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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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    DevOps Support Engineer

    Job Summary

    • Work as part of an integrated (run & build) tribe in lower complexity environments to provide enterprise wide application support across multiple stakeholder groups by maintaining & optimizing enterprise-grade applications (tech products & services).

    Job Description

    • Absa’s CIB technology team provides technology support to the organization’s Corporate and Investment Banking sector.  This IT Services team is specifically dedicated to our Markets business area and is responsible for the support, enhancement and maintenance of all Trade and Post Trade vendor and bespoke application suites that fall within the Markets business area.

    As a DevOps Support Engineer you will get to do the following:

    • Opportunity to work in Absa CIB Markets Tier 1 application Front Arena with one of the big infrastructure setups in the bank
    • Opportunity to migrate the front arena application infrastructure from on-prem virtual platform to AWS 
    • Maintain and Manage the Front Arena Application running a mixed environment (Linux and Windows) with 300+ servers
    • Automation of server builds in Private and Public clouds using Ansible or Terraform or a similar automation tool
    • Support CIB Markets Tier 1 application Front Arena and making sure the application is stable and available all the time 
    • Point of contact for all trade desk related technology to support maintenance issues around all trading and post trading applications 
    • Analyze problems quickly in a fast paced and deadline driven environment and determine the course of action to correct them.
    • Ensure minimal impact to business during upgrade or maintenance activities
    • Develop and maintain expertise in application functionality and related business processes and workflows
    • Engage with stakeholders and provide support to application users

    Essential skills required: 

    • 6+ years IT / Application Support experience
    • Strong Linux OS commands and shell script skills - especially sed and awk
    • Knowledge and or experience on Python
    • Experience on Ansible/Puppet/Terraform
    • Working experience in Application Support in fast-paced environment 
    • Experience working with users directly
    • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills 
    • Ability to work independently, self-motivated, quick learner with good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Willingness to work standby or overtime as required

    Advantageous skills:
    Knowledge and working experience on some of the below:

    • Containers and Orchestration Platform such as Kubernetes and OpenShift, OpenStack
    • Software Development Platform integration GitHub, and related Cloud, DevOps and CI/CD matters.
    • Working experience in a financial institute  
    • Working experience in Front Arena (Development or Support)
    • ITIL certification
    • If you're passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of FinTech 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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