Senior DevOps Engineer at Spriggy

Full-Time, Engineering, NSW, New South Wales engineering full-time
Posted a month ago

Meet Spriggy

Spriggy helps Aussie families teach their kids about money and makes it possible to manage it all from your pocket. We provide parents with a safe and simple way to pay their kids pocket money, set chores, manage savings, monitor spending, pay for school lunches and invest for their kids' future.

We launched in late 2016 and have had over 500,000 members join and a 4.8 star rating average from over 20,000 reviews. In mid 2021, we closed our Series B round of $35m and are backed by high-calibre Australian investors, including Mike Cannon-Brookes' Grok Ventures and NAB ventures.

The Spriggy Team

We’re a curious bunch and a rapidly growing team. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds that include engineering, design, physics, genetics, medicine, sports, ex-founders and mathematics. We take our values pretty seriously at Spriggy, and being values-led is a big part of who we are. 

At Spriggy, your work matters, you’ll see the impact of the code that you ship to production in your first weeks in the hands of hundreds of thousands of Aussies. Our team shares a common goal and similar motivations. We’re all passionate problem solvers who believe people learn by doing. We tell it how it is and believe that together we can build a brighter future by ensuring what we choose to do makes a difference to us and our families.

The Opportunity

At Spriggy you will have the opportunity to work with great engineers and technologists, innovating around interesting market leading technology, in a developer friendly environment solving actual customer problems. You will get to be involved in projects end to end, along with the teams you support, going from understanding the customer problem to building solutions, to shipping and celebrating the win.

We are looking for a Snr. DevOps Engineer to help us build functional systems that improve customer experience at scale and improve developer velocity internally.  You will also work with our principal architect and development teams to improve our internal experience for dev teams with activities such as reviewing our DevEx, CI/CD, and environment consolidation. Finally you will assist with security and compliance requirements. As such you will have a solid understanding of SDLC and what makes high performing engineering teams hum and have experience working within compliance and reporting frameworks.  You’ll also have the opportunity to work on projects that are a little more greenfield, running experiments to solve customer problems, be those internal or external customers. All of that in an environment that takes the work very seriously, but doesn’t take itself very seriously at all. We are building products kids love to use after all.

More specifically:

  • You would be joining the Spriggy Engineering team to help build an amazing and unique tools that helps parents, kids, schools and canteen operators serve thousands and thousands of Australian families.
  • Balance rapid delivery and execution with quality, stability, scalability and security. 
  • Collaborating with your team and others in the company to develop scalable solutions to technical problems.
  • Working across product, platform and QA to ensure we have appropriate services and environments throughout our engineering processes.
  • Ensuring that systems comply with Spriggy’s security policies and procedures by working closely with the information security and compliance teams.
  • Although you will not be directly responsible for services, you will be responsible for building tooling and helping service teams monitor and manage their services
  • Reviewing and improving existing systems (Agile, CI/CD, Devops, Automation) and work with the Principle Architect and teams to consistently improve developer velocity.
  • Contribute and champion engineering practices across the Spriggy team. At Spriggy, we’re planning to double our engineering team size every year. We’d love you to be an advocate of what we do and to be a magnet for other talent. 
  • Be a key member in defining and building the platform enabling service teams to easily deploy and manage their services in a consistent manner.
  • Work collaboratively with a sense of shared purpose within a cross-functional team, including team members from engineering, product, analytics and operations.
  • Working with the product and engineering teams to continue to build the company culture.


  • Industry experience. You have 8+ years of industry experience. You have worked in either a scale up or an enterprise environment building solutions that scale and can serve hundreds of thousands of customers.
  • AWS Experience. You will have 4+ years of commercial AWS experience (AWS accreditation highly regarded but not essential.
  • Kubernetes Experience. 4+ years experience building and managing secure K8’s with experience setting up and supporting pod deployments to K8’s
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC). You will have strong experience with technologies such as Terraform, Cloudformation or similar along with drift detection and repair.
  • You enjoy solving customer problems. You recognise that technology is a vehicle to solving customer problems and have experience in companies that ship products at scale. 
  • Think big, build small. You dream big, while recognising that the best solutions often involve small thoughtful iterations at speed. You bring big visions to life by constantly thinking about the next smallest thing you can do to solve a problem. 
  • Value collaboration and communication. You’re comfortable communicating and collaborating with stakeholders. We work in small cross-functional teams that thrive off building and succeeding together.
  • Quality is part of your DNA. You believe in building software systems that are measurable, secure, malleable, and reliable. Delivering a service our Spriggy families can trust and continues to evolve and improve is a high priority.
  • Enjoy mentoring junior and mid-level team members. “Learn by doing” is one of our values and we are looking for experience to contribute to the growth of our team.

Life at Spriggy

  • The opportunity to work at one of Australia’s fastest growing Fintechs.
  • An opportunity to have real impact and be part of a company with real purpose.
  • A values-led culture focused on collaboration, growth and learning.
  • A competitive salary 
  • A flexible hybrid workplace (including dedicated budgets for your WFH setup) and continued professional development budget.
  • And our team's diverse background ensures that our products talk to the needs of all Australian families. To continue to be able to do this well, we encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.