Job Opportunity: DevOps and Integration Programmer

We are looking for an experienced DevOps and Integration Programmer to join the NeSI team. You will design and implement a suite of open-source products underpinning and integrating NeSI’s services into high-performance computing and data analytics services.  

Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of Wednesday 26 October 2022 to be considered.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

This position is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months. The salary range for this role is between $76,200 and $94,100, however, will be dependent upon experience, qualifications, and role fit.

As part of a small team of software engineers, you will contribute to product development, translating researcher and sector needs into the evolution of NeSI’s services, and implementing services that improve outcomes for researchers and stakeholders.

As a DevOps professional, your ability to wrangle service-oriented infrastructure will be a key asset in the team and see you playing a major role in the design, build, operations, and evolution of the support infrastructure underpinning NeSI’s product delivery.

Responsibilities include:

  • Define and implement automation and processes to enable the product team to deploy, manage, configure, scale and monitor their applications locally and in the cloud

  • Providing responsive support to issues and incidents escalated to the product development team

  • Perform requirements analysis for new services or enhancement

Software and data product development supporting NeSI’s pipeline of products, lifting quality and enhancing value delivered to researchers

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.  

Mō tō māou rōpū | About the team  

NeSI partners with research sector institutions to achieve a critical mass of high-performance computing expertise and capability nationally. NeSI is an unincorporated body, with investment from New Zealand universities, Crown Research Institutes and the Crown, through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Our purpose is to grow the computing and analytics capability of researchers to ensure New Zealand’s future prosperity.

He kōrero mōu | About you 

Our ideal candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or considerable industry experience with demonstrated experience in a programming, integration and DevOps/GitOps focused role.

Ideally, you will have Full-stack software development and/or integration/customisation experience across various languages with distributed or cloud solutions/service development experience.

As a software engineer, your love of shaping technology will have a direct impact on the future of NeSI. You’ll bring your DevOps expertise to product integration and customisation efforts, ensuring CI/CD methodologies are followed, from infrastructure-as-code to continuous release. You’ll be immersed in all elements of adaptive and agile development practices and be comfortable working across a multi-site distributed team.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills  

  • High level analytical, conceptual, and problem resolution skills and ability to manage multiple projects.

  • Working knowledge of distributed systems and common networking protocols.

  • Proficiency in deployment and operation of software platforms via common cloud infrastructures.

  • Practical understanding of container-based software delivery.

  • Strong Linux skills relevant to open software development and deployment.

  • Expertise in the use, configuration and software-pipeline integration of CI/CD environments, and test-driven development frameworks.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through. 

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum (pro-rated)

  • 37.5 hours working week

  • Flexible employment practices, with a hybrid working model with working from home options 

  • Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Wednesday 26 October 2022 to be considered.

Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. 

We will contact suitable candidates as they apply, and this advert may close earlier if needed. 

Additional Information


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