System Administrator

  • PPRO Group
  • Munich, Germany
  • Jul 05, 2017
Full time Developer Information Technology

Job Description

At PPRO we’re pushing the boundaries of payments to accelerate the growth in e-commerce and make consumers’ everyday lives easier. We do this for our payment partners by using technology to abstract the complexities of a diverse array of local payment methods. Additionally, we offer prepaid cards and e-money accounts to both business and consumers as a better alternative to paying using traditional banks. To accomplish this, we have implemented our own transaction processing, card issuing and back-office systems, which are built by our in-house engineering team.


The PPRO Group is an FCA-authorised financial institution headquartered in London and with offices in several European countries. Our team comprises a fast-growing, diverse group of people from more than 20 nationalities. We pride ourselves on our dynamic culture and our ability to deliver the best possible payment products and services to our partners and customers. PPRO people are characterised by their desire to succeed, their team spirit, their high energy and professionalism, and by their eagerness to find simple, elegant solutions to complex challenges.

The Role:

You see yourself as a Swiss army knife when it comes to system administration. You believe that the solution should always fit the problem, either if it’s Windows or Un*x/Linux. Integration of Windows solutions in an open source based environment is part of your everyday job. Setting up virtual or physical machines is easy for you, since you like to automate and script your routine tasks. Troubleshooting of issues in a Windows-Linux-mixed infrastructure is solution focused and you are also able to work out solutions with your System Administration peers. Our 200+ colleagues and hundreds of thousands of customers are glad to have you in the team. Your desk is located in Munich Germany; your impact is international.

Performance objectives:

  • Help to improve our mail Infrastructure based on Microsoft Windows and FreeBSD
  • Define a virtualization strategy with your DevOp and System Administrator (Win/Linux) team colleagues
  • Execute the data center migration based on the project plan worked out by the team
  • Take over outsourced Windows services to our in-house infrastructure
  • Help to improve monitoring and security for our Microsoft Windows and FreeBSD system infrastructure

What we have in mind:

  • Technical background (Bachelor’s degree in scientific, engineering or technical field or equivalent practical experience)
  • 3-5 years of experience as system administrator in a Windows-Linux mixed environment
  • Basic experience with Linux, FreeBSD and FreeBSD virtual environments
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Windows and VMWare virtual environments
  • Experience in TCP/IP networking and management
  • Experience with scripting languages (Python, Shell, PowerShell)
  • Fluent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Problem solving focused approach

We offer:

  • A casual working environment
  • Room for proactivity and creativity
  • A pleasant office and quiet workspace, located near the city centre with good connections to public transport
  • Sponsored visits to tech conferences and training
  • Competitive salary and benefits