Infrastructure and DevOps Engineer

DevOps & Infrastructure · Wellington, Wellington
Department DevOps & Infrastructure
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Intermediate: 77k-110k NZD PA, Senior 110k -132k NZD PA

We’re still looking for a systematic and pragmatic Infrastructure and DevOps Engineer (Intermediate to Senior Level) to join the Springload whānau as a permanent team member.

Who we are
Mō tō mātou āhauatanga

The Springload Te Pipītanga whānau is the largest independent digital agency in Wellington. We encourage our employees to thrive at work and at home. We’ve got great clients, challenging projects, and a friendly workspace. There are always plenty of healthy snacks available, People’s Coffee brewing, and craft beer in the fridge. 

What we do and why we do it
Ā mātou mahi ō mātou mātāpono

Our purpose is to make the things that matter better — better for people and for the planet. We follow a human-centred process, keeping the people we’re designing for at the centre of the work. We’re a multidisciplinary team, we collaborate closely with each other and with our clients on projects that make an impact on real lives. We celebrate different perspectives. We're committed to creating an equal, inclusive, and diverse workplace. We know we do better work if we have a diverse mix of people on our team. We're also a certified B Corporation — ethical and environmentally sustainable practices are a huge focus for us. We’re looking for someone who shares the same values.

We can offer you:

  • a whānau-friendly, flexible workplace, with the ability to work from home and we are open to exploring fully remote options within Aotearoa
  • a learning and growth budget to support your professional aspirations, and a wellness package to keep you physically and mentally fit including Southern Cross health insurance
  • highly talented teammates who strive to create world-class experiences that make people's lives better
  • opportunities to get involved in internal initiatives you care about, such as our sustainability group, waiata practice, and mental health chats 
  • a base in central Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, near cafes, shops, theatres, and the waterfront.

About this role

Springload have a small, high functioning DevOps and Infrastructure team. As a digital agency we have a focus on efficiency and automation, with opportunities to work on a wide range of projects and platforms.

You will get to use industry leading tools and technologies, working with a variety of high performance teams to deliver robust, highly automated solutions.

For this role we generally prefer candidates with some background in development, and while formal qualifications are good, they're not essential. We value proven experience, analytical thinking and great communication skills. If this sounds like you but you don’t meet all the requirements listed below, please apply and tell us why your experience is relevant to the role.

Check out our github account for some of our tooling:

How we work

We use some great technologies to help us deliver efficiently and systematically, for example:

  • We make extensive use of Docker containerisation
  • We use IAC extensively and avoid any manual configuration
  • All of our development environments are containerised
  • We run production workloads on ECS, Azure k8s and other container runtimes
  • CI/CD: we use CircleCI and Github Actions primarily 
  • We favour managed survices and reducing the surface area of services we have to manage

As an Infrastructure and DevOps Engineer you’ll:

  • work with teams, architects and developers to design and build scalable, secure and redundant infrastructure solutions on public cloud platforms.
  • Design, build and maintain highly automated CI/CD pipelines and cost efficient, secure and performant hosting environments using Infrastructure as Code 
  • collaborate with cross-functional teams to build Developer Experience focussed solutions that enable developers and deliver cost effective solutions for our clients
  • continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency
  • have a keen attitude towards learning new technologies and frameworks.

Essential Technology Skills:

  • Public Cloud (Primarily AWS), especially IAM Roles and Security groups
  • IAC: We use Terraform and Pulumi  either of these or a similar tech should be fine
  • Networking
  • Shell Scripting
  • Linux, we generally use Alpine or Debian derivatives
  • GIT and other VCS software
  • Docker
  • Web Servers, primarily NGINX
  • HTTP protocol especially headers

Useful technology skills:

  • Development experience, ideally with node, TS, Python or Ruby
  • Golang
  • Nginx
  • IAC: Terraform, Pulumi
  • SQL and database technologies: Postgres, MySQL
  • Debugging, logging and monitoring skills

Other experiences we'd love

  • Great team-working skills
  • Estimation
  • Great communication skills: the ability to articulate your ideas and plans well, both verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences.
  • A systematic approach to problem solving
  • A high degree of empathy

Remote Candidates

Springload is based in Wellington and we support remote working, currently the role is only open to candidates resident in New Zealand.

Te Rārangi Wā

We’re excited to welcome a new team member as soon as we can. Once you apply, you can expect to hear back from us within a couple of weeks if you’re selected for an interview. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

How to apply

Please talk about how your experience relates to the job description in your CV. We’d also love you to include a cover letter and tell us a bit more about yourself and why you’d like to work at Springload.

We are happy to share this role is on the New Zealand Immigration Green list under Software engineer ANZSCO 261313. 

If you have any questions, get in touch
Mehemeo he pātai āu, whakapā mai

Please apply online, but if you have any questions about the role, you can email us at or chat to us via our LinkedInInstagram, and Facebook.

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  • Location
    Wellington, Wellington
  • Department
    DevOps & Infrastructure
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Intermediate: 77k-110k NZD PA, Senior 110k -132k NZD PA