Kubernetes Engineer - Platform

  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Join a movement in which everyone can win. We started a movement in which everyone can win – shoppers, retailers, society and every person on our team. We play fair, trust people and reward them for doing the right thing. We see and feel the impact of our work as more and more people gain financial freedom and retailers grow across the globe.

Afterpay has millions of active customers globally and is offered at the world’s best retailers around the world including eBay, The Iconic, Myer, Foot Locker, Adore Beauty, Mac Cosmetics, Kathmandu and many others. Afterpay is on a mission to power an economy in which everyone wins.

Afterpay is completely free for customers who pay on time – helping people spend responsibly without incurring interest, fees or extended debt. Afterpay empowers customers to access the things they want and need, while still allowing them to maintain financial wellness and control, by splitting payments in four, for both online and in-store purchases. Afterpay is deeply committed to delivering positive outcomes for customers. We are focused on supporting our community of shoppers.

Job Description

Afterpay’s Platform Engineering is responsible for the build, deployment, monitoring and maintenance of the underlying cloud infrastructure that powers Afterpay’s platform. Our customers are the internal Afterpay product teams; our work enables them to focus on building new product features leveraging our highly available infrastructure platform. It is our objective to ensure product development teams can provision new services to the platform quickly, easily and safely.

This role is with the Kompute Kubernetes team whose EKS platform powers almost all the services which compose the Afterpay product.


You have one or more years experience working with and managing Kubernetes clusters (all flavours welcome). You have a strong grasp of Kubernetes fundamentals, understand its internal workings and are able to guide development teams in their journey to adopt and scale their applications on Kubernetes.

Required skills & experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience (AWS preferred)
  • You’re most at home in the shell on linux-based systems
  • Proficiency in foundational tools like git, docker, bash, terraform

Ideally you have expertise in some or all of the following areas:

  • Infrastructure-as-code with Kubernetes
  • Cluster networking
  • Service mesh management
  • Cluster scalability & resiliency
  • Cluster security
  • Kubernetes CRDs and operators
  • Software development skills are highly desirable

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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