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DevOps Engineer

IN A NUTSHELL

Bellroy has grown rapidly since its inception, and we’re looking to magnify the capabilities of our technology teams to keep pace with that ongoing growth, while remaining Australia’s Best Place to Work.

We’re on the search for a DevOps Engineer, to shepherd our ongoing efforts to standardize our environments, streamline our continuous integration and deployment pipelines, and champion a “configuration as code” philosophy across our business. In this role, you’ll be working closely with our Infrastructure Team Lead as well as your Technology Team and Data Team colleagues, to improve workflow efficiency.

Bring us your problem solving skills, quick wit and fast fingers. In return we’ll provide you with a culture of intellectual honesty, autonomy to do your work and the tools you need to get shit done.


WHY WORK IN THE BELLROY TECHNOLOGY TEAM?

We’re always looking for better ways to do things. We’re switching to using Haskell and Elm as our principal technology stack, deploying microservices on AWS Lambda alongside our legacy systems. Bellroy’s e-commerce platform was initially built in Ruby on Rails and hosted on AWS. As the company grew, doing things the “Rails way” wasn’t enough to tame the complexity of our systems. So far our new microservices have been faster, more stable and more maintainable, but our infrastructure and workflow has become more complex. We’ve managed this complexity by encouraging a DevOps culture but the time has come for a specialist to spearhead that discipline within the team.

We love to learn and try new things. We’ve recently started using Nix and nix-shell to standardise our development environments; we value the reproducibility and quick setup times this has given our team. We’re transitioning to Terraform as our principal tool for managing our infrastructure. We’re extending the “configuration as code” mindset not only to our infrastructure but to our CMS content and product catalogue, and we want you to champion and facilitate that mission.

You can expect to learn a lot while you’re here (even if you’re already better than all of us at DevOps). We will support your development with an allocated learning budget, hack days, and company-wide learning events. The Technology Team runs a book club, having regular discussions about books that anyone in the team can nominate. We’ve discussed books like Don’t Make Me Think and The Pragmatic Programmer, and worked through courses together. There will be plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge; we always have interesting projects on the go that will challenge you.


YOU COULD BE THE ONE IF YOU…

  • Have experience in a DevOps Engineer or Site Reliability Engineer role
  • Have a deep and abiding love of the Linux CLI
  • Are familiar with AWS infrastructure (we currently use Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, RDS, Aurora, CloudFormation along with all the standard services you’d expect)
  • Are across Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment tools and techniques (we currently use Github Actions for CI)
  • Get really irritated when you hear someone say “well, it worked on my machine”
  • Prefer mastering your craft over managing people (for now, but you’re welcome to change your mind about that in the future)
  • Want to work alongside a highly competent technical team, supported by world-class professionals in product design, data science, logistics, production, sales, finance and customer support
  • Don’t work just to pay the bills, but also because you’re passionate about achieving great outcomes for your team
  • Get excited about great ideas, wherever they come from – books, blogs and podcasts, technical and non-technical, lunch table conversations, …
  • Want to work for a company that uses business as a force for good

WE’D GET REALLY EXCITED IF YOU…

  • Have a functional programming background
  • Know how to build Nix expressions
  • Have a working knowledge of Terraform
  • Have some exposure to Chef and/or Puppet and/or Ansible
  • Have also worked with Google Cloud

WHY WORK FOR BELLROY?

Bellroy’s mission is to inspire better ways to carry; use business as a force for good; and help the world – and our crew – flourish. We make great carry products that delight people in their everyday lives, while constantly innovating to improve the sustainability of our materials. We donate a portion of our revenue to some of the world’s most effective charities and are a certified B Corporation.

We have carefully built our culture on radical effectiveness. Our credo is "smart people with good intentions who get shit done" (yes, really). We help our staff love their work and grow as people. Internally, we’re proud of our workplace culture; externally, we’ve been recognised as Australia’s Best Place to Work 2021, in the "< 100 Employees" category. We have two awesome physical workspaces in Victoria, Australia - one in the heart of Melbourne’s Fitzroy, and a smaller space in Bells Beach. Our remote team members are a critical part of our business, and are treated as such. Prior to 2020, we got our local and remote people all together in the same space once or twice a year. We plan to do this again once practical.


LOCATION AND HOURS

Fitzroy or remote, that’s up to you. We have people that work with and for Bellroy in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. We ask our remote people to be available to overlap Melbourne office hours a few hours a day. The majority of our tech team are based in Australia or Europe so if you’re based in the Americas, the Oceania/European timing probably won’t work for you unless you’re willing to work odd hours. If you’re located in or near Melbourne, we’re flexible about how much of your week is spent in our offices.

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DevOps Engineer

OUR MISSION

Inspire better ways to carry.
Use business as a force for good.
Help the world, and our crew, flourish.

Our Spaces

'Bellroy' is a fusion of our two homes – Bells Beach and Fitzroy. Bells Beach brings a relaxed, outdoor vibe to balance Fitzroy's creative, urban style. The city and the sea; inspiration and adventure. Together they provide a perfect balance.

Bells Beach

Our beach HQ sits behind giant sandstone cliffs that overlook one of Australia’s best-known surfing coastlines. It’s where our Product Designers experiment in the Maker Lab, and our Sales team consume awesome amounts of espresso and Skype bandwidth. Things are more tranquil here than our Fitzroy neighbours and we like the focus that can create. There’s a cafe right next door if you need a quick bite and our 11am surf check always provides the perfect chance to reset the mind with some salt air.

Fitzroy

Our Fitzroy space is immersed in the middle of Melbourne’s creative hub. It’s where our Creative, Marketing, Engineering and Operations teams develop campaigns and ensure each Bellroy is sent safely across the world. Walk out the door and you’ll find streets bursting with energy (and the best ramen joint this side of Tokyo). There’s also an olympic-size pool just around the corner for those in need of a lunchtime refresh.

Remotely

Outside of our two main headquarters we have a team that works remotely - from Western Australia to parts of Asia, the USA and Europe. Being global is at the heart of Bellroy, it keeps us connected, and makes sure we see life from many different perspectives. If you have an internet connection and the flexibility to become part of a team you don’t see everyday, you might consider joining our growing global network.

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Our Team

It takes a diverse crew to make Bellroy tick. We’re a collection of thinkers and makers, coming from over 25 different countries (and counting). Everyone has a unique set of skills, which all blend to achieve a clear vision – Inspire better ways to carry; use business as a force for good; help the world, and our crew, flourish.

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