Senior DevOps Engineer

We are

Proversity was born out of a passion to leverage the disruptive power of digital learning to transform individuals and organisations, globally. With offices in London, Boston and Cape Town, and delivering courses to 100,000+ learners in over 165 countries, our vision is to become the global leader in digital learning. We partner with Higher Education, Government and Enterprise to create bespoke and engaging digital learning experiences. Working with our partners, we provide world-class instructional design, digital content production, technology build, project management and learner support services.

It’s a hugely exciting time to join the team at Proversity, we’re delivering ambitious projects with world-leading partners such as the University of Oxford, Teach First, the Cabinet Office, the Government of Dubai and The Royal Artillery to name but a few. We've created a name for ourselves in the EdTech space, having been voted 'Top 20 2017 UK EdTech startups to watch', '2016 HRTech to watch', and '2015 UK EdTech company of the year'. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth having secured recent investment and several significant client wins.

We need you

The Senior DevOps Engineer is responsible for the deployment, maintenance and security of software and infrastructure. You will be expected to test, analyse, optimize, secure, document, manage and maintain all cloud-hosted services (primarily on the AWS platform). Your duties will also include database administration and identity access management. You will be responsible for release management in collaboration with the Development Manager and CI/CD in collaboration with the Lead Software Engineer. You will be expected to recommend upgrades, changes and additions to the toolstack. You will report to the Team Lead and assist with roadmap and sprint planning.

You will need commercial experience in:

  • Cloud infrastructure management and maintenance (AWS/Azure/GCP)
  • Working knowledge of AWS services (IAM/Lambda/EC2/S3/RDS/IoT/CloudFront etc)
  • Automated deployment/provisioning (Ansible/Jenkins/Vagrant/Chef/Salt)
  • Linux systems administration and security (Ubuntu/Debian)
  • Database maintenance and security (MySQL/MongoDB/DynamoDB)
  • Continuous deployment/integration (CircleCI/TravisCI)
  • Web programming languages (JS/Python/PHP/Ruby/JAVA)
  • Server-side scripting (BASH/Python)

With us you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from international professionals
  • Work with the newest and best online technologies
  • Make real decisions with measurable impact
  • Grow in the direction you are most passionate about
  • Help mold the future of digital education

The detail

  • Area: South Africa
  • City: Cape Town
  • Type: Full time
  • Compensation: Competitive


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