DevOps Engineer

At State Library Victoria, we believe that access to information and stories builds knowledge, strengthens community and inspires our future. Our recent redevelopment transformed our services and spaces, enhancing our role as a driver of Victoria’s education, innovation, tourism and creative industries. As the world enters a time of unprecedented change, this capacity to transform and adapt has never been more important as we support the community to navigate a fundamentally changed, post-COVID-19 world.
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Department: State Library of Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Technology
Classification: VPSG5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SLV/ENA/1694356
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $114,830 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - _____ VPS 5.2 DevOps Engineer.docx (Word, 438KB)
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DevOps SLV Position Description Template Jan 23.docx (Word, 1.02MB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rafael Gracioso Martins

Position Details

  • An exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join an energetic and driven team
  • Fixed-term (12 months), full-time role
  • Hybrid work (Up to 2 days per week working from home)
  • VPS 5.2 salary between $114,830 – $125,735 + 10.5% superannuation


About the opportunity

The DevOps Engineer is the Library's champion for its modern development and IT operations practice. Working closely with the business, you will work with our Systems Administrators and other technology stakeholders to implement DevOps workflows, containerize applications with Docker, create standard operating environments, setup CI/CD pipelines, and build a high-availability infrastructure for our core systems and applications.

The DevOps Engineer is accountable for the following measurable outcomes:

  • Delivery and ongoing management of a standardised approach to deploy, manage, update, and update systems with a Continuous Deployment (CD) approach.
  • Building Containers – building standard operating environments, packaging applications with Docker, and setting up the appropriate cloud infrastructure to run said containers
  • High Availability – deploying applications that enable High-Availability (HA)
  • Repository Deployment– manage the deployment pipelines and infrastructure of applications that are repository based (Git).
  • Build a secure infrastructure - implement security best practices to ensure a secure infrastructure.

For more information about the role, please refer to the position description, which can be found on the Careers.Vic website (


About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have/be:

  • Technical knowledge – deep understanding of DevOps practices, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and relevant systems and practices across the industry.
  • Engineering skills – able to understand complex applications, its dependencies, and the underlying technology stack to build stateless containers.
  • System administrator skills – able to navigate Linux based OS, LAMP stacks, virtual machines, and SSH terminals.
  • Strategy skills – able to determine and articulate an approach to achieve a specific outcome, taking into account ambiguities, difficulties, obstacles, changing circumstances, and consequences.
  • Coaching and mentoring skills – able to help others improve their knowledge or skills by providing encouragement, feedback and insights into alternative ways of approaching particular situations.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills – question existing processes and practices to identify best of breed solutions.

State Library Victoria promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from cultural and linguistical diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ and people of all ages and abilities to apply.


Culture and benefits 

We are committed to developing and supporting a high performing workforce and an inclusive work environment. We offer attractive rewards and benefits to employees, including: 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Career advancement opportunities across a range of disciplines
  • Transparent performance framework
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Salary packaging
  • Discount on public transport 
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing programs

Find out more about our inclusion, diversity and access initiatives.  


How to apply

Please click the Apply button to submit your application via Careers.Vic, attaching the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarising how you meet the key selection criteria in the position description



For a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact Rafael Gracioso Martins on (03) 8664 7106or

For assistance with the application process, or to discuss options for internal transfers, please contact the People team at


Reasonable Adjustments

We want all applicants to have an equal opportunity to demonstrate that they are the best person for the job. If you require an adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact our People team on 03 8664 7258 or


Applications close Wednesday 11:59pm 8 February 2023

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