Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: DevOps Engineer
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:2 to 6 years
Salary:Negotiable
Job published:06 November 2020
Job reference no:36240415

Job Description

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Terraform to manage Cloud Infrastructure, Chef to manage virtual servers
  • Building and deploying systems for metrics, monitoring, and logging
  • Operations for Kafka, Kubernetes, Nginx, Memcache, and more
  • CI/CD Build Systems to ensure our teams can deploy frequently and safely
  • Hardening servers, and building security into the platform
  • Developing automation so we can focus on the hard problems
  • Developing glue code to extend or integrate systems

 

Attributes required:

  • Is passionate about technology- keeping up to date with the industry
  • Always learning
  • Is a team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Shows solid reasoning and decision making
  • Possesses the ability to work under pressure

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • Computer science degree
  • At least 2 years of professional experience
  • An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking
  • Solid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms
  • Can write code (we use Python)
  • Have experience with Google Cloud, or another cloud provider (architecture, operations)
  • Have experience managing Kubernetes Clusters (certificates, users, kubeadm, etc.)
  • Understand networking deeply (tcp/ip, calico/weave, vlans, tcpdump, etc.)
  • Understand Linux deeply (kernel tuning, proc filesystem, cgroups, os scheduling, etc.)
  • Have experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)
  • Has a reasonable understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP)
  • Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
  • Has experience with one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
  • Has experience managing production systems

 

The Environment:

  • com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

 

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

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