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DevOps Engineer (Senior)

Business Unit:  Vitality Group
Function:  Information Technology
Date:  12-May-2022

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 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. The business forms equity or contractual partnerships with leading global insurers to integrate Vitality and shared value with partner’s insurance and financial services products in the markets where they operate. Vitality Group also operates a business providing wellness solutions to employer groups in the United States. Vitality Health International, a business unit within Vitality Group coordinates and focuses on resource allocation to Discovery’s emerging, global health insurance initiatives. Vitality Group is also responsible for Discovery’s 25 percent equity investment in Ping An Health, the largest comprehensive medical insurer in China.


To date, Vitality Group’s businesses jointly reach more than 27 million unique lives across 37 markets (Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, Vietnam and Zambia) as well as our primary markets in South Africa and the United Kingdom.


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




  • B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science,




  • 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)




  • SDLC
  • ITIL
  • ServiceNow



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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