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DevOps Engineer Job Description

Posted by Mathew French

1 April 2021

This job description template can be used for the DevOps Engineer role in a mid-sized Australian or New Zealand organisation. If your business needs to find efficiencies that will save you time and money, HR digitisation and automation will help you streamline the entire employee lifecycle. Ready to transform your recruitment process? Everything you need to get started is available to you on this page.

Organisational Profile 'Your Organisation'

  • Mid-sized organisation.

  • Budget between $10 million and $40 million.

  • Relatively straightforward financing

This sample job description is for the DevOps Engineer role for a mid-sized Australian or New Zealand organisation in which the DevOps Engineer takes responsibility for providing software engineering support for the entire organisation.

Sample Position Description

'Your Organisation'
DevOps Engineer

Your Organisation: Vision / Mission

The mission of 'Your Organisation' is:

'Your Organisation' serves more than X people nationally each year and has a budget of $Y million.

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Position Description - Your Organisation: DevOps Engineer

Reporting to the CTO, the DevOps Engineer will be responsible for building functional systems that improve business efficiency and customer experience. In this role, you will manage infrastructure projects and processes. Responsibilities include identifying production issues, deploying product updates, and implementing integrations to meet customer needs. Keen attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a solid knowledge base are essential. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to execute and automate operational processes quickly, accurately and securely.


Specific responsibilities for the DevOps Engineer include:

  • Work directly with the IT team and CTO to test system integrity.

  • Design and implement build, deployment, and configuration management.

  • Document and design new processes and update existing processes.

  • Improve infrastructure development and application development.

  • Build and test automation tools for infrastructure provisioning.

  • Provide technical guidance and educate team members and coworkers on development and operations.

  • Build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards.

  • Handle code deployments and fixes in all environments.

  • Build tools to reduce occurrences of errors and improve customer experience.

  • Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems.

  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors.

  • Investigate and resolve technical issues; design procedures for system troubleshooting and maintenance.

  • Develop scripts to automate visualisation.

  • Maintain day-to-day management and administration of projects.

  • Monitor metrics and develop ways to improve.

  • Follow all best practices and procedures as established by 'Your Organisation.'

Work Hours & Benefits

Discuss the working hours and benefits specific to 'Your Organisation.' Share company policy/ies about work from home and support staff options. Focus on the benefits that set you apart, such as stock and ownership options, paid parental leave, or corporate travel accounts.

DevOps Engineer - Your Organisation: Qualifications

The DevOps Engineer will have a minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in development and operations, or a related IT, computer, or operations field. You will be a team player with a passion for efficiency, an appetite for learning, and a commitment to teamwork. The DevOps Engineer will possess the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, software engineering, or related field.

  • Previous experience with software development, infrastructure development, or development and operations.

  • Experience with Linux infrastructures, database SQL (MS SQL), CI/CD tools, scripting such as JavaScript, PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, .NET, Scrum/Kanban/SAFe, Agile workflow methodologies.

  • Good interpersonal skills and the capacity to communicate effectively with all levels of management.

  • Able to prioritise and manage time efficiently.

  • Excellent attention to detail and a forensic eye for errors.

  • Up-to-date on the latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently.


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