Senior Platform Engineer (VPSG6)

Job posted: 05/08/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 24 Months

Organisation: Service Victoria

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Reference: VG/1556276

Reference: VG/1556276

Occupation: IT and Telecommunications

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Platform Engineer, with Service Victoria. Service Victoria is an Administrative Office within the Department of Premier & Cabinet charged with simplifying, improving, and modernising essential government transactions and delivering customer service.   As a Platform Engineer, you will be joining the Platform Engineering team to develop and maintain new and existing products at Service Victoria. 

An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Platform Engineer, with Service Victoria. 

Service Victoria is an Administrative Office within the Department of Premier & Cabinet charged with simplifying, improving, and modernising essential government transactions and delivering customer service.   

As a Platform Engineer, you will be joining the Platform Engineering team to develop and maintain new and existing products at Service Victoria.  

As a modern, outcomes driven technology organisation, Service Victoria is embracing remote first for all roles. 

Service Victoria is continuing to hire with all interviewing and on-boarding done virtually due to COVID-19. All new and existing Service Victoria team members will continue to work from home until it's safe to return to our office. When our office re-opens, this role will have the option to work from the office or remotely from home. 


What a Senior Platform Engineer does at Service Victoria: 

  • Sitting within the Platform Engineering team and reporting to the Manager - Platform Engineering, you will work across all of Service Victoria's digital platforms and technical areas in a fast-paced, customer obsessed, technology focused environment. 

  • You'll contribute to the establishment and continual improvement of the various Engineering Squad's infrastructure-as-code practices, leveraging tooling including AWS CDK and Terraform. 

  • You'll work with squads to help them implement, enhance, and maintain their CI/CD pipelines. 

  • You'll support, maintain, and improve the shared Kubernetes platform. 

  • You'll support a new cutting-edge production platform to meet SLAs and SLOs 

  • You will be part of a team responsible for the administration of various systems, including operating system and database patching, certificate updates, backups, and general lifecycle management of system components. 

  • You'll contribute to the organisation's transition to DevSecOps and SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) proposing and implementing changes required to Service Victoria's platforms to support this transition. 

  • You'll work on improving deployment processes, reducing platform downtime and have a focus on cost optimisation. 

  • You'll promote best practices across the Engineering squads. 

  • Participates in a 24/7 on-call roster for responding to incidents out of hours (our teams own the software the build and are responsible for supporting its operability) 


On your first day you'll have: 

  • Extensive experience in the AWS eco-system 

  • Experience with GitOps, ChatOps and DevSecOps  

  • Strong experience in the design and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines (Buildkite experience preferred) 

  • Experience with containerisation (docker) and container orchestration technologies, especially Amazon EKS (or Kubernetes in general) 

  • Experience in supporting medium/large production infrastructures deployed at scale 

  • Hands on experience defining and implementing AWS policies and security controls including use of tools such as IAM, AWS Config, CloudTrail, Control Tower, Landing Zones, GuardDuty, etc 

  • Familiarity with a wide variety of AWS products beyond just EC2, such as Lambda, SNS, SQS, CloudFront, WAF, Secrets Manager, RDS, DynamoDB, Transit Gateway etc 

  • Strong experience with deploying and developing complex infrastructure via automation tools such as CDK, Terraform and CloudFormation 

  • Solid knowledge and practical experience using, maintaining, and managing Linux servers, including writing, and maintaining shell scripts 

  • Good understanding of networking and experience setting up virtual networks, as well as debugging and troubleshooting networking related issues in cloud environments 

  • Familiarity with developing in Go and TypeScript would be highly regarded 

  • Experience in troubleshooting Java applications will be highly regarded 

  • Excellent communication, influencing and coaching skills with the ability to explain complex ideas and solve problems are essential 

  • A well-developed sense of empathy for your customers, both internal and external. 


The closing date for this position is midnight Tuesday 28th September 2021.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. 


How to apply: Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include: 

  • a resume 

  • completed VPS Application Form (attached to the job ad) 


Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. 

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role. 

Senior Platform Engineer (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 24 Months

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Manager - Platform Engineering | recruitment@service.vic.gov.au

Senior Platform Engineer (VPSG6)