DevOps Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  1698

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity


Work location: Perth based (Redcliffe/Hazelmere)


Roster: 5/2 roster


Key Responsibilities


In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Heavy Industry projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet and rail locomotives.

Based out our new Redcliffe and Hazelmere R&D facilities and reporting to the Heavy Industry Principal Embedded Systems, we are presently looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer.


Key accountabilities will include:

  • Work in a fast-moving team of software and control systems engineers to deliver an industry-leading range of products in the heavy haul rail market
  • Lead the software release process for a portfolio of control systems products
  • Maintain CI/CD pipelines serving the controls software development team
  • Administer and maintain the software issue tracking system. This includes user and workflow management
  • Triage issues, requirements and test cases
  • Develop and maintain a software configuration management system for the product portfolio
  • Educate fellow team members in software development lifecycle procedures and best practices


Qualifications and Experience


  • Computer Science, Engineering bachelor’s degree or related field
  • Experience in the implementation and operation of software product development environments, particularly in an OEM enterprise
  • Proficiency in scripting and infrastructure automation tools (Shell, Python, Terraform)
  • Knowledge in configuration and monitoring of CI/CD pipelines using both on-premises and cloud-based automation servers e.g. Jenkins and GitHub Actions
  • Intimate knowledge of the Amazon Web Services platform
  • Experience with project management and program development tools (i.e. Atlassian Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience with product development or systems engineering in Rail industry is highly advantageous
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders and in multidiscipline teams
  • Strong, effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt to an environment with dynamic process and program requirements


Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.