DevOps Engineer - Takealot

Job Description, 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 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

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 30th November 2019
  • Designation: DevOps Engineer - Takealot
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 30th November 2019

About the Company

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  • was officially launched in June 2011, following the successful acquisition of an existing ecommerce business called Take2 by the US-based investment firm, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. Today, is the leading ecommerce retailer in ... Read moreMission:’s mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, and has built a foundation on the simple concept that the customer comes first.The success of the business is based on its ability to delight customers with amazing customer service. is dedicated to improving the customer experience, from the moment you arrive on the website or app and place an order to when it arrives at your door. 

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