DevOps Engineer

Who we are?

We are a small, highly-skilled, flexible and client-driven SEO agency with our hearts in Cape Town and our clients based in the US, UK and Canada. We are a remarkable team of driven, diligent and creative individuals. We passionately believe that businesses should ooze integrity, that work should be whole-heartedly enjoyable and that results should always be phenomenal!

We are continuously working with truly exceptional clients while staying ahead of search engine developments for the betterment of our clients’ businesses. We like to pride ourselves on the fact that we have been at the forefront of search engine marketing craft almost since its inception.

We’re excited for the future. Our fiercely world class company is expanding and we need people who love what they do, are always looking for better solutions and not afraid to take a few risks to make something absolutely great. If this sounds like you, then you are our sort of individual. Come and join the team of expert SEO Professionals in our Cape Town, South Africa office.

Your role:

The DevOps Engineer is a key member of the DevOps team and is responsible for the administration of the cloud native ecosystem that powers our publishing platforms: including the design, implementation, troubleshooting, monitoring, security and maintenance required to meet the high availability SLAs our clients expect. You are an individual who has a technical mind and has a passion for delivering solutions in the ever-changing world of technology. You will also support the Team Lead with technical decisions and collaborating with teams we support to develop new insights that could further enhance our platform.


· Contribute to the definition and execution of distributed solutions on top of Kubernetes to achieve our goal of 99.9% availability for our clients

· Work on the implementation of our custom, cloud native, PaaS solution with the goal of providing the best user experience to the Development and QA teams

· Use GitOps best practices to achieve continuous deployment on a global scale

· Contribute to the architecture of our automated build and deployment systems

· Maintain detailed, up-to-date documentation of internal system assets;

· Stay abreast of changes to current technology and how it could improve processes

· Co-ordinate with cross-functional experts throughout the company to validate and develop new insights

· Work closely with external providers to troubleshoot system issues;

· Participate in On-call rotation for publishing platform.

Qualifications and Personality Traits:

·  University degree or diploma in related field and 3+ years previous DevOps experience

·  Have demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the cloud native space

·  Designed and implemented complex CI/CD solutions on Kubernetes in production

·  1 years of experience working with Kubernetes in production

·  2 years of experience working with containers in production

·  2 years of experience working with Git

·  Have experience with AWS, including CF, ELB, S3, EC2 and more

·  Expert analytical and data-driven decision-making skills

· Creative thinking and motivated self-starter with an ability to quickly grasp complex concepts and technologies

· Comfortable leading projects from start to finish with minimal supervision

· Strong ability to work within aggressive and dynamic timelines

· Excellent team player and positive contributor to the culture of the business

Strong consideration will be given to candidates that also offer the following:

·    Experience writing CM/CI/CD tools in Python or Go;

·    Familiar with the GitOps paradigm;

·    Experience working with Rancher in production;

·    An understanding of CM and the CI/CD methodology;

·    Familiar with writing bash scripts;

·    Intermediate experience working in a Linux environment;

·    Have used or written custom Kubernetes operators;

·    Experience with Terraform modules for Openstack infrastructure.

At Search Project, we apply data, analysis, and experimentation to build search presence and performance for our clients’ brands. We focus on real business results across the entire organization and customer lifetime. Clients choose us when they want to see real, sustained results, not just another dashboard. Our scientific approach to search has been building business results for over 20 years. Our team of analysts, engineers, and data scientists design the strategies and techniques that become tomorrow’s best practices.