DevOps Team Lead



Software Engineering
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
About Kasada
Join us in stopping bad bots, for good! Kasada protects millions of online users everyday. Founded to stop automated bot attacks, we believe the internet should be a safe place for everyone. Bad bots are highly destructive. They take over accounts, steal content, overload systems and infrastructure and cause billions of dollars in damages every year. Seeking to restore trust in the internet, Kasada stops bots at the very first request including those that have never been seen before.
We’ve grown from a few friends working out of a shipping container under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to now operating globally, we’re spread across the world protecting some of the most well-known brands on the face of the earth.
We’re an innately curious team that’s not afraid to bring bold ideas to create better ways of solving problems. We’re looking for people who are passionate about solving some of the most difficult and pressing cybersecurity issues, while having fun doing it!
We are looking for a DevOpsTeam Lead who wants to make their mark on leading high performance across a team and how we manage large deployments that handle upwards of 100,000 requests per second (scaling from thousands to tens of thousands of containers!). This role is a key enabler in helping us achieve this vision.You'll find yourself deploying new services on Kubernetes, empowering developers to diagnose issues by improving monitoring, and automating the odd manual process to reduce the friction experienced across our engineering teams.Kasada is a remote-first company, this role can be fully remote, based anywhere in Australia although we do have offices in Sydney and Melbourne if you prefer something more hybrid!

What You’ll be doing

  • Leading one of the key teams at Kasada who own our Cloud Infrastructure and consult with other teams on best practices
  • Automating all the things
  • Optimizing the infrastructure of our market leading bot mitigation product
  • Working in our awesome infra team, and promoting and driving a strong devops culture across our engineering teamsIdentify and propose automation improvements in our workflows
  • Improving our CI/CD pipelines with automation and infrastructure as code
  • Defining best practices and guidelines for services and systems from CI/CD through deployment in production

What you'll bring

  • Experience leading Infrastructure focused teams
  • Experience operating Kubernetes clusters (preferably Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service)
  • Knowledge of AWS - especially networking, IAM and security groups.
  • Infrastructure as code - at least one of Pulumi, Terraform, CDK or CloudFormation.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Prometheus and Grafana
  • Solid network troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Pragmatic and considered approach
  • This is not intended to be a laundry list, we do not expect you to be an expert in everything, but we do expect you to be passionate about learning new technologies you are less familiar with

I know something not on this list!

  • Maybe you’ve spent a bunch of time with an application that has really high performance needs, or figuring out how to optimize an application to cut costs, or building the golden path so developers can get their application up and running (safely!). We want to hear from you.
The Benefits of being a Kasadian
We want to ensure Kasada remains a great place to work and a place to do great work. It's important to us to build an inclusive environment where you can realize your full potential. We are a highly collaborative team regardless of location, placing a strong emphasis on our core values; and we have designed our benefits package so you can thrive, both inside and outside of work:
- A stake in Kasada’s global success with equity/stock options
- Flexible working hours and arrangements - Create a schedule that suits you
- Support for growing families - Generous parental leave allowances and return to work coaching
- Resources for well-being to support your growth including our EAP - confidential counselling for you and your loved ones
- An action packed calendar of fun in-person and virtual events
Sound interesting? What’s next?
Hit the apply button and one of our team will set up an exploratory, confidential discussion. We have designed our hiring process to be streamlined and thorough so everyone can make the right call on whether it is the right move for you. We are an inclusive team and this extends to all candidates that interview with us. Interviews are conducted virtually however if you want to come onsite - just ask! When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any adjustments you may need during the interview process, we want to ensure you are set up for success in every conversation.
Still with us? Just a little bit more…
Research shows that women and other marginalized individuals tend to only apply when they check every box. We’re always keen to broaden our perspective, so if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch, we'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to the team!
Please note: Kasada is an e-verify employer (US based applicants only)