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Site Reliability Engineer

Cape Town - South Africa

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Purpose of Role

The Site Reliability Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This is to ensure optimum systems service and performance delivery.


Key deliverables for the role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Build software and systems to manage platform infrastructure and applications
  • Run the production environment by monitoring availability and taking a holistic view of system health
  • Measure and optimize system performance, with an eye toward pushing our capabilities forward, getting ahead of customer needs, and innovating to continually improve
  • Provide primary operational support and engineering for multiple large, distributed software applications
  • Use Linux/Unix skills to manage AWS and group server environment
  • Managing Azure, AWS & Google Cloud Platforms
  • Managing Github and AzureDevops repos and pipelines
  • Maintain a secure and solid IT Infrastructure for all ecommerce applications.
  • Systems administration of all day-to-day tasks and responsibilities and ensuring the continual uptime of all production servers.
  • Support developers’ infrastructure, deployment, and operational requirement
  • Maintain Windows Server stack and IIS 7
  • MS SQL management and maintenance

Skills Requirements

  • Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration
  • Experience with Virtualization services
  • Experience with maintaining production Linux environments
  • Experience with automation/configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, Octopus Deploy, Terraform or similar
  • Ability to use a wide variety of open-source technologies and cloud services (experience with AWS and Azure is required)
  • Strong experience with SQL and MySQL and NoSQL (Mongo Db and Redis), Postgres
  • A working understanding of code and script (PHP, Python, Perl and/or Ruby)
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available environment

Personal Competency Requirements

  • Will need to display initiative and total ownership of role
  • Excellent fault finding and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills in a team
  • Able to self-manage
  • Driven to solve problems
  • Passionate about technology
  • Love for the travel industry
  • Solution oriented
  • Idea’s generator

To apply for this awesome opportunity please send us your CV to: recruitme@travelstart.com. The reference for this opportunity is “Site Reliability Engineer”. Please insert this into the subject line of your email application. Any applicants not meeting the minimum requirements will not receive a response.

Please note that we reserve to right to amend, freeze the role or not hire. The final appointment will be at the discretion of Travelstart. Travelstart is committed to transformation and redressing of past inequalities. Our employment equity goals will be taken into account in our selection process.
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