OLX: Ops Engineer - Jobs in South Africa

OLX: Ops Engineer

Posted on :

16 Jun, 2016

Category :

Engineering Jobs in South Africa

Job description
We are looking for a Ops Engineer in our great office in Cape Town.
Your opportunity…

Join an international team and help us build world class infrastructure and automate the infrastructure deploy and software delivery pipeline.
Why OLX?

At OLX we improve people’s lives by bringing them together for win-win exchanges. Sellers win. Buyers win. Communities win. OLX wins. And most of all, you win. Being part of something special. In an open culture that encourages own initiatives, growth and entrepreneurial spirits.

  • We believe in creating a richer world by empowering people
  • Every day millions of people across the globe use OLX to buy and sell goods
  • We serve over 300 million active users every month
  • We generate traffic of over 28 billion monthly page views in more than 45 countries
  • It is the biggest consumer facing internet service that is built entirely in South Africa.

What responsibilities will you get when working with us?

  • Provide and improve deployment and production monitoring tools
  • Simplify configuration, setup and installation of our services
  • Enable running our solutions locally as well as SaaS in Amazon cloud
  • Help development team in the software release process
  • Work closely with Infrastructures Teams around the world
  • Be the best and win

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • 3+ years with Infrastructure, BackEnd Experience
  • Scaling High-Traffic Web Applications (Architecture/DB/MemCached/Solr/CDN)
  • Performance Benchmarking and Diagnostic Tools
  • Knowledge on Amazon Web Services Management
  • Proficiency on Configuration Management Frameworks – Puppet/Chef/Ansible
  • Familiarity with data transfer protocols HTTP(s), REST, SOAP, JSON
  • Solid knowledge of Linux/Unix systems (especially Ubuntu)
  • MySQL/MariaDB/Percona experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Bash and other scripting languages.
  • Excellent Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Communication skills
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application.
  • Curious to work with and learn new technologies
  • Experience with continuous integration ,continuous delivery pipelines and development process
  • You’re not a jerk
  • Passion for our services, curiosity and bias for action
  • You LOVE finishing projects and struggle to sleep at night if there are loose ends

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • Contributing to the global Naspers Classifieds success
  • International career and travel opportunities
  • Work with an international team of top engineers learning from one another
  • A budget for conference and education
  • Competitive salary and great benefits
  • Company Mobile phone for both business and private use
  • Any tool you might need MacBook Pro, Notebook, PC, over 9000 screens
  • Great office location in the center of Cape Town

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