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DevOps Cloud Engineer | Gaming | Century City

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global giant in their field, they are able to attract the very best talent in South Africa, and retain them. They are currently looking for a DevOps Cloud Engineer to join their team.

Job description

Work closely with development and infrastructure to ensure fast and reliable continuous integration and to help facilitate the move to the cloud. 

You will be responsible for:

Contribute to the design of systems and architecture

Assess the businesses cloud maturity, review existing Azure cloud implementations, identify gaps and suggest improvements

Ability to provide leadership and accountability for work they undertake and articulate their thoughts

Comfortable with fast changing and dynamic environments

Able to take on ideas and feedback from other technical experts as well as the business

Research new technologies to implement within the DevOps environment to improve the process of code deployment to our environments, seek out in-efficiencies and match relevant technology solutions to resolve them

Follow a source control culture within the configuration of Servers and Applications where environments configurations are stored in code for a fully automated process

Form part of 24/7 support roster to support applications after hours, where possibly train the other DevOps team members to resolve issues and reduce the dependency on yourself or other Tech team’s afterhours

Take part in daily stand-ups with your assigned Dev teams to both receive work as well as supply updates and provide input with respect to design, monitoring, deployment, resource and security requirements

Sit in Development meetings at project inception to ensure standards set by DevOps are maintained, especially with respect to logging and monitoring of application health, compatibility with infrastructure design, security requirements and compliance and best practices

Maintain knowledge of the inner workings of all applications within your relative portfolio, ensuring that all system dependencies are documented

Even the most experienced talent should have the opportunity to expand and improve their skill sets in many advanced areas of knowledge at this employer.   

If you have the right attitude and right aptitude, we can assure you that room for growth at this employer is unprecedented.  

They firmly believe in staying up to date with latest technologies, so you’ll be working with the latest tech at international standards.  

Whilst this is a very modern and fast paced organisation, the atmosphere is also relaxed.  Leave those suits and ties at home, but please wear something. 

Our client doesn’t believe that sitting in traffic for hours each day is necessary so working hours are flexible, with core working hours between 9am and 4pm.   

To keep you healthy, stress free, and happy – they provide nutritious meals (free of course), serve cappuccinos from their coffee bar, provide free access to the gym, and of course there are free massages from their wellness therapist when you need it the most.  

Our client is able to pay top dollar to attract and retain top talent in South Africa and offer excellent end of year bonuses based on company and individual performance.  The company is outperforming though, so for now, the rest is up to you.

Work hard and play hard?  Head on down to the bar every Friday afternoon, try your hand at Poker on Thursday evenings, enjoy regular team building events such as white river rafting, and so much more. 

Most of all they have created a culture second to none.  Small on egos; big on energy.  Possibly the most employee centric client we’ve come across.  Ever.

If you meet with our requirements and think you could be a match then you’ll want to pop your CV to info@anniemercer.co.za.  

Requirements

You will have:

• Significant experience using Azure Technologies, including (but not limited to):
Azure DevOps (VSTS) – designing and implementing release processes for development teams
AppInsights and Azure Monitor – significant experience troubleshooting applications (PaaS, SaaS, etc) using AppInsights and Log Analytics. Familiarity with writing queries using Kusto query to determine root cause of outages / problems
Azure Functions / Durable Functions / PaaS / SaaS – familiarity (or experience with) building functions / apps with native Azure technologies. (Note: you don’t need to be a developer, just understand how Azure works, how the technology fits together, and how to troubleshoot these apps when they break)
Cost Management and Usage – experience in creating billing and usage scopes that can be used to easy alert on changes in usages and alert if there are significant changes in both usage and cost
Azure Policy’s – experience in creating policies for an Azure environment to conform to regulations and best practices
Azure Container (including Kubernetes service) – experience in building container services to host and manage new or legacy systems
• History of successful implementation of complex Azure or hybrid cloud architecture solutions, using the following Azure technologies…PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, Azure Websites, API Apps, Azure SQL, etc
• Expert knowledge in private, public and hybrid cloud architecture, networking, workload types, migration patterns and tools
• Familiarity with .NET/C# development
• Excellent PowerShell scripting skills
• Excellent experience in building CI/CD pipelines using automation tools (Azure DevOps, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, Git, etc). Able to build/manage a pipeline from start to finish
• Using ARM templates to automate Microsoft Azure
• Experience with containerization principles and frameworks (Docker, Kubernetes)
• Experience in using coding/scripting to automate/reduce time taken to complete manual tasks
• Analytical and problem-solving abilities
• Experience in working with Agile methodologies and DevOps principles
• A background within Development

It would be a bonus if you also had:

• Previous experience in 24/7 High Performance Environment
• Proven hands on experience with Windows Server / Linux and its product suite
• Experience of automation tools such as Chef
• Experience with load balancers such as F5
• Knowledge of Azure SQL and Microsoft SQL Server
• Knowledge of Web and Application hosting environments (IIS, Windows Services or Nginx)
• Knowledge of logging technologies such as LogStash, Kibana, ElasticSearch
• Knowledge of monitoring tools such as Solarwinds

Category

Location

Century City, Cape Town

Available

Interested in this position?

If you feel you are a good fit for this role, kindly send your CV to info@anniemercer.co.za. In your email, please feel free to tell us why you are an excellent fit for the role and also include your current earnings and notice period. We look forward to chatting with you.

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