Working area: IT/IM
Location/s: Düsseldorf
Contract type: full-time
Position available: Right away
Reference number: I/17-00036

METRO is a leading international specialist in wholesale and food retail. The company operates in 35 countries and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. METRONOM is METRO’s IT company, providing METRO companies with individual and forward-looking IT solutions. Its approximately 1,600 staff members based both in Germany and abroad offer a range of services, such as consulting on business processes, developing and introducing business solutions, providing support for these solutions, operating data centres and networks and purchasing IT equipment. From merchandise management, data warehouse and customer information systems to e-commerce, logistics and intranet solutions – METRONOM coordinates and develops the individual IT requirements of the new METRO – for every market, for every department, for every country.

Platform Engineer – Backend Software Developer (m/f)

Your challenges:

  • As part of an agile team you will be involved in all phases of platform engineering, from conception through to coding, testing, and delivery
  • You will build software components in Golang to help platform teams and application teams deploying infrastructure services and business applications around the globe
  • You strive for a high degree of automation on every level
  • You are willing to continuously develop yourself, eager to share your knowledge and willing to step up and take responsibility in the team
  • You constantly seek out feedback from users while developing new features and always keep the code base deployable to production
  • You design services with the customer in mind and aim to deliver value to users constantly with short release cycles

Skills we are looking for:

  • Degree in computer science, physics, mathematics or equivalent
  • Experience and knowledge in providing and consuming REST APIs, and doing so reliably and at scale
  • Experience with agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban
  • Experience with Microservice architectures
  • Experience and knowledge of Cloud providers (e.g. OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience and knowledge of a number of languages, including at least some of Golang, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Java
  • Experience and knowledge in cloud-native technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka
  • Passion for shipping well-engineered and well-tested code
  • An aversion to manually performing easily scripted tasks
  • Eagerness to broaden your experience and knowledge
  • The ambition to make a difference for our customers


Permanent employment • In-house workplace (in Düsseldorf) and an international work environment • High personal responsibilities • Flexible working-time models • Remote / home working supported • Childcare and help in caring for family members • Many health programs and sports portfolios • Preventive healthcare services • Good infrastructure (free parking spaces, various nearby shopping facilities)

METRO is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any qualified employees or applicants.

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Mr. Pascal Schumann