Systems Engineer (DevOps) at Deputy

Engineering, Full Time, Melbourne melbourne engineering full-time
Posted 8 days ago

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works & we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that. Our mission is to simplify shift work, with a future state vision to enable thriving workplaces in every community.

Deputy is a SaaS Workforce Management Product company. HQ'd in Sydney (AU), with offices in Melbourne, London (UK), Atlanta and San Francisco (USA). We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.

Currently, our employees are predominately working from home and this role will also be remote for the time being. We anticipate employees will be returning to the office, in a flexible capacity, during 2021 as appropriate & when it is safe to do so.


As a Systems Engineer (DevOps) you will be working closely with your peers, engineers, data scientists, product managers, designers, and leadership to build amazing systems (infrastructure, automation, tooling CI/CD), delivering services and products to millions of users and businesses worldwide, from small & medium to enterprise.

You wake up every morning knowing with confidence the systems you build and maintain are powering the livelihood for millions of workers worldwide.

Your day to day will focus on infrastructure, automation, CI/CD, and architecting the platform for our future.


  • Design, build, and maintain the Deputy Platform Infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with peers and the engineering team to design systems and triage platform issues.
  • Contribute to the Infrastructure roadmap as we continue to scale the Deputy Platform across more locations for more customers.
  • Encourage innovation and have a keen eye on solving problems efficiently.
  • Facilitate the Infrastructure ownership for product development squads by evangelising and providing the right tools for teams to do so.
  • Share technical solutions and product ideas through documentation, design reviews, pair programming, code review, and technology discussions.

  • Strong understanding and exposure to cloud environments, primarily AWS, primarily with Linux-based systems.
  • Pragmatic engineer who can combine software and systems engineering to build and run large scale, distributed, fault tolerant systems.
  • Have a solid understanding of the nature of and common problems with distributed systems, especially when it comes to architecting, maintaining, and debugging them.
  • Capable of working with multiple programming languages for multiple purposes. We primarily use Go, PHP, JS, and Python, with Terraform for our Infrastructure as code. You have knowledge of an array of cloud native technologies, such as Hashicorp Vault, Open Telemetry, OpenAPI, and gRPC.
  • Comfortable collaborating with multiple stakeholders of both technical and non-technical capabilities.
  • Strong grasp and comfort level with containers and various virtualisation technologies, primarily Docker, ECS/ECR, and Kubernetes (EKS).
  • Good understanding and experience with various storage and caching technologies, and their influence on the reliability within a complex system. We use Aurora MySQL, Redis, and RDS MySQL.
  • Good grasp of networking and security concepts and tools related to them, like tcpdump, nmap, and dig.
    - Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
    - Why IVP Invested in Deputy
    - Deloitte's #21 Fastest Growing Technology Startups in Aus 2018
    - Raised $111M Series B Round led by IVP, OpenView (our Series A investor), Square Peg Capital and EVP.
    - Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.

    - Share Options
    - Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
    - Personal Learning & Development Fund
    - Flexible Work Policy
    - Company wide Development & Coaching
    - Hackathons
    - Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
    - Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
    - Mental Health Support
    - Munch & Learns


    At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.

    We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.

    Check out this video: Deputy Explained

    Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd. 

    Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills. 

    Interested? Apply now