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Kubernetes Engineer (f/m/d)

As part of our agile team, you are responsible for the further development and operation of our K8s clusters together with the teams involved. You will work with different teams (from ops and dev) on these tasks and your results will make everyone’s life easier. As a developer and operator of critical infrastructure, you will leverage the latest technologies and methods to meet our high security standards. Nevertheless you enable us to be innovative and adapt fast to market changes.
Whether full-time or part-time – let us know what works best for you.

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We work with

GitLab CI, Argo CD, Nexus, Infrastructure-as-a-code, Kubernetes, Rancher, RKE, Terraform, Ansible, Prometheus Stack, Loki Stack, Kyverno, MetalLB

Python, Go, Java, PHP are used by the developers

Jira, Confluence

This is what you like

  • You find it great to derive stable, standardized, and scalable solutions from a variety of different requirements and to implement those successfully.
  • You are innovative and like to experiment with new tools and technologies.
  • Process efficiency, security, automation, standardization, testing – you are enthusiastic about these topics.
  • You rely on proven concepts such as infrastructure as code, automation/orchestration and software testing.
  • You like to work with DRY and K.I.S.S. in mind.

These are your qualifications and skills

  • You have successfully completed a degree in (business) computer science. Alternatively, you have completed an apprenticeship with an information technology focus or you have appropriate professional experience in the IT environment.
  • You are familiar with technologies and tools such as Kubernetes, RKE, Terraform, Prometheus, Loki , Kyverno or similar.
  • You have Linux and network knowledge. You are also experienced in at least one scripting or programming language (e.g. Bash, Python) and you are adept in using the command line.
  • You ideally have experience in designing and operating highly available K8s clusters (on-premise) in highly regulated and secure environments.
  • In addition to your technical know-how, you are highly customer and team oriented. You have an eye for the essential, place much emphasis on transparency and you communicate openly and directly.
  • You speak English fluently.

This is what we offer in addition to an exciting job

Electricity allowance

We offer you green electricity worth 1.080,00€ every year.


Lease a bike of your choice as a company bike and receive an allowance to your public transport ticket, which is valid all over Germany.

Sports offers

Stay in shape with our company’s own sports offers and use the possibilities of the urban sports club membership at a reduced price.


We encourage our employees to invest four working days per year in training and cover the costs. In addition, we offer in-house English and German courses, as well as individual coaching and access to Udemy.

Part-time in any shape or form

Flexible working hours are normal for us. With our flextime working model, you can save up additional holidays and use them flexibly. This leaves enough time for hobbies and family.


We offer 28 days of paid holidays, plus Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in addition. As a Cologne-based company, the infamous "Rosenmontag" is a day off too. We also give you a special day off on your birthday so you can celebrate yourself.


Organic fruit, "kölscher" coffee and collective cooking sessions are part of Next.


Join us at the next summerparty, winterparty and the hackathon!

Central location

Our premises are located on a site that used to be a lamp factory in the lively Cologne Ehrenfeld.

Flat hierarchies

We communicate on the same level and embrace open mindedness.

Employee assistance program

We care about You. Thats why we offer extra support with our employee assistance program.

Hybrid work

You want to mix it up? Work remotely and meet your colleagues in office. We supply you with the equipment you need.

That is what our colleagues say

"In our autonomous K8s team we develop and operate on-premise K8s clusters with high security and quality requirements of the energy market. Here you will experience the adventures of the K8s team, who set out to discover unknown worlds, unknown life forms and new civilizations. This is great for me, it’s challenging and fun.

Kenan, Kubernetes Engineer at Next Kraftwerke

Have we raised your interest?

We offer you a friendly team in which you have much room to contribute your ideas, as well as a challenging and varied job with a high level of personal responsibility. Join us in shaping the energy transition in Europe. If this job description suits you, please send us a detailed application via the link below.

Julia, Talent Managerin at Next Kraftwerke

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