Deploy, automate, maintain and manage AWS cloud-based production system as the next DevOps Engineer sought by a fast-paced FinTech company. You will also be expected to debug, analyse & suggest system improvements. You will require Grade 12 / Matric, a suitable and accredited IT Certification, 2 years’ experience with AWS and as a DevOps Engineer in a 24×7 uptime Amazon AWS environment, 1 year of Shell Scripting / scripting with Python, Configuration Management tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform etc., be able to write Bash / PowerShell scripts and know how to use advanced options of tcpdump and strace without looking at the manual.


  • Ensure that all platforms and systems are in line with the required Security Standards.
  • Ensure critical system security through the use of best in class cloud security solutions.
  • Remediate vulnerabilities on various environments.
  • Help to ensure the delivery of infrastructure solutions in line with PCI-DSS and other compliance requirements, including documentation.
  • Complete and perform daily, monthly and yearly audit requirements.
  • Provide business as usual support to your particular workload and environment.
  • Be the Technical Owner of your particular workload’s infrastructure.
  • Support escalations from Group Service Desk for investigation and resolution of technical issues.
  • Help to support the reduction in the number of “Critical” incidents and investigate possible causes and fixes.
  • Monitor daily activities, including Change Requests, Project deliverables and Jira ticket responsibilities – Adopting a practical, methodical approach to identify and resolve issues.
  • Work to implement and make sure environments are structured and built with redundancy and “key component” failures in mind.
  • Make sure environments and workloads are run as cost-effective as possible.
  • Evaluate new technologies to improve, but not limited to; improving process flow, improving uptime, improving security, improving go-to-market time.
  • Support maintenance of layered software, and infrastructure.
  • Identify where applications or hardware are having performance / reliability issues; analyse and formulate a proposed method to correct issues.
  • Work on and maintain continuous integration systems.
  • Manage technical escalations as necessary.
  • Communicate relevant technical business solutions to the identified internal or external stakeholder.
  • Develop (where and when necessary) and maintain support procedures.
  • Develop (where and when necessary) and maintain operating policies and procedures for workloads under management.
  • Develop (where and when necessary) backup and recovery solutions for workloads under management.
  • Automate tasks that can and should be automated.
  • Explore ways to constantly improve quality of existing services, processes and systems in order to maintain system effectiveness and reliability.


Qualifications –

  • Grade 12 / Matric is essential.
  • Any relevant accredited IT Certifications.

Experience/Skills –

  • 2 Years’ experience with AWS services.
  • Solid experience as a DevOps Engineer in a 24×7 uptime Amazon AWS environment.
  • 1 year of programming with Shell Scripting or scripting with Python.
  • Very good understanding of scalable environments and server security.
  • Solid experience in building highly scalable server architectures.
  • Automation experience with configuration management tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform etc).
  • Know how to use advanced options of tcpdump and strace without looking at the manual.
  • Configuring firewalls and VPNs.
  • Configuring nagios, new relic or any other monitoring software.
  • Writing provisioning scripts in ansible, chef, puppet, terraform etc.
  • Managing and installing SSL certificates.
  • Working with AWS – EC2, RDS, S3, server security.
  • Setting up backup and stability systems
  • Write Bash / PowerShell scripts.
  • Set up automated deployment of different projects on different environments.
  • Understand complex software and system architecture.
  • Set up multi-tier architectures.


  • Good communication skills
  • Continuous Learner.
  • Professional.
  • Innovative.
  • Ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Analytical/Trouble shooting skills.

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