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Head of DevOps/Site Reliability


Australian Capital Territory

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Full Time


Information & Communication Technology


$190000 - $210000 per annum

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Steven Jobson

Join a multi-year platform modernization effort as the Head of Engineering and Planning. Among many other duties, the team is focused on toil reduction, process improvement, configuration management automation, and gathering metrics for the core service platform.

This is a technical based management position focusing on development, leadership and oversight of Engineers. The ideal candidate will possess a blend of technical and nontechnical skills with the ability to gather requirements, develop solutions to problems, build teams to implement those solutions, and teach others.

You will:
  • Lead the team of engineers running Capacity, Availability, ILS and Disaster Recovery
  • Work with leadership to transform the current team structure to remove single point sensitivity, and plan a transition to SRE based operating models
  • Proactively plan for capacity, reliability, availability and sustainability of services.
  • Design and implement best practices and processes for delivering industry-leading service providing reliability and resiliency for mission-critical customer use cases.
  • Promote and evangelize the engineering discipline of Site Reliability.
  • Implement, advocate, and teach SRE/DevOps best practices in a DevOps collaborative contex

What we are looking for:
  • A passion for solving the hard problems of running large-scale cloud services at the highest levels of reliability and resiliency.
  • Experience as a Site Reliability Engineer and a Site Reliability Engineering Manager in a cloud/SaaS-based environment where reliability and resiliency are critical factors in business continuity.
  • Automate deployments of services/applications into a hybrid cloud environment (Azure / Open Stack / AWS)
  • Previous (preferably current) experience in one or more programming languages used in system automation and management.
  • Provide leadership and direction to Engineers that are responsible for break-fix, uptime and reliability for core services
  • Strong experience in VMware blueprinting architecture would be an advantage.
  • Use modern tools to streamline configuration management e.g. Terraform, Packer, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Dockerfiles

Australian citizens only, currently clearance preferred.

Please contact Sorcha Joyce on 02 6285 3500 for more information.

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