Senior DevOps Engineer


Manage and enhance the Shippit infrastructure platform and help take our platform to the next level!

  • Fun, friendly & progressing engineering culture
  • Overriding focus on wellness to support you at work (and play)
  • #7 Linkedin top startups
Shippit is a formidable force in the Australian market, shipping millions of parcels for thousands of retailers worldwide. Month on month we continue to revolutionize how people send things, to anyone, anywhere and we continue to delight our customers with market-leading, unique and innovative solutions to meet their customer needs. 

We’ve created a customer-focused dispatch system that gives recipients the power to book, track and reschedule their deliveries via real-time GPS. Our retailers don’t need to worry about running accounts with carriers – they simply choose a delivery option and stick on a label, Shippit handles the rest. We have developed a set of plugins for common e-commerce platforms that removes the hassle for retailers and gives them access to a wide range of shipping options - that is the basic description of what we do.

In your new role as Senior DevOps Engineer, you will work collaboratively with development team and peers to enhance existing functionality of our infrastructure platform. You will help scale our business by managing and enhancing our infrastructure.

About you;
We are looking for a proactive and passionate engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You love problem-solving, you believe in continuous improvement and enjoy working collaboratively. You know how to manage your time effectively and enjoy having a laugh, celebrating individual and team success and genuinely want to be part of building something big.

Responsibilities in the role;
  • Collaborate and support product teams by building a platform or solutions that help the success of the product
  • Design and implement infrastructure as code
  • Share and learn infrastructure and other knowledge with product teams
  • Design and implement build tools, services and way to enhance the developer experience
  • Monitor and collect appropriate information to help us understand our infrastructure, applications and overall health of the business
  • Understand and help create appropriate SLO/SLA for product teams with the 4 key metrics ideas in mind
  • Design and implement Cloud solution that focuses on availability, security, reliability and performance 
  • Production support, root cause analysis and post-mortem 

The experience we hope you have;

  • Infrastructure as code tools like terraform or Pullumi
  • Infrastructure as code testing tools
  • Configuration management tools like Ansible
  • Container and container orchestration
  • Experience with Cloud Computing Platform like AWS
  • Experience in cloud-native architecture and concepts like availability, security, reliability and cost
  • Experience of CI/CD and working in an agile, DevOps environment.
  • Strong knowledge of logging and monitoring tools 
  • Programming and TDD experience, in a scripting language like python, go, ruby etc
  • Experience using DSCM like Git
  • Production support skills
  • Open to new ideas and not scared to experiment with new concepts

About Us  

Our 7 core values haven’t changed since launch, and we embrace and celebrate these values in our day-to-day. We love to push the envelope to break though old norms, make good sh**t taking passion and pride in our work, have a laugh through the good and challenging times and, we are good humans - we have heart and want to improve the world we live in whilst having fun along the way.

We’re a great place to work and we can back that up. Shippit’s been ranked as #7 in Linkedin’s Hottest Startups to work at in 2019. We have a high-performance culture, everyone can make a difference, together we make great ship happen. We have an overriding focus on wellness are committed advocates for mental health awareness and gender pay equality & we’re committed to supporting and nurturing our team with perks like flexible work arrangements, above industry-standard parental leave and so much more!