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Trainee as DevOps Cloud Engineer

Our trainee program for aspiring DevOps Cloud Engineers provides you with condensed, practical knowledge in 4-6 months to work as an infrastructure and operations expert.

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Working at makandra This is what our trainee program offers

Challenging projects

makandra specializes in complex web applications and develops them for various industries. We operate over 350 servers for our applications on our infrastructure and with public cloud providers. We support many development teams in operations with our 'DevOps as a Service' offering.

A fair trainee salary

With our trainee program, we sponsor your education because you will not yet be working on our projects at the beginning. To allow you to focus on learning during the trainee program, you will receive a salary of €3000 per month.

Living and working in Augsburg

Even as a trainee, you will already benefit from our home office policy, but you will still spend most of your time working in our office. Augsburg is a vibrant university city with a great mix of urban life, plenty of nature, and reasonable living costs.


At the beginning of the program, you will be assigned an experienced mentor who will accompany, support, and challenge you on your journey through the curriculum.

Permanent employment

After the trainee program, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects with well-known clients. Our goal and desire are to offer you permanent employment with a market-standard salary following the trainee program.

Practice-Oriented Training

At the beginning, you will practice what you have learned on trial projects. Later, you will independently work on real projects.

This is how we work

Our test-driven development process and close coordination with our clients ensure that our projects progress smoothly. Our daily development routine is characterized by a focus on long-term maintainability and careful evolution of our technical standards.

Open Source and Knowledge Management

We operate on Linux and utilize open-source programs. That's why we share our knowledge and code with the community. Our knowledge platform, makandra cards, is used worldwide by developers to support their work.

Your profile You bring the following qualifications

  • You have programming experience in at least one scripting language, good Linux skills, and understanding of IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP.
  • You already have some experience in a common cloud environment such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • You have fluent German and good English skills.
  • You have browsed through the curriculum of the trainee program and are interested in the topics covered and the technical orientation.
  • You possess the perseverance to successfully complete the challenging (but achievable) trainee program).
  • You are interested in accepting a permanent position as a DevOps Cloud Engineer (m/f/d) with us after completing the trainee program.

Technology stack What you will learn

We teach you everything you need to know as a DevOps Cloud Engineer. Among other things, we focus on the following tools and skills: Infrastructure as code, container infrastructure, logging and monitoring, cloud environments such as AWS, agile processes, CI & CD, Git and Linux.

You work your way through our curriculum independently, but have regular supervision meetings and always have room for questions. Take a look at our DevOps trainee program curriculum here.

Video Our trainee program (video in German)

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Our Benefits
We want to ensure that our employees are satisfied, feel comfortable in the team, and can work productively while maintaining a good work-life balance. Therefore, we offer the following benefits for permanent employees.
Top-notch equipment

We ensure that all workstations are excellently equipped, including ergonomic Vitra office chairs, fast desktop PCs or laptops, and company mobile phones for employees working remotely or on the go.

Stay healthy

Health is of central importance to us. That is why we offer training courses on health and ergonomics in the workplace several times a year. Membership of the new FitYou fitness studio next to our office in Toni Park is heavily subsidized by us.

Smooth onboarding

All beginnings are difficult, which is why your buddy will help you settle into your new role. Monthly team events give us the opportunity to get to know each other outside of work.

Well cared for

Our full-time chef prepares 2 - 3 lunch dishes for all employees to choose from every day. Lunch is free of charge for everyone. All diets and allergies are catered for. Coffee, drinks, fruit and snacks are provided.


We try to find good solutions and suitable arrangements for every situation with regard to the compatibility of family and work. We have daycare places available at TONI Park, which we can call on for our employees, and pay a childcare allowance.

After the trainee programm

...other benefits await you, such as a large training budget, the opportunity to work abroad and a profit-sharing scheme at the end of the year.

FAQs about the DevOps trainee program

Yes, the trainee program can be combined with a bachelor's or master's thesis. After the initial weeks of training, we will work together with you to find an exciting topic within our technological scope and coordinate collaboration with your university. Since its foundation, makandra GmbH has closely collaborated with universities. Many employees have started their careers with a successful thesis at our company.

The duration of the trainee program depends on your learning speed and prior knowledge. We will evaluate your progress together and adjust the timeframe if necessary. Depending on your level of knowledge, the program typically lasts 4-6 months in most cases.

The DevOps trainee program offers a structured plan of the skills you need to work in the automation of infrastructures or in the roll-out of applications in the IT area.
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You are never left alone and always have colleagues to turn to when in doubt.
Colleague from the makandra-team
At makandra, everyone helps each other. You are always encouraged to get involved and ask questions.
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