• Berlin, Germany
  • Permanent
  • Ref no. BH72

XL Engine are seeking an experienced all round Head of Cloud Operations for a digital start-up which is disrupting the world of online banking!

As the Head of Cloud Operations you will provide senior technical and architectural leadership as well as setting the vision and strategy.  Managing a small growing team of engineers coupled with a start-up mentality is essential.


You will be taking the lead in analysing industry trends and advocating for technology changes to take advantage of new technologies.


The ideal profile for this role will be someone who has spent at least 5 years+ in a technical leadership role ideally within a start upy organisation within finance/fintech would be fantastic, but other technology sectors are also of interest.



  • Prior experience of being a lead engineer within a Cloud / DevOps environment and proven technical leadership qualities and significant expertise on IT Security topics, Data Security and related standards (eIDAS, ISO27001 etc).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to speak and write clearly and accurately, particularly as it relates to technical concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to absorb new concepts, facilitate discussions, and lead fellow team members and guide other departments in a technology environment.
  • A solid background in cloud operations and know how to deal with network security controls, Java orientated development and concepts such as event-driven architecture, microservices etc
  • Well versed in encryption technologies, cryptography and key management, authentication and control application permissions.
  • You will bring with you a wealth of experience and know how to lead different teams and wear different hats within a start-up environment.



  • Prior experience of being a Cloud Architect with strong people leadership skills
  • Experience as an evangelist for a software company or product.
  • A track record of inheriting and improving existing medium-to-large scale projects



AWS, Open Telekom Cloud, Active Directory, Group Policy, Hardening Standards, Encryption, Cryptography, Key Management, SSO, development concepts, microservices, event driven architecture, Java orientated development, network protocols, web protocols (TCP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS), Swagger etc.


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