System Administrator Linux - Enterprise Application

  • Klarna
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Developer

Job Description

Klarna is a rapidly growing financial company looking to streamline its operations through automation. Our drive on the Enterprise Applications team is to help our customers become better system and application owners. We offer you a fast-paced international working environment with smart and ambitious colleagues. You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level.


You know your way around Linux systems, preferably you are comfortable with RHEL and its derivatives. You have a broad and deep understanding of the stack from the OS to applications. You also understand the impact of full-scale automation through scripting and configuration management tools such as Ansible. You believe that the world would be a better place if everything had APIs and could be managed through a cli.


You will work with maintaining the servers and services for a number of different teams where the level of technical knowledge varies. You are expected to translate and communicate security, configuration, and architectural - problems, issues, or ideas to interested stakeholders. Some of these issues you will help resolve, other issues will be solved by other parties, partially based on your input. You will get to pick and choose a lot of the technology used, as long as it can be properly motivated and documented. This is a place where trying new things is encouraged.


The ideal candidate should be comfortable with:

  • Linux systems administration
  • Configuration management (Ansible, Chef, Puppet or similar)
  • Automating tasks and processes (Bash, Python)
  • Troubleshooting various application stacks
  • Working in an enterprise environment
  • The role/need of security in operations
  • Service Oriented with ability to bridge the gap between technical teams and stakeholders

Extra points for the following:

  • CEPH
  • Splunk, OP5, Graphite, Graphene
  • Basic Database Administration
  • SFTP - Enterprise File Transfer
  • Configuring and Managing broad application stacks
  • Running Operations teams with an Agile mindset<span


  • Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from 42 different countries in our English-speaking office in Stockholm city centre.
  • Compensation - You’ll get an attractive salary, pension and insurance plans, along with 30 days annual leave.
  • Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and regular internal technical talks.
  • We offer a flexible work schedule, full parental leave compensation for 12 months.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the college-educated, and people from all over the world. We’re a team of technically curious problem solvers. Come and join us.