Senior Development Operations Engineer (devops Engineer)

South Africa, South Africa

Job Description

Expertise: IT

Job title: Senior Development Operations Engineer (DevOps Engineer)
Job type Permanent
Department IT Infrastructure
Reports to Infrastructure DevOps and Project Manager

Objective: The DevOps Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, configuration, installation, operation, and maintenance of the in-house developed software, infrastructure and cloud infrastructure globally. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the Bank's application and infrastructure space.
The successful candidate ensures that the development and running of the application, security, cloud and hardware stack operates optimally as well as adheres to organizational values, enabling staff and partners.
This staff member will assist project and development teams globally with the initiation, planning and implementation phases of our standard Project Management Methodology. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project lifecycle; technical analysis, development and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out the solutions.
Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development staff to production staff by performing operations activities within the project lifecycle.
The prospective candidate should have programming language experience.
Duties, responsibilities and accountabilities: Engineering and Provisioning

    • Design and manage a robust DevOps platform/Environment including:
    • Engineering of solutions for various project and operational needs.
    • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
    • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
    • Research and recommend, innovative, and create automated approaches for system administration tasks.
    • Be part of the development of our in-house banking application.
    • Be part of the security design of the DevOps platform.
    • Develop and maintain CI/CD pipelines.

Operations and Support
    • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
    • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
    • Provide Tier III or other support per request from various constituencies.
    • Investigate and troubleshoot application related issues.
    • Regularly liaise with Development teams in Africa, UK and South America and India.
    • Regular patching of the automation tools, infrastructure, cloud infrastructure, development tools, Container Environments, In House Developed Software.
    • Health Monitoring off automation tools, cloud infrastructure, development tools, Container Environments, In House Developed Software.

Education, skills and specialist
knowledge required Qualifications
    • Grade 12 / NQF Level 4 - min (ideal Degree or diploma)
    • RHCSA qualification
    • System Engineer certification in RHCE
    • Kubernetes or container qualification
    • Azure qualification
    • AWS qualification
    • Other Redhat certification
    • Developer certification

    • 4 years’ experience in a similar role or the equivalent experience/understanding.
    • Advance Linux administration skills on RHEL or CENTOS.
    • Virtualization experience, ideally using RHEV
    • Middleware and java container experience such as JBOSS, Tomcat, and Glassfish implementation, configuration and maintenance.
    • Intermediate database experience on MySQL, Sybase ASA through administration and writing SQL queries.
    • Advanced Container experience on docker, vagrant or kubernetes.
    • Advanced shell and Python scripting experience.
    • Intermediate Cloud infrastructure experience (built and managed) on Azure or AWS.
    • Advanced Experience with Git or SVN.
    • Advanced Automation experience with Ansible.
    • Intermediate experience with NGINX/Apache.
    • Intermediate understanding of networks, VLANs and 3 Layer applications.
    • Intermediate Exposure to software development.
    • Atlassian application stack such as bamboo, bitbucket etc

    • Intermediate Openshift or equivalent experience.
    • RHCA
    • Java, Python or similar
    • Intermediate Openstack experience
    • Advanced CI/CD implementation knowledge
    • AWS/Azure architect

Personal attributes
Complexity / Problem Solving:
    • Position deals with a variety of problems and the staff member often has to decide which solution is best.

Discretion / Latitude / Decision Making:
    • Decisions normally have a noticeable effect department-wide and company-wide, and judgment errors can typically require a significant amount of time to correct or reverse.

Communication / Interpersonal Contacts:
    • Interpret and/or discuss information with others, which involves terminology or concepts not familiar to many people; regularly provide advice and recommend actions involving rather complex issues. May resolve problems using established practices.
    • Provides occasional guidance, some of which is technical.

Extent of travel required for the role to be effective limited

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