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Senior Kafka Expert (m/f/x)

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 

Why join Dynatrace

  • We are the #1 Tech Employer in Austria (2021 ranking by trend magazine, statista & kununu). 

  • The world’s largest enterprises use our solution, including more than 70 of the Fortune 100 companies. 

  • We are a one-product software company with a flat hierarchy.

  • International working environment with English as our corporate language. 

  • We believe in an outstanding employee experience, a culture of innovation and autonomy, along with an entrepreneurial mindset as the basis for an exceptional product that provides real value. 

Additional Information

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

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

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Due to legal reasons, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary for this position, which is € 50,000 gross per year based on full-time employment (38.5 h/week). We offer a higher salary in line with qualifications and experience


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and to keep our Dynatracers safe, we adapted to a hybrid working model (partly Home Office, partly at the Office). In the Post-Covid 19 reality, there will be the option to choose between a hybrid (mix of Remote Work and at the Office Work) or full onsite (at the office) working model.

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