Lead DevOps Engineer

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Lead DevOps Jedi to work remotely, helping shape platform architecture for our flagship product, Award Force.

Award Force is a fast-growing Australian SaaS company, with our flagship B2B product serving hundreds of clients globally, millions of users, and growing.

Our “official headquarters” is in Sydney Australia, but our team is fully remote, distributed worldwide, set-up with all the tools to collaborate effectively across distance and time zones. Our engineering team is in Australia and Europe— we’re currently inviting candidates located anywhere in Europe or Asia Pacific to apply, to work from your home office or coworking space.

We're looking for a Lead DevOps Jedi with a background in Linux systems admin and experienced with Amazon Web Services.

Our entire stack is completely scalable, fully autonomous, and needs additional personnel to help create some more advanced features, as well as providing additional support for our engineering and client success teams.

Essential requirements

  • Have 4+ years expert experience in designing, building and maintaining AWS cloud based infrastructure

  • Have 2+ year’s experience leading a team of TechOps Engineers

  • Have hands-on experience on EC2, S3, CloudFront, RDS, IAM, Security groups, ELB, auto scaling, deployment and migration of environment

  • Expert in debugging issues, identifying faults and enhancing logging of software

  • Are experienced in IT infrastructure and systems security, cloud or network systems management, and business continuity

  • Have knowledge of Jenkins, Packer, Chef and Consul preferred

  • Are experienced in writing code in multiple scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, etc

  • Works collaboratively across the entire organisation, balancing the needs of various departments with business pragmatism, managing stakeholder expectations, and tracking the various work streams into and out of your team.

  • Are transparent, articulate and driven to succeed.

Experience and capabilities

We're more passionate about enthusiastic, fast learners, eager to continuously learn and improve skills, with a care and real passion for people and technology, than somebody that can tick every one of these boxes - ideally you have a mix of many of the following:

  • Software architecture skills in PHP and most importantly, Laravel

  • Experience with a variety of AWS services: S3, EC2, RDS (MySQL).etc.

  • Used to Git, collaborating with other developers and working with other people's’ code.

  • Have knowledge of Jenkins, Packer, Chef and Consul preferred.

What we offer

  • Full-time role, based remotely, work from anywhere from Europe to Asia Pacific

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

  • Friendly, sociable, mature, responsible team

  • Lots of training and excellent internal support

  • We’re ready to go when you are, the sooner the better

  • Your birthday is a holiday every year

  • 20 days paid annual leave

  • 38-hour working week, Monday to Friday (your weekends are yours)

  • A budget for computer equipment (pending 3 month probationary period)

About us

Award Force is the industry-leading cloud software for organisers of awards, grants, scholarships and pitch competitions to manage submission, evaluation and award of results, online.

We provide the platform to accept awards entries/applications, allocate them to judges/evaluators who then do their judging online, all the while providing organisers clear visibility on how their program is going.

Since launching in Australia late 2013, we’ve had an outstanding market response and we’re now supporting a growing list of clients across Asia Pacific, Europe, North & South America and the Middle East.

Award Force is a beautifully designed, high quality system and we make sure all our clients have a fantastic experience!

Our growing team is distributed across 23 cities in 12 countries, mostly working from home offices.  We use a range of internet-based tools for communication and collaboration that help our teams work closely over global distance and time zones. We’re an energetic group of intelligent, creative people, driven by high standards and are passionate about creating and delivering an exceptional product and service.

How to apply

Submission is via the Award Force system only, the application will take you about 15-20 minutes and applications outside the system will not be considered.

Ready? Please go to https://www.awardforce.com/careers for details.

Award Force is an equal opportunity employer. We are a growing business made up of professional, like-minded, mature individuals who celebrate diversity, work in a discrimination free environment, value continuous improvement and support environmental initiatives.