVM virtualisation
  • Assessment of problems and suggestions for improvements
  • Team spirit
  • ITILv3 proficiency
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus 

 

What we offer you:

  • A leading technology company, flat hierarchies and opportunities for you to shape your personal development
  • The possibility to further develop the technology behind our offer
  • A variety of team and staff events (e.g. monthly "meet & greet" events)
  • An international environment with 110 colleagues with 23 different nationalities
  • Progressive training events (e.g. "lunch & learn")
  • German classes for all non-German colleagues
  • Free fruit and drinks selection, PlayStation and table football
  • Full relocation service for employees who join us from foreign countries
  • One of the most popular districts of Berlin: Prenzlauer Berg is an exceptionally varied district that offers an excellent quality of life

Apply now!

Have we captured your interest? Then send us your application, together with the usual documents and stating your availability and salary requirements via our online application tool.

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