Senior Software Engineer (DevOps)


Transforming access to essential goods and services across Africa.

Position: Senior Software Engineer (DevOps)

You have a deep interest in and passion for technology. You love writing and owning codes and enjoy working with people who will keep challenging you at every stage. You have strong problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making and excellent communication with interpersonal skills.

You are self-driven and motivated with the desire to work in a fast-paced, results-driven agile environment with varied responsibilities. You will also have to provide technical leadership and mentoring to a small team of highly talented and motivated engineers to deliver these solutions with the highest quality.

Locations: Bangalore India or Fumba, Zanzibar or Nairobi Kenya


  • 6+ years prior experience in software product development and DevOps or TechOps.
  • 3+ years prior experience in DevOps Automation
  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from premier institutes.
  • Design, implement and evolve highly scalable and fault-tolerant distributed components using core DevOps principles.
  • Hands-on experience in using Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Docker, and Kubernetes with proper metrics instrumentation in software components, to help facilitate real-time and remote troubleshooting/performance monitoring.

Senior Software Engineer (DevOps) – Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design and build automated code deployment systems that simplify development work and make our work more consistent and predictable.
  • Work closely with Operations & Infrastructure teams, developers and other stakeholders for cross-functional development activities.
  • Collaborate with the security team to implement and verify secure coding techniques, and integrate code security tools for Continuous Integration.
  • Automated deployment, Continuous integration, Continuous delivery and release engineering to Development, QA and Production environments.
  • Contribute to an efficient development process pipeline by leveraging best-in-class CI/CD tools.
  • Lead developer productivity projects in the areas of environment automation.
  • Experience with configuration automation tools (Puppet/Ansible/Chef/Salt).
  • Experience with middleware and databases like Kafka, Aerospike, Cassandra, MySQL or similar.
  • Responsible for the stability and high availability of environments by using automation and self-healing principles.
  • Understand and own component security analysis, including code and data flow review.
  • Championing & driving application, infrastructure & enterprise security efforts, certificate management etc.
  • Design and implement APIs, abstractions and integration patterns to solve challenging distributed computing problems.
  • Ensuring proper documentation and internal publishing of design tradeoffs, code best practices and lessons learned.
  • Support in triaging and troubleshooting highly distributed services in production environments.
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.
  • Leverage knowledge of internal and industry in design decisions.
  • Mentor other engineers, define our technical culture, and help build a fast-growing team.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.
  • Proven team leadership, interpersonal skills, and ability to get things done.

Must have:

  • 3+ years prior experience in DevOps Automation.
  • Experience in handling native cloud infrastructure (RDMS, NoSQL, Networking, Compute Engines, Virtualization, Data Stores, Multi-layered Architectures, Proxies, Load balancing, API Gateways, Caching, CDN & other e-Commerce Stacks)
  • Hands-on experience in Monitoring, Alerting, Log Management, Security, Availability, Performance, Web apps, Mobile Apps, Middleware & Microservices.
  • Experience working on one or more large-scale applications/platforms
  • Experience in handling complex production issues

Good to have.

  • Knowledge of B2B & B2C retail eCommerce
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and innovating large-scale, consumer-facing web applications.
  • Experience in a newer Spring boot or any good framework.

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