Site Reliability Engineer at Whispir

DevOps, Australia - Anywhere, Remote remote engineering
Posted 9 days ago

About Us

It’s our mission to build a world that communicates more humanly. Since 2001, we’ve been delivering innovative and powerful communication solutions. Today, we’re a communication intelligence company applying powerful machine intelligence and carefully developed algorithms to deliver effective human engagement at scale even when we are not face to face — all guided by our values of Listening, Respect, Innovation, and Passion.

Our customers use Whispir to communicate across multiple channels from SMS to email, to dynamic landing pages, voice and more – all easily configured to meet their specific needs. All of our customers benefit from our low code – no code platform and powerful APIs. Our promise is to deliver a platform capable of achieving the world’s highest engagement rates.

About the Position:

We're growing. Fast. Our global expansion necessitates a talented Site Reliability Engineer to help optimise and improve our globally expanding AWS-based service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Using SRE approaches to improve our services for customers and other teams
  • Working collaboratively with developers, devops engineers, test engineers and other SMEs to understand our product’s performance and to identify improvement opportunities
  • Participation in solution design and architecture discussions, in collaboration with other SMEs
  • Participation in secondary on-call rotation to support trouble resolution during non-business hours and support for disaster recovery/ business continuity efforts as required

Development and Delivery

  • Contribute to technical and functional design, and take ownership of improvements
  • Identify system deficiencies and implement solutions with a consistent leaning towards “shift-left” and automation
  • Assist with platform maintenance and client support tasks where needed


  • Adhere to operational procedures such as time keeping, task allocation, status reporting
  • Actively contribute to internal programs

Professional Development

  • Be knowledgeable and ‘up to date’ with domain knowledge including industry trends, technologies, frameworks and techniques
  • Be knowledgeable and ‘up to date’ with Whispir products
  • Proactively seek opportunities to broaden and deepen knowledge base and proficiencies
  • Share acquired skills and knowledge of competitor or complementary products with the team

About You:

Even if you don't meet this criteria perfectly but believe you have lots to bring to the role, we encourage you to apply. We know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap - you don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.

You must have:

  • Experience with automation or scripting in a Linux environment
  • Understanding of SRE approaches and how to implement them in practice
  • Experience building and running services in Amazon Web Services or similar environment
  • Proven full-stack troubleshooting skills, with a strong focus on performance, scalability, root cause analysis and remediation

You should have:

  • Awareness of JVM and Java configuration and fault-finding
  • Knowledge of software deployment patterns and processes, and building CI/CD pipelines
  • Working knowledge of a programming language 
  • Skills with Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code tools. Preferably Ansible, Packer, Terraform, Kubernetes, and Docker
  • Expert skills in Linux and Linux internals
  • Experience supporting infrastructure or platform services in a customer-facing operational environment 

You ideally have:

  • Excellent knowledge of troubleshooting Java and JVM issues
  • Extensive experience of building environments in AWS
  • Knowledge of best practices for implementing security and compliance controls in cloud environments
  • Experience working with virtualization in an on-premise environment
  • Experience defining Service Level Objectives as availability targets

Why We Think You Will Love Working at Whispir:

  • Totally flexible working hours because you know how to get the most out of your day
  • Birthday paid leave 
  • Volunteer and engage with community paid leave
  • Ongoing monthly WFH allowance
  • Women of Whispir program to connect senior female leaders with women across the company to promote connection, networking and mentoring opportunities

Whispir is an endorsed employer for all women; check out our benefits directly at WORK180: Whispir Benefits | WORK180 Endorsed Employer

We still want to hear from you, even if you don’t meet all of the above requirements. If you’re ready to change the way our world communicates, Apply Now!