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Senior DevOps Engineer

Cape Town, Remote

Have you worked in an ecommerce environment attending to Software Development & IT Operations? 

You’re passionate about uptime, reliability, security and education. You make mistakes, but never twice over. You believe any service can be scaled, with the right toolset and latency is just another challenge. We should talk about you joining this amazing team. 

Core Competencies: 

● Develop and maintain procedures to comply with security policies and IT best practices

● Develop and maintain documentation of systems configurations and procedures

● Monitor systems via applications, log files, Elk and sanity checks 

● Actively work on building and migrating to Kubernetes 

● Maintain our configuration and build management systems 

● Database maintenance and implementations 

● Serve as an escalation point to resolve problems in Servers and users’ environment

● Work closely with technical team members 

● Must be able to troubleshoot complex issues quickly and effectively 

● Research and evaluation of new technologies for our environment 

● CI, Testing and release management 

● Firewall Administration 

● Security and incident response 

● Patch management 


● Certification (Bachelors / RHCE / ISO 27001) is a plus but not required 

● High level of proficiency in Linux based OS 

● Cloud Infrastructure (AWS/GCP) is a plus but not required 

● Containers (Docker + Kubernetes) 

● Pipelines (Jenkins/Gitlab Ci) 

● Proficiency in a scripting language and application language: Bash, Python, PHP, Perl, Java

● Proven IaC experience in one of: SaltStack, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, Teraform 

● Web Servers (Apache, Nginx, fpm, node) 

● Load Balancers (Haproxy, proxysql, nginx) 

● Knowledge of Database technologies: Mysql/Maria/Percona/Galera/proxysql 

● NoSql DBs,pub/sub and Key/Value stores: Redis/mongo 

● Replication technologies (Galera, multisource, CRDT) 

● Experience in Networking: OSI, vlan, ospf, vrrp 

● Knowledge and experience with Hypervisors and storage networks 

● Distributed Storage (Glusterfs/Ceph) 

● Queues (AMQP)

To apply, email your CV to sam@shayward.co.za


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