DevOps Engineer
Dimension Data
Johannesburg, South Africa
7d ago

DevOps Engineer

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.

You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.

You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success.

You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams.

Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic DevOps Engineers to join our Building 20 team at Dimension Data. Building 20 is our innovation program targeting the technology platforms we use to service our clients.

We’re looking for self-starters to join this new team not only to optimise and improve our current approaches, but also architect and build our service delivery platforms of the future.

What you'll be doing

As our new DevOps Engineer, you will be in form part of a central MEA team responsible for building, testing and deploying platform improvements.

This includes both incremental improvements to existing platforms, as well as development of larger component pieces as

we evolve our systems. As a member of this team, you will be directly responsible for

developing and documenting new features as well as assisting our various MEA territories

with deploying these new features and responding to any ongoing maintenance requests.

DevOps Engineer duties and responsibilities :

  • Write scripts and automations in Python / PowerShell / Java / Bash / etc.
  • Understand and utilise our existing component library
  • Build and maintain tools (command line & web based) to automate operational and
  • deployment processes
  • Build new microservices to enrich our growing microservice ecosystem
  • Configure and manage data-stores, both SQL and NoSQL
  • Minimise execution footprint by using containerisation and serverless architectures
  • Manage source control (Git)
  • Build solutions using the platforms and components available to us
  • Evolve our testing and automated deployment strategies
  • Automate configuration management (eg. Puppet, Chef)
  • Participate in agile development cycles
  • Contribute to a growing local and international community of practice
  • Understand the Dimension Data business and how IT operations are managed
  • Participate in the ideation process as we seek out new efficiency opportunities
  • What would make you a good fit for this role?

    DevOps Engineer requirements and qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in managing Linux or Windows based infrastructure
  • 3 years of hands-on experience at least in one scripting language
  • 3 years of hands-on experience with data-stores
  • 2 years of hands-on experience with any automation suite
  • Demonstrable success in automating repeatable tasks and architecting for scale
  • Understanding of agile and other development processes and methodologies
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • On-demand learner
  • Energised by a strong team environment
  • Good time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.

    Diversity in Dimension Data

    Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

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