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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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    DevOps Engineer

    Job Objectives    
    1. To assist with the administration and support of DevSecOps tools:

    • Responsible for supporting DevSecOps tools such as Jenkins and Bitbucket for any upgrades, user management, implementations, improvements, fixes, and operations, under task-based, SDLC, and Agile methods.
    • Have extensive experience working on the Jenkins platform to create, manage and maintain DevSecOps pipelines
    • Implementing various development, testing, automation tools, and IT infrastructure that supports the DevSecOps processes and best practices.
    • Assist with the automation of provisioning infrastructure by using scripting languages, such as Terraform, CloudFormation to automate the provisioning of infrastructure on Cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure.
    • Assist with the selection and deployment of appropriate CI/CD tools and plugins
    • Defining and setting development, test, release, update, and support processes for DevSecOps operation
    • Have the technical skill to review, verify, and validate the software code
    • developed in various projects
    • Monitoring the DevSecOps processes during the entire DevOps lifecycle for its adherence and updating or creating new processes for improvement and minimizing human errors
    • Encouraging and building automated processes wherever possible using the Enterprise Standard tools such as Jenkins and Bitbucket
    • Assistance with incidence management and root cause analysis on DevOps implementations.

    2. Implement, maintain and support DevSecOps best practices, development standards, and Software Development Lifecycle tools (SDLC).

    • Adopt, customise and implement industry-standard DevSecOps policies and DevSecOps processes.
    • Identifying and deploying cybersecurity measures by continuously performing vulnerability assessment and risk management on the various DevOps processes within Shoprite
    • Strive for continuous improvement and build continuous integration, continuous development, and constant deployment pipeline (CI/CD Pipeline)
    • Resolve DevSecOps incidents and fulfill Service Requests using a service management ticket queue and Change Management processes
    • Assist in the design, development, implementation, testing and/or modification of computing systems, and associated SDLC tools
    • Follow and implement DevSecOps security policies and security principles.
    • Create technical specifications and/or support documentation for tools support activity and related products or services.
    • Interact and collaborate with other internal IT technical teams or external vendors in resolution or restoration of DevSecOps service as necessary.

    3.To assist with the administration and support of Atlassian Jira:

    • Gather input from stakeholders on current, intended, and potential use of Jira and related tools
    • Assess current usage across functional teams and identify areas to streamline or enhance
    • Develop workflows, customisation, and integration with plug-ins and other tools to streamline day-to-day use
    • Document systems, processes, and decisions within Jira and related tools
    • Configure projects, boards, tasks/issues, and permissions for current and future use.


    • Grade 12
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Diploma in Software Engineering or equivalent


    • Industry Certification: Jenkins Certification
    • Industry Certification: Any AWS or Azure Certification


    • 5 - 10 years Experience in IT, IT operations, and/or software development environment
    • 3 - 5 years Extensive Experience using one or more of these DevOps platforms, such as Azure DevOps, AWS CodePipelines, Gitlab, Jenkins and/or Bitbucket for DevSecOps pipeline orchestrations
    • 3 - 5 years Experience managing development activities and proficiency in applying the SDLC and DevOps principles
    • 3 - 5 years Experience with Atlassian Stack (Jira, Bitbucket)
    • 3 - 5 years Experience with other DevSecOps tools and plugins(Such as SonarQube, Apache Maven, ANT, Azure DevOps)
    • 3 - 5 years Experience using Terraform for infrastructure provisioning.
    • 3 - 5 years Experience in a cloud-based environment (AWS and Azure)
    • 3 - 5 years Demonstrated expertise in a variety of application development methodologies and practices from Agile, Waterfall

    Knowledge and Skills    

    • Good Understanding and Working knowledge of a collection SDLC tools
    • Understanding of SDLC methodologies; Agile; Waterfall; DevOps
    • Proficiency in configuring the Jenkins platform, implementing pipelines, and integration with other DevSecOps tools and Cloud providers
    • Experience using Terraform for infrastructure provisioning

    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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