Systems / DevOps Engineer at Freelancer

Full-time, Sydney sydney engineering full-time
Posted 9 days ago

Twelve-time Webby award-winning is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace. We connect millions of employers to freelancers across the globe, and every day thousands of jobs are described, bid on, negotiated, and managed through our site.

We think it is pretty cool that our marketplace hosts a real life economy, where work is undertaken in every area you can think of. From design, writing, data entry and software development; through to sales, marketing, accounting and legal services - even NASA uses us!

As a leader of the Freelancer infrastructure team, you'll be working side-by-side with software engineers to design and deliver mission critical services and systems. You'll be working with MySQL and Nginx at scale, as well as a wide variety of cutting edge technology used to support our web-scale, real-time marketplace including Python, Go, C#, RabbitMQ, Redis, and ElasticSearch.

Fully deployed in Amazon's EC2 cloud, it's our mission to build highly resilient, self healing systems by automating and monitoring EVERYTHING using Puppet, ZooKeeper, Graphite, Kibana, and Jenkins.


  • Strong experience working with Linux and MySQL at scale.
  • Experience working with automation tools such as Puppet, or Chef.
  • Strong understanding of networking and systems architecture.
  • Tertiary Degree in Computer Science/Engineering (or Related).
  • Language experience with any of: PHP, Python, Go, Node.js, Ruby, C#.
  • Experience working in high-performance or web-scale environment will be highly regarded.
  • DevOps Engineers have a strong understanding of core computer science and systems architecture, are intelligent, highly motivated, welcome responsibility and love to tackle difficult problems.


This won’t be a cog-in-the-machine type of job; you will be joining a rapidly growing global technology company that values attitude and capability over experience, so if you are looking to make a difference and be rewarded for your efforts, this is the place for you.

We are striving to build one of the biggest sites on the Internet, so help us scale for 100+ million users, while enjoying all the perks of working in tech - fun atmosphere, smart people, awesome office, fully-stocked kitchens, social events, hackathons, your choice of platform, and more!