Head of Backend Storage (f/m/d)

1&1 Mail & Media Applications SE | IT Software Development | Karlsruhe / Munich | Permanent | Full-time | Management roles | Reference ID: 4314

  • Tasks that ignite your passion

    Are you looking for a responsible position in which you can manage the storage backbone for one of Europe's largest email providers? Then you've come to the right place! Over 43 million active users are registered with us and thousands of emails are processed every second. We need a visionary Head of Backend Storage (f/m/d) who, together with their team, will manage our multi-petabyte storage infrastructure. You will play a key role in the development of our next-generation mail storage, ensuring reliability, scalability and innovation.

    • Be responsible for capacity management and ensure that our storage infrastructure keeps pace with customer growth and new product offerings.
    • Coordinate and troubleshoot incidents to further improve our excellent uptime.
    • Work closely with the teams in our internal development and product management department. Together you will define the requirements that support our strategic goals.
    • Help develop our next-generation mailstore. Design it so that it can meet future requirements efficiently and flexibly.

Advantages you enjoy

Lived corporate culture

Transparency, open communication and short decision-making processes

Wide range of further training

E-learning, seminars, conferences and mentoring

Renowned TEC-Campus

Conferences, lecture series, courses, open source projects, community meetings, user groups

Active health care

Sports and fitness classes, lectures, discounts at fitness and health centers, fresh fruit and drinks for free


Generous subsidy for job bike leasing and the job ticket

Flexible working models

Home office, mobile office, flexible working hours, trust-based working time arrangements

Financial benefits

Company pension scheme, discounts on our products and various leisure activities

Legendary events

Summer and winter parties, additional workshops and team events

  • Your qualifications which inspire us

    Have you already worked for several years as a systems engineer (f/m/d) in large, highly available Linux environments? You already have basic leadership skills and would like to lead a cross-functional team of seven employees? Then send us your application!

    • You are experienced in working with Kubernetes, Docker and cloud-native storage solutions such as Ceph and can effectively manage a large and dynamic open source environment.
    • You are familiar with automation and configuration management - tools such as Puppet and Ansible are familiar to you, as are the principles of continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD).
    • You have experience in using monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana. You can also forecast and proactively manage storage resource requirements.
    • You have practical experience in working with distributed databases and search platforms, ideally Apache Cassandra and Elasticsearch/OpenSearch.
  • Good to know
    • Our corporate culture: „You“ culture and no dress code, flat hierarchies, open and transparent communication
    • Individual development opportunities: diverse training programmes, e-learning and internal communities, leadership training, language courses, mentoring
    • Benefits and additional services: company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, discounts on own products, job ticket, company car, bike leasing, corporate benefits portal
    • Attractive working conditions: 30 days holiday, hybrid working 2 days home office/week, full-time and part-time arrangements, free choice between Linux, Mac or Windows
    • Social: team events, summer and winter parties, family and care service, sports and fitness programmes, subsidised canteen, free fruit and drinks, health courses
    • Topics that are also important to us: Sustainability, diversity and our values and leadership principles - find out more on our website mail-and-media.com

We are brand. With GMX, WEB.DE and mail.com and over 43 million active users, we are the leading email and communication platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

We are future. Our services and apps simplify digital life from cloud storage to news and ID management.

You are at home. Your digital passion finds a professional home with us. Your strength makes us stronger, your expertise complements our ideas, your success becomes visible. Together we shape the digital future.

Diversity enriches. Different cultures, nationalities, genders, age groups, sexual orientations and religions as well as people with disabilities - we desire diversity and encourage it. Because only teams that reflect all facets of society offer the best framework conditions for creativity and make a company productive and distinctive. We value diversity and welcome all applications.

Apply now

We look forward to receiving your application, including your salary expectations and the reference number given above. Please use our online application form. If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please send us an email.

1&1 Mail & Media Applications SE
Recruiting & Candidate Management
Brauerstraße 48
D-76135 Karlsruhe


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