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Senior Manager Private Cloud (d/f/m)

Berlin, Germany
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eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

As a global network of loved local brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, in Germany and leboncoin in France, our teams are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month.

The role

We're looking for a Senior Manager (d/f/m) for our Private Cloud Team, with strong interpersonal skills and the love for new challenges.

In return, we will empower you to help shape our future, together with your team. The team runs the infrastructure for three private cloud regions based on OpenStack to support our international classifieds business, which are used by multiple platforms of the Adevinta Group. The position also involves keeping and extending the strong connections we maintain to our stakeholder and understanding their challenges. Being open and clear in the communication towards our customers has been one of the team’s strengths and will continue to be the key to success in the future.

In this role, you ensure the daily operation and regular maintenance of all private cloud regions to provide a stable and secure environment to our platforms such that they can concentrate on the pursuit of the organization’s business goals. You will be responsible to set ambitious goals, to supervise their delivery while meeting time, quality, and budget expectations, and to involve our partners in that process

Your responsibilities:

  • Leading a team of OpenStack/Linux engineers, providing mentoring and sponsorship and supporting development and personal growth of each team member
  • Defining agile processes and providing a high degree of structure and transparency as well as a high dedication towards your team
  • Responsibility for the management and operation of multiple private OpenStack based cloud regions
  • Leading a portfolio of projects and being in charge of timelines and results as well as regular updates
  • Handling of relationships to our external vendors for hardware and software
  • Driving initiatives to ensure our infrastructure is secure, up to date and performant
  • Working on private cloud infrastructure supporting extraordinary brands such as eBay Kleinanzeigen and in Germany and in the Netherlands

Your profile:

  • Experience of leading technical teams, ideally with experience of also managing other managers
  • Proven track record regarding stakeholder management
  • Ability to deliver the best results for the company by prioritizing and handling trade-offs
  • Provide and share documentations, as well as best practices
  • Strong attitude and willingness to address responsibilities in a constantly evolving landscape
  • Being well structured and flexible at the same time
  • Basic knowledge of Linux systems and services
  • Proficient in English
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills with a good sense of humor

What we offer:

  • Meaningful Work: We are a diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate team committed to a world where people share more and waste less. Every day you will have the opportunity to make a huge difference for our users, customers as well as shape the future.
  • Flexibility: We believe that work is what you do, not where you do it. So we provide mobile work and flexible hours that gives you the autonomy, and scope to set your own working patterns and agendas. We empower our teams and people to decide which key moments they want to spend face to face, instead of fixing a number of office days.
  • Work-Life Balance: Our people really do come first and we have lots of options for greater work-life balance, including four weeks work from anywhere per year, part-time work, plus an additional three months fully-paid parental leave time.
  • Growth and Development: We are a global organisation who truly believes in growing our people. To support this we offer lots of development and training opportunities as well as providing a budget for our team members.
  • Competitive Compensation: We know that our people are the key to our success and our compensation packages reflect this.
  • Connection and Inclusion: Our culture is the glue that holds us together. We believe in making meaningful connections and creating an inclusive atmosphere with lots of opportunities to connect both in your day to day work and through social team activities (online and offline).


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Adevinta* offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.


People are the heart of Adevinta*, and their health and well-being are our first priority. We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.



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