Cloud DevOps Engineer – Johannesburg

IT
Johannesburg – Gauteng

CLOUD DEVOPS ENGINEER – JOHANNESBURG
THE ROLE
 
The team
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary technology team, and work closely with our customers (business,
 
software vendors and partners). Within the team, you will be responsible for operations engineering and will
participate in all aspects from design to testing and
implementation.
 
About the role
As a Cloud DevOps Engineer, you will have primary responsibility for operations engineering to deliver ongoing
operational and business initiative outcomes. You will be providing DevOps technical support to your team and
other IT product teams to deliver services and changes across Company’s IT ecosystem, which includes third party cloud hosted IT platforms, in-house managed cloud, and local data centre IT platforms.
 
YOUR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The key focus areas of this role are:
• Be hands-on with the tools and collaborate with multiple product squads to deliver collective
outcomes, covering the following:
✓ Implement platform provisioning and maintenance solutions, e.g., setting up cloud platform
resources, middleware configuration, databases, etc with IaC.
✓ Implement release engineering solutions, e.g., setting up release pipeline, release notes,
application deployment, etc.
✓ Implement operational workflow and orchestration solutions, e.g., job scheduling, file
transfer, etc.
✓ Implement business continuity solutions, e.g., monitoring, backup, recovery, etc.
✓ Implement workforce computing solutions, e.g., provisioning end-user computing
resourcing, identity & access management, etc.
✓ Implement operations automation using configuration and orchestration toolsets, as well as
scripting frameworks.
• Promote adherence to engineering standards and best practices.
• Develop CICD pipeline using various tools such as Azure Bicep, ARM template and Powershell
• Promote timely feedback to drive continuous improvement, automation, and focus on value
delivery.
• Assume technical accountability for the successful implementation of changes.
• Assess and manage technical risks, ensuring the non-functional requirements are being captured and
met.
• Assist root-cause analysis of support incidents and issues.
• Assist your team in tracking application issues and provide clear feedback on potential changes or
improvements where applicable.
• Identify, analyse, and support the resolution of application issues with internal and external parties.
• Support team leads and members on all technical matters to achieve team outcomes.
• Contribute the realization of the technical vision of the IT products that are being built, ensuring
alignment to enterprise quality assurance and governance practices, be an advocate of DevSecOps
practices.
 
YOUR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
 
Knowledge acquired awareness and/or experience
 
• Minimum 1 year or more with Azure cloud infrastructure setup and Infrastructure as Code (IAC).
• Minimum 1 year of experience in Azure Cloud DevOps engineer role with Bicep.
• Experience with various DevOps concepts, tools, and technologies.
• Experience with CI/CD and related toolsets, good understanding with Azure DevOps.
• Experience with operations integrations (e.g., system integrations via API, file transfer, etc.).
• Experience in Agile framework supporting CI/CD processes.
• Experience with infrastructure and network management (e.g., system patching, middleware
upgrade, monitoring, etc.)
• Experience with local data centre resource management and setup.
• Basic understanding of security and vulnerability management (e.g., firewall configuration, endpoint
upgrade, security patching, etc).
• Industry / business knowledge of the Australian Insurance market (preferably with experience of
General Insurance) is highly desirable.
 
Skills acquired awareness and/or experience
 
• Skills in infrastructure/network fundamentals, administrative toolsets, and scripting.
• Ability to perform technical work breakdown and estimation.
• Ability to configure and to deploy network and cloud infrastructure resources.
• Ability to configure CI/CD toolsets such as Azure DevOps or equivalent.
• Ability to implement modern configuration and orchestration management toolsets (e.g., Puppet,
Ansible, Chef, etc)
• Ability to configure and to leverage modern work tracking toolset (e.g., Azure Boards, Jira).
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to articulate, advocate and
influence team culture and bring people on the journey.
Behavioural Competencies
• Ability to work independently as well as working well within a team and the ability to manage own
workload.
• Able to respond to changing priorities and rapidly evolving requirements that may have a direct
impact on services to users.
• Critical thinking, ability to challenge ideas constructively and suggest possible solutions.
• Collaborative, flexible with a can-do attitude – team focus with the ability to show initiative and do
what needs to be done to help deliver team commitments.
• Strong passion for cloud technology and automation with design thinking.
• Good communication skills with the ability to build rapport quickly.
• Ability to work collaboratively and productively with dispersed teams.
 
Qualifications (Formal study undertaken and completed)
 
• Tertiary qualification in Computer Science or related Technology discipline preferred.
• Azure and/or DevOps related certifications are highly desirable.
 
Should you be interested in applying for this position, and you meet the minimum requirements, then we invites you to apply.
 
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates. If you have not been contacted within 14 days of your application, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.