DevOps Engineer – Somerset West, Western Cape – Ref: 1208469-3


Ref: 1208469-3

Job Description:

A leading, industrial IoT company, based in the picturesque Somerset West, developing AI-Augmented solutions. Well-reputed for signal processing, enterprise-level software engineering, and deep domain expertise they design and develop technologies that solve problems, and add value, to key global industries.

Their client base spans multiple continents including, but not limited to, Africa, Australasia and South America. They boast a very dynamic and highly qualified team, passionate about their respective fields.

They do not micromanage, they look after their employees, and they are experiencing continued growth. This is the perfect time to join their team and to make your expertise count by changing lives for the better.

As they are expanding, they are looking to appoint a DevOps Engineer to manage the IT Ops team by advising on the alignment of operations with information systems, writing code and scripts, and ensuring the smooth deployment and running of software systems. This includes testing systems and resolving issues both in software and in infrastructure.

This is a senior role that will directly support the CTO / founder of the business to manage the company’s rapid growth and therefore requires a good mix of both development and IT Ops experience.

Key requirements: Relevant degree, 5+ years’ experience in DevOps and 2 – 5 years’ experience in managing a team. Experience and knowledge in Agile principles, Python and TypeScript, advanced Azure management and Linux administration. Following will be beneficial: Docker; Kubernetes, Ansible, Gitlab. Experience in a Process/Industrial industry is extremely advantageous.

Position details:

Type: Permanent

  • Development and streamlining of integrations between sensor, video and analytics products.
  • Testing of software / QA products.
  • Improving CI/CD and deployment methods.
  • Ensuring system infrastructure is optimal for intended function.
  • Managing server infrastructure and troubleshooting advanced system issues.
  • Deploying servers or applications to infrastructure.
  • Monitoring cloud infrastructure and making sure everything is running at optimal performance.
  • Running and maintaining different product environments (development, stage, production).
  • Contributing expertise on information system options, risk, and operational impact.
  • Mentoring and managing ITOps team.
  • Collaborating with developers on software requirements, as well as interpreting test stage data.
  • Completing code and script updates, as well as resolving product implementation errors.
  • Overseeing routine maintenance procedures and performing diagnostic tests.
  • Documenting processes and monitoring performance metrics.
  • Conforming to best practices in network administration and cybersecurity.

Location (country, city): Somerset West, Western Cape

Job Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar. Master’s degree in related field (beneficial).
  • Working knowledge of Agile principles.
  • Extensive experience in DevOps engineering, team management, and collaboration.
  • 5 years’ experience in DevOps.
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in managing a team.
  • Experience in a Process/Industrial industry is extremely advantageous.
  • Advanced applied knowledge of programming languages such as Python and TypeScript.
  • Advanced Azure management experience.
  • Experience with the following technologies is beneficial:
    • Docker,
    • Kubernetes,
    • Ansible,
    • Gitlab, but primarily ADO pipelines.
  • Advanced Linux administration experience.
  • Ability to oversee and mentor juniors, as well as report to management.
  • Ability to install and configure software, gather test-stage data, and perform de-bugging.
  • Ability to ensure smooth software deployment by writing script updates and running diagnostics.
  • Proficiency in documenting processes and monitoring performance metrics.
  • Advanced knowledge of best practices related to ISO.
  • Ability to keep up with software development trends and innovation
  • Ability to communicate to internal and external stakeholders.


This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

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