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We’re currently seeking a collaborative and results-focused DevOps Engineer AND a passionate and professional, experienced Product Development Engineer


DevOps Engineer

InvertiGro is a Sydney-based start-up developing innovative AgTech hardware and integrated SaaS solutions to deliver the next generation of indoor vertical farming.


Our focus is to create a technology that is affordable, scalable, flexible and easy to adopt and use for anyone along the food and fresh produce value chain. The ultimate goal is for InvertiGro systems to enable the production of fresh, healthy produce as close to end consumers as possible, thereby reducing food miles and ensuring superior produce quality and freshness.


The role

In the newly created full-time role of DevOps Engineer, you’ll work alongside the InvertiGro Tech team in Rosebery to develop and support a framework for DevOps best practices that bridges infrastructure operations with engineering teams.


We already have a complex, containerised microservices based architecture in place, deployed to a cloud hosted Kubernetes cluster with a Prometheus and Grafana backed infra monitoring stack.

The cloud infrastructure management is automated via Pulumi, the code deployment via a CICD pipeline.

Your immediate focus will be establishing DevOps best practices, supporting and improving on the existing infrastructure and building out environments for automated integration testing, UAT and Production.

Your opportunity to help shape a greener future:

  • Instilling a DevOps culture of enabling greater flow between development teams and operations, you will be expected to provide feedback, continuous learning opportunities, knowledge sharing and process improvement across DevOps functions and personnel.

  • Establishing DevOps best practices that are fit for purpose. Enhance and mature automation, infrastructure as code and CI/CD capabilities in the cloud

  • Creating software deployment strategies that allow DevOps engineers to successfully and quickly deploy sites/software within cloud environments

  • Driving the DevOps capability with the management, design and development of continuous integration and deployment solutions for production applications

  • Developing self-service solutions to enable engineering and development teams to deliver software with speed and quality

  • Executing software, service and framework selection mini-projects as required Liaising with business stakeholders and members of other teams as required to streamline the development process

  • Training DevOps engineers (both onshore and offshore) and other engineering teams on how to build processes as required

  • Providing technical mentorship of DevOps infrastructure practices and assist development teams in troubleshooting

  • Mentoring junior DevOps resources

  • Monitoring infrastructure, application performance, traces and logs

  • Skilling up in any and all technologies required to perform said duties (including learning new programming languages and tools)


It is essential that you have:

Technical Skills

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a DevOps Engineer with a strong focus on key technologies such as Linux, Git, CI/CD tools and Azure

  • Proven experience with operating and monitoring complex Kubernetes based software stacks in the cloud

  • Demonstrated experience with containerisation and infra orchestration tools (Docker and Kubernetes) and Azure and AWS environments

  • Thorough understanding and hands-on experience with Infrastructure as Code Tools and cloud infrastructure automation

  • Proven scripting and development skills in Bash, TypeScript and JavaScript

  • Infrastructure, application performance monitoring and A/B testing experience in mission critical production systems

  • Sydney-based with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status

Soft Skills

  • The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • The ability to work comfortably in a constantly evolving environment with tight deadlines and competing priorities

  • A thirst to learn and share knowledge with a collaborative results-focussed attitude.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities

Candidates with the edge, will also have:

  • Experience with Pulumi for IaaC

  • PostgresQL scaling and operational experience

  • Experience with supporting and scaling production Kafka deployments

  • Hands on experience with Prometheus, Grafana, DataDog

  • Grafana dashboard development experience

  • Previous experience working in a start-up environment


In return:

You will be rewarded with an opportunity to progress your career within a fast-paced and fun-loving organisation that is committed to innovation, collaboration and excellence. A competitive remuneration package will be offered according to relevant experience. Flexible (in office/work from home) working arrangements can also be negotiated.


Contact [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter outlining relevant qualifications, experience and why you believe you would be a great fit to join one of Australia’s most exciting AgTech innovators as a DevOps Engineer.


We are also seeking a ..



Product Development Engineer

InvertiGro is a Sydney based AgTech innovator focused on building the next generation of indoor vertical farming systems. Our patented systems use hydroponic and aeroponic technology in a modular design that enables affordable, scalable and flexible indoor farming.


Our focus is to create a technology that is easy to adopt and use for anyone along the food and fresh produce value chain. The ultimate goal is for InvertiGro systems to enable the production of fresh, healthy produce as close to end consumers as possible, thereby reducing food miles and ensuring superior produce quality and freshness.


After a number of years of intensive product prototyping, development and testing, we are now increasing our focus on the design for at-scale manufacture and value engineering – and are looking for a full-time, experienced Product Development Engineer to join our team in Rosebery.


The Role


Combining mechanical engineering design with hands-on testing and trialing of parts prior to finalising design for manufacturing, you will also work with our customers and the InvertiGro horticulture team to incorporate their feedback into our products.


Our current products use a combination of extrusion, rotomolding, vacuum forming and injection molding as well as traditional fabrication and additive manufacturing techniques. As a technology and innovation focused company, we will continue to focus on product development across our business with a pipeline of new products simply waiting to be made into reality.


This is your opportunity to help shape a greener future:

  • Drafting and Design of product components and whole assemblies in Solidworks (or similar) of new and existing InvertiGro product offerings.

  • Hands-on prototyping, assembly and testing of components and systems.

  • Trouble-shooting of failure modes and working to improve component and product performance through design improvements.

  • Liaising with manufacturing partners to incorporate best practices for various manufacturing techniques and verify products meet the expected quality and performance standards.

  • Developing concept sketches and technical product layouts.

  • Developing production bill of materials and cost estimates.

  • Collaboratively working to improve total BOM cost, including individual parts, sub-assemblies and final assembly.

  • Whilst also improving functional performance, reliability, assembly time and accuracy.

It is essential that you have:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant professional industry experience

  • Good working knowledge of Solidworks and Solidworks PDM

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving capabilities

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

It would also be great if you also had:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, such as in Industrial Design and/or mechanical engineering.

  • A portfolio of product design work using various prototyping techniques, including 3d printing.

  • Practical mechanical engineering and hands-on experience with both modern manufacturing and traditional workshop tools and techniques.

  • Previous mechanical design consultancy experience will be highly regarded.

  • Demonstrated comfort working with customers and incorporating feedback into products.

  • Experience with plastic injection moulding, rotomolding, vacuum forming and extrusion techniques.

  • A self-starting and self-motivated with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude

  • An aptitude for coaching and mentoring junior team members.

In return:

You will be rewarded with an opportunity to progress your career within a fast-moving and fun-loving organisation that is committed to engineering excellence in product solution design. A competitive remuneration package will be offered according to relevant experience.


To apply:

Contact [email protected] with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, qualifications and why you believe you would be a great fit to join one of Australia’s most exciting AgTech innovators.



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InvertiGro is an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive, respectful and rewarding working environment. Candidates will be selected on the basis of a combination of the best skills, experience and cultural fit with our organisation’s values.


Our culture is aligned around individuals, teams and business partners who consistently and unequivocally:​


Do the Right Thing for Customers, Investors, InvertiGro, the community, the planet, our colleagues and ourselves​

Strive For Excellence in everything they do​

As individuals, collectively and naturally we are:​

Innovative and constantly challenging ourselves​

Empowering for our clients, communities and colleagues, and​

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