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DevOps Engineer

One of our clients, a specialist in the supply, service and support of cutting-edge information technology to the telecommunication and financial services sectors in Africa is looking for a DevOps Engineer

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to End-to-End Solution Design and Scope of Work
  • Assist the Business Analysts with Design Mock-ups based on Client Requirements and Solution Design.
  • Development of highly-available distributed systems as part of a bigger team.
  • Active participation in the SDLC process of existing and new applications and features.
  • Performing functional testing.
  • Writing unit tests. 
  • 1st and 2nd line Support of production system which will require stand-by on a rotation basis – only when enough experience has been gained.
  • Configuration, Testing and Deployment of Projects based on Scope of Work and in line with Project Plans

Key competencies and skills:

  • Experience working in an agile environment
  • Knowledge of continuous integration tools, such as Jenkins or Hudson.
  • Be familiar with java build and dependency management tools such as Maven and Ant.
  • Knowledge of GIT or similar source repository management tool (BitBucket).
  • Knowledge of Java IDEs, such as Eclipse.
  • Be able to interpret technical and business specifications.
  • SQL and/or Database Skills
  • Troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Abilities to document a solution
  • Internal & External Communication in English

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant IT Degree or Diploma
  • 2-4 years’ relevant experience
  • Java SDLC (develop, debug, test, package, publish, deploy) experience.
  • Java (or similar object-oriented programming language)
  • Experience with at least one or more of the following database systems:
    • MySQL
    • Oracle
    • Postgres
  • The following would be an added advantage towards your application:
    • Oracle knowledge/ experience
    • General Unix/Linux experience
    • Exposure to/understanding of GSM technologies.
    • Oracle Java certification
    • Knowledge of front end technologies, such as Typescript or JavaScript (E.g. React)
    • Knowledge of Spring Technologies and JPA/Hibernate.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self-motivated and self-managed
  • Be able to work both in a team and alone
  • Ability to work well under pressure, especially in maintaining a balanced and logical approach
  • Able to use initiative and take ownership
  • Good interpersonal skills, verbal communication and able to communicate clearly
  • Have the ability to write clear and concise documents.
  • Report on progress and raise issues / problems if and when necessary
  • Attention to detail
  • Professionalism