Takealot DevOps Engineer - Jobs in South Africa

Takealot DevOps Engineer - Jobs in South Africa

  • Takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for highly talented DevOps Engineer to join our team in Cape Town.

  • We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.

  • We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

  • At Takealot, our DevOps Engineers are responsible for building, operating, and securing the platform that supports takealot.com.

  • We enable and support a culture of DevOps so that the development teams get more for free, and are enabled to move faster, safer.

  • Takealot is a fast growing company, which means that there is a lot of opportunity to shape the tools, technologies, process, and culture of DevOps in the company.

  • The position reports to the DevOps Team Lead

    Your daily work will involve

  • Terraform to manage Cloud Infrastructure, Chef to manage virtual servers

  • Building and deploying systems for metrics, monitoring, and logging

  • Operations for Kafka, Kubernetes, Nginx, Memcache, and more

  • CI/CD Build Systems to ensure our teams can deploy frequently and safely

  • Hardening servers, and building security into the platform

  • Developing automation so we can focus on the hard problems

  • Developing glue code to extend or integrate systems

    To achieve this, we’re looking for someone that

  • Is passionate about technology, keeping up to date with the industry, always learning

  • Is a team player, an active listener, and is able to communicate well

  • Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure

  • Has experience managing production systems

  • Has either a degree in computer science, or industry experience

  • Has a reasonable understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP)

  • Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)

  • Has experience with one configuration management system (Chef, Puppet, Ansible)

    We would also like to see at least one of the following in the

  • Can write code (we use Python)

  • Have experience with Google Cloud, or another cloud provider (architecture, operations)

  • Have experience managing Kubernetes Clusters (certificates, users, kubeadm, etc)

  • Understand networking deeply (tcp/ip, calico/weave, vlans, tcpdump, etc)

  • Understand Linux deeply (kernel tuning, proc filesystem, cgroups, os scheduling, etc)
    Have experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)


  • 3 year computer science degree (or equivalent experience)

  • At least 2 years of professional experience

  • An understanding of computer science fundamentals, including linux and operating systems, networking

  • Solid grasp of development fundamentals such as data structures and algorithms

    The Environment

  • takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.

  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.

  • We are short on ego and high on output.

  • We are doers and not only thinkers, its all in the execution after all.

  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

    We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who

  • is forthright but respectful

  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute

  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions

  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours

  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience

  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster

  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input

  • is curious and challenge the status quo

  • is innovative and enjoys iteration

  • is collaborative

  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.

  • thinks like an owner of the business.


    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Takealot DevOps Engineer - Jobs in South Africa

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