DevOps Engineer

  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Xref (XF1) 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 have enjoyed over 8 years of global growth and with even more growth planned ahead, this really is an exciting time to jump on board!

Our location is amazing - escape the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD and work in the pristine Walsh Bay/The Rocks area. Walk to the Opera House every lunchtime and enjoy the harbour view! 

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 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!

  • Social - From team BBQs on our balcony to Axe-Throwing to daily HIIT sessions to company-wide events, we like to keep the emphasis on making work fun!

Job Description

In this busy role you will:

  • Work collaboratively with our software engineers to help standardise multiple processes
  • Oversee multiple data centres to protect our ever-growing global clients and users
  • Work to 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


What you need:

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

  • 3 years’ experience as a Devops engineer

  • 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

Nice to have:

  • 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)

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