IT Operations Engineer

Information Technology

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Information Technology


Business Professionals


Brisbane, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Sydney, Australia

The role


DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development.  

That’s our commitment. This is your opportunity.

We are seeking a skilled Operations Engineer to join our team in any of our Australian offices- Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney. As an Operations Engineer, you will be responsible for managing, maintaining and ensuring the smooth operation of our cloud and on-premise infrastructure. If you have a strong background in Azure and VMware technologies, along with experience in managing various IT resources, we encourage you to apply.


  • Monitor, deploy, manage, and maintain Azure resources, including VNet (Virtual Network), Azure Load Balancer, Network Security Group (NSG), ACLs, Virtual Machines, Storage Accounts, and Databases
  • Implement security measures to ensure all on-premise servers are properly secured and protected against potential threats
  • Oversee the management and updates of end-user devices, ensuring they are kept up to date and compliant with organizational policies
  • Monitor servers for vulnerabilities and compliance using vulnerability management software (ie Tenable), taking proactive measures to address any identified issues
  • Manage super user accounts through a PAS solutions like CyberArk, ensuring proper access controls and security measures are in place
  • Administer and maintain critical IT infrastructure components, such as Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP
  • Develop, deploy, and manage Ansible playbooks, shell scripts, and Terraform configurations to automate various processes and tasks 
  • Take charge of the deployment, configuration, maintenance, patching, and upgrading of both Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Oversee the management and maintenance of VMware components, including Esxi hosts, vSphere, and vCenter
  • Maintain on-premise servers, storage, and network devices to ensure optimal performance and reliability
  • Thoroughly document all processes related to creating, building, and deploying resources on both Azure and the on-premise datacentre


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Proven experience in managing Microsoft Azure resources
  • Strong knowledge of networking, including VNet, Load Balancer, NSG, ACLs, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with IT security best practices and experience implementing security measures
  • Proficiency in managing Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP in a corporate environment
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Ansible and infrastructure-as-code (IaC) using Terraform
  • Solid understanding of virtualization technologies, including VMware Esxi, vSphere, and vCenter
  • Ability to manage and troubleshoot both Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Familiarity with CyberArk or similar privileged access management systems are a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document processes accurately

If you are a proactive and detail-oriented professional with a passion for managing complex IT infrastructures, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us as we strive to deliver quality IT services and drive our organization’s success in the ever-evolving technology landscape.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations

At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.