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Senior Performance Engineer

  • 496372
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Full time

As a Performance Engineer at Sportsbet, you will be helping to provide the greatest customer experiences for one of the highest-volume and most dynamic digital businesses not just in Australia, but also the world.  The organisation is always looking for the next big thing for our customers, and it’s our responsibility that what the customers get is a high-quality solution that’s been well analysed, tested and iterated to meet their needs.


About us!

Sportsbet's purpose is to bring excitement to life for its customers and we do this by over-delivering on excitement through serious fun, disrupting the status quo and living our values. We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer with over 7,000 cool, clever and curious people around the world. As part of the Flutter Group, we’re a global player, but in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin we’re tight knit, with 1,000 of us bringing excitement to life every day.

Our commitment to responsible gambling is genuine and demonstrated through the wide range of responsible gambling initiatives and tools – take a look: 

About the role

The role is within the Performance Engineering – Technology Platforms team and at Sportsbet we’re looking for well rounded individuals who can look at the bigger picture of performance and load, from inception of a solution, to developing test approaches and scripts, running tests and identifying issues and solutions and finally reviewing and improving the performance of a range of different systems and technologies. 

If the thought of helping to build systems to withstand mind numbing volumes and rollercoaster-esque traffic patterns whilst being a performance evangelist for blazingly quick customer experiences, then the Performance Engineer is for you. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Drive understanding of the various inputs that make up the performance of our systems, from the front-end applications to API services, data sources and infrastructure and everything in between.
  • Develop and maintain the test scripts and code which underpins the various load testing capabilities at Sportsbet
  • Work collaboratively with delivery and operational teams to plan, test and report on performance testing outcomes
  • Utilise a range of data sources to derive statistical workload models on how our customers have used or will use our applications. 
  • Drive understanding of the relationships of all the components in the full stack across different technology departments through demonstrations, or by hosting deep-dive sessions into systems and their behaviours utilising both test and real-production events and data
  • Provide inputs into future state deliverables such as infrastructure capacity plans and usage modelling.
  • From CI/CD, to cloud capability to data and data visualisation you’ll be expected to challenge yourself to deliver quality code and capability in multiple facets and multiple languages


About You

We’re looking for an experienced Reliablity Engineer who can work at pace to ensure our systems provide the best possible customer experience.  Key requirements include:

  • Experience in performance testing and analysis - Including and Apache JMeter (but we’re open to all!)
  • Experience in delivering quality code and adhering to internal software development practices
  • Experienced in creating or maintaining CI/CD pipelines, especially Jenkins, GitHub and how to integrate testing within a pipeline
  • Active knowledge of utilizing version control software (Git)
  • Strong understanding and experience in *nix based operating systems
  • Familiarity with working in public cloud environments
  • Working knowledge of automation test frameworks especially for mobile applications would be highly regarded



The Perks

We work hard and play hard, so along with a very competitive salary and generous performance-based bonus, we will also provide you with:

  • 25 days annual leave (a whole extra week of holidays!)
  • Tailored career development programs, as well as a commitment to developing Thought Leader and Specialist Talent programs
  • Genuine flexible working and remote working policy with an $850 work from home office allowance
  • Discounted gym memberships, free breakfast and loads of event and conference tickets and many more
  • Access to Headspace App and an employee assist program
  • Best in class Parental Leave program with six months paid leave for Primary Carers and Circle  In membership


We’re a flexible, progressive, open-minded, and inclusive employer who welcomes you for who you are, as you are- that’s why we assess behaviours, learning agility and expertise to ensure all types of experiences are considered for our roles. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we review candidates with 2-3 weeks of advertising.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment process, please email for a confidential discussion.

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