SunCulture develops and commercializes life-changing technologies that solve the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farmers
About the role
The key responsibilities for the DevOps Engineer include planning, executing, and finalizing IT stream challenges to manage existing or new requirements by Business Users within agreed deadlines. This includes coordinating with other business units and IT team members. This role requires you to have sound technical development and configurations on out-of-the-box platforms which SunCulture can procure to make IT operations smooth and achieve business goals. You are required to have the ability to improve and embed system/application/code/security policies and procedures aimed at evaluating and mitigating potential risks.
As the DevOps Engineer. your core responsibility is to ensure the completion, maintenance, and updating of SunCulture’s IT systems. This will include identifying, evaluating, prioritizing, and integrating additional system-related updates. Your role also includes oversight of internal servers, applications, databases, custom code, application configurations, support, and maintenance, as well as leveraging such information for business processes and strategic purposes. You are required to develop relationships with a wide array of stakeholders, produce periodic reporting, and maintain a sound management information system that will provide support for developing code, application configuration, database queries, monitoring tools & processes at SunCulture.
Managing day-to-day operations of SunCulture’s technology stack
Managing new releases and liaising with Business stakeholders to perform QA activities
IoT platform maintenance and configuration
Third-party tool configuration
Be a strong voice in technical cross-team discussions, including supporting BI in daily stand-ups and scoping
Managing the Enterprise service desk (ESB)
Development of custom code to meet day-to-day business needs
Does this sound like you?
Agile with the ability to work in a fast-paced tech environment
Bachelor’s Degree in Information, Communication and Technology, or equivalent and at least a Diploma in Analytics
2 years + of experience working in a similar field
Within the East African time zone by about 2 hrs on either side
Experience managing a complex stack of systems
Experience using cloud technologies (ideally AWS / Azure)
Experience using ESB technologies such as Kafka
Experience in IoT platforms is a major plus
Experience in software release management and automation
Strong eye for quality and experience implementing quality control procedures
Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
Excellent communication and problem-solving ability
Solid experience in directing & managing business user expectations for multiple tasks spread across multiple applications
Able to work in a dynamic environment with immense pressure that requires the ability to solve problems
Comfortable with ambiguity and able to plan, be organized, and adhere to deadlines
Proactive, collaborative, organized, curious, problem solver with a “can-do” attitude
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