Senior DevOps Engineer at Shippit

Technology, Full-time, Melbourne melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 7 days ago

Shippit is a powerful technology engine that is revolutionising how the world sends anything, to anyone, located anywhere. Logistics infrastructure is a sophisticated beast, and we’re not only improving the experience for everyone involved, we’re impacting the planet in a positive manner. Our deliveries are already 100% Carbon Neutral. While Australian founded, we’re truly global in our approach and have the benefit of being a free moving startup yet with the security of impacting a growing industry that needs some love and attention.

The technology team at Shippit lives and breathes by one core value:  ‘We make good sh*#’. From deploying to new geographies to building next generation products, and taking the microservices journey, there’s no better time to join a vibrating team already strong of several extraordinary software engineers. 


  • As a Senior DevOps Engineer, you are responsible for maintaining and enhancing our infrastructure platform, working alongside other Infrastructure engineers and the development team.
  • You’ll have a good working knowledge of several aspects of infrastructure management, DevOps principles as well as software development.
  • You will be comfortable working side by side with peer software developers and other internal teams, taking decisions together in order to enhance our Platform infrastructure features, reliability and CI/CD pipeline.  
  • To succeed in this role you will be agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what we’re doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we're doing right so we can make it even better. 

  • As part of the engineering team you will have a direct impact on our customers, by improving the platform reliability and up-time and enabling our cross-functional teams to deliver new features faster, and more securely.

  • 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 
  • Coach and mentor junior - mid level members of the team

  • Infrastructure as code tools like terraform or Pullumi
  • Infrastructure as code testing tools
  • Configuration management tools like ansible
  • Container and container orchestration such as Kubernetes
  • Experience with Cloud Computing Platform like AWS
  • Experience or understanding in cloud-native architecture and concepts like availability, security, reliability and cost
  • Knowledge of what great CI/CD looks like
  • Knowledge of what good logging and monitoring looks like
  • 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

  • Internal stakeholders: Engineering team, Support team
  • External stakeholders: 3rd Party providers (Cloud providers, SAAS providers, software services providers), Customers’ IT teams when needed

  • Networking Knowledge 
  • End to end SDLC process
  • Application Migration
  • We’re on a mission that needs the right humans to help make ship happen!

    The team behind Shippit come from diverse backgrounds, but all embody the core values that makes our business different. Our mantra is to make ship happen, every single day.

    WE PLAY THE STRAIGHT BAT - It's about radical candour which breed integrity and trust

    WE CREATE THE FUTURE - It's about innovation and disrupting the status quo

    WE RAISE THE BAR - It's about excellence and being better every day

    WE MAKE AN IMPACT - It's about ensuring that what we do makes a difference

    WE ARE GOOD HUMANS - It's about inclusivity of beliefs and personal circumstances

    We’re a phenomenal place to work, and we can back that up. Shippit’s been ranked as #9 in Linkedin’s Hottest Startups to work at in 2021. We have a high-performance culture, everyone can make a difference, together we make great ship happen.

    We have an overriding focus on wellness and 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, parental leave and so much more!

    “We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant”