DevOps Engineer, Cape Town

City of Cape Town, Western Cape 2 March

AKA Recruitment

  • Description

    A top online e-commerce company is looking for a DevOps Engineer or a Software Developer with experience and knowledge as systems administrator or a Systems Administrator with experience and knowledge as a programmer. The ideal candidate is dedicated, self-motivated and dynamic individual and be capable of technical deep-dives into operating systems, application performance, databases, load balancers, networks and storage systems.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Build solutions to problems that interrupt availability, performance, and stability in our systems, services, and products at scale.
    • Perform a wide variety of technical and administrative duties in overall systems design,
    development, and delivery.
    • Work in conjunction with IT, engineering, and business groups to understand
    functionality, scalability, performance, security, and integration requirements.
    • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the application, systems, database
    architecture, and the general application functionality used to maintain data integrity.
    • Manage the establishment and configuration of SaaS infrastructure in an agile way by
    storing infrastructure as code and employing automated configuration management tools
    with a goal to be able to re-provision environments at any point in time.
    • Develop and implement instrumentation for monitoring the health and availability of
    services including fault detection, alerting, triage, and recovery (automated and manual).
    • Develop, improve, and thoroughly document operational practices and procedures.
    • Assist in developing the necessary tooling required for automation, reporting and
    enhancing the system.
    Qualification and experience:
    • BSc Degree or equivalent demonstrable work experience as a DevOps Engineer
    • AWS certifications preferred
    • Strong experience building and maintaining production systems on AWS using EC2,
    RDS, S3, ELB, Cloud Formation, etc. and familiarity interacting with the AWS APIs.
    • Thorough understanding of container services (Docker in particular) and integration with
    Amazon Container Services
    • Proficient in high level script languages (Python and/or Ruby) as well as script
    environments like bash highly advantageous
    • Deep experience administering Linux (especially Ubuntu) systems.
    • Thorough understanding of configuration management concepts.
    • Experience with monitoring, metrics, and visualisation tools for network, server, and
    application status (Zenoss, Sensu, Nagios, Graphite, Collectd, Ganglia, etc.)
    • Experience with hardware and software firewalls, IPS, WAF, and additional security
    layers (LDAP, SSO, 2Factor)
    • Experience with continuous integration, testing, and deployment.
    • Experience with RDBMS (PostgreSQL and MySQL). Bonus points for NoSQL (especially
    RethinkDB or RIAK)
    • A desire to automate yourself out of a job. You will always have new challenges and
    problems to solve.
    Key Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong customer focus
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a fast paced, pressurized environment
    • Strong decision-making skills and able to take accountability
    • Highly self-motivated
    If you tick above boxes please send your CV to ****
  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • DevOps Engineer, Cape Town

  • Recruiter

    AKA Recruitment

  • Province

    City of Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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