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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    API Gateway Platform Engineer

    Job Summary

    • Apply platform engineering expertise, critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills in an agile team environment to produce well-organised, optimised and documented source code that successfully delivers platform features & components of the service & solves complex technical problems with high quality solutions.

    Job Description

    Are you ready to make a difference? 

    • Join an exciting and dynamic team of 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 (Datapower and API Connect) 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.

    What you’ll get to do:

    • Leverage platform engineering expertise and a working knowledge of specific platforms (physical IBM Datapower Gateway appliances, IBM APIConnect v10,  vmware, Openshift, AWS Cloud) 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 Grafana as well as Cloud based monitoring tools eg. Cloudwatch, Cloudtrail
    • 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)
    • Optimize, refactor and reuse components to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment
    • 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

    What do you need to get in?)

    • 3 - 5 years solid experience in scripting languages e.g. 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 based infrastructure eg AWS
    • Solid understanding and experience with Web Security protocols like OAuth, Open Connect ID
    • 3 - 5 years solid experience with Containerisation technologies like Docker, vmware ,Openshift, Kubernetes and Rancher
    • If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Platform Engineering by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!


    • Bachelor's Degree: Information Technology

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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