Specialist Platform Engineer - Contract more than 6 months
HR Genie
Johannesburg, South Africa
5d ago
source : Executive Placements

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)
  • 3 - 5 years solid experience in coding / scripting languages e.g. Java, Python, JavaScript, Bash scripting, XSLT
  • 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
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