Superbalist - Site Reliability Software Engineer
Cape Town, ZA
13h ago is a fast-growing online fashion business based in South Africa. We’re obsessive about our high performance yet collaborative culture and are looking for leaders to join our team.

We think big, move fast, take ownership and are used to winning. We’re lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who are experts in their field, working together to create a world class brand.

We are looking for a Site Reliability Software Engineer to work on our Platform team, who has initiative and is comfortable taking ownership over assigned projects while working collaboratively in a team environment.

The Site Reliability Engineer will need to work with technical colleagues and must be comfortable gathering and organising information into a sensible action plan.


  • Design, develop and test code written in Python, working on a platform in Python and bash.
  • Building tooling around DevOps and Software Engineering best practices
  • Draft technical specifications and briefs
  • Monitor latency, performance, efficiency, and change management.
  • Passionate about improving resilience and observability of distributed systems
  • Perform code reviews
  • Maintain and improve code quality
  • Write and deploy robust and backwards compatible code

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a development, systems administration, DevOps, SRE role or similar
  • Knowledge of CompSci theory (networking, databases, data structures, algorithms, cloud computing, security, code design, distributed systems and testing)
  • Version control experience (Git preferred)

  • Service and event driven architectures experience (PubSub)
  • B.Sc in Computer Science, Electrical (& Computer) Engineering or a related field
  • Experience with e-commerce based applications
  • Google Cloud experience (Compute Engine / Kubernetes Engine / App Engine / BigQuery / CloudSQL / etc)

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong drive for results
  • Be comfortable working within a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Build and maintain relationships

    Required skills (development background) :

  • Experience working in a containerised environment (Docker & Kubernetes preferred)
  • Experience working in a Mac / Linux environment
  • Proficiency in an OO programming language (PHP / Python / NodeJS / Go)
  • Relational Database systems experience (MySQL / PostgreSQL preferred)
  • Required skills (system administration background or similar) :

  • Experience setting up and deploying containerised environments (Docker & Kubernetes preferred)
  • Web application framework configuration (Django / Laravel / etc)
  • Common web stack applications (nginx / memcached / Varnish / RabbitMQ / Redis / etc)
  • Shell scripting
  • Setting up CI / CD tools (Jenkins preferred)
  • Metrics & monitoring systems (Prometheus / Grafana / NewRelic / ElasticAPM / etc)
  • Superbalist is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

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