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Cloud Native DevOps Lead (m/f/d)

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: MÜNCHEN, Germany

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Contract type: full-time, unlimited
Location: Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin (Teltow), Nuremberg, Hamburg
Entry: At the earliest possible date

Working anywhere. After a successful application process, you have the opportunity to work anywhere in Germany. You will be assigned to the nearest Telefónica location according to your place of residence. We will discuss further details with you during the application process.


Who we are?

We are o2/Telefónica - with our mobile brands we connect millions of people and offer our customers mobile freedom in the digital world. As a leading telecommunications provider, we are also playing a key role in shaping digitisation in Germany. Our fixed and mobile networks form the backbone for the digital transformation of the economy and society. And our approximately 8,000 employees in Germany drive the transformation forward every day - in our own company as well.

Telefónica is one of the top employers in Germany and is part of the global telecommunications group Telefónica S.A. with 114,000 committed employees worldwide.

You too can become part of our unique team and let us make a difference together!

Developing the IT for the communication of tomorrow with Telefónica
Within Telefónica Germany, we continue to develop the IT systems in various agile teams and thus build the applications to enable the communication of tomorrow.
You work in a team that takes care of the applications for the provision and management of communication connections.
We are currently transforming our applications into "cloud native" and microservice-based applications. At the same time, we are currently converting our development to an agile process. New requirements are implemented in sprints using agile methods, and we also focus on constantly increasing the CI/CD level and automation.
In these exciting times we are looking for you to strengthen our team.


What are your challenges with us?

  • You introduce DevOps or expand it further in the department
  • You are responsible for defining and implementing the DevOps roadmap to increase DevOps maturity
  • You standardize and optimize the DevOps organization, procedures, processes and tools within the department and adapt them to the requirements in order to productively unite development and operations in one team
  • You use CI/CD and automation to make DevOps more productive and develop solutions to increase the CI/CD level and automation in the applications
  • Independent and responsible creation and presentation of summaries (e.g. achievements, status, deep dives, ...), decision proposals and lessons learned for senior management
  • Independent technical control for suppliers & partners, control and guidance of external and internal DevOps engineers
  • Close cooperation with other development and operational areas as well as the business areas throughout the company in an international context
  • Optimization of existing processes and development of new solutions
  • Takes responsibility for milestones and goals
  • Living and ensuring a driver mentality and ownership in projects
  • Activity is fundamentally independent, including stakeholder management
  • Only coordinates results or particularly critical content with the supervisor


What are you bringing?

  • University degree or comparable in the field of computer science, communication technology or similar
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of DevOps (desirable in the field of telecommunications)
  • Detailed knowledge of system administration and the operation of applications
  • Extensive knowledge of IT, ITIL, software development, software architecture
  • Very good knowledge of cloud-based applications and microservice architectures as well as databases in the cloud
  • Knowledge of related fields such as TM Forum, agile working methods such as Kanban, Scrum, Less, Safe through at least 1 year of professional experience
  • Basic understanding of IT security concepts
  • Experience in the implementation of change processes
  • Very good negotiation and communication skills
  • Reliability and assertiveness in a dynamic environment
  • Strong team orientation, ability to motivate and organizational skills
  • Structured, responsible and result-oriented way of working with a high level of initiative
  • A great willingness to learn, since our IT landscape is constantly evolving
  • Certification in one of the basic cloud technologies (AWS, Google) is an advantage
  • Business fluent English skills
  • Good knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting, innovative and creative approaches


Your Benefits

Workplace: Modern and ergonomically equipped offices, as well as an open space and open desk model.

Communication: A smartphone of your choice for business and private use as well as the possibility to provide for your partner, friends and family via credit is a matter of course for us.

Catering is taken care of: Free coffee specialties and water are at your disposal at any time as well as a canteen and a cafeteria.

Individual development: With a personal development plan and continuous training you will reach your goals with us. In addition, with "Beyond" you can also get a taste of other interesting areas by means of job or project rotations. 

Retirement provision: Various models of retirement provision are available to you (e.g. capital-forming benefits, company pension scheme, etc.)

Social commitment: We are also involved outside the company, you have the opportunity to participate in Telefónica "Volunteering Days" or "Volunteering Holidays", for example.

Health: Under FEEL GOOD you will find a wide range of offers for your personal health and the compatibility of work and leisure. It ranges from exercise and relaxation programmes, webinars and cooperation projects to a comprehensive range of advice on child and elderly care and psychosocial counselling. 


How to apply and what else you should know?

Convince us with your meaningful curriculum vitae as well as corresponding certificates. You do not need a letter of motivation with us. Please note that applications are only possible via our applicant portal and applications by e-mail cannot be considered.

Do you have questions about our application process and are you interested in further information about the position? Please reach out to our Talent Operations Team (


In case of same qualification, applicants (m/f/d) with severe disability will be preferred. All gender are equally welcome.