Performance & Reliability Engineer


Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


About us

Sportsbet's purpose is to bring excitement to life for its customers and we do this by over-delivering on excitement through serious fun, disrupting the status quo and living our values. We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer with over 7,000 cool, clever and curious people around the world. As part of the Flutter Group, we’re a global player, but in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin we’re tight knit, with 1,000 of us bringing excitement to life every day.

Our commitment to responsible gambling is genuine and demonstrated through the wide range of responsible gambling initiatives and tools – take a look:

About the role

As a Performance & Reliability Engineering Specialist at Sportsbet, you will be helping to provide the greatest customer experiences for one of the highest-volume and most dynamic digital businesses not just in Australia, but also the world. The organisation is always looking for the next big thing for our customers, and it’s our responsibility that what the customers get is a high-quality solution that’s been well analysed, tested and iterated to meet their needs.

The role is within the Performance & Reliability Engineering – Technology Platforms team and at Sportsbet we’re looking for well rounded individuals who can look at the bigger picture of performance and reliability, from inception of a solution, to developing test approaches and scripts, running tests and identifying issues and solutions and finally reviewing and improving the performance & reliability of a range of different systems and technologies.

If the thought of helping to build systems to withstand mind numbing volumes and rollercoaster-esque traffic patterns whilst being a performance & reliability evangelist for blazingly quick customer experiences, then this role is for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Help drive understanding of the various inputs that make up the performance of our systems, from the front-end applications to API services, data sources and infrastructure and everything in between.
  • Support in defining estimates, providing key issues/risks surrounding a project/solution and other reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain the test scripts and code which underpins the various load testing capabilities at Sportsbet
  • Help other team expand their capabilities in the performance testing space by conducting knowledge sharing, brownbag or overview sessions on specific tools, or general best practices
  • Provide inputs into future state deliverables such as infrastructure capacity plans and usage modelling.
  • Identify risks in the physical and logical design of our production and non-production stacks and what mitigations may need to be enacted.
  • Help Sportsbet transition to deliver solutions that are highly scalable, resilient, and recoverable through your design and solutions reviews or testing outcomes.
  • Our capability is all developed in house – help us deliver strong testing and tools capability to empower and assist staff in using those tools from your immediate team all the way to the wider organisation
  • From CI/CD, to cloud capability to data and data visualisation you’ll be expected to challenge yourself to deliver quality code and capability in multiple facets and multiple languages

About You

  • Demonstrated quality coding experience and ability to rapidly adapt to coding in different languages
  • Experience with developing or testing multiple different applications and systems across the full solution stack
  • Proven experience with QA practices including test case development, execution, and defect triage.
  • 4+ years’ experience in performance & site reliability engineering
  • Experienced in performance testing and analysis - Including and Apache JMeter (but we’re open to all!)
  • Experienced in creating or maintaining CI/CD pipelines, especially Jenkins, GitHub and how to integrate testing within a pipeline
  • Strong understanding and experience in *nix based operating systems
  • Experience of APM tools

The Perks

We work hard and play hard, so along with a very competitive salary and generous performance-based bonus, we will also provide you with:

  • 25 days annual leave (a whole extra week of holidays!)
  • Genuine flexible working and remote working policy with an $850 work from home office allowance
  • Discounted gym memberships, free breakfast and loads of event and conference tickets and many more
  • Access to Headspace App and an employee assist program
  • Best in class Parental Leave program with six months paid leave for Primary Carers and Circle In membership
  • Free merch including t-shirts, SB branded coffee keep cups (Frank Green might we add) and much more!
  • Tailored career development programs, as well as a commitment to developing Thought Leader and Specialist Talent programs

We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer who welcomes you for who you are, as you are- that’s why we assess behaviours, learning agility and expertise to ensure all types of experiences are considered for our roles. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we review candidates with 2-3 weeks of advertising.

Ready to bring excitement to life? Apply now

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