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Senior DevOps Engineer Full-time Job

May 10th, 2023 at 13:06   General   Nairobi   Reference: 2246
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Job Description


Prospa is a technology company building the operating system for African entrepreneurs and businesses. Our mission is to support Africans in building financial prosperity.

About You

  • We are seeking a knowledgeable and decisive Senior DevOps Engineer to join Prospa Fintech in our growing Engineering Department.
  • The Senior DevOps Engineer will be responsible for driving operational and technical efficiency and quality by remaining up-to-date on the latest technological advancements. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional leader and collaborator, with a passion for developing and maintaining scalable cloud infrastructure, and have 6 years minimum experience in DevOps Engineering.
  • This role reports directly to the Principal Engineering Manager and there is opportunity for significant growth.

Successful Prospa People exhibit the following: 

  • Mission driven
  • Independent thinking
  • Self motivated
  • Humble
  • Driven
  • High performers

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and enhance cloud architecture for optimal performance, security, and usability.
  • Implement, maintain, monitor, and support cloud infrastructure.
  • Collect and review business and operations requirements to improve overall user experience.
  • Collaborate with multiple vendors to create scalable cloud infrastructure and security solutions.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to conceptualize, develop, and release software versions.
  • Schedule and deploy releases, fixes, patches, and updates as needed.
  • Ensure that our environments are secure and protected against security breaches, attacks, and other vulnerabilities.
  • Document and maintain configuration management and environment settings.
  • Suggest alterations to release workflow to improve efficiency, quality, and success.
  • Identify areas for operational optimization based on market gaps and technological advancements.
  • Develop and maintain service quality monitoring and systems management solutions.
  • Design procedures for system and network troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Investigate and resolve technical issues by deploying updates and fixes, and provide level 2 support.
  • Implement automation tools and frameworks for automatic code deployment (CI/CD).
  • Implement automated backup/restore, failover, and load balancing solutions over the cloud.


Skills & Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of DevOps principles, practices, and Agile Scrum development disciplines.
  • Experience with all phases of the software product life cycle, from conception to release and end-of-life.
  • Familiarity with Amazon AWS cloud infrastructure, products and its DevOps dashboard console, as well as AWS CloudWatch, Sentry, and SQL database management.
  • Strong system administration and scripting skills for Linux infrastructure.
  • Experience with version control, release management, and deployment tools such as GitHub/Bit bucket, CI/CD.
  • Knowledge of systems and platforms security features and implementing security disciplines.
  • Proven familiarity with infrastructure security and code security, source protection methods.
  • Demonstrated experience using scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and JavaScript.
  • Working experience of Terraform on Infrastructure As Code principle, Helm Charts for deployments.

Other Desirable Skills & Qualifications

  • Scripting Languages: Golang, Python, Java, JavaScript, Perl.
  • Amazon Web Services: IAM, EC2, VPC, ELB, ALB, Autoscaling, Lambda.
  • Amazon Web Managed Products: EC2, ECS, ECR, SES, Elasticache, RDS, Redshift.
  • Infrastructure-As-Code: Terraform (Mandatory).
  • Configuration Management: Ansible, Jenkins, Terraform.
  • Version Control and Code Storage Platforms: GitHub, BitBucket.
  • Containerizing & Clustering: Compose, Docker, Dockerfiles, ECS, Helm, Kubernetes, Nginx, Vagrant.
  • CI/CD Implementation: AppVeyor, Circle CI, Drone, GitLab, Jenkins, Mule, Spinnaker, TravisCI.
  • Networking Concepts: Firewalls, NAT, Port

Here’s Just Some Of Our Prospa Perks:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical cover
  • Paid time off (leave days)
  • Work tools
  • We invest in our employees through career development & opportunities

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 31 May. 2023

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