Junior Engineer – DevOps


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About the role

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager – DevOps, the Junior Engineer – DevOps will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

You are required to have prior experience in Software Development and DevOps. As the Junior Engineer – DevOps, you will collaborate closely with solution architects, the engineering team, project managers and the infrastructure team to launch new features/applications and drive enhancements to existing products.

The personality of an EZRA Engineer

You will be:

  • Passionate about deploying innovative customer-centric products that exceed customer expectations in terms of quality and delivery
  • Proud of your work but always believing the best is yet to come
  • Able to take criticism positively and to learn from mistakes
  • Able to self-critique and analyse and be motivated to constantly improve and develop both professionally and personally
  • High attention to detail
  • See process, procedure and documentation as tools to support excellence
  • Customer-focused and understands the business we are operating in.
  • Shows leadership and enthuses others to achieve their potential and create a positive atmosphere.
  • Passionate about growing talent and motivating others to produce their best work.

Responsibilities | What you’ll do

The Junior Engineer – DevOps will be a part of our new DevOps team bringing a wealth of experience building and scaling services in a cloud environment. In addition, you will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the deployment, configuration, and monitoring of software releases to various environments
  • Supporting the automation and management of infrastructure and application configurations using tools like Helm and Terraform.
  • Collaborating with development teams to implement and maintain CI/CD pipelines, including build automation, testing, and deployment.
  • Assisting in setting up and maintaining monitoring tools to ensure system health and reliability. Responding to and troubleshooting incidents or alerts.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams (developers, infrastructure engineers, testers) to facilitate effective collaboration
  • Assisting in identifying and resolving issues related to infrastructure, deployments, and performance bottlenecks.
  • Actively participating in team meetings, providing insights, suggestions, and ideas for improving processes and infrastructure.

Requirements | What we are looking for

  • 2+ years in software development and at least 1-2 years of experience in CI/CD or DevOps engineering.
  • BSc. in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Being proficient in at least one scripting language like Python, Ruby, or Bash is essential. Understanding other programming languages like Java, C++, or Go can also be beneficial.
  • Experience working with Linux or Unix-based operating systems, including system administration tasks and basic command-line operations.
  • Understanding of cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Experience with deploying and managing applications on these platforms would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of CI/CD concepts and tools such as Jenkins, and GitLab CI/CD and understanding of how to automate building, testing, and deploying software.
  • Experience working with containerization technologies like Docker and container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes.
  • Proficiency in using version control systems like Git for source code management, branching, and merging.
  • Basic understanding of monitoring and logging tools like Prometheus, Grafana, ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana
  • Good teamwork and communication abilities are essential in a DevOps role, as it involves working closely with development, operations, and other teams.

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