Linux DevOps Jedi

Award Force · Apr 3rd 2018

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Fantastic opportunity for an experienced DevOps Jedi to work remotely, helping shape platform architecture for our flagship product, Award Force.

Award Force ( is a fast-growing Australian SaaS company, with our flagship B2B product serving hundreds of clients globally, hundreds of thousands of users, and growing.

Our “official headquarters” is in Sydney Australia, but our team is fully remote, distributed worldwide, set-up with all the tools to collaborate effectively across distance and time zones. Our engineering team is in Australia and Europe— we’re currently inviting candidates located anywhere in Central / South America to apply, to work from your home office or coworking space.

We're looking for a DevOps Jedi with a background in Linux systems admin and experienced with Amazon Web Services, whom will report to our leading DevOps manager.

Our applications are built in PHP (Laravel), hosted on an AWS stack that consists of a number of Linux (Ubuntu) EC2 instances, and various AWS services, including RDS, EC2, S3, Cloudfront and more. Our entire stack is completely scalable, fully autonomous, and needs additional personnel to help create some more advanced features, as well as providing additional support for our engineering and client success teams.

Essential requirements

  • 3+ years commercial experience in a systems admin / design / operations role.

  • Extensive DevOps experience with AWS architecture and systems operations, ideally with AWS certification(s).

  • Experienced with Chef

  • Experience with system monitoring, scaling and logging

  • Linux Jedi.

  • Fluent in English

  • Passion – for the internet, open-source, computing, devices, gaming and Star Wars. You’re keen to push the envelope and develop elegant solutions, and love working in a passionate and driven team.

What we offer

  • A competitive salary package

  • Friendly, sociable, responsible team 

  • Cutting edge systems and implementations

  • A supportive and experienced senior team

  • An emphasis on collaboration, continuous improvement and skill development

About us

Award Force is the industry-leading cloud software for organisers of awards, grants, scholarships and pitch competitions to manage submission, evaluation and award of results, online.

We provide the platform to accept all awards entries/applications, allocate them to judges/evaluators who then do their judging online, all the while providing organisers clear visibility on how their awards are going.

Since launching in Australia late 2013, we’ve had an outstanding market response and we’re now supporting a growing list of clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, North & South America and the Middle East. 

Award Force is a beautifully designed, high quality system and we make sure all our clients have a fantastic experience!

Our growing team is distributed across 11 cities in 6 countries, mostly working from home offices.  We use a range of internet-based tools for communication and collaboration that help our teams work closely over global distance and time zones. We’re an energetic group of intelligent, creative people, driven by high standards and are passionate about creating and delivering exceptional products and services.

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