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Team Lead Linux Systems and Infrastructure (f/m/d)

Purpose of position

Awin is searching for a talented, driven leader to head up our Berlin based IT Operations team.

The Awin Platform is a SaaS platform developed in house by the Awin Engineering teams. It runs in a mixture of on-premise and Cloud (AWS) more details about the stack can be found in the Awin stackshare profile. The IT Operations team is responsible for the infrastructure that the Awin Platform runs on and the smooth running of the SaaS platform.

The IT Operations Team collaborates closely with Awin’s Systems Engineering, Reliability and 10x Engineering Teams.     


Key Tasks

  • Organise and control the activities of the team, assigning staff to various projects and directing their activities through goal setting
  • Act as a Mentor for the team and motivate them
  • Implement the necessary processes and culture to align the IT Operations vision with the overall business strategy of the organisation, delivering high quality services on a 24x7 basis
  • Support other Technical teams with R&D and recommendations on use of technology
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies and processes that might help the team deliver better solutions and service
  • Guarantee that the IT Operations team provide frameworks that the engineering teams can deliver their products to the customers
  • Guarantee the infrastructure lifecycle is properly managed
  • Ensure that processes are followed by the team
  • Support the team in troubleshooting complex performance and system issues     


Skills & Expertise

Education & Experience

  • At least 2 years of leading an operational technical team
  • Experience of administrating Linux Operating Systems and Virtualisation systems

Hard skills

  • Communication, with both the team and members of the management team
  • Leadership skills
  • Project Management skills
  • Very strong in English and solid knowledge in German 

Soft skills

  • Change management
  • Strong solution thinking - think in solutions and not in problems
  • Ability to bring different parties together to solve most complex problems
  • Use creative and networking capabilities to drive effective problem-solving
  • Proactivity
  • Natural ownership and power in decision-making
  • Be positive, resilient and able to prioritise tasks
  • Motivate himself/herself and the team that even the most complex problem can be solved  

Core competencies

  • Very strong communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Time and priority management
  • Open mindedness     


Part of the Axel Springer and United Internet Groups, Awin is a global affiliate network. With ShareASale, the Awin group is comprised of 15 offices worldwide, over 1,000 employees, 200,000 contributing publishers and 15 500 advertisers, connecting customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals, Awin generated €15.6 billion in revenue for its advertisers and €694 million for its publishers in the last financial year.