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Senior DevOps Engineer

Cape Town


Yoco is a FinTech company. We focus on building tools and services to help small and micro businesses get paid, run better, and grow. We believe in unlocking entrepreneurial potential anywhere, in empowering people to thrive and in driving our economy forward.
 
Yoco was founded in 2013. Today we are a company of over 100 people all driven by a common goal: keeping the needs of our customers at heart. Our vision is Open Commerce and we want to do this to enable people to thrive.
 
The DevOps team allows Yoco to create new customer value fast. This is the team that lays and protects the foundation so that we can build amazing things quickly and securely. They also ensure that, once deployed, our systems are stable, and scale effectively.
 
ROLE | WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING?
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
  • Keep our systems running - own the troubleshooting and debugging of performance problems and architecture bottlenecks.
  • Assist with the design and deployment of systems infrastructure for installing secure, highly available software at scale.
  • Work alongside a broader team of world-class Engineers, sharing knowledge and collaborating on various projects.
  • Automate common functionality to empower various departments to manage their infrastructure needs independently.
  • Implement, monitor and scale systems that support large amounts of data and requests with a very high percentage of availability.
  • Work cross-functionally to understand the requirements for architecting infrastructure according to scale and high volumes of data.
  • Maintain and improve our various systems and infrastructure such as CI/CD, monitoring, logging and tracing.
  • Continue to establish and refine our best practices for security, monitoring, migration and expansion of business systems infrastructure.
IDEAL CANDIDATE | WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
 
Key requirements to perform responsibilities:
 
  • At least 6+ years expert experience in designing, building and maintaining public cloud based infrastructure, preferably AWS.
  • At least 3+ years experience as a Senior member of a team.
  • Have hands-on production level experience deploying software in a service based and event driven architecture.
  • Expert in debugging issues, identifying faults and enhancing logging of software.
  • Are experienced in IT infrastructure and systems security, cloud or network systems management, and business continuity.
  • Have expert knowledge of infrastructure-as-code tooling, configuration management and container orchestration software. Terraform, Ansible, Puppet and Kubernetes preferred.
  • Are experienced in writing code in multiple scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Take lead on various projects and work collaboratively across the entire organisation.
  • Are transparent, articulate and driven to succeed.
THE YOCO FORMULA - HOW WE CREATE VALUE 
 
The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.
 
Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow 
 
  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
Leadership Principles - How we show up, engage & treat each other
 
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think and challenge me directly
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way
To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, go to our #YocoLife page or subscribe to our Exposure Gallery
 
Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!
 
Please note… 
Yoco encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Open positions at Yoco are competitive and we often receive high volumes of applicants. If you have not received further updates on your application after three weeks, you’re welcome to request feedback.
 
 

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