Junior DevOps Engineer Job at Ikusasa Recruitment Group – in Pretoria, Gauteng

Job Description

Junior DevOps Engineer

Developing automated solutions for operational aspects such as on-call monitoring, disaster response, while complementing continuously delivery and infrastructure automation. Further, responsible for availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring and emergency response.

Experience and Qualifications

· Relevant 3-year IT qualification or equivalent

· LPI certification

· 1 year experience as a Developer, Tester or System Administrator

· 1 year experience in a DevOps environment

· Insurance industry experience (desirable)

· Agile software development practices and tools (Atlassian, JIRA)

· Proficient with technologies used within the business (MMI-specific list)

· Minimum 1 object-oriented and 1 scripting language (PowerShell, Bash, Python)

· Linux / Unix experience

· Online version control systems (Subversion, GitHub, Bitbucket)

· Java application build processes and tools (CI/CD, including Ant, Gradle, Jenkins, and Artifactory)

· Monitoring and alerting tools (Alerta, Selenium, Prometheus, InfluxDB, Elastic Stackt, cloudwatch, cloudtrail, xray)

· Configuration management and containerisation tools (Terraform, Chef, Puppet, Salt, Ansible, Docker, Mesos or similar technologies)

· Cloud server environment administration (Amazon Web Services)

· Common data stores, both relational and NoSQL

· Knowledge of IPv4 networking, web protocols and Linux/Unix systems

· Knowledge and experience in microservices or service-oriented architectures (SOA and REST)

Key Skills and Duties

· Responsible for the automation, enablement, availability, performance, monitoring, and incident response, among other things, of the platforms and services that our company runs and owns.

· Continuously improve observability to ensure the uptime and reliability of our applications and infrastructure.

· Comfort with frequent, incremental code testing and deployment.

· Working closely with architects and developers.

· Collaborating with the relevant developer to report, troubleshoot, and repair operational issues and performing and automating software deployments.

· Create / use infrastructure for implementing, administering cloud services and deployments.

· Monitor infrastructure and services to maximise uptime.

· Troubleshoot and help to resolve production issues to ensure systems and devices run smoothly.

· Identify ideas to improve system performance, best practises, cost effectiveness of services and impact availability.

· Work with DevOps Manager and team members to develop accurate work estimates on work packages.

· Liaise with foundation, database and platform Subject Matter Experts to automate installations and enhance the monitoring and maintenance of their disciplines.

· Build and maintain relationships with clients and internal and external stakeholders.

· Deliver on service level agreements made with clients and internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure that client expectations are managed.

· Participate and contribute to a culture which builds rewarding relationships, facilitates feedback and provides exceptional client service.

· Develop and maintain productive and collaborative working relationships with peers and stakeholders.

· Positively influence and participate in change initiatives.

· Continuously develop own expertise in terms of professional, industry and legislation knowledge.

· Contribute to continuous innovation through the development, sharing and implementation of new ideas.

· Take ownership for driving career development.

· Contribute to the financial planning process within area.

· Identify opportunities to enhance cost effectiveness and increase operational efficiency.

· Manage financial and other company resources under your control with due respect.

· Provide input into the risk identification processes and communicate recommendations in the appropriate forum.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: R17,000.00 – R37,500.00 per month

About Company

Company: Ikusasa Recruitment Group –

Company Location:  Pretoria, Gauteng

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