Cloud Engineer

Remote, europe


With more than 30,000 members, Ory is the leading open-source identity management, authentication and authorization  ecosystem and community in the world. Ory’s flagship zero trust network  “Ory Network”  is a global, scalable and secure platform for managing identities and its distribution across various internet services including IoT and emerging Fintech systems. Ory is an IT start-up founded in 2019 that promotes an open, diverse, agile and collaborative working culture.


This role will work on the  development of our cloud environment and data platform including conception and architecture building out a global, scalable infrastructure.
Our technology stack includes:

  • Cloudflare as our CDN, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as our cloud provider
  • Kubernetes (GKE) as our container orchestration
  • Crossplane for Infrastructure as Code
  • ArgoCD for Kubernetes GitOps, GitHub Actions for CI operations
  • Prometheus, Thanos, Loki, Tempo, OpenTelemetry, AlertManger, and Grafana for building our observability and monitoring system


  • Build, expand and maintain our Kubernetes-based infrastructure across different regions
  • Develop tooling and automation for operation processes such as cluster provisioning, application deployment, DNS management, Load balancer management, etc.
  • Improve our monitoring and alerting stack to advance observability
  • Troubleshoot incidents, identify root causes, and implement fixes
  • Improve build, deployment, and release pipelines to harden and speed up the processes
  • Create internal, technical documentation covering implemented changes
  • Foster the DevOps principles and practices, promote the DevOps approach among other teams
  • Support cybersecurity incident response and forensic activities
  • Be part of the on-call rotation
  • Contribute to our Open Source projects and our team's Software Development Life Cycle


  • Bachelor degree in a MINT subject (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology), economics or a comparable education.
  • 3+ years of experience in building, improving, and maintaining cloud-native solutions using GCP (or other cloud provider)
  • Hands-on Kubernetes user, experienced in either application development or platform administration (CKAD, CKA is a plus)
  • Professional Experience with Go or Python and bash scripting knowledge
  • Practical understanding of monitoring applications and infrastructure as well as a security mindset
  • Practical understanding of the DevSecOps principles balancing speed of delivery and security
  • Familiar with working in a production setting
  • Good English skills


  • Will - a desire to excel, act with courage, persevere, learn and innovate
  • Cultural fit - align with Ory’s core values (think big - move fast, passion & excellence, innovation, customer centricity, respect)
  • Results-oriented - deliver on our KPI’s / desired outcomes


  • Be part of an international, fast-growing, equity and open source-based infrastructure provider
  • Take on responsibility and shape things right from the start
  • Work in a flat organisational structure
  • Work with high quality technical equipment
  • Work in a very modern, open space and collaborative office in Munich with very good public transportation connection
  • 30 days of vacation


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