Integration Specialist DevOps Platform Engineer

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Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

What will you be responsible for?

Assist with implementation and configuration of base Linux and cluster environments
Manage and maintain platforms to ensure stability and continued high performance of said platforms and applications deployed thereon.
Assist in implementing, managing and configuration of environment, platform and application monitoring.
Assisting in the constant investigation and configuration of the monitoring solution products to obtain best value for Business.
Continual investigation into best practices, methodologies and tooling for build and deployment, monitoring, release and configuration management and all other relevant disciplines. Documentation of the aforementioned investigation is compulsory.
Assist Change, Incident, Project and Release Management resources with reporting and provide consultation around runtime environments.
Build, manage and maintain application platforms and ensure that best practices and governance is adhered to in current and future environments.
Ensure that tooling and platform obsolesce is avoided and managed in the form of roadmaps and upgrades.
Support of the currently employed toolsets and process.
Facilitate the automation of deployment workflows and processes, as well as platform/infrastructure provision and maintenance.

What will set you up for success?

Following would assist a successful candidate:

DevOps tooling including the following (or similar):
XebiaLabs Deploy (Deployment Management)
XebiaLabs Release (Release Management)
Atlassian JIRA (Issue tracking/work-piece Management)
Atlassian Bamboo (Build Management)
Atlassian BitBucket (Source Management)
Application platform, maintenance, implementation and configuration of the following (or similar):
Apache Tomcat
RedHat JBoss EAP (or Wildfly)
Infrastructure/Application configuration management tooling including the following (or similar):
Understand the concept of integration of web-based services and practical use of APIs, REST and SOAP services.
Understand conceptual makeup of the SDLC and in particular, with regards to the implementation phase, the change in responsibilities based on level of agility.
Understanding and practical exposure to the generally accepted CI/CD principles and makeup of the pipeline
Understanding of relationships and integration between host, operating system, platform and application layers. Knowledge of integration between application touch-points such as directory services (i.e. LDAP), databases, load balancers and reverse-proxies are also beneficial.
Exposure to containerization concepts and technology such as the following:
Docker (Swarm)
Kubernetes operations & administration
build, upgrade clusters
add remove maintain nodes
manage storage
manage cluster integrations
support applications
security – cluster & applications


Grade 12
Tertiary qualification in Information Technology or similar


2-5 years in the field of Information Technology.
2-5 years runtime operations support in some form.
Must have exposure with scripting.
2-5 years as a basic Linux user.
Linux advance Certification advantageous