Mission Software Engineer

at Chaos1. Sydney, NSW


Chaos1 is a Defence technology company with a mission to accelerate the adoption of advanced technology for Australia and our Allies.

The Role

Operating within Chaos1’s Technology Division, you will lead the implementation, integration and optimisation of our software capabilities.

The role will include direct report of Chaos1’s technology professionals, team members, external partners and clients to ensure front end, back end, database, network infrastructure, security and hosting support. A bias for action with strong teamwork and communication skills is a key aspect of your role.

We are a Veteran-owned, high-trust, high-output and fast-moving technology company closing the gap between technology and the end-user. We drive a strong, innovative, and inclusive culture working on tough problems. Expect the work to be challenging, yet extremely rewarding knowing you are contributing to a safer Australia.

Required Experience:

  • Practical experience, designing, implementing and maintaining platform solutions
  • Experience with Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Edge and Edge IT systems
  • Excellent leadership, teamwork and communication skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analysis skills
  • Strong DevSecOps background
  • Application programming skills
  • Experience implementing best practice security and monitoring
  • Proficient in CICD tools and technologies
  • Excellent understanding of containerisation and tooling
  • Good understanding of SRE principles
  • Ability to effectively present information to different target audiences both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time to work alongside the customer
  • Either possess or be able to achieve an Australian Government NV2 security clearance in due course

Favoured Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, Mechatronics or a similar field
  • Experience writing frontend applications
  • Experience writing backend services
  • Experience writing embedded software
  • Experience building, training and maintaining LLMs
  • Good knowledge of Kubernetes, Containers, GitHub, Infrastructure as Code, and Docker
  • Defence and National Security experience
  • Defence Veteran


  • Base salary commensurate with experience
  • Above award superannuation employer contribution
  • Generous paid leave package
  • Generous professional development compensation
  • Work from anywhere

We pride ourselves on our unique way of working, and we take care of our people. We can share more information about the specific benefits, compensation and incentives associated with this role during the hiring process.

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