Senior Site Reliability Engineer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Category: Information Technology
  • Location: Multiple Locations
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1508779
  • Job Title: Senior Site Reliability Engineer
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  • Summary:
  • Opportunity to delivery across Waka Kotahi’s complex technology ecosystem.
  • Do you have the passion to automate?
  • Auckland or Wellington based

Ko wai mātou | About us

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

Te Aukaha | Digital and Workspace strengthens Waka Kotahi through supporting our people and delivering future-focussed solutions. We enable digital change, provide quality data, information and security services, and create flexible and collaborative workspaces.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The purpose of this role is to work alongside others to define the best practices of your craft, whilst working with teams to improve the reliability and observability of our systems, and also improving development and delivery pipelines across Waka Kotahi’s complex technology estate.

You will be working alongside Business Analysts, Product Owners/Managers, Technology Leadership team, Business/Initiative Owners, QAs and Vendors & Suppliers. You should be able to select best solutions in cloud environments based on best practices.

We are looking for someone with someone who has excellent analytical ability and is a a logical problem solver with clear communication skills.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • The ability to understand on how solutions are architected and integrated internally and with external third-party software.
  • Significant understanding of CI/CD.
  • Significant experience creating pipelines in a CI/CD tool (Jenkins, CircleCI etc.)
  • Significant experience in managing job artefacts.
  • Significant experience in writing automated integration tests using tools such as Postman, SoapUI.
  • Significant experience in running large systems and infrastructure.
  • Significant experience with TimeSeries Monitoring Platforms (e.g. Prometheus, Datadog, NewRelic, SignalFX)
  • Significant experience with Logging systems based on the ELK stack.
  • Significant experience in a programming language (Java, .Net, JavaScript).
  • Significant experience in Alerting systems (e.g. AlertManager, Opsgenie, PagerDuty).
  • Significant experience in Automation tools (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Salt puppet)
  • Significant experience in working with SLO’s SLI and SLA’s
  • Significant experience in working with at least 1 of the major cloud Providers.
  • Experience working with Site Reliability Engineering concepts.

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications.