DevOps Engineer, Cape Town and Stellenbosch

Ref No. CLGSL0045
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Job type Permanent
Job Status


A leading South African online retailer, is looking for highly talented DevOps Engineer to join their team.


DevOps Engineer, Cape Town and Stellenbosch

The Job

A young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join their team. They offer a market related, their total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The DevOps Engineers are responsible for building, operating, and securing the platform that supports them. We enable and support a culture of DevOps so that the development teams get more for free, and are enabled to move faster, safer. A fast growing company, which means that there is a lot of opportunity to shape the tools, technologies, process, and culture of DevOps in the company.

The position reports to the DevOps Team Lead

Your daily work will involve:

  • Terraform to manage Cloud Infrastructure, Chef to manage virtual servers
  • Building and deploying systems for metrics, monitoring, and logging
  • Operations for Kafka, Kubernetes, Nginx, Memcache, and more
  • CI/CD Build Systems to ensure our teams can deploy frequently and safely
  • Hardening servers, and building security into the platform
  • Developing automation so we can focus on the hard problems
  • Developing glue code to extend or integrate systems

To achieve this, we're looking for someone that:

  • Is passionate about technology, keeping up to date with the industry, always learning
  • Is a team player, an active listener, and is able to communicate well
  • Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure
  • Has experience managing production systems
  • Has either a degree in computer science, or industry experience
  • Has a reasonable understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP)
  • Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
  • Has experience with one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)

We would also like to see at least one of the following in the candidate:

  • Can write code (we use Python)
  • Have experience with Google Cloud, or another cloud provider (architecture, operations)
  • Have experience managing Kubernetes Clusters (certificates, users, kubeadm, etc)
  • Understand networking deeply (tcp/ip, calico/weave, vlans, tcpdump, etc)
  • Understand Linux deeply (kernel tuning, proc filesystem, cgroups, os scheduling, etc)
  • Have experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)


  • 3 year computer science degree (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking
  • Solid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms

The Environment:

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerceand delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under changeand accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts
  • thinks like an ownerof the business.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements!

Must reside in Cape Town

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