DevOps Engineer


We’re hiring ! We’re looking for a smart, innovative DevOps engineer to join our team and build technology to help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer flexible working hours, competitive salary, an exciting work environment and a chance to be part of a fast-growing business that is disrupting the ecommerce delivery landscape in South Africa.

The Role

You have experience in working in DevOps environments and will join our team to assist in building our ecommerce delivery services. You will focus on infrastructure as code to automate server builds, provision and manage cloud infrastructure, build and manage application images, measure efficiency, assess scalability, monitor and alert on performance and resource thresholds, and assist developers with build process tooling.

Your responsibilities wil include:

  • Manage Cloud environment ensuring secure access to all resources.
  • Provision infrastructure in accordance with budget constraints.
  • Implement secure network topologies.
  • Migrate legacy servers into a cloud environment
  • Make use of Infrastructure As Code (IAC) maintaining cloud neutrality.
  • Collaborate with developers to script machine images
  • Automate development build processes.
  • Establish monitoring and alerting across the application stack
  • Develop specialist skills in open source products which drive platform scalability.
  • Apply foresight in solution design for the longevity of the platform
  • Improve processes and apply environment standards
  • Focus on scalability and efficiency for high throughput services
  • Track the latest technology trends to constantly improve our platform
  • Constant consideration of the metrics driving your work
  • Make sure your internal and external customers needs are met
  • Have a keen interest in ecommerce delivery services and trends
  • Work collaboratively with our engineers to be part of a high performing team


Because we are a fast growing start-up you need to be able to work efficiently and expediently to achieve outcomes rapidly, cope with change, and have an entrepreneurial mindset. We are looking for someone that meets the following requirements:

  • Minimum of three years performing a professional DevOps role.
  • Experience in one or more Cloud environments
  • Solid Linux skills for performing server administration and resource analysis
  • Must be able to perform detailed root cause analysis on performance bottlenecks / error received.
  • Experience in managing database environments and/or messaging systems is a plus.
  • Ideally a technology related Bachelor’s Degree (Computer Science, Engineering etc.) OR equivalent experience in the industry with a track record of delivering solutions.
  • Experience in containerization and orchestration deployment (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Proficient in using development tools such as Github, Jira and following collaborative engineering processes
  • Experience in building deployment pipelines is advantageous
  • General awareness of technical trends and architectures

Key Skills : Docker, Helm, Kubernetes, Linux, SQL, IAC and proficient in at least one programming language (PHP preferred).

Our Approach

Our vision is to create access for anybody in Africa. Our approach to achieving this is to:

  • Take action
  • Execute exceptionally
  • Embrace change
  • Be transparent
  • Prioritise our customers and lastly and most importantly
  • Dream BIG

What we're looking for

Someone who is aligned to our values and approach and is:

  • Self motivated and excited by the possibilities of technology
  • Has a systematic approach with an analytical mindset
  • Is driven to complete tasks beyond expectations
  • Thinks deeply, explain carefully
  • Assists others who need help, reach out for input
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement
  • Is responsive and quick to resolve requests
  • Is flexible and open to suggestions
  • Focuses on the outcome
  • Upgrades their knowledge constantly
  • Enjoys their work


We have a great young team of hard-working colleagues who enjoy the following benefits

  • Valuable learning opportunities from seasoned professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Insight into the runnings of a high growth, innovative start-up
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Compelling bonus structure
  • Contribution to medical aid and life cover
  • Flexible work hours and the opportunity for remote work as well as in office
  • Space for self-growth
  • Enrolment into personal training programs
  • Exciting office space located in Woodstock and remote working options
  • Monthly team activities
Pargo is a convenient logistics solution changing the way people send and receive parcels. We are addressing head-on the challenges of last-mile distribution. We understand that you have a busy and active lifestyle, and waiting around all day for a courier to arrive can be frustrating. Relying on the opening hours of the local post office doesn’t seem to work either. We solve these problems by allowing people to send and receive parcels at dedicated drop-off and pickup points throughout the country. Our extensive network with over 2000 Pargo points makes us the most consumer centric and broadest reaching Pickup Point network in South Africa with thousands of people sending and receiving parcels every day. There will always be a Pargo Parcel Point around the corner from you, ensuring you can collect your parcel on the go. Pargo was started by a team of ambitious, smart and solution focused entrepreneurs who were frustrated with the way parcels were delivered. We are a young, fast-growing company with a team of creative, innovative, hard working people who understand how to dream big, get shit done and have don't forget to have fun and enjoy the awesome journey that we are on. We’re looking for like-minded people to join our team and build technology to help us change the way people send and receive parcels. We offer competitive salary, flexible working hours, an exciting work environment and great team which you will be working on a daily basis. You'll have insights into the running's of a high growth, innovative start-up and a chance to be part of a fast growing business that is disrupting the logistics landscape in South Africa.