Senior DevOps Engineer – Johannesburg @ R800k Per Annum

An amazing opportunity for a Senior DevOps Engineer to join a specialist provider of information technology solutions. They focus on delivering consulting, technology, systems integration and managed services including print media technology to selected industry sectors.

You will be part of a DevOps team responsible for sustaining existing Cloud infrastructure through day-to-day operations as well as supporting new projects, and implementing automation and processes to accelerate their developers’ productivity ability to safely release their code into the wild.

If you are a talented and innovative DevOps engineer and you have experience leading and mentoring a team, this role is for you, APPLY NOW and be part of this dynamic team

Core understanding of and working experience with:

  • A desire to mentor other engineers and foster a collaborative environment to improve our software development processes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code principles, DevOps and automation, and tools such as SaltStack or Ansible.
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration (Kubernetes, Docker, etc.).
  • Experience with major cloud providers (AWS preferred).
  • Experience with CI/CD Automation and Release Management with related tools, branching, and other DevOps best practices.
  • Linux systems administration experience (performance tuning, backup and recovery, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, security, automation).
  • Programming following best practices at the systems level, using languages like Python.
  • Comprehensive understanding of networking concepts (layers, firewalls, DNS, VPN, TCP/IP stack, etc.), how to build secure infrastructure, and an awareness of common server security vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to proactively uphold standards for data protection, information security, and compliance.
  • Experience diagnosing and resolving problems in mission-critical environments and triaging and managing the escalation of cases.
  • Ability to monitor and improve the availability, performance, and observability of production services.
  • Experience with Web Servers and Database Systems


  • AWS
  • Linux (Ubuntu is a plus)
  • Terraform
  • Terragrunt
  • Atlantis
  • Packer
  • Vault
  • SaltStack
  • Nginx
  • Python/Django
  • Prometheus
  • Grafana
  • ELK Stack
  • CI/CD tools such as Bitbucket Pipelines, GitLab CI, Jenkins, Travis CI, etc
  • Git
  • PostgreSQL
  • Docker

Reference Number for this position is GZ54328 which is a permanent role based in Johannesburg offering a salary of up to R 800k Per Annum cost to company negotiable on experience and ability. Contact Garth on garthz @ e-merge .co .za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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