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Senior DevOps Engineer

Lulalend

Lulalend

Software Engineering
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

WHAT WE DO

We're Lula. We build innovative fintech products to help SMEs make cash flow. From instant access to funding to all-in-one business banking accounts and cutting-edge financial analysis tools, we're on it!

Our purpose is to help SMEs manage their business better, faster, simpler, Lula, so they can spend more time doing what they love.

Speaking of love, we’re looking for Lulas who love to make a difference to join our team and change the game.

OVERALL PURPOSE

As an Azure DevOps Engineer, you will play a critical role in optimising our software development and delivery processes by leveraging Microsoft Azure DevOps tools and services. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including software developers, QA engineers, and IT operations, to streamline workflows and improve overall efficiency. Your expertise in Azure infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines, and automation will be instrumental in achieving our business goals and maintaining a stable and scalable development environment.

Responsibilities will include:

Azure Cloud Management:

  • Plan, Architect, deploy, and maintain Azure-based solutions, ensuring high availability, scalability, and security.
  • Implement Azure resource management and optimization strategies to control costs and maximize efficiency.
  • Work with our Site Reliability team to ensure effective monitoring is in place and proactive resolution of issues.

CI/CD Pipeline Management:

  • Design and implement efficient continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines for software projects.
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure seamless code integration, automated testing, and smooth deployment processes.
  • Improve and optimize existing CI/CD workflows to enhance software delivery speed and reliability.

Infrastructure Automation:

  • Drive the automation of infrastructure provisioning, configuration, and management processes using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) techniques.
  • Promote the adoption of configuration management tools to ensure consistency across environments.

Security and Compliance:

  • Work closely with all teams to implement best practices for securing Azure resources and maintaining compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and perform risk mitigation measures as necessary.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Engineers, QA, and operations, to streamline workflows and foster a DevOps culture.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to provide updates on project status, challenges, and improvements.

Subject Matter Expert:

  • Be the technical point of escalation for the DevOps team and business as a whole for our Azure environment.
  • Work closely with the DevOps Team Lead to develop training plans and materials for the team.
  • Provide technical mentoring to junior team members.

THE COMPETENCIES WE’RE AFTER

  • Quick learner
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Process driven
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly credible and trustworthy
  • Open and honest
  • Strong planning skills and ability to prioritise
  • Adaptable and flexible and resilient to change and ambiguity
  • Articulate and approachable

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Matric certificate or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in Azure cloud architecture, implementation, and management
  • Demonstrated expertise in building and managing CI/CD pipelines with Azure DevOps
  • Strong knowledge of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) concepts and hands-on experience with tools like Terraform or ARM templates
  • Proficient in scripting and automation using languages such as PowerShell, Python, or Bash
  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker and orchestration platforms like Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with Agile and DevOps methodologies
  • Azure certifications, such as Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, are a plus