takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for highly talented DevOps Engineer to join our team in Cape Town.
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, 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.
At Takealot, our DevOps Engineers are responsible for building, operating, and securing the platform that supports takealot.com. We enable and support a culture of DevOps so that the development teams get more for free, and are enabled to move faster, safer. Takealot is 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
- 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
Responsibilities + Skills
An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networkingSolid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms
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 2 years of professional experience