Dehn is a German software company whose mission is to protect systems against severe electrical damage⚡.
They are presently expanding to Spain and are looking to assemble a new engineering team to support their digitalization strategy, enhance their applications, and further their mission of safeguarding and preserving lives. If you have a “user-centric” mindset and sensibility for tech products: this is your place.
Are you interested in becoming a part of their core team and contributing to the design of their architecture? Then read on! 💥💥💥
⚡ What does Dehn do?
Dehn is a German company with over a century of history 😮. They were born creating protections for lightning and electrical surges, and over the years they have evolved towards hardware and software related to this same field. Their devices and software are responsible for preventing electrical surges and hazards.
It is an international company, with more than 2000 employees all over the world, and they have more than 20 offices in different countries, including Spain, where their subsidiary is Dehn Ibérica.
If you want to know the history of a company with more than a century of history, they have a very cool timeline on their website.
If you notice, one of their latest milestones on this timeline is the appointment of their CTO, Christian Höhler in 2020. Which shows the dimension that technology has in this stage of the company, where software is essential.
🤔 What is the product like?
They have hundreds of internal and external applications. From their own patented software that helps them measure thousands of environmental data, to electrical control software that saves lives, to their management applications. A company with such a history also has a very broad technological history.
The Spanish delegation has grown a lot in recent years, and it is also a strategic point for their logistics. That is why they have thought about establishing a technological operation center, a HUB, in Madrid. They have started with some operations personnel, but their intention is to create a team of 30/40 people in the coming years.🥳
They are having problems stabilizing the infrastructure due to the accelerated growth of recent years, in addition to wanting to create new software that replaces old applications and helps them automate many actions.
💪 What is the challenge?
They have formulated a long-term technology strategy spanning seven years, with a primary objective of assessing their extensive array of applications comprehensively. This entails a thorough understanding, prioritization of vital systems, identification of those necessitating revision or refactoring, and recognition of those requiring complete redevelopment.
While their architectural framework is cloud-based, it does not currently meet their desired level of robustness. Therefore, the principal aim is to execute a digital infrastructure transformation to ensure the reliable high availability of their services. 🥷
Your mission will involve close collaboration with their German team to fortify and enhance the existing infrastructure. Automation will serve as a cornerstone in your efforts, aimed at eradicating vulnerabilities and minimizing downtime. Furthermore, you will take the lead in API development, emphasizing practical implementation over algorithmic design. Your expertise will play a pivotal role in crafting a roadmap that will guide our Spanish team as they embark on their assignments. This is a long-term project that not only presents challenges but also opens doors for career advancement within the company.
They seek to consolidate these objectives into a well-defined roadmap, enabling the Spanish team to commence their work. This long-term endeavor offers an exciting opportunity for you to chart your career growth within their product.
Are you prepared to embrace this challenge?
En 1 mes
You will have completed your onboarding, which will include getting to know all your teammates, what nicknames they have, and who likes pineapple on pizza. You will begin to understand how the solution is set up and become familiar with the architecture and the technologies they use on a day-to-day basis.
As a Solutions Architect, you will be involved working with their Cloud Architectures. Particularly with AWS and Azure.
You will participate in the Solution Architecture Design and Implementation. Especially focus to implement complex solution architectures.
You will work implementing cloud security principles and best practices.
Your Devops Knowledge will be so useful to participate and implement Pipelines, automations and configuration management.
Furthermore you will take care of data management and Analytics, working with data storage, processing and tools, specially in cloud environments.
You will work side-by-side with their agile teams, i.e. their lead software architect, their service and support manager, as well as their corporate IT.
They operate with various teams, and the team size varies depending on the project and project phase. These teams are empowered with decision-making authority, facilitating efficient execution.
Extensive UX research is employed in the project's early stages to gather essential market data, enabling informed decision-making and the rapid creation of an MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Subsequently, product enhancement and expansion are carried out in collaboration with the UX team, integrated within the SCRUM team. This process incorporates input and ideas from the development team, actively contributing to product design.👩💻
Their work is conducted within an Agile framework using tools like Jira, GitHub and Azure DevOps.
Documentation tasks are performed using Confluence and within individual tickets, ensuring that all information remains readily accessible.
They adhere to Scrum methodologies, conducting standard ceremonies, including Refinement and Planning Meetings before a Sprint begins, and Retrospectives at the conclusion of each Sprint.
The timetable is flexible. You will be the person in charge of making these types of decisions.
The engineering team's working day is self-organized, and they believe that this is the best way to work asynchronously and autonomously, especially with the team's growth in the short-medium term in mind 🛫.
Día laborableJornada completa
Wherever you want! Especially if you have a subscription to an airline they are already working with.
Dehn began as a 100% REMOTE company. They want their tech team to be based in Spain, but they strongly believe in the advantages of working remotely and in work-life balance, so you might have colleagues from Madrid, Salamanca, Valencia or Majorca 🌴 :)
What's more, they plan to meet up in person from time to time in a chosen location, so that it's not all virtual. The first of these meetings was a great success!
Right now there are 2 people in the architecture team. Some of the teammates you will interact with most on a day-to-day basis are:
- Julian Duerr ( Head of SW Architecture) - Has more than 10 years of experience as a developer and a lead Enterprise and Solution Architect.
- Matthias Hecht (Agile Coach and Scrum Master) - Agile Coach for almost 2 years in the DDS
- Bastian Oberst (Solutions Architect) - Started 3 years ago at DEHN and worked as a developer and moved to the Solutions Architect role
- Spanish Team - DEHN has hired recently hired 20 new employees all of them are developers or DevOps in Spain and you’ll closely work with them.
Are you ready to ignite your tech career with DEHN?
They are a super focus in search of tech and product mindset enthusiasts who can take our innovation to the next level.
This is their Requirements for their next Solutions Architect 🚀:
- Cloud Architect Expertise for at least 3 years: Specially in AWS and Azure cloud architectures.
- Solution Architect context experience and proven ability to design and implement complex solutions.
- Strong understanding of cloud security principles.
- Real Infra deployments with Terraform (or similar) and you have programming skills with Python, Java or Typescript.
- DevOps Pro: Knowledge of CI/CD pipelines and automation tools.
- Data Management: Proficiency in cloud-based data storage and analytics.
- You are a containerization freak and you have skills in Docker, Kubernetes, or similar technologies.
- Clear technical documentation expertise and experience working under Agile methodologies
Also will be fantastic if you carry this soft abilities:
- Flexibility: Adaptability in changing tech landscapes.
- Problem-Solving Skills & ability to tackle complex challenges.
- Innovative Thinker and creativity in tech problem-solving.
- Proactive Work Style with Initiative-driven and independent.
- Effective Communicator & strong communication skills in English (C1 level) due that it is the official language of the company.
- Experience with arc42/c4 and Confluence: For architecture documentation
- Knowledge of working with distributed systems in a cloud environment.
Tolerancia a la incertidumbre
Capacidad de autogestión
Resistencia a la frustración
You will be able to choose the equipment to work with, and you will be provided with everything you need to work in the most comfortable way possible (including laptop, up to two monitors, an external Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and a headset) 💻
5 Days off a year for you to increase your growth and self-development 🪴
Extra Holidays: more days to relax! 🍨
Presupuesto para formación
Presupuesto para Conferencias
Seguro de salud
Eventos de formación internos
Descuento en productos de la empresa
Dinámicas y eventos de teambuilding
For the moment, they are focusing on applications from people residing in Spain.
Normally, his selection process consists of 3 phases:
- Coffee with bossk and Julian 30-45 min.
- Technical test.
- Cultural interview with the Spanish team.