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Site Reliability Engineer

Sydney, Australia Gumtree AU
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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. We literally do learn something new every day.

As an Engineer in our SRE team, you will work on large scale system design and troubleshooting and be fluent in systems programming and/or automation. You will have a desire to tackle the complex problems of scale. 

We work on cool open-source technologies and 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…

  • Dives deep into general operational issues, from the programming, systems, automation, and process perspectives.

  • Has experience managing services within the context of a large-scale web environment.

  • Has a curious mind and a thirst to understand how things work.

  • Executes and delivers projects in short timelines, without sacrificing quality.

  • Shows personal initiative in identifying what needs to be done and who to work with across teams to make it happen.

  • Enjoys and wants to automate everything, then sit back and relax!

  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning. 

  • Participate in periodic on call duties.

  • Represent the SRE team in design reviews and operational readiness exercises for new and existing services

You can fill these boots with…..

  • Good knowledge and experience with public cloud infrastructure, especially GCP.

  • Experience with container orchestration, Kubernetes preferably.

  • Strong working knowledge of Linux, networking and databases. 

  • Experience with automation, configuration management (Jenkins, Terraform, Puppet, Salt).

  • Fluency in at least one modern programming language.

  • Experience with monitoring and alerting of production systems

  • Our Tech stack comprises GCP, OpenStack, On-prem; Java, node.js, GO, Python; Kafka, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, MySQL; React.js; Kotlin/Swift; Kubernetes, Mesos; Grafana, Prometheus/Alertmanager and many others.

  • We are looking for people from both systems and software backgrounds. Strong candidates will have experience with both.

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!

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