SRE Engineer

Sydney, Australia Requisition Number R0039584

We work on cool open source technologies and our infrastructure handles hundreds of millions of page views a day and serves millions of customers all over the world.

As part of the eBay Classifieds Group, we have a global presence in more than 20 countries and in more than 1,000 cities, with nearly 250 million global unique visitors monthly , generating close to 17 billion page views per month across 12 unique brands – Gumtree,, alaMaula, BilBasen, DBA, eBay Kleinanzeigen, eBay Motors,Kijiji, LoQUo,,, and Vivanuncios.

Locally, our team is responsible for Gumtree Australia, one of Australia’s most popular sites, with well over a billion page views per month.

The candidate we are looking for:

  • dives deep into general operational issues, from the programming, systems, automation, and process perspectives;

  • has experience managing services within the context of a large scale web environment;

  • has a curious mind and a thirst to understand how things work;

  • executes and deliver projects in a short timelines, without sacrificing quality;

  • shows personal initiative in identifying what needs to be done and who to work with across teams to make it happen;

  • enjoys and wants to automate everything, then sit back and relax!

Required skills:

  • Good knowledge and experience with public cloud infrastructure, especially GCP.

  • Experience with container orchestration, Kubernetes preferably.

  • Strong working knowledge of Linux, networking and databases. 

  • Experience with automation, configuration management (Jenkins, Terraform, Puppet, Salt).

  • Fluency in at least one modern programming language.

  • Experience with monitoring and alerting of production systems

Our Tech stack comprises GCP, OpenStack, On-prem; Java, node.js, GO, Python; Kafka, RabbitMQ, Elasticsearch, MySQL; React.js; Kotlin/Swift; Kubernetes, Mesos; Grafana, Prometheus/Alertmanager...and many others.

We are looking for people from both systems and software backgrounds. Strong candidates will have experience with both.

In our team, we own the products we introduce in production. We drive reliability and performance at scale by mastering the full depth of the stack. We literally do learn something new every day.

As an Engineer in our SRE team, you will work on large scale system design and troubleshooting, and be fluent in systems programming and/or automation. You will have a desire to tackle the complex problems of scale. 


  • Perform deep dives into both systemic and latent reliability issues; partner with software and systems engineers across the organization to produce and roll out fixes. 

  • Troubleshoot issues across the entire stack. Solve problems relating to mission critical services and build automation to prevent problem recurrence; with the goal of automating response to all non-exceptional service conditions

  • Identify and drive opportunities to improve automation

  • Engage in service capacity planning and demand forecasting, software performance analysis and system tuning. 

  • Participate in periodic on call duties.

  • Represent the SRE team in design reviews and operational readiness exercises for new and existing services

Benefits :

Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

Our team enjoys flexible working hours and we prioritise our work-life balance.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel Gumtree is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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