Site Reliability Engineer
Auckland, NZ
2d ago

Propellerhead are a leading software-services company, designing, delivering and maintaining large-scale digital platforms.

Our clients include Auckland Transport, New Zealand Rugby, Avid AML, BlinkPay, Centre of Possibility, Starship Children's Hospital, SkyBus, Spark, ESR, Ministry of Education, New Zealand Post, and Auckland Museum.

Focusing on leanness and flexibility, the team you’ll join will be internally self-organising, allowing you to focus on managing work rather than people.

  • How We Build Software : Taking our lead from the world of software product development, we structure solutions in a product-centric manner;
  • continuously delivering improvements from a backlog of features. These features are taken from real stakeholder needs linked to clear objectives.

    Our digital platforms are a mixture of custom components and external services that can be combined for a powerful and engaging experience.

    Our guiding principle is to only write code necessary to deliver experiences unique to users.We're looking for an experienced Site Reliability Engineer to join our Optimisation Team.

    You'll work with our delivery teams throughout the development lifecycle to ensure systems delivered are scalable, robust, and supportable.

    You'll be pivotal in optimising our software and infrastructure to improve reliability, decrease cost.

    The Role

  • Designing and implementing proactive continuous improvement programmes for our solutions to minimise the occurrence of support issues.
  • Leading the provisioning of deployment environments, including all aspects of servers, services and networking.
  • Working alongside core development teams to design cloud deployment architectures on Azure and AWS.
  • Ensuring aspects of security, scalability, supportability and performance are implemented in solution architectures.
  • Assisting development teams to build continuous integration and deployment pipelines using toolsets selected for the particular technology stack.
  • Ensuring that necessary monitoring and alerting are in place and continuously improving it.
  • Documenting system architecture and configuration / deployment processes and proactively sharing technical knowledge with support developers across multiple teams.
  • Actively participating in the diagnosis and remedy of reactive support issues during business hours and on a shared on-call basis after hours.
  • Providing technical assistance to support ticket triaging and troubleshooting.
  • Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience as a Site Reliability Engineer or DevOps Engineer.
  • Experience developing applications in Java, Node.js, and / or .NET.
  • Strong experience in Azure deployment architectures and VSTS deployment pipelines.
  • Experience with AWS and Bamboo / Bitbucket Pipelines would be an advantage.
  • System admin of Linux and Windows-based cloud-based server environments.
  • Experience in one or more of the following : Python, PowerShell, Groovy, Go, Perl, Ruby, shell scripting.
  • Some networking knowledge to help with troubleshooting and configuration of virtual networks.
  • Familiarity with New Relic or similar monitoring framework, including building dashboards and alerting integration.
  • Benefits : - Developer-lead organisation- Interesting, diverse, commercially-minded projects for big clients- World-class colleagues- Equal opportunity workplace, free from discrimination- A culture of collaboration and learning- Plenty of office perks and beautifully designed offices in the heart of Auckland Cover Letter : It's critically important that you submit a cover letter with your application - we cannot progress your application without one.

    It needs to be at least 200 words, and is your chance to tell us more about who you are and what you value. This is very important to us.

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