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Senior DevOps Engineer

Remuneration:R900000 - R1000000 per year 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Job level:Mid/Senior
Company:E-Merge IT Recruitment

Job description

South Africa’s largest digital publishing house is looking for a skilled a senior DevOps Cloud engineer to join their team and start working on exciting projects end to end. If you want to work in an agile environment with a young, dynamic, multi-skilled team of Developers and Operational Staff, get in touch with me ASAP!

If you are a superstar and feel like this is your next best career move, please do not hesitate to reach out. It is a permanent position in Woodstock, Cape Town offering up to R1M per annum cost to company, negotiable based on your superstardom. Contact Zinlee on or call 011 463 3633 with ZVH47744 (ref number) and we can discuss this and more opportunities.

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Duties and responsibilities
  • The main focus will be on delivering solutions in Azure, AWS and GCP while automating code deployment, system maintenance and of course keeping the platform monitored and stable.
  • Optimisation of the hosting platform is continuous to handle the ever-growing load of our consumer base.
  • Assist developers to deliver solutions that are both cost-efficient and highly scalable.
  • Modernize legacy infrastructure to take advantage of Cloud Services and Solutions whenever possible.
  • IIS configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting for legacy systems.
  • nGinx configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • ElasticSearch configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting beneficial.
  • Understand and evangelise secure practices in hosting and the SDLC process.
  • Automate all the things!
  • Assist other operations members with their tasks as required
  • Backups and monitoring for all systems and environments
  • Document all work completed and maintain documentation as required
  • Be available after hours to attend to critical outages and planned changes on a rotation basis
Skills and competence:
  • Broad Cloud knowledge with the inherent ability to stay in the know with the latest trends.
  • An excellent communicator both verbally and written.
  • Amicable and approachable, yet have the ability to absorb pressure in stressful situations.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to constructively help others in the team and by so doing raise team performance.
  • Flexible about working with new methodologies and technologies as we are not a branded company we will use any solution that fulfils the company’s needs.
  • Some financial acumen
  • Be able to work under high stress with short deadlines.
Qualifications and experience:
  • Five+ years’ experience in managing and building infrastructure, scripting and driving automation and working in private or public clouds.
  • Good understanding of SDLC and proven track record with implementing and optimizing the deployment flow.
Require hands-on experience with the following:
  • IIS and nGinx
  • Redis
  • ElasticSearch
  • MS SQL and mySQL
  • Containers (either Docker or Kubernetes with the ability to drive strategy in the adoption)
  • Azure and AWS with GCP being an added bonus
  • Scripting in either Bash or PowerShell with Python skills being a great advantage
  • Cost calculations and budgeting for forecasts and planning
  • Architectural and strategic input
  • Documentation for both knowledge sharing and auditing needs


Posted on 14 Jan 17:09

Zinlee Hosking

011 463 3633
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