Senior Cloud & Platform Engineer (930354)


Location: Darlinghurst

Job Type: Full time


Our Story

The Woolworths Group has been focused on the importance of digital and what we need to do to better serve our customers through creating shopping experiences that are personalised, seamless, and convenient. Enter WooliesX. WooliesX is the combination of our digital businesses working in collaboration together to capitalise on the communities of professionals we have at Woolworths. We create new teams, with new practices, and a modern dynamic engineering culture by investing in the right people and resources to make it possible.We’re proud of the work we do and want to be known for delivering exceptional client experiences with great work-life balance.

WooliesX is structured by communities of capabilities, chapters, which bring different skills into our execution teams, squads.The focus within our chapters is to develop strategies, skills, and capabilities through training and conversations. Our squads focus on specific business benefits and the creation of solutions to capitalise on opportunities within their business areas.

Where we play

WooliesX Hub is 2 minutes walk from Central station and walking distance from all the cafes and restaurants that Surry Hills has to offer. The brand new sites have been designed to support flexible working with different spaces for activities such as collaboration, brainstorming, or relaxing.

With flexible working at our core, our teams have the option to work from home, out of our Surry Hills offices, or our corporate head office in Bella Vista.

What we are looking for

Our Cloud, Reliability & Engineering Platform Enablement chapter brings together engineers from all over the world and across a variety of businesses to develop the hosting and delivery strategy for WooliesX. We understand that individuals bring rich perspectives which sometimes hide behind quiet personalities. Leaders within the chapter help to ensure all voices are heard. This is accomplished through mentorship, coaching, and teaching those within the chapter as well as our squads.

The landscape of technology within WooliesX is a pairing between exciting technologies and opportunities to improve our customer connections and experiences. Our chapter is driving innovation in the underlying platforms used by many business units so that we can provide our customers with an amazing experience.

A leader in this space aims to balance current operations with transitioning technologies. This includes planning and reviewing changes to the architecture while working with teams to evangelise and coordinate solution roll out. The investments in the data and application hosting spaces enable squads to focus more on the customer value proposition while gaining resiliency and efficiency through collaboration.

Overview of the Role

Reporting to the Technology Lead for Cloud, Reliability & Platform Engineering, you will play a key role within a leading digital organisation to facilitate the delivery of critical applications to our customers. Working with engineers from various practices, you will be responsible for ensuring the reliability and stability of our applications by being involved in all aspects of the software development lifecycle.

This is a role for a technologist with a strong background in software platform engineering who can apply their experience and knowledge to influence decisions and develop highly scalable cloud services. In this role you will have the opportunity to sharpen these skills while evangelising and developing new capabilities that are critical to the organisation’s technology strategy.

Chapter Responsibilities

  • Learn and Improve your skills through dedicated chapter time
  • Share your experiences within your chapter and across the Engineering practice
  • Generate excitement for technologies that aim to change the future
  • Evangelise implementations across the organisation where beneficial

Squad Responsibilities

  • Define and drive a squad’s roadmap
  • Discuss with stakeholders to refine priorities and allocate resources
  • Work closely with Architects and Engineers to design, build, deploy, manage and operate environments
  • Coach and assist engineers to uplift capability and spread domain knowledge
  • Bring the best practices from across the Engineering practice into the delivery cycle
  • Evaluate all platform and service consumption to optimise costs

We expect strong experience with

  • DevSecOps
  • Cloud Native Application Development
  • Relational & Document Databases
  • Observability Platforms

We expect some experience with

  • Service Integration Patterns
  • Automated Testing Practices

Specific experience which align with current state

  • Cloud - Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
  • Code - Powershell, Bash, C#, .NET Core, NodeJS, GoLang
  • Databases - Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, CosmosDB, PostgreSQL
  • CI - Azure DevOps, GitHub, Jenkins
  • Infrastructure - Kubernetes (AKS / GKE), Terraform
  • Observability - App Insights, Dynatrace, Azure Log Analytics, Google Cloud Monitoring

You can familiarise yourself with these on the job

  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Azure AppInsights & Dynatrace
  • E-Commerce Fulfilment Logistics
  • Internally Developed Proprietary Applications

If you think you have what it takes and want to be part of one of the most exciting journeys in Australian retail, apply now.

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Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can follow us on LinkedIn or see more opportunities via

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You’ve got this!