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Devops Engineer

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Engineering
Date:  03-Jun-2021

About Discovery

 

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

 

About Vitality Group

 

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited offers a wellness platform program to global insurance companies that provides innovative health to foster healthier and happier lives. Vitality Group is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets.

 

Vitality Group operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States and partners with leading Insurers across the world to launch and grow Vitality Shared-Value Insurance in their markets. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China. Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 10 million members across 26 countries (Austria, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Ecuador and Vietnam).

 

Key Purpose

 

               

Responsible for expediting day to day deployments on the Kubernetes runtimes across multiples regions hosted on AWS and maintaining and administrating the CI/CD pipeline supporting Java and Mobile (Android/iOS) builds. In addition, this individual will need to work standby shifts to support devops related requests and incidents on the devops pipeline, container platform (EKS) and AWS related queries.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

 

  • Maintain and administrate the devops services such as Kubernetes, elastic search, Jenkins, etc
  • Maintain and administrate pipelines supporting Java and Mobile(iOs and Android) builds
  • Create and configure AWS resources based on requirements
  • Deploy requested changes to runtimes hosted by the Kubernetes clusters
  • Expedite worker node changes such reducing/increasing nodes on EKS clusters
  • Work standby shifts to troubleshoot production issues using application performance and logging tooling
  • Conduct system health checks and remediate where necessary
  • Ensure that services deployed on Kubernetes are successful by leveraging logging tools such as Kibana and Performance monitoring tools such as Dynatrace

 

  • Personal Attributes and Skills

 

Required Skills

  • AWS                   
  • Jenkins or equivalent build tool
  • Docker
  • Strong Linux skills
  • Bash or python scripting
  • Kubernetes skills

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Drives Results
  • Values Driven
  • Optimistic
  • Learns on the Fly
  • Resilient
  • Instils Trust
  • People Savvy
  • Problem Solver
  • Manages complexity
  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Transparency
  • Multitasking
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytics

 

Additional attributes

  • Strong Ownership qualities
  • Ability to assess and prioritize
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong passion for customers and technology
  • Self-motivated, self-thinker and pro-active
  • Excellent communications skills and good team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills specifically with the ability to establish and grow relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Well-developed conflict handling skills
  • Willing to learn and develop oneself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Discovery

 

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

 

About Vitality Group

 

Vitality Group, a subsidiary of Discovery Limited offers a wellness platform program to global insurance companies that provides innovative health to foster healthier and happier lives. Vitality Group is responsible for the expansion of the Vitality Shared-Value Insurance business model beyond South Africa and the UK, serving to fully leverage the assets and intellectual property of Discovery beyond its primary markets.

 

Vitality Group operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States and partners with leading Insurers across the world to launch and grow Vitality Shared-Value Insurance in their markets. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China. Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 10 million members across 22 countries (Austria, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Ecuador and Vietnam).

 

Key Purpose

 

               

Responsible to collaborate with software developers, system operators and other IT staff members to manage system and code releases. Cross and merge the barriers that exist between software development, testing and operations teams and keep existing platforms and applications t 99.99% available.

 

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

 

  • Build scalable, efficient cloud infrastructure solutions
  • Implement automation tools and frameworks (CI/CD pipelines)
  • Build, Manage and Support environments in Azure and AWS cloud
  • Deploy updates and fixes via automated pipelines
  • Troubleshoot production issues and coordinate with the development team to streamline code deployment.
  • Evaluate existing applications and platforms, recommendation and implement alternative solutions for enhancing performance
  • Conduct systems tests and manage security, performance, and availability
  • Design, develop, and implement software integrations
  • Analyze code and communicate detailed reviews to development teams to ensure a marked improvement in applications and the timely completion of projects.
  • Develop and maintain design and troubleshooting documentation
  • Personal Attributes and Skills

 

Required Skills

  • AWS and Azure Cloud                 
  • Jenkins
  • Strong Linux skills
  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible
  • Terraform
  • Puppet
  • CFEngine

 

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Drives Results
  • Values Driven
  • Optimistic
  • Learns on the Fly
  • Resilient
  • Instils Trust
  • People Savvy
  • Problem Solver
  • Manages complexity
  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Transparency
  • Multitasking
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytics

 

Additional attributes

  • Strong Ownership qualities
  • Ability to assess and prioritize
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong passion for customers and technology
  • Self-motivated, self-thinker and pro-active
  • Excellent communications skills and good team player
  • Strong interpersonal skills specifically with the ability to establish and grow relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Well-developed conflict handling skills
  • Willing to learn and develop oneself

 

 

 

 

Education and Experience

 

Education:

 

 

  • B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science,

 

Experience:

 

  • 3+ years’ experience as a DevOps Engineer or equivalent software-engineering role.
  • Expert in code deployment tools (Puppet, Ansible, and Chef)
  • Managing AWS infrastructure which includes setup, monitoring and alerts, resource allocation, and deployment architecture.
  • Automation of development processes
  • Experience in network, server, and application-status monitoring
  • Strong command of software-automation production systems (Jenkins and Selenium
  • Working knowledge of Ruby or Python and known DevOps tools like Git and GitHub
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL (Structured Query Language)

 

 

Knowledge:

 

  • SDLC
  • ITIL
  • ServiceNow

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY   
                             
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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