Our Client a Global Tech firm is seeking a Specialist Platform Engineer to join their team in Johannesburg on a contract basis.
They offer stability, exposure, growth, attractive salary and an excellent working environment.
Join an exciting and dynamic team of API Gateway Platform Engineers, who are responsible for shaping the technical API economy for the bank.
Work within the Platforms and Engineering Gateway technology tribe responsible for the development, design and run of the API Gateway platform on-premise and in AWS Cloud.
Apply platform engineering expertise, critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills to produce well-organized, optimized and documented source code that successfully delivers platform features, components of the service and solves complex technical problems with high quality solutions.
Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations of the API Gateway Platform.
Leverage platform engineering expertise and a working knowledge of specific platforms (physical Datapower Gateway appliances, API Connect v10, vmware) and their constituent parts to positively contribute to platform feature and service designs
Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes, Python, Terraform, Cloud automation tools eg. Cloudformation
Use and configure modern observability techniques leveraging e.g. aggregated logging via Elastic Search stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana and tracing using Zipkin
Leverage platform (service design and code) and engineering technical expertise to proactively identify risks and prevent defects
Uphold our technical principles of : self-service, scalability, re-usability, resilience & stability in all development practices and deliver feature sets that sustainably deliver on these principles
Develop and document complete designs and implement testing processes that identify and eradicate platform or service-wide problems / improve on platform performance
Enable problem resolution across technical teams, apply and or facilitate root cause analysis, deeply understand the root causes of issues and find ways to resolve them (sustainably)
Continuously review and find ways to optimize team processes and improve engineering quality, productivity and team responsiveness to feedback and changing priorities
Optimize, refactor and reuse components to improve performance and maintainability ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment
Take accountability for maintaining platform standards and best practices, and drive adoption across multiple service teams
Contribute to a high performance team environment by coaching and mentoring other engineers, support engineering teams on technical solutions and problem resolution, and proactively seek coaching and mentoring from others
Role / Person specification :
3 5 years solid Datapower Gateway experience (admin and development)
3 5 years solid APIC 2018 / v10 experience (admin and development)
Solid understanding of messaging protocols and API technologies like SOAP and REST
3 5 years solid experience with CI / CD tools (like Jenkins, Ansible, GIT, Terraform)
3 5 years solid experience on analytics tools and Big Data Platforms like Elastic Search, Hadoop
3 - 5 years solid experience with Cloud platforms e.g. Azure, AWS
Solid understanding and experience with Web Security protocols like OAuth, Open Connect ID and SAML, preferably with an understanding of AD / LDAP / Kerberos
3 - 5 years solid experience with Containerisation technologies like Docker, vmware ,Openshift, Kubernetes and Rancher
3 - 5 years solid Networking experience with a solid understanding of Network layer security like TLS
Mandatory Skills :
3- 5 yrs Datapower (admin and development)
3 -5 yrs API Connect (admin and development)
3 -5 yrs XSLT experience
3 -5 yrs Vmware experience
3 5 yrs Kubernetes experience
3 -5 yrs linux scripting experience eg. Bash scripting
Exposures to DevOps tooling eg. Jenkins, Github
Exposure to Platform Monitoring toolsets eg. ELK, Grafana, OpsGenie, Prometheus