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  • Posted: Nov 1, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Shoprite Group of Companies, comprising several iconic brands, is the largest retailer in Africa. It started out as a group of eight grocery stores in 1979, and has grown into a technologically-advanced, continent-wide business selling items from food, liquor and medicine, to concert tickets and furniture. Today the Group is at the forefront of retail...
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    Cloud (DevOps) Engineer

    Job Objectives    
    1. Work with specialist in operations to ensure applications are secure and available in production:

    • Implement appropriate monitoring and logging to ensure potential failure can be detected, diagnosed and remediate before services are impacted
    • Be able to deploy highly available and disaster recovery infrastructure as appropriate for server, serverless and container based applications
    • Work with the security team to ensure the application and its infrastructure is secure.
    • Where possible work with the development team leads to ensure security is built into their development effort
    • Where appropriate deploy additional security measure such as WAF’s into the production environment
    • Exploit security services available from the cloud provider to monitor and ensure the security of the environment

    2. Work with the development teams to deploy and ensure the deployability of infrastructure, packaged applications and custom applications:

    • Use existing SDLC tool chains to deploy server, serverless and container-based applications
    • Maintain and upgrading existing SDLC tool chains
    • Work with the development managers to support them in SDLC automation and developing code to deploy infrastructure using our existing SDLC tool chains

    3. Work with application owners to manage the cost infrastructure deployed for applications both in development and production:

    • Tag resource appropriately so that their cost can be monitored by system
    • Tactically work with the application and owner and application specialist to implement tactical cost saving where possible while maintaining the required performance
    • Support system owners in monitoring, predicting and optimising the cost of operating their infrastructure relative to the required performance


    • Grade 12
    • 3-year degree/ diploma in technology field or in exceptional cases 6 years equivalent experience
    • AWS Devops Professional Certification


    • 1-year work experience as DevOps engineer/ Cloud Engineer responsible for the deployment and availability of applications
    • 3-5 years work experience in a technology-related field either as full stack developer or operations engineer for Linux hosted application managed through scripted automated deployment

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • 2 years Knowledge deploying and managing applications in the cloud
    • 2 years Knowledge or digital application patterns
    • 1 years Knowledge of DevOps
    • 2 years Knowledge of agile
    • 2 years Knowledge of application troubleshooting and root cause of failure analysis
    • 2-3 Years Ability to implement SDLC automation and Testing using git based repositories, code build and pipeline or equivalent open source technologies
    • 2-3 Years Ability to configure and deploy infrastructure using CloudFormation, ECS, and lambda
    • 2-3 Years Ability to implement logging and monitor application using cloud trial, cloud watch and application specific logging
    • 2-3 Years Ability to automate management of polices and standards using trusted advisor, Secrets manager, and certificates manager
    • 2-3 Years Ability to implement mechanisms to detect and respond to incidents
    • 2-3 Years Ability to implement high availability, and disaster recovery using CloudFront, Route53, and RDS

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Shoprite Group of Companies on to apply

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

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