Devops support engineer

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Reports to :
DevOps Manager
Location :
Gleneagles – Somerset West
Project :
SARS Program

The purpose of the DevOps Support Engineer:

Our developers at Interfront release new code multiple times a day. We are looking for someone to join the DevOps team to help automate and support the tools and processes relating to continuous delivery/integration/deployment, test-driven development, and agile best‑practices. This role places a heavy emphasis on both maintaining and improving a complex continuous integration and release solution and providing support to a large team of developers and testers involved in our complex, multi‑project, Java‑based product suite and projects.

Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Build and release Maintenance and optimization of software build & release process
  • Support the adoption of Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, Test-Driven Development, and Agile best practices, processes, and tools.
  • Scripting and automation of manual tasks
  • Support, maintenance and monitoring of DevOps related environments
  • Occasional after hours support
  • Research new tools, technologies and best practice
  • Pilot new technology implementations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant IT Degree or Diploma
  • Prior experience in an enterprise IT or development environment
  • 2+ years of experience in Linux based operating systems
  • 2+ years of enterprise software development experience or 2+ years of DevOps experience
  • 2+ years of scripting experience
  • Experience with revision control systems such as Git/SVN
  • Proficient in any modern, object oriented programming language

Experience with the following technologies is advantageous:

  • Jenking / Hudson / Bamboo / Travis CI or similar
  • Maven / Ant / Make or similar
  • Code analysis and reporting tools such as Sonar
  • Docker / Vagrant / Virtualbox
  • Sound understanding of Agile Methods
  • Jython / Groovy / Java / Ruby
  • Chef / Puppet / Ansible or similar configuration management tools
  • Exposure to cloud computing
  • Networking
  • Opsview, Nagios, Zennos, Zabbix or similar monitoring tools
  • Websphere / DB2
  • Relational databases

Personal Profile:

  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Successful track record as a technical professional who is resourceful and innovative
  • Flexible and good teamwork
  • Strong attention to detail

The Employment Equity policy of Interfront will be considered as part of the recruitment and selection process. For statistical purposes, please indicate your Equity status. Successful candidates will be required to undertake an oath of secrecy, pre-employment screening and or vetting, and a declaration of private interest. The appointment is also subject to appropriate reference(s) and security clearance if applicable.

Included in package:

  • Retirement annuity, Group life and income protection, Medical aid
  • 24 days annual leave
  • Office shut down in December between Christmas and New Years day

Send application to: Career opportunities email address

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