Cloud Engineer with big shoes

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Do you have bigger shoes than the average person, loves tractors and knows how to zig the zag when it comes to being a Cloud Engineer at the best EdTech workplace* in Europe? Probably not, but that’s one way of describing our former colleague (whom you will be replacing), and since we seldom look for new people to this team – because people normally like it here and stay for long – we’re not quite sure how to begin this job ad. But please bear with us, we’ll get a grip soon.

About us:

More than 5 million users. 400 co-workers and 9 offices. From Boden in northern Sweden to Schmalkalden in central Germany. We are the leading EdTech company in Scandinavia!

Together with our users we develop digital solutions for a better way of learning. We combine technical competence with work experience from schools to change the world.  Do you also want to make a difference? Welcome!

About the role:

The role as Cloud Engineer includes the responsibility that together with your co-workers handle and manage our IT operations, maintenance and hosting environments.

You will join a team consisting of 13 members with different backgrounds and skillsets, located within our Cloud Services unit which is a part of our Corporate Services. The role includes helping co-workers in other departments in nine offices in four countries with operational issues, handling of applications and other types of troubleshooting on a daily basis. You will also provide input and feedback on how to continuously work with optimizing both performance and economy, for our internal customers as well as external parties. The role is based at our HQ in Växjö, close to the town center and the Växjö lake. Taking walk and talks around the lake instead of regular meetings is fully optional but will be encouraged since your manager is a trail run fanatic. 

Other things on your agenda will be to ensure that our environments, systems and infrastructure are updated, production ready and secure. You will also work with environment monitoring and surveillance meanwhile supporting our development and operation teams, as well as from time to time help with the purchasing of different types of hardware. The role also includes some standby/on-call duty.

A Cloud engineer at IST daily work also consists of working with Enterprise storage and server solutions that is hosted with our own hardware in a data center in Denmark. Virtualization is the core in most of our applications and we are now progressing to our next generation platform that is driven towards Kubernetes. Main parts of our systems is running on Linux and on top of VmWare. But we also work with Oracle Vm and databases. We use hardware from Cisco such as networks and servers and Storage from Dell and Netapp. The work of a Cloud Engineer vary and the will of learning and taking on new challenges are expected in the team.

Worth mentioning is that we are looking for two different roles now, see the other opening here: Maybe you are a little bit of this, and a little bit of that? Parts of both, with something extra? Then you must apply, because we are open to adjusting the roles to suit the right candidate(s).

About you:

Yes, it is okay if you have small feet and doesn’t like tractors, but in order to be able to join our team we need to have standards. So, we want you to be fully proficient in the world of operations and be very familiar with SaaS, as well as confident in your skills within the work explained above. Experience from compliance and an overall meticulous approach to what you do on a daily basis will also take you a long way.

To be able to blend well into the team and to our company culture we also think that you need to tick at least a few of these boxes. 

  • Responsible and accountable for the things you do
  • Flexible and like working in teams (as well as being able to work independently)
  • Communicative and proficient in spoken and written English


Well since we’ve told you about us, now we want to know more about you. Send us your CV below, and we’ll take it from there.  We don’t have a last day for applying, instead we will start meeting candidates soon and the ad will be open until the role’s been assigned. So no procrastination now! Questions is best addressed to recruiting manager Daniel (remember the trail run fanatic?) at or to David at HR ( Looking forward to hearing from you!

* Completely objective obviously. // Best regards, the HR team.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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We are the TwISTers

Everyone of us working at IST is a TwISTer. We're different and unique. This is a great strength – always finding ways of connecting, cooperating and collaborating to bring our different experiences, knowledge and personalities together. 

We have an open climate, choose dialogue over confrontation and listen before we speak. We believe that a sense of community is most likely to thrive amongst shared goals, within a common culture. Our values are our common ground. They say something about what we find important, what we are proud of and what we strive towards.

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