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Job Description

Gumtree Australia is Australia’s favourite local marketplace connecting buyers and sellers in the local community to buy, sell and find just about everything. There are more than 3 million listings across hundreds of categories and 80,000 new ads are posted every single day.
On average, more than 7 million Australians visit Gumtree each month, and we’re proud to say we’re one of the top shopping apps in Australia.

Facilitating successful and safe local trade is our main priority. Our mission is to empower people and create economic opportunity and to be Australia’s favourite local marketplace for all of life’s needs.

The team..
We drive reliability and performance at scale by mastering the full depth of the stack. As an Engineer in our SRE team, we work on large scale system design and troubleshooting. We love solving the complex problems of scale. We work on cool open-source technologies and we keep our technology stack modern.  We adhere to DevOps philosophies and contribute to architecture designs supporting innovative, scalable and fail-safe solutions. Our infrastructure handles hundreds of millions of page views a day and serves millions of customers all over the world.

A day in the life of…

  • Makes architectural decisions about infrastructure changes in GCP.
  • Brainstorms ideas to simplify and streamline infrastructure.
  • Works on infrastructure cost optimizations.
  • Dives deep into operational issues, from an infrastructure perspective.
  • Executes and delivers projects in short timelines, without sacrificing quality.
  • Shows initiative in identifying the priority to align with team goals.
  • Enjoys and wants to automate any toil, then sit back and relax!
  • Engages in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning.
  • Participates in periodic on call duties.
  • Participates in design reviews and operational readiness exercises of services.

You can fill these boots with…..

  • Strong architect level knowledge and experience with GCP.
  • Strong experience with Terraform to manage large GCP infrastructure.
  • Strong experience with Kubernetes, preferably multi-regional GKEs with Anthos.
  • Strong working knowledge of Linux and networking.
  • Fluency in at least one modern programming language.
  • Experience with databases (MySQL/MongoDB) and message queues (Kafka/PubSub) as big plus.
  • Experience with CI/CD (Jenkins/ArgoCD/Jsonnet) as a plus.
  • Self motivation and thirst to understand how things work.
  • Strong belief in the principle of “Keep It Super Simple”.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation including generous paid parental leave
  • Allocated training budget
  • Flexible working hours and working from home
  • Fantastic team culture
  • Free health insurance, educational assistance program, dental and vision subsidies

From the moment that you join the Gumtree team we aspire to make your employment experience an awesome and engaging one. If you are enthusiastic and thrive in a collaborative and friendly environment, then apply and send us your CV!