Specialist: Cloud Platform Engineer

We are hiring Cloud Engineers!!

Are you a Cloud Engineer looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Do you want to flex your creative muscle and bring innovative solutions to life? Are you looking for an employer who understands the importance of public and private cloud ?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place. Vodacom’s exciting and growing Cloud Engineering & Operations Team might have the perfect opportunity for you.

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Role Purpose

The Specialist: Cloud Platform Engineer role based within the Technology Business Unit.

The role of the Specailsit: Cloud Platform Engineer is to design, plan, manage, support, operate and oversee the organisation’s cloud platforms, aligned to the activities prioritised as part of the EIT Cloud CCOE’s strategic enablement roadmap.
You will also assist with managing, automating, maintaining, monitoring and securing of all cloud platforms which include providing best practice guidance to consumers of the cloud service on installation, configuration, upgrades and, where applicable, the patching of cloud-based services and or applications. 
In addition, the candidate in this role is responsible for providing technical cloud expertise to team members and other technical/business areas.

Your responsibilities will include:

Enable the AWS services/capabilities as prioritized via the IT Cloud CCOE’s backlog. Ensure that these solutions stay current and meet organisational standards and supports our client requirements;
Managing the daily operations of our cloud platforms, which may include patching, security updates, and vulnerabilities remediation of the core services which enables these cloud services;
Developing / enhancing automation that enables management of our cloud environment in an automated manner; and
Developing / enhancing supporting documentation for processes and cloud automated tools.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Matric / Grade 12 is essential 
3-year Bachelor’s Degree or diploma in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent qualification is essential
Relevant AWS Certification advantageous 
At least 3 years relevant work experience including the following:
- Working experience with public cloud platforms such as AWS (required), Azure and GCP (desirable)
- Experience with configuration management and automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt, Terraform, etc desirable
- Experience with Cloud-native architectures, including public cloud PaaS / IaaS, micro-services architectures, APIs will be an advantage

Core Competencies & knowledge:

Excellent analytical, technical, and problem solving skills, with high-levels of creativity
Experience with public cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and GCP desirable
Strong time-management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple balls
Competent with either Ansible, Chef or CloudFormation.
Working knowledge of ephemeral infrastructure, horizontal scaling, self-healing architectures, service discovery, logging, monitoring and alerting
Knowledge of software development methodologies e.g. AGILE
Knowledge of software development lifecycle and incident management tools e.g. JIRA

The base location for this role is Cape Town

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion. 

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.

Vodacom is a leading African communications company providing a wide range of communication services, including data, mobile and fixed voice, messaging, financial services, enterprise IT and converged services to 116 million customers (including Safaricom). From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC), Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya. Our mobile networks cover a population of over 289 million people. Joining Vodacom is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for a minute about the people you rely on…the likelihood is they rely on us. Customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want to make a difference to the lives of our customers, and the communities in which we live and work. We support our people to give something back to the causes that mean the most to them through helping them give time and money to the charities they love. And what’s it like to work here? We have created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle.