Devops Engineer

Sandton

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Engineering
Date:  03-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 offers a wellness platform program to global insurance companies that provides innovative health to foster healthier and happier lives. Vitality Group 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.

 

Vitality Group operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States and partners with leading Insurers across the world to launch and grow Vitality Shared-Value Insurance in their markets. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China. Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 10 million members across 26 countries (Austria, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Ecuador and Vietnam).
 

Key Purpose

 

 

Responsible for expediting day to day deployments on the Kubernetes runtimes across multiples regions hosted on AWS and maintaining and administrating the CI/CD pipeline supporting Java and Mobile (Android/iOS) builds. In addition, this individual will need to work standby shifts to support devops related requests and incidents on the devops pipeline, container platform (EKS) and AWS related queries.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

 

Maintain and administrate the devops services such as Kubernetes, elastic search, Jenkins, etc
Maintain and administrate pipelines supporting Java and Mobile(iOs and Android) builds
Create and configure AWS resources based on requirements
Deploy requested changes to runtimes hosted by the Kubernetes clusters
Expedite worker node changes such reducing/increasing nodes on EKS clusters
Work standby shifts to troubleshoot production issues using application performance and logging tooling
Conduct system health checks and remediate where necessary
Ensure that services deployed on Kubernetes are successful by leveraging logging tools such as Kibana and Performance monitoring tools such as Dynatrace
Personal Attributes and Skills
Required Skills

AWS
Jenkins or equivalent build tool
Docker
Strong Linux skills
Bash or python scripting
Kubernetes skills
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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 offers a wellness platform program to global insurance companies that provides innovative health to foster healthier and happier lives. Vitality Group 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.

 

Vitality Group operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States and partners with leading Insurers across the world to launch and grow Vitality Shared-Value Insurance in their markets. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China. Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 10 million members across 22 countries (Austria, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Ecuador 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.