Tech Lead Dev Ops and Security

  • 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.  

We started our journey in Sydney over 8 years ago and are now a global leader operating from 6 countries with circa 100 employees. With even more growth planned ahead, this really is an exciting time to jump on board!

Why join Xref's Development team? 

Driven - we’re an ambitious bunch and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to improve the Xref platform 

A family - We're a close team of 25 and we love what we do, we believe in the platform and we encourage each other to succeed as a team and individually 

Fast-paced - in a high-growth company, things can change in a heartbeat but we’ve got the drive to jump in and get a job done 

Hands-on - we will all roll up our sleeves and get involved. While we have individual specialist skills, we support each other to deliver the best results as a team. 

Award-Winning - we have won multiple awards celebrating the technology we have created and this is all down to our hard-working dev team!

Job Description

In this busy role you will:

  • Work collaboratively with our software engineers to standardise multiple process
  • Manage 2 team members (our junior sys-admin and devops engineer) to ensure they are producing high quality work and meeting targets / deadlines effectively
  • Oversee multiple data centres to protect our ever-growing global clients and users
  • Help automate and streamline our operations and processes
  • Build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our dev, testing and production environment
  • Attend iteration planning sessions and participate in the sizing of the effort
  • Participate in project stand-ups by effectively communicating status and impediments to progress
  • Explore new technologies and share findings with the development team


Required skills and experience:

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

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a senior devops engineer with a strong leadership / management focus is essential

  • 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

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

  • 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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