Employment Hero is an Australian tech unicorn - valued at over $1.25 billion. Our world-class software is the easiest way for small and medium-sized businesses to manage HR, payroll, employee engagement, and benefits. We’ve grown 100% year-on-year since our inception in 2014, and now service over 200,000 businesses and over 1 Million active users globally. We have exciting growth plans for 2023 and beyond, powered by our mission of making employment easier and more valuable for everyone. We take a Remote First approach with our team. Employment Hero can hire across the world, so long as candidates have eligible working rights and are in a suitable timezone to their colleagues. If you’ve got the skills for the role and the passion for our mission then we want to hear from you !

About our Senior Infrastructure Engineer job: Core to our SaaS business is our infrastructure engineering function, and as a growing business we’re in need of experienced Cloud Infrastructure Engineers to help us scale and optimise our performance and uptime capabilities, including working to Service Level Objectives (SLO). As our newest Senior Infrastructure Engineer, you’ll design processes and pipelines that ensure reliable workflows for developers as they deploy applications. You’ll have a goal of enhancing engineers’ productivity, as you develop internal tooling and automations. This role needs someone who can work really well independently, but also know how to take initiative to work with multiple types of stakeholders to achieve goals, for example working with security experts and architects to enforce best application and infrastructure security practices.

We're remote first, and this role can be performed anywhere in Vietnam, or anywhere in the world within 4 hours of Australian East Coast time (+10 AEST)


To be a success in this role you’ll:

  • Have expertise in running a highly-available SaaS platform leveraging the AWS Cloud platform with deep knowledge of infrastructure design and deployment across multiple regions.
  • Experience with Linux command line tools, operating system internals, networking layers and popular web application components (background jobs workers, web servers, load balancers, etc).
  • Strong understanding and 3+ years experience of at least one programming language and one configuration management tool
  • Expert level on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) based environment and use of complimentary service offerings on production deployments
  • Deep experience in cloud-native architectures; including Kubernetes based container orchestration systems, MicroService architecture, ServiceMesh, Secret management, Observability solutions, etc.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Understanding of modern continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline and Gitops workflow
  • Strong sense about stateful systems and their use cases, including but not limited to ElasticSearch, PostgreSQL and Kafka
  • Knowledge of serverless technologies and design patterns including Lambda, DynamoDB
  • Background which includes industry standard compliance (eg. ISO 27001:2013, GDPR)
  • Critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Nice to have skills/experience:

  • Background of using Terraform
  • Appropriate AWS certification (eg. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional)
  • Experience with Ruby or Golang
  • Knowledge of .NET based system deployments and running


  • We are remote-first, where you can work from the comfort of your home, and enjoy flexible working time
  • Work your local hours! 40 hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • Generous vacation leave allowance
  • Paid Parental Leave subject to eligibility
  • A generous budget to spend on setting up your home office
  • We set you up for success with the latest and greatest hardware, tools and tech
  • Budgets towards continuing your learning
  • International annual company conference (Last conference we went to Phuket, Thailand!)
  • Refer friends to open jobs and receive a cash bonus for every successful referral you make
  • Participate in our Employee Share Options Program - you’ll be a part owner of Employment Hero.

Employment Hero celebrates diverse perspectives and experiences, we invite people of all backgrounds and identities to apply for this position.

Why join Employment Hero?

Oh, and we don’t want to toot our own horn (actually yes, we do), but others think we’re pretty cool too – we’ve received many awards for smashing some seriously ambitious goals including:

* Raised $181M achieving unicorn status in February 2022

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2021, ranked #2 in Australia

* The Australian Top 100 Innovators List 2021

* Raised $140M Series E round led by Insight Partners July 2021

* Raised $45M Series D round led by Seek 2021

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2020, ranked #42 in Australia

* LinkedIn Top 10 Startups 2020

* Raised $22M Series C Round led by Seek July 2019

* Raised $8 mill series B round led by Seek and OneVentures

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2019, ranked #20 in Australia

* GetApp Category Leader Q1 2019

* Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2018, ranked #12 in Australia

* HRD Gold Medalist - Human Capital Management Systems 2018

* HRD Gold Medalist - Rewards and Recognition Service Provider 2018

* HRD Rewards and Recognition Employer of Choice 2018

* LinkedIn Top 25 Startups 2018

* EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist 2018