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Senior DevOps Engineer (FinOps)

About the role

We have roles available in both FinOps (1) and Cloud Platform Security Squad (2).

FinOps – The primary goal of FinOps is cost optimization.

Cloud Platform Security Squad – In this role you will identify upcoming changes to AWS Services, assess and adapt the security mechanisms in the AWS environment.

As the Senior DeVops Engineer, your new role will see you support the end-to-end development of product and platform services through collaborative build, release, maintenance and enhancement of product features, to deliver high quality services which provide fit-for-purpose, resilient and reusable services to underpin Customer channels.

Your day-to-day

  • Work with Product Engineering teams across Service NSW to drive automation, establish software standards, service modularity, testing standards, and deployment/management of cloud native services
  • Solve complex development problems and produce the highest quality code while striving to push the technical boundaries of online application
  • Actively contribute to and guide innovation in DevOps practices and incorporate agile delivery approaches and technologies that assist with the development and delivery of high-quality software
  • Carry out and deliver efficient/repeatable platform engineering and application maintenance tasks through the orchestration and strategy-building tools to ensure optimal performance
  • Deliver technical consulting and subject matter expertise to projects, including pre-project to ensure risks, interdependencies and exceptions are identified, mitigated or escalated and solutions are formulated in alignment with ICT strategy and architecture
  • Deliver high level options, conceptual approaches, technical recommendations and estimates to support the transition of system designs into operation
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of support strategies, operational standard procedures, performance strategies, robust configuration practices and automated

Your experience


  • Strong knowledge of Cloud Security
  • Experience in AWS native Architecture Patterns for multi account AWS environments
  • Security automation experience in multi-account AWS environment
  • Experience in IAC tools- Cloudformation, AWS CDK, Terraform
  • Experience in Python programming for AWS automation
  • Designing and implementing automation pipelines using the above tools in Gitlab CI
  • Experience of Security related services in AWS – AWS IAM, EC2, AWS Config etc..
  • Experience with AWS Organization and Service Control Policies (SCPs)
  • Experience in implementing AWS automations that consume external APIs
  • Logging and monitoring experience in large environments
  • Experience with AWS Control Tower landing zones deployments will be preferred
  • Experience with modern operations, network troubleshooting and security implementation
  • Ability to design, document and effectively communicate with stakeholders and other teams

Why work for us?

There are lots of reasons why a role with us is rewarding – working with us gives you:


  • The opportunity for meaningful work that matters to all of us in NSW
  • We have a hybrid work model (in-office and from home) with opportunity for flexible or condensed hours, with our offices always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
  • Flexible leave so you can recharge and make time for what counts
  • Much more than just a job, you can build a career here
  • Access to health and well-being programsincluding Fitness Passport



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  • Company: NSW Goverment
  • Published: 9th April 2024
  • Closing Date: 19th April 2024
  • Country: Australia
  • Type: Full-time
  • Seniority: Mid-level Contributor
  • Salary: AUD $122,017 - $146,966 plus superannuation
  • FinOps Certifications Required: None