About us:

HAWK:AI is a software company dedicated to fighting financial crime, based on its world-leading Software-as-a-Service platform. Technology is the only way to combat financial crime. The HAWK:AI team has dedicated itself to being at the forefront of innovation in this field. Our solution is a 24/7, real-time, planet-scale platform allowing financial institutions to intelligently screen & monitor financial transactions for suspicious behavior (such as Money-Laundering, Fraud, or the Financing of Terrorism). We apply a breadth of Machine Learning techniques to precisely detect, alert, and investigate fraudulent behavior – using customer and transactional data from the institutions on our platform. Addressing pressing worldwide challenges, we offer a culture of mutual trust, fun, and passion – while providing individuals with endless opportunities to grow professionally and make a difference in the world. 

Your Mission

You will play a major role in the expansion of our Anti-Money-Laundering platform, leveraging the Google Cloud. This is a great opportunity for you to apply your valuable expertise in cloud infrastructure and system design as you build and innovate a fully scalable cloud infrastructure, the services of which are going to contribute to the global fight against financial crime.

Your Responsibilities
  • Drive technical and architectural design decisions and maintain our highly automated real-time data streaming pipeline based on Apache Kafka and Spring Cloud
  • Create and maintain environments for our cloud, big data, and AI systems using our "Infrastructure-as-Code" approach
  • Maintain as well as monitor our distributed and fault-tolerant cloud and containerized components and technologies
  • Participate in the setting up and operating a fast-growing number of environments on several managed kubernetes clusters in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud
  • Developing and maintaining infrastructure standards, polocies, processes, and procedures from Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)
  • Architect and define solutions that ensure the availability, capacity, performance, and security of our services
  • Close cooperation with other teams around the globe, including requirements engineering and support
  • Be able to develop and communicate technical documentation of existing and new cloud arhitectures with the team
  • Drive technical and architectural design decisions and maintain our highly automated real-time data streaming pipeline based on Apache Kafka and Spring Cloud
Your profile 
  • Enhanced knowledge of Java Spring Boot/Cloud and streaming technologies like Apache Kafka
  • Experience in Google Cloud and its services
  • Good knowledge in containerization and container orchestration via Kubernetes
  • Knowledge in dealing with the Elastic Stack, Prometheus, CloudWatch as well as Grafana for monitring and alerting
  • Basic Terraform knowledge or similar technology
  • Excellent analytical skills in decision making, with the ability to speak in both business and technical terms
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies as requirements, tools and best practises constantly evolve
  • Ability to speak and write Eglish fluently
  • Attitude to communicate and discuss respectfully and constructively
  • Collaborate, team focus with experience working in a 24x7 uptime environment with an on-call component.


Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Personal development budget up to €1,000/year. (e.g. online courses, coaching, German classes, certifications)
  • Gym membership subsidy
  • 27 paid holidays annually + 1 day per each additional full year of remaining in the company, up to a maximum number of 30 days of holidays per year.
  • MVG monthly commuting ticket subsidy (public transportation)
  • Flexible working hours and home office possibilities
  • Healthy drinks, snacks, and a weekly fruit basket in the office.
  • Attractive relocation package for you and your family

Why us?

  • Accelerate your career growth by joining a well-funded startup that was named one of the “World’s top 100 AI Fintechs” as well as “Top EU-startups to watch”
  • You will be at the center of a fast-growing high-tech startup using the latest in Cloud technology, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning
  • You will be part of an incredibly diverse and international team consisting of 25+ nationalities across offices in Europe, the USA and beyond
  • You will have a high degree of collaboration, ownership, and autonomy. Your work matters!
  • Your work will not only drive innovation but also positively impact our society on a global level: We are fighting financial crime and aim to prevent $1.6 trillion in money-laundered worldwide annually! 
  • For tech-enthusiasts: our modern tech stack includes Kafka, Elasticsearch, AWS, MongoDB, Kubernetes, ArgoCD, Java 11, Spring, Python, React and others
  • HAWK:AI provides competitive remuneration and benefits

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