DevOps Specialist, Cloud Engineer and Systems Administrator

Location: South Africa

Ref: LRP22001

Type: Permanent

Industry: Professional

An established niche software business that specialise in spatial software solutions is employing a DevOps Specialist to join their team on a permanent or contract basis. The client requires a dedicated resource to establish and maintain high service quality and reliability, whilst taking the operations load off the developers.

If you are passionate about communication, automation, and measurement, read further and apply to become part of an exciting niche software team.

Salary – Fully negotiable, dependant and experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing SOPs for all devops and sysadmin related tasks and automating these as far as possible.
  • You will be a critical element of several projects at the same time, interacting with the client, with the project team and with management.
  • You will need to understand system architectures and designs and also provide input into new ones and to improve existing ones.
  • Keep yourself abreast of the latest trends and to continuously learn. Your input will be valued in guiding technology choices and developing devops strategy.

Required experience and competence

  • Linux system administration
  • Git version control and GitHub, GitLab or equivalent workflows
  • Security (database, filesystem, network, encryption, etc.)
  • Performance profiling, troubleshooting and optimisation
  • System monitoring and alerts (such as Grafana, Prometheus)
  • CI and CD
  • SDLC management
  • Automated testing
  • Rancher and Kubernetes (or equivalent)
  • Docker (or equivalent)
  • Web server configuration and optimisation (Nginx, Traekif, Apache)
  • DBA experience
  • Scaling strategies
  • Backup and recovery
  • Service-based architectures / microservices
  • Provisioning tools like Ansible, Chef or Terraform or similar
  • Experience minimum two years

To your advantage

  • Python Programming
  • Django Web Framework
  • PostgreSQL RDBMS
  • REST Service Architecture Style
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • A good sense of humour is always nice

Further Information

  • Flexible working location and hours
  • Must be available after hours for critical issue resolution



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  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.