The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will interview via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.
An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of.
From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.
Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating.
Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, spacely.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, Proptrack.com, Smartline.com.au and Mortgage Choice.
We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for 2021. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community.
What we’re doing
With us, you’ll experience Collaboration. You’ll be part of our SPACE (Security Platform Architecture Cloud Engineering) Tribe helping us create a healthy software ecosystem.
As a Senior Systems Engineer you will be responsible for designing, improving and maintaining our services and products. You’ll become an integral part of an agile team, providing your expertise of systems engineering & design, operational work practices, fault finding and incident management. You will be expected to implement sustainable solutions in a collaborative and creative work environment to support our many lines of business. You will use your skills and experience to mentor junior systems engineers. You’ll also be a part of the broader operations function and have other operational experts to learn from.
While no two days are ever the same, you’ll be doing:
Help us identify common problems shared by teams across REA, and design simple solutions
Work with the rest of the team to continuously improve the tools and services we provide
Provide help and advice to users of those tools and services
Ensure the availability and performance of our services according to their agreed SLAs
Take occasional shifts on-call to support key services outside business hours
Who we’re looking for
A love for sharing knowledge and helping others
Curiosity – an ability to tinker with technology and keep learning
A few years of experience working with cloud services – we use Amazon Web Services, but similar experience is ok
A few years of Linux system administration and troubleshooting skills
An understanding of techniques to monitor complex systems
Experience with configuration management, infrastructure automation and tooling
An ability to work with others to reach a common solution
As a bonus:
It’s great if you know some of these things too, but otherwise you’ll be able to learn them with us:
Development or scripting skills (Python, Ruby, Bash, etc.)
Experience with Docker containers and clusters
Experience working in a development team
Security knowledge and mindset
Experience working in an agile manner in a team
But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:
Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box
A strong and creative communicator
Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills
An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging
The REA experience
The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.
A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)
A hybrid approach to the future of work - https://www.rea-group.com/blog/the-way-we-work-at-rea-a-hybrid-approach/
Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers
Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March
Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program
Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community
Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment
An additional day of leave just for your birthday
Oh, and by the way:
At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.
If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?