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Cloud Engineers

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Johannesburg, Sandton
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Senior
Type: to months

A technology consulting company situated in central Johannesburg is recruiting two Cloud Engineers to work within their financial services client on a six to 12-month contract.

Job Purpose:
  • To implement and maintain the Company’s private and hybrid cloud environments in line with the Company’s Cloud Strategy in order to optimise IT expenditure and deliver efficiencies through automation.
Activities and Responsibilities:
  • Engage and collaborate with Infrastructure Designers and Platform Owners to review and approve cloud template and patterns
  • Conduct logical deployments of cloud configuration/s
  • Automate cloud services
  • Collaborate with Public Cloud Providers specifically around the integration and consumption of services
  • Maintain and enhance cloud service offerings including portal and catalogue items
  • Ensure all service offerings integrate into ITSM processes (includes infrastructure recoveries, management and delivery according to SLA)
  • Responsible for capacity planning to ensure capacity exists at the right time with the right infrastructure
  • Ensure that enterprise standards and IT governance standards are applied to the cloud infrastructure
  • Report on the performance of the cloud infrastructure and recommend actions where required
  • Act as a third level support to the cloud infrastructure operations team
  • Advise and consult to project workgroups on all cloud related matters
  • Ensure and maintain the stability and reliability of the cloud services
  • Right size the infrastructure as and when required
  • Execute deliverables in line with cloud strategy within agreed timeframes
  • Keep certifications valid and up to date
  • Keep up to date with current industry trends
  • Support the achievement of the  business strategy, objectives and values
  • Stay abreast of developments in field of expertise 
  • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities
  • Contribute to the Company culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc.).
  • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy
  • Seek opportunities to improve business processes, models and systems though agile thinking.
Technical Competencies:
  • Virtualisation - Advanced                                         
  • DevOps Tools and Integration - Intermediate                                     
  • ITIL - Advanced                                           
  • Storage, Networking Operating Systems - Advanced                                     
  • IT Security – Intermediate                                         
  • Private/Hybrid Cloud Integration - Intermediate                                              
  • Scripting - Intermediate                                            
  • SDDC (Software Defined Data Centre) - Advanced                                      
Role Profile:
  • Eight to 10 Years' IT infrastructure and operations experience
  • Practical IT operational experience
  • General understanding of end-end IT infrastructure
  • Exposure to Containerisation
  • Exposure to Open Source Technologies (familiarisation with multiple design, construction, version control and testing tools)
  • Experience working with teams across  geographic boundaries and organisational levels
  • Project Methodology (Agile, Kanban, Waterfall etc) (Advantageous)
  • Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Exposure (Advantageous)
  • Exposure to XML scripting (Advantageous)

Essential Qualifications                                  
  • Matric                                                                                
Preferred Qualifications                                  
  • Relevant IT related Degree or Diploma                                                                                 
  • Public Cloud Certification and Virtualisation certification (VMware preferable)                   

Posted on 25 Feb 08:59

Diane Robertson

+27 11 463 3478
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