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Senior DevOps | 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 Senior DevOps to join their team.

Job description

The DevOps team provides the knowledge and expertise within the Technology department maintaining the tools used by the Development teams to support the Software Development Lifecycle and bridging the gap between development and operations. 

The DevOps team is responsible for supporting, maintaining and optimising the infrastructure of a technology centric web-based company. Maintenance and development of the other internal services and bespoke applications is also required. 

You will help the development team to build and release their products in an efficient and constantly improving process. This engineer will bridge the gap between development and infrastructure and be a role model on which our client will build their future DevOps teams. 

Duties will include, but not limited to:

Research new technologies to implement within the DevOps environment to improve the process of code deployment to their clients 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 or the IT Support team 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

Receive Deployment Plans, validate them and carry them out in an efficient manner via deployment tools available

Monitor server resources within your portfolio to proactively identify bottlenecks and advise on remediation steps to improve software design

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

Research new technologies for implementation within the DevOps environment to improve the processes of code deployment, seek out inefficiencies and match relevant technology solutions to resolve them

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

• Excellent experience of automation tools such as Chef and Ansible
• Excellent experience in building CI/CD pipelines using automation tools (Octopus Deploy, TeamCity, VSTS)
• Excellent experience with Microsoft Azure cloud technology
• Using ARM templates to automate Microsoft Azure
• Experience with containerization principles and frameworks (Docker, Kubenetes)
• Strong knowledge of version control (Git, VSTS)
• Able to communicate all needs, instructions and decisions clearly
• Administration of Windows server 2008 R2, 2012 and Server 2016(core)
• Experience in using coding/scripting to automate/reduce time taken to complete manual tasks
• Proven experience in the Information Technology industry using Microsoft or Linux Technologies
• Experience in working with Agile methodologies and DevOps principles
• A background within Development
• Previous experience in 24/7 High Performance Environment advantageous
• Proven hands on experience with Windows Server and its product suite advantageous
• Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server advantageous
• Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, Network Security and Networking Protocols advantageous
• Knowledge of Web and Application hosting environments (IIS, Windows Services or Nginx) advantageous
• Knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio, TFS/VSTS and Team City, Octopus Deploy advantageous
• Knowledge of logging technologies such as Logstash, Kibana, Elasticsearch, Splunk advantageous
• Knowledge of monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, PRTG advantageous

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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