Site Reliability Engineer

Lulalend is a FinTech company with a belief in the power of small business. We work hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow. Small business owners are the foundation for growth in our economy, and they deserve an easy and inspiring lending process.

Lulalend was founded because there is an underserved market for access to funding that the banks and other lenders overlook. We innovate in order to significantly reduce this credit gap - directly assisting our economy and job creation on a grand scale. So, by joining our team you’re helping businesses stay open, grow and offer more job opportunities. Yay you!

Lulalend is a one of a kind business – literally. There is no-one in South Africa doing what we’re doing yet, because we’re awesome!


At Lulalend we:

  • Are passionate about helping SMEs succeed
  • Believe in responsible lending
  • Strive to offer an unbeatable customer experience
  • Value humility and teachability
  • Embrace technology
  • Communicate openly
  • Work hard and play hard


This is a newly created role for an individual who has a keen eye for detail to ensure that our technical environment is safe and secure for our employees and customers to transact within. In this exciting hands-on role you will work with various teams at Lulalend to collaborate, problem solve and come up with innovative solutions to problems faced.

You will be responsible for our hardware procurement and asset management, production monitoring and security control capability as well as motivate for and implement monitoring tools and services. You will work in areas such as integration and security across platforms (infrastructure and software), monitoring technologies, and OS patching.

Responsibilities will include:


  • Utilise your keen technical expertise to provide operational support across the business for production stability and accountability for:Infrastructure and application supportObservability and monitoring technologiesCloud services (Azure) and technologies
  • Infrastructure and application support
  • Observability and monitoring technologies
  • Cloud services (Azure) and technologies
  • Reduce manual duties through automation and operational risk
  • Improve application and system stability
  • Support our Engineering team by extending and utilising environment and product automation technologies


  • Be the go to person for all Information Security matters
  • Keep up to date with the latest business threats faced by Lulalend or the global finance industry
  • Look at external sources (service logs, edge network, 3rd parties, etc.) to identify key vulnerabilities and patches to prioritise vulnerability remediation implementation
  • Manage patching and vulnerability by producing reports and using security tools
  • Help contribute towards the Lulalend Cyber Security function and mentor the Lulalend teams


  • Follow the Agile Delivery Methodology
  • Align work that needs to be done with the capability and capacity of the delivery teams by collaborating with various stakeholders in the organisational planning and budgeting processes
  • Create plans of feature delivery by collaborating with our Product Owners
  • Identify, monitor, and escalate risks
  • Motivate for and implement monitoring tools and services


  • Quick Learner
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Process driven
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly credible and trustworthy
  • Open and honest
  • Strong planning skills and ability to prioritise
  • Adaptable and flexible and resilient to change and ambiguity
  • Articulate and approachable


  • Degree/Diploma in IT related field or equivalent
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • Experience working as part of a SaaS/Web/PaaS product team or in a software development environment
  • Experience effectively engaging with stakeholders across various teams
  • Experience establishing, improving and driving adherence to processes
  • Knowledge of cloud-based collaboration tools
  • Experience of software development lifecycles
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
Access the funding you need to get your business going! Lulalend is more than a company. It’s a belief in the power of small business, making a difference, building a better solution and striving for excellence. We work hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow, and we have a great time doing it!