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DevOps Engineer

Location:Cape Town
Type: Permanent
Company:Datafin Recruitment

A dynamic payment gateway software company seeks a DevOps Engineer to join its team.

  • Deploying, automating, maintaining and managing AWS cloud-based production system, to ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of productions systems.
  • Building, releasing and handling configuration management of production systems.
  • Doing pre-production environmental testing to help assure the quality of our products / services.
  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains.
  • Suggesting architecture improvements, recommending process improvements.
  • Evaluating new technology options and vendor products.
  • Ensuring critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions.
  • Supporting installation and maintenance of layered software, and infrastructure.
  • Identifying where applications or hardware is having performance/reliability issues; analyzes and formulates a proposed method to correct issues.
  • Delivering long-term support and management; troubleshoots and resolves issues daily.
  • Working in accordance with corporate and organizational security policies and procedures.
  • Understanding personal role in safeguarding corporate and client assets.
  • Taking appropriate action to prevent and report any compromises of security within scope of role.
  • Providing Incident management.
  • Working on and maintain continuous integration systems.
  • Working on deploying web applications on various environments.
  • Debugging and analyzing production load.
  • Remediating vulnerabilities on various environments.
  • Executing load testing on pre-production or production environments.
  • Maintaining a system for running automated tests, optimizing and speeding up the execution of test sets.
  • At least two years of Experience with AWS services.
  • At least one year of programming with PHP or scripting with Python.
  • Very good understanding of web app environments and server security.
  • Solid experience in building highly scalable server architectures.
  • Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24x7 uptime Amazon AWS environment.
  • Automation experience with configuration management tools (ansible, chef, puppet, terraform etc).
  • Know how to use advanced options of tcpdump and strace without looking at the manual.
Should be an expert in the following areas:
  • Working with AWS - EC2, RDS, S3.
  • Server security.
  • Setting up backup and stability systems.
Should have good experience in:
  • SQL
  • Setting up and securing highly available solutions.
  • Managing and installing SSL certificates.
  • Configuring firewalls and VPNs.
  • Configuring Nagios, new relic or any other monitoring software.
  • Writing provisioning scripts in ansible, chef, puppet, terraform etc.
Should have the ability to:
  • Write bash/PowerShell scripts.
  • Set up automated deployment of different projects on different environments.
  • Understand complex software and system architecture.
  • Set up multi-tier architectures.
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please email a Word copy of your CV to  and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

Posted on 08 Aug 15:51

Taryn Roman

087 351 0743
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DataFin was established in 1999. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have established relationships with industry leaders and a vast majority of our business is repeat business.

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