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  • Posted: Sep 11, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PPS has more than 200 000 members who enjoy access to a comprehensive suite of financial and healthcare products that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of graduate professionals. PPS is the largest South African company of its kind that still embraces an ethos of mutuality, which means that it exists solely for the benefit of its members. Thus, ...
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    Senior Cloud Engineer

    Purpose of the Job

    • This role will focus on designing and developing enterprise cloud capabilities and solutions for all cloud service types; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
    • This role will collaborate with the Infrastructure, Technology Risk Management and Application Development organisations during design and development phases, providing guidance, interpretation, and engineering expertise
    • The role will additionally focus on the overall project technical and architecture design, cost effectiveness, quality of solution, knowledge transfer, and mentoring of the project technical team members
    • Lastly, the role will be keenly aware of cloud computing industry trends with regards to technology and adoption while also being proficient in the understanding of and application of various automation related tools and languages.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contributing to and supporting the corporate enterprise cloud strategy, standards and best practices associated with all aspects cloud offerings
    • Contributing to and supporting the corporate adoption of the DevOps methodology and Agile project management
    • Providing expert level design and engineering support towards the successful delivery of IT’s cloud project portfolio
    • Contributing towards the continual service improvement activities related to the delivery of cloud services
    • Developing and implementing internal systems, processes, and best practices to be used by other teams designed to increase productivity
    • Participating in deep architectural discussions to ensure that solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, cost effectiveness and high availability in the cloud
    • Designing, implementing, and testing disaster recovery and business continuity architecture
    • Creating and implementing automation in the form of infrastructure as code for cloud platform solutions
    • Ensuring that all infrastructure components meet proper performance and capacity standards

    Formal Qualifications

    • Grade 12 (Matric)
    • Microsoft MCSE certification
    • ITIL V3 Foundation,
    • BCom / BTech / BSc or relevant years of experience
    • Cloud Certifications Beneficial (Architect Level preferred)


    • 5+ years’ experience in IT platform, storage, networking, and virtualisation engineering
    • 5+ years’ experience in the design and implementation of distributed applications (preferred)
    • In-depth, practical experience with cloud methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), automation, orchestration, trends and industry-leading cloud vendor offerings
    • Experience in architecting and implementing cloud-based solutions with robust Business Continuity and Disaster Recover requirements
    • 4+ years practical experience designing, building, and automating solutions utilizing Azure or GCP Services


    • ITIL Service Management Experience
    • Experience in IT Infrastructure Platforms
    • Proven knowledge of general business principles and practices, including financial and people management
    • Service delivery and support
    • Incident and change management
    • Process management
    • Project management
    • Operations management
    • Customer and stakeholder management
    • Possess a strong understanding of SDLC principles and processes

    Computer Literacy

    • Proficient in all aspects of using a computer

    Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills

    • Problem solving and solutions focused
    • Results focus and takes initiative
    • Able to steer team through change and challenges
    • Able to collaborate
    • Exemplifies leadership characteristics in support of client’s corporate objectives
    • Executive presence - ability to communicate effectively with levels of Senior Management
    • Demonstrates strong customer service awareness and orientation; able to operate within customer standard operating procedures
    • Able to succeed in a fast-paced, high demand environment
    • Appropriate work load management; able to manage time effectively, set priorities appropriately, schedule calls
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Planning and organising
    • Conflict resolution
    • Able to operate with minimal supervision
    • Able to maintain professional demeanour under stress

    Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PPS on to apply

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

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