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Platform Specialist - Get involved with Strategy & Architecture - N.Suburbs (R1.3m-R1.5m pa)

Platform Specialist - Get involved with Strategy & Architecture - N.Suburbs (R1.3m-R1.5m pa)

Job Title: Platform Specialist - Get involved with Strategy & Architecture - N.Suburbs (R1.3m-R1.5m pa)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town
Industry:
IT
Salary: R1.3 m - R1.5m per annum
Contact Name: Philip Boltt
Contact Email: philip@acuityconsultants.co.za
Job Published: April 05, 2018 17:07

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a Platform Specialist / Engineer to MOVE INTO A MORE STRATEGIC ROLE with one of the country's biggest, most innovative financial service providers. 

Based in the NORTHERN SUBURBS, this role is paying between R 1.3m - R 1.5m per annum 

THE COMPANY:

One of South Africa's most innovative Financial Services organisations specializing in Asset Management, Investments, Risk Management, Insurance, Employee Benefits and Healthcare. 

THE ROLE: 

As the Platform Specialist within the Architecture team, you will not only be responsible for ensuring the stability and availability of IT platforms, but also play a significant role in their design and improvement.  

In addition to this, the role will also entail the following:  

  • Improving monitoring & alerting frameworks to be more proactive in solving and identifying problem areas.
  • Productionizing delivered projects in conjunction with the Plan and Build Teams
  • Monitor, troubleshoot and provide advanced java core dump & thread dump root cause analysis
  • Improvement of processes and procedures
  • Task Automation 
  • Mentor, support and mature the DevOps team and competency within the organisation   
  • Foster and ensure collaboration between local and off shore teams


REQUIRMENTS:

  • Degree or comparable qualifications within the technical space
  • A minimum of 5 years hands-on experience developing and supporting a diverse set of infrastructure technologies. 
  • Strong infrastructure, platform and Java development knowledge 
  • High level of competency in root cause analysis

Solid Experience with:

  • OS: Linux and Windows administration and automation
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Scripting - Python, JavaScript, Shell etc. 
  • Ansible, Websphere wsadmin configuration and deployment tools
  • CI tools such as Jenkins, Gitlab,
  • Source control tools and techniques: Subversion, Git, Semantic versioning
  • Nexus, Artifactory, Sinopia or similar artefect management tools
  • Monitoring and trending metrics utilizing ELK and TICK stacks
  • Web Security 
  • DB2, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MSSQL databases
  • Servers: Springboot, Nodejs, Nginx, JEE Servers (Websphere, Wildfly)
  • Docker, Kubernetes, IIS
  • AWS, Azure

Should you be interested in applying, please send an updated copy of your CV to philip@acuityconsultants.co.za