Senior DevOps Engineer- AWS - Join an Award Winning Team

  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Xref is a high-growth tech company supporting the HR and recruitment industries. We provide an online reference checking service to remove a traditionally manual and admin-heavy task in the recruitment process.  

But, as a workplace, we’re about much more than that.

If you’ve considered joining a startup but equally want the security of an established business. Xref could be the right place for you.

Since launching in 2011, we have:

  • Changed the way the HR and recruitment industries conduct reference checks

  • Gone public, listing on the ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)

  • Expanded internationally from our Sydney headquarters, into London, Toronto and Oslo

  • Signed up more than 1000 customers in APAC, EMEA and North America

  • Grown from a team of two to more than 80 worldwide

Job Description

In this busy role you will:

  • Work collaboratively with software engineering to operate our systems
  • Help automate and streamline our operations and processes
  • Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, test and production environments.


Required skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience and excellent Systems administration skills

  • Solid cloud experience with AWS core services (IAM, VPC, EC2, RDS, Route53, CloudFront, CloudWatch)

  • Understanding of security principles and AWS best practises

  • Good understanding of Infrastructure-as-a-code approach and exposure to AWS CloudFormation, Terraform

  • Solid experiencing in building and maintaining Docker images

  • Understanding of CI/CD tools such as Jenkins CI, Travis CI, AWS CodeBuild

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, networking and protocols

  • DDoS mitigation techniques / IPS-IDS / Web Application Firewalls

  • Solid coding/scripting skills (Java, Python, bash)

  • Understanding of Web and API development

  • Solid understanding of source code control, preferably with Git

  • Explore new technologies and share findings with the development team

  • Share DevOps tooling and practises with the development team 

  • A passion for what you do and a desire to do it well

  • Manage the successful outcomes of all deliverables within the resource and time

  • Participate in project stand-ups by effectively communicating status and impediments to progress

  • Attend iteration planning sessions and participate in the sizing of the effort

  • Required to complete stories, ensuring external dependencies are considered.

  • Work closely and communicate effectively with the development team and product stakeholders to ensure project outcomes adhere to agreed quality standards

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Strong skill sets in Web and API development and architectures (Event Driven, SOA, Microservices)

  • Experience with AWS CloudFront & WAF

  • Experience with container runtime clustering and management (ECS/Kubernetes)

  • Experience with serverless (AWS Lambda, Serverless, Zappa)

Bonus points

  • Being able to demonstrate a commercial AWS solution you architected and built

  • AWS certifications

What we’re offering you

  • A competitive salary with performance bonus

  • Some exciting technology to work on

  • A great place to work with a highly motivated team

To find out more about life at Xref and this opportunity, apply via the link today! 

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