Principal Platform Engineer (m/f/d)

Ratepay • Berlin

  • Full-time


from today

Here's What You'll Be Doing

Ratepay is looking for a Principal Cloud Platform Engineer to join our team. As a Principal Cloud Platform Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure. You will work closely with the development team to ensure a seamless and reliable deployment pipeline. You will also collaborate with other teams to identify and implement best practices for cloud infrastructure. 


  • Design, implement and maintain Ratepay's cloud infrastructure in AWS at scale. 
  • Own the org wide cloud and platform strategy and vision and execute it. 

  • Manage and maintain infrastructure as code using Terraform 
  • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines 
  • Enable development teams to own their deployed applications by providing them with the tools they need 
  • Create and maintain documentation on system architecture, processes, and procedures 
  • Observability: Monitor and troubleshoot cloud infrastructure issues 
  • Guide and educate the engineering organisation about operations and reliability 

  • Develop and implement security best practices for cloud infrastructure 

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest cloud technologies and trends 
  • Undertake measured, methodical troubleshooting of complicated systems 

Your profile

You have knowledge of scalable production architectures (config management, monitoring, infrastructure-as-a-code, load balancing, CDNs, distributed systems) 

  • You have experience with Cloud Infrastructure (AWS) and most of the following technologies: Docker, Terraform, Prometheus, Jaeger, Kafka, Vault 

  • Software and System Engineers with a passion for system reliability and observability, you will build reliability as a feature into our core infrastructure and applications. 

  • Experience using Data to diagnose and troubleshoot complex distributed systems. 

  • Experience as a software developer [Python or Go]. 

  • You work anywhere in the stack, from right beside the OS and up. 

  • Solid Linux background. 

  • Familiarity with operations: metrics/statistics, incident management, post mortems etc. 

  • You LOVE to automate things and passionate about mentoring and sharing knowledge 



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field 
  • At least 8+ years of experience in AWS cloud infrastructure 
  • Experience with Terraform or other Infrastructure-as-Code tools 
  • Proficient in build CI/CD pipelines 
  • Experience in monitoring and troubleshooting cloud infrastructure 
  • Familiarity with security best practices for cloud infrastructure 

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 

Equal Opportunities & Diversity

We value our diversity and welcome everyone to our team, regardless of ethnic and social background, religious beliefs, worldview, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental limitations, age, marital status, educational background and nationality.
With over 250 employees and 40+ different nationalities, we take our values seriously. These include; ownership, growth, integrity, collaboration, customer centricity and inclusion (4/6 of our C-Level Board members are female).

The sweet spot! Let’s talk perks.

We're more than just a workplace – we're a vibrant community of innovators, collaborators, and visionaries who love what we do and reward those who work with us. Here, your career isn't just a job. It's an opportunity to thrive, learn, and make a difference. Take a look at these great personalised benefits of working at Ratepay On a monthly basis, you can choose between mobility, fitness, food, training and much more.

Flexible working hours

Work remotely (EU for up to 1 month a year)

Monthly internet support and allowance

28 vacation days per annum

Financial security including pension and bereavement plans

Medical extras (Flu vaccinations, eye examinations etc.)

Learning and development (Access to various self-development platforms such as language learning and skills enhancement.

Weekly lunches as well as Beets & Roots discounts

Community connect. We take certain days off to give back to the community as a unit. (Animal shelters, homeless aids, and various charities)

Ratepaw community: Our office has a floor which is dog-friendly. So, bring your pawsome pet to work when needed.

Gym memberships and fitness

Health & wellbeing

More about Ratepay

Why Join Now
Why Join Now

Our Recruitment Process

Step 1: Intro Call with a Senior Talent Partner
Step 1: Intro Call with a Senior Talent Partner

The first call with our recruiter is meant to be an introduction to ratepay, our culture and recruitment process. 

We want to get to know you better, understand who you are beyond your CV and find out what excites you.

Step 2: Meet your future Manager
Step 2: Meet your future Manager

This step is designed to get to know your future manager and the role better.

During this conversation we will dive deeper into your experience and share more about the team you would work with and share expectations from both sides.

Step 3: Team interview & skill assessment
Step 3: Team interview & skill assessment

This step looks slightly different in different business areas but is to assess technical and culture add.

It usually consists of a role-specific case study or technical assessment as well as assessing values alignment with some senior members of the team you would be joining. 

Step 4: Coffee chat (optional)
Step 4: Coffee chat (optional)

This step doesn't occur in every process, it depends on the role.

The coffee chat would generally take place with either a senior stakeholder from the business area you are joining such as a C-level leader or Head of department, or in some cases with a Senior HRBP. 

Ready to shape the future of digital payments? Join our team

Apply now!