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DevOps Engineer - Cape Town City Centre

Media24

At 24.com, we are all about bringing your whole self to work and being the best version of who you are. Who you are matters, so if you are as passionate about Tech as we are, working in a digital environment like ours might be a match for you? Who are we? As a leading African network of popular digital publishing brands and online services, and the largest media company in Southern Africa, we have a multitude of exciting projects which allow us to reach millions of users across various internet, mobile, application and interactive TV platforms. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining uniquely African online and mobile communities and we aim to maintain this status by exploring the latest technology and working relevant projects. What will you do? The DevOps Engineer will be situated at our offices in Cape Town CBD. Work in an agile environment alongside a dynamic, multi-skilled team of developers and operational staff. You will take full responsibility for the uptime, performance, security and deployment of the entire web and development environment. We work in a fast- paced environment where efficiency is a priority and multi-tasking is a requirement. You will be instrumental in being part of 24.com’s transition from a traditional hosted environment to a fully cloud hosted environment with containerization and serverless on the horizon. This position is demanding yet very rewarding. If you can visualize the future and drive progress to move towards it, this position is made for you Focus will be on delivering solutions in Azure, AWS and GCP while automating deployment, system maintenance, and keeping the platforms monitored and stable. Working in collaboration with the operations team. Architect and manage Azure infrastructure. Manage AWS and GCP infrastructure. Manage security. Manage CDN services. Implement and oversee secure practices in hosting and the SDLC process. Manage backup and disaster recovery. Manage infrastructure and licencing budgets. Automate deployment, monitoring, response, backup, and recovery procedures. Modernize legacy infrastructure to take advantage of Azure capability. Collaborate with architects to deliver solutions that are both cost efficient and highly scalable. Continuous scalability and cost optimization. Documentation of all infrastructure and procedures. Maintenance and troubleshooting of IIS, nGinx, ElasticSearch, Redis, MySQL, MS SQL. Investigate and resolve technical issues. Be available after hours to attend to critical outages and planned changes. What must you have? 5 years’ experience in managing and building scalable infrastructure. 5 years’ hands-on DevOps experience 3 years’ experience in working in agile teams. Software related degree/diploma Preferred certifications: Microsoft Azure Architect Design / Technologies, Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions and Security Technologies Hands on experience with the following: Architectural and strategic input Cost calculations and budgeting for forecasts and planning Documentation for both knowledge sharing and auditing needs Azure Virtual Networking Secure practices Windows Linux IIS MS SQL PowerShell Bash Infrastructure as code Benefits of Working at 24.com: Flexible working hours - core hours: 9am-3pm. We welcome remote working. Our department wide tech stack is diverse and includes: Android, iOS, React native, .NET Core, Redis, ElasticSearch, SQL Server. We are 100% cloud based hosted in Azure. Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are part of the Naspers group, which provides us with access to various technical training including free access to Udemy and similar platforms, as well as nanodegrees. Free access to Microsoft certification training. Opportunities for further study and skills development. Opportunities to attend relevant tech events and expos (Covid restrictions apply). Optional medical aid and flexible retirement funding. Given the employment equity policy of Media24, preference will be given to suitable candidates from the designated groups. Based on our risk assessment, being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 is an inherent requirement of this job. Our policy makes provision for exemption, and applicants who make a successful application for exemption will also be considered. Apply Now
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