Senior Platform Engineer – Image Factory

  • Westpac
  • Hybrid (Auckland)
  • 16 May, 2024
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Mō te tūranga | About the Role
As a Senior Platform Engineer specialising in operating system images, you will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining standardised operating system (OS) builds across our organization. Your expertise will ensure that our systems are reliable, secure, and seamlessly integrated into broader DevOps pipelines across both on-premises and cloud environments.
You will be responsible for the implementation of the 'Image Factory' automated process, leveraging existing work by WBC (Westpac Australia).
Key Responsibilities include.
  • Implement a new pipeline-based process to automate Image creation to replace our current process.
  • Develop and maintain standardised OS images for various platforms (Windows, Linux, etc.) through an automation approach.
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure compatibility with application stacks.
  • Rigorously test OS images to verify functionality, security, and performance.
  • Conduct regression testing after updates or patches to maintain image integrity.
  • Document (using a documentation-as-code approach using BitBucket) testing procedures and results.
  • Implement security best practices within OS images and ensure compliance with industry standards.
  • Constantly improve Image Factory's automation approach and add new features when opportunities are presented.
  • Identify gaps that Engineering Squads may have for adopting the standard OS's, i.e. make it easy for them to onboard and to consume the service
  • Identify and implement continuous process improvement with a relentless focus on our Fix, Simplify and Automate
Nā tāu rourou | What will you bring?
  • Experience with Windows unattended and RedHat Enterprise Linux Kickstart mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of image building tools such as Packer to build standard Operating System images across platforms.
  • Strong proficiency in scripting in PowerShell and/or BASH.
  • Proficient in the use of version control using Git along with management tools such as GitHub or BitBucket.
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementing CI/CD pipelines using tools such as Jenkins, GitLab CI, or Azure DevOps.
  • Networking experience: VLANs,Subnets,Firewalls
  • Understanding of virtualisation technologies, particularly VMware vSphere and VMware Aria Suite.
  • Understanding of Pipeline building development.
  • Experience with HashiCorp Terraform: Enterprise or Open-Source.
  • Good experience using Red Hat products such as Ansible and Satellite.

Westpac Hei Wāhi Mahi | Working at Westpac 

Immersing yourself in a supportive team environment, and receive some of the best banking, and lifestyle benefits in the market along with:

  • 4 weeks standard holiday + 5 additional days of wellbeing leave to support you to be your best
  • Additional purchased leave options up to 4 weeks per year
  • Banking benefits, insurance discounts and superannuation scheme
  • Career growth – we promote internal capability; we have programmes that recognise star performers
  • Generous parental leave – and top up government paid parental leave
  • School holiday subsidy - help you balance work and family during school holiday
  • 2 Volunteer days per year

Ko mātou tēnei | Our Organisation
At Westpac, we’re working together to build a fairer and stronger New Zealand for our people, customers, and communities. For over 160 years we’ve been driven by our purpose to Create Better Futures Together.

What makes us unique are the incredible people we’re lucky enough to have walk through our doors every day. The giant ‘W’ on our building doesn’t just stand for Westpac – it says, double you. We’re a place that values, rewards and recognises individuality. Where you can be your whole self, your true self, and your best self. We’re recognised as a place where talent is developed, where passions are fuelled and where ambitions of all shapes and sizes thrive. And it all starts with you!

Tono mai ināianei! | Apply Now!

Apply today with your CV and Cover Letter. 

The people of Aotearoa, New Zealand hail from many cultures and backgrounds. At Westpac New Zealand, we draw on this enormous talent pool to cultivate a team rich in ability and empowered to reach its full potential. Our aim is to be brave challengers, celebrating our differences and relentlessly advocating for our customers. It starts with us – we believe that when we care deeply and do our best for our people, they’ll do their best for our customers. We encourage people from all walks of life to apply, including those who are neurodiverse, have chronic health conditions or disabilities – your attitude and passion are as important to us as your experience, qualifications and capabilities. 

Mahi tahi tātou, kaha ake tātou | Together Greater