Your responsibilities will include the following :
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
Developing glue code to extend or integrate systems
Attributes required :
Is passionate about technology- keeping up to date with the industry
Is a team player
Excellent communication skills
Shows solid reasoning and decision making
Possesses the ability to work under pressure
Qualifications and experience :
Computer science degree
At least 2 years of professional experience
An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking
Solid 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)
Has a reasonable understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP)
Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
Has experience with one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)
Has experience managing production systems
The Environment :
com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who :
is forthright but respectful
is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
thinks like an owner of the business.
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING