Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Technology Services Dev Ops/Cloud Engineer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Technology Services Group1 (TSG1)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Help us cure childhood cancer
  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • 12-Month Fixed Term contract with strong potential to extend
  • Based in Randwick


Children’s Cancer Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer and one of the leading medical childhood cancer research institutes worldwide. Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, we don’t just hope to do it, we will do it; and we’re looking for the brightest minds to help us get there.

The Children’s Cancer Institute is embarking on an ambitious 5-year strategic plan with technology underpinning many of the strategic initiatives.  As the Institute grows and the pace of innovation in both our Research and Operations continues to grow, we have recognised the need for a dedicated Dev Ops/Cloud Engineer to help manage the growing Linux, HPC and Multi-Cloud provider environments. The increase in these areas has been driven by our Zero Childhood Cancer program and the implementation of a new Computational Biology program at the Institute in 2018 which further increased the need for a robust multi-cloud provider environment.

The role will provide essential support to our Computational Biology and Bioinformatics groups to ensure we can provide an environment that is fit for purpose, responsive, secure and most importantly meets the end users’ requirements.

The role will have responsibility for the design, administration, documentation and maintenance of the Linux, HPC and Cloud environments as well as providing support to users and resolving incidents in a proactive manner. The role will require a strong professional with a commitment to team and project collaboration, a passion for innovation combined with a pragmatic approach to delivery.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement hybrid cloud technologies, define system architectures, installation, configuration, testing and deployment of open source solutions
  • Promote the adoption of automation techniques and DevOps processes
  • Develop continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines
  • Implement automation and integration for cloud infrastructure solutions
  • Designing, Implementing and Supporting Linux/Unix Enterprise Environments and Infrastructures;
  • Work with and liaise with the business and research teams to develop suitable solutions across a varied array of technologies;
  • Liaise with vendors for ordering new equipment and managing any associated maintenance
  • Resolve incidents and/or action Service Requests, as required.
  • Support of the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics teams’ requirements for the internal HPC environment and external Cloud environments
  • Integration/inter-operation of Linux systems within an Active Directory environment, particularly with respect to user accounts and storage
  • Liaise with architects, developers, infrastructure engineers and other key stakeholders to ensure Cloud solutions are designed, costed and documented to a level of detail that ensures a successful implementation and ongoing support
  • Complete detailed design and detailed documentation of Cloud frameworks including provisioning, configuration, monitoring, maintenance, testing and deployments
  • Configure and design integration with CI/CD stack across Private and Public Cloud

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • In-depth knowledge of Red hat and Centos
  • Possess detailed knowledge of networking technology, security technologies, servers and network design.
  • Ability to provide resolution for escalated support calls (L2 or higher)
  • Previous IT project management experience, planning system implementations and upgrades as well as scheduling day to day maintenance activities
  • Exhibits high degree of professionalism and respect for others


Children’s Cancer Institute is strongly committed to the growth of their employees, so all team members can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, on-site parking options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.