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Senior Kafka Expert

Company Description

Dynatrace exists to make the world’s software work perfectly. Our unified software intelligence platform combines broad and deep observability and continuous runtime application security with the most advanced AIOps to provide answers and intelligent automation from data at an enormous scale. This enables innovators to modernize and automate cloud operations, deliver software faster and more securely, and ensure flawless digital experiences. That is why the world’s largest organizations trust Dynatrace® to accelerate digital transformation.

Job Description

Apache Kafka | Serverside High Performance Computing | Big Data | Distributed Systems 

Apache Kafka is a critical component of the Dynatrace storage system and processes a massive amount of messages in short periods of time. Performance, reliability and security are key aspects to guarantee availability during high-load situations. 

Your role of Kafka Expert and member of the core platform storage team includes: 

  • Setting up and deploying Kafka in cloud-based environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) 

  • Operating Kafka on scale (sizing, replication, availability zones) 

  • Defining Kafka security and encryption strategies  

  • Kafka monitoring and maintenance in production 

  • Guiding architectural decisions  

Who we are

Dynatrace is leader in software intelligence products, simplifying enterprise cloud complexity and accelerating digital transformation. We offer solutions such as Application performance management, Cloud infrastructure monitoring, AI-powered IT operations and Digital customer experience monitoring.  

We were founded in Linz (Austria). Our product’s success allowed us to grow strongly. Currently we operate in over 30 countries and we have R&D labs in Linz, Klagenfurt, Graz, Hagenberg, Gdansk, Detroit, Barcelona and Tallinn. 


  • Technical study related to Software Engineering 

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in Kafka development and operations, including system architecture design 

  • Open to learn new technologies 

  • Proactive team player  

We expect: 

  • Several years of experience as a Software Engineer

  • 2+ years of experience in Kafka operated environments

  • Experience with Kubernetes and AWS 

  • You like to work on high scale systems 

  • You are a motivated problem solver 

  • You bring along a healthy dose of critical thinking  

You will love working with us if:

  • You enjoy digging in-depth into new technologies.  

  • You prefer an agile environment with flat hierarchies 

  • ​​​​​​​You like challenges and care for work assignments which are meaningful 

Additional Information

What's in it for you? 

  • A one-product software company creating real value for the largest enterprises and millions of end customers globally, striving for a world where software works perfectly

  • Working with the latest technologies and at the forefront of innovation in tech on scale; but also, in other areas like marketing, design, or research. 

  • Working models that offer you the flexibility you need, ranging from full remote options to hybrid ones combining home and in-office work. 

  • A team that thinks outside the box, welcomes unconventional ideas, and pushes boundaries.  

  • An environment that fosters innovation, enables creative collaboration, and allows you to grow

  • A globally unique and tailor-made career development program recognizing your potential, promoting your strengths, and supporting you in achieving your career goals.  

  • A truly international mindset that is being shaped by the diverse personalities, expertise, and backgrounds of our global team. 

  • A relocation team that is eager to help you start your journey to a new country, always there to support and by your side. 

  • Attractive compensation packages and stock purchase options with numerous benefits and advantages

We offer competitive salaries based on your experience, health insurance, merit-based pay raises and more. 

Dynatracers come from different countries and cultures all over the world, speaking various languages. English is the one that connects us (55+ nationalities). If you need to relocate for a position you are applying for, we offer you a relocation allowance and support with your visa, work permit, accommodation, language courses, as well as a dedicated buddy program. 

We look forward to your application! Do you want to level up? Apply 

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