Platform Engineer



Software Engineering
Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Note: Partly is headquartered in Christchurch but has employees across NZ, AU, IN, PH, JP, UK and the EU. If you are not based in Christchurch, we will fly you to HQ for 2 weeks for onboarding, as well as 1 week per quarter for our “Season Openers” (we pay for your travel and accommodation). If you are relocating to Christchurch from NZ or from overseas, we can also assist with relocation costs.

🚀 Our story

Partly's mission is to connect the world's parts and we're doing that by building the first global platform for replacement parts, starting with auto parts. Our big vision is to accelerate the world towards a sustainable future where waste is eliminated and all replacement parts are universally searchable, accessible and available to all.

Founded by ex-Rocket Lab engineers, we utilise cutting-edge technology to solve challenging but exciting problems that make a huge impact in a $1.9 trillion industry. We've more than tripled our team over the last 12 months and expect to double in size again over the coming 12 months. We're a global team spanning both Europe and Australasia.

We provide a scalable digital infrastructure solution to some of the world's largest businesses and the most exciting startups. Partly's solutions are integrated across hundreds of companies globally, providing the backbone for cataloguing and managing parts online.

Our investors in Blackbird Ventures (Canva, CultureAmp etc.), Square Peg, Octopus Ventures, Hillfarrance, Icehouse, Peter Beck (Rocket Lab), Akshay Kothari (Notion Co-Founder) and Dylan Field (Figma Co-Founder).

We're continuing to build a world-class team and ensuring Partly is a place where people can do the best work of their lives. We're proud of the culture we've built at Partly, and our values are lived throughout every experience.

🖍️ This role

As a Platform Engineer at Partly, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing our infrastructure. You will work alongside our development team, ensuring our systems are scalable, reliable, and efficient. This position is pivotal in supporting our on-prem and cloud environments, enabling our engineers to focus on building impactful software.

💻 What will you do

  • Infrastructure Management: Ensure the stability and scalability of our on-prem and cloud infrastructure for development and production.

  • Automation: Utilise tools such as infrastructure as code (IaC) to build robust, repeatable, and automated infrastructure. Includes deploying and maintaining systems such as Kafka and Kubernetes.

  • CI/CD: Take ownership of CI/CD pipelines to help maximise developer productivity.

  • Operational Excellence: Manage our critical on-prem systems including servers, VPN and WiFi to ensure seamless operations.

  • Cost Efficiency: Optimise cloud and on-prem costs, ensuring we leverage our infrastructure investments effectively.

🥷 Your skills

  • Experience: 3+ years with exposure to infrastructure or DevOps, with a focus on both cloud and on-prem environments. Note this could be as an engineer

  • Technical Expertise: Strong knowledge of Linux, Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker and other open-source technologies.

  • Engineering Mindset: Ability to understand the broader engineering context to make informed infrastructure decisions.

  • Ownership: High degree of ownership and bias for action, with a proactive approach to solving problems.

  • Collaboration: Strong communication and collaborative skills, both written and verbal.

  • Adaptability: Willingness to take on diverse tasks and adapt to the evolving needs of the team.

  • (Bonus) Experience with infrastructure as code tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible).

  • (Bonus) Experience with CI/CD tools and practices.

  • (Bonus) Experience in a fast-paced startup environment.

Please note: if you don't have all the skills/experience listed above but believe you could be outstanding in this role, please still consider applying. Many folks often count themselves out. Please allow us to learn more about you and why you're exceptional!

🪅 Benefits

  • Competitive base salary plus equity. Even though we’re a small startup, we offer competitive salaries and great equity for every full-time employee

  • Parental leave and flexible return to work. After returning to work, primary carers can work 4-day weeks for 100% of their pay for the first twelve weeks. For secondary carers, we offer 10 days of leave at full pay.

  • Flexible working hours. We have an office-first culture but you can work remotely or from home whenever it suits you. There are no fixed hours so you can choose to work when you’re most effective.

  • A brand new architecturally designed office in Christchurch CBD and on Auckland’s Karangahape Road. We have free snacks, drinks on tap, two different coffee machines, social areas, and some of the best cafes a stone's throw away.

  • Monthly team lunches to celebrate our wins and enjoy each other's company outside the office.

  • Ergonomic workspace. Sit-stand desks, ergonomic chairs, quiet spaces, and collaboration spaces to suit all kinds of working styles.