Software Engineer (Platform & DevOps) - Takealot

Job Description, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for highly talented Software Engineer (Platform & DevOps) 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.The position reports to the Engineering Team Lead (DevOps)Your responsibilities will include the following:Terraform to manage Cloud Infrastructure, Chef to manage virtual serversBuilding and deploying systems for metrics, monitoring, and loggingOperations for Kafka, Kubernetes, Nginx, Memcache, and moreCI/CD Build Systems to ensure our teams can deploy frequently and safelyHardening servers, and building security into the platformDeveloping automation so we can focus on the hard problemsDeveloping glue code to extend or integrate systemsAttributes required:Is passionate about technology- keeping up to date with the industryAlways learningIs a team playerExcellent communication skillsShows solid reasoning and decision makingPossesses the ability to work under pressure

Responsibilities + Skills


Computer science degreeAt least 2 years of professional experienceAn understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networkingSolid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithmsCan 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.)

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 28th October 2020
  • Designation: Software Engineer (Platform & DevOps) - Takealot
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
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  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 28th October 2020

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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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