DevOps Engineer (Senior)

Sandton

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Information Technology
Date:  02-Jun-2021

About Discovery

 

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

 

About Vitality Group

 

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets. The business forms equity or contractual partnerships with leading global insurers to integrate Vitality and shared value with partner’s insurance and financial services products in the markets where they operate. Vitality Group also operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States. Vitality Health International, a business unit within Vitality Group coordinates and focuses on resource allocation to Discovery’s emerging, global health insurance initiatives. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China.

 

To date, Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 20 million lives across 28 markets (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam).

 

Key Purpose

 

 

Responsible to collaborate with software developers, system operators and other IT staff members to manage system and code releases. Cross and merge the barriers that exist between software development, testing and operations teams and keep existing platforms and applications t 99.99% available.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

 

Build scalable, efficient cloud infrastructure solutions
Implement automation tools and frameworks (CI/CD pipelines)
Build, Manage and Support environments in Azure and AWS cloud
Deploy updates and fixes via automated pipelines
Troubleshoot production issues and coordinate with the development team to streamline code deployment.
Evaluate existing applications and platforms, recommendation and implement alternative solutions for enhancing performance
Conduct systems tests and manage security, performance, and availability
Design, develop, and implement software integrations
Analyze code and communicate detailed reviews to development teams to ensure a marked improvement in applications and the timely completion of projects.
Develop and maintain design and troubleshooting documentation
Personal Attributes and Skills
Required Skills

AWS and Azure Cloud
Jenkins
Strong Linux skills
Kubernetes
Ansible
Terraform
Puppet
CFEngine
Behavioural Competencies:

Drives Results
Values Driven
Optimistic
Learns on the Fly
Resilient
Instils Trust
People Savvy
Problem Solver
Manages complexity
Balances Stakeholders
Transparency
Multitasking
Organizational skills
Analytics
Additional attributes

Strong Ownership qualities
Ability to assess and prioritize
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
A strong passion for customers and technology
Self-motivated, self-thinker and pro-active
Excellent communications skills and good team player
Strong interpersonal skills specifically with the ability to establish and grow relationships with diverse stakeholders
Well-developed conflict handling skills
Willing to learn and develop oneself
Education and Experience

 

Education:

 

B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science,
Experience:

 

3+ years’ experience as a DevOps Engineer or equivalent software-engineering role.
Expert in code deployment tools (Puppet, Ansible, and Chef)
Managing AWS infrastructure which includes setup, monitoring and alerts, resource allocation, and deployment architecture.
Automation of development processes
Experience in network, server, and application-status monitoring
Strong command of software-automation production systems (Jenkins and Selenium
Working knowledge of Ruby or Python and known DevOps tools like Git and GitHub
Working knowledge of databases and SQL (Structured Query Language)
Knowledge:

 

SDLC
ITIL
ServiceNow
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

About Discovery

 

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

 

About Vitality Group

 

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets. The business forms equity or contractual partnerships with leading global insurers to integrate Vitality and shared value with partner’s insurance and financial services products in the markets where they operate. Vitality Group also operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States. Vitality Health International, a business unit within Vitality Group coordinates and focuses on resource allocation to Discovery’s emerging, global health insurance initiatives. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China.

 

To date, Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 20 million lives across 28 markets (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam).

 

Key Purpose

 

 

Responsible to collaborate with software developers, system operators and other IT staff members to manage system and code releases. Cross and merge the barriers that exist between software development, testing and operations teams and keep existing platforms and applications t 99.99% available.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

 

Build scalable, efficient cloud infrastructure solutions
Implement automation tools and frameworks (CI/CD pipelines)
Build, Manage and Support environments in Azure and AWS cloud
Deploy updates and fixes via automated pipelines
Troubleshoot production issues and coordinate with the development team to streamline code deployment.
Evaluate existing applications and platforms, recommendation and implement alternative solutions for enhancing performance
Conduct systems tests and manage security, performance, and availability
Design, develop, and implement software integrations
Analyze code and communicate detailed reviews to development teams to ensure a marked improvement in applications and the timely completion of projects.
Develop and maintain design and troubleshooting documentation
Personal Attributes and Skills
Required Skills

AWS and Azure Cloud
Jenkins
Strong Linux skills
Kubernetes
Ansible
Terraform
Puppet
CFEngine
Behavioural Competencies:

Drives Results
Values Driven
Optimistic
Learns on the Fly
Resilient
Instils Trust
People Savvy
Problem Solver
Manages complexity
Balances Stakeholders
Transparency
Multitasking
Organizational skills
Analytics
Additional attributes

Strong Ownership qualities
Ability to assess and prioritize
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
A strong passion for customers and technology
Self-motivated, self-thinker and pro-active
Excellent communications skills and good team player
Strong interpersonal skills specifically with the ability to establish and grow relationships with diverse stakeholders
Well-developed conflict handling skills
Willing to learn and develop oneself
 

 

Education and Experience

 

Education:

 

 

B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science,
Experience:

 

3+ years’ experience as a DevOps Engineer or equivalent software-engineering role.
Expert in code deployment tools (Puppet, Ansible, and Chef)
Managing AWS infrastructure which includes setup, monitoring and alerts, resource allocation, and deployment architecture.
Automation of development processes
Experience in network, server, and application-status monitoring
Strong command of software-automation production systems (Jenkins and Selenium
Working knowledge of Ruby or Python and known DevOps tools like Git and GitHub
Working knowledge of databases and SQL (Structured Query Language)
 

Knowledge:

 

SDLC
ITIL
ServiceNow
 

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.