Dev Ops Platform Engineer - Stellenbosch

Are you a smart, creative and hardworking person with an exceptional mind? Join these highly talented Software Development Engineers with your expertise and work in a great working environment. Fulfilling promise that you won’t be bored and that you will get exceptional challenges to build something GREAT!!
A leading South African online retailer who is a dynamic and hyper growth company, is looking for highly talented Software Development Engineers to join the team.

We need:
Experts at DOING, they can not only design but also execute;
Analytical, able to use data to make decisions. Letting data decide but not consume;
Competitive. Although innovation is important, GREAT requires a lot of work. This does not happen only in business hours
Curious. Always questioning the status quo;
Not averse to risk;
Business smart. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
Self directed, taking action based on own initiative;
User focused, always trying to understand a product from the users perspective;
Able to communicate clearly and not afraid to voice an opinion, no matter how unpopular.

You need to be the following type of person:
You need to be strong in both root cause analysis and driving to action – in other words, you need to be a thinker and a doer, and doing doesn’t happen only during work hours….. You need to be passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience. And, because we operate in a fast-growing, quick-moving environment, we’re looking for someone who is entrepreneurial, thrives under change, and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster. You will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts. In short, we need you to think like an owner of the business.
The position reports to the Platform Team Lead

• 3 year computer science degree (or equivalent experience)
• At least 2 years of professional experience
• An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking
• Solid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms

Nice to have
• Linux experience (Ubuntu/Debian)
• Shell scripting
• Python, ruby, or a similar language
• Understanding of linux and OS fundamentals (processes, signals, sysctl)
• General debugging tools on linux (tcpdump, vmstat, strace)
• System administration (users, packages, ntp, smtp)
• Network theory and administration (linux)
• Configuration management (chef, puppet)
• Common web stack applications (nginx, apache, varnish, haproxy, memcache)
• Database operations, query optimization, backup strategy
• Hardware installation and configuration (raid, filesystems, lvm)
• Metrics, monitoring (nagios, zabbix, sensu, graphite)
• Security (iptables, selinux, ssh)
• Cloud infrastructure (AWS, Google, Azure)
• Virtualization technologies (xen, kvm)
• Distributed systems
• Capacity planning
• Hadoop

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