Biz Dev Ops Lead – South Africa


Remuneration: negotiable 
Location: Johannesburg
Remote work: Some remote work allowed
Job level: Mid/Senior
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #BizDevOps#060524
Company: RecruitU

Job description

Biz Dev Ops Lead | Permanent | Hybrid (Johannesburg Northern Suburbs)

A banking and financial services company is requiring a Biz Dev Ops Lead to join their team on a permanent basis.

Job purpose

To be a thought leader in both strategy and innovation with the evaluation of existing technologies, as well as the development of strategic Solutions and building a shared platform, including the tools, services, workflows, and data used by engineers and technical teams across the organisation – encompassing the shared platform’s infrastructure, applications, and strategic aspects.

Job responsibilities

  • Architect, develop, support and maintain enterprise DevOps principles and practices.
  • Lead, mentor and guide DevOps engineers in the design, building and maintenance of DevOps technologies, platform engineering practices throughout their respective life cycles.
  • Partner with full-stack teams to assess the enterprise and to improve effectiveness of the software delivery pipeline.
  • Maintain and facilitate compliance with company, security, and regulatory standards.
  • Foster innovation within the DevOps team to assist the team to continuously improve.
  • Influence and collaborate within Tribes and Portfolios to architect and Design Software Deployment Pipelines
  • Liaise with vendors to drive the selection procurement of DevOps enabling technologies and services.
  • Lead and guide engineers in the design, building and maintenance full life cycle of selected DevOps technologies.
  • Lead the design and/or development, testing and evaluation of systems and infrastructure (Infrastructure as Code preferably)
  • Lead the creation of DevOps patterns and practices for the enterprise.
  • Manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation.
  • Maintain and facilitate compliance with company, security and regulatory standards.
  • Support the achievement of the business strategy, objectives and values.
  • Stay abreast of developments in field of expertise.
  • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities Contribute to the Company Culture building initiatives (e.g., staff surveys etc.).
  • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy. Seek opportunities to improve business processes, models, and systems though agile thinking.
  • Monitoring systems to analyse performance, security, and reliability.
  • Developing automation scripts and tooling using DevOps Tooling.
  • Drive a culture of everything as code.
  • Developing tools and processes to allow Developers to be self-sufficient.
  • Building, supporting, and maintaining the Self-service Cloud platform.
  • Hyper collaboration with different teams ie. Security, DevOps, Application teams etc.
  • Enabling, managing, and driving FinOps across the Cloud Providers (Azure / AWS).

Essential qualifications – NQF Level

  • Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees

Preferred qualification

  • Degree in computer science, math or software engineering or equivalent technical experience BSC Computer Science.

Job responsibilities continued

  • Azure Certifications (e.g., AZ400 Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps)
  • AWS Certifications (e.g., AWS Dev Ops Engineers)
  • IaC Certifications (e.g., HashiCorp Terraform, Chef)
  • Container Platform Certifications (e.g., CKA or CKAD)
  • Java or. Microsoft .NET Certifications

Skills (Technologies/Software Knowledge)

  • Ansible
  • Chef
  • SQL (eg. MS SQL, PostgreSql)
  • Agile
  • DevOps
  • Terraform
  • SonarQube / SonarCloud
  • Sonatype Nexus
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes

Preferred certifications

  • One of the following certifications would be advantageous: DevOps Certification, LPI, RHCE, RHCA, MCSE, MCSD, CSM, OCAJP, SCJA, OCPJP or any other similar technical certification
  • Cloud certification is preferred above fundamentals

Minimum experience level

  • 10+ years as a Software Developer in either or all of the following: Web Development, Windows Services Development, Mobile Development, Application Development, Back-end Development, Cloud Computing or
  • 10+ years as a Systems Administrator on multiple platforms on-premise and in the Cloud
  • DevOps experience in cloud deployment
  • Azure and/or AWS experience

Type of exposure

  • Expert understanding of architecting, designing and the implementation of a DevOps Tools in an enterprise environment
  • Expert knowledge of how to build a continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment pipeline with an emphasis on quality Good understanding of release strategies
  • Good understanding of monitoring techniques
  • Expert understanding of security and automation with regards to DevOps practices and patterns with hands-on experience
  • Management and integration of tooling related to DevOps practices in a Cloud environment
  • Experience in an agile development environment using Scrum and/or Extreme Programming

Technical/professional knowledge

  • Java Development with J2EE and/or Springboot knowledge (Advanced)
  • Microsoft ASP.NET, .NET CORE, C#, VB.NET (Advanced)
  • JavaScript Frameworks (Angular.js, React.js, Aurelia.js, Vue.js) (Advanced)
  • Automation products such as Terraform, Chef, Ansible, SlatStack or Puppet (Advanced)
  • Administering either of the following Linux or Unix distributions RedHat Linux, Suse Linux, Devian, Ubuntu, AIX, SCO, HP/UX (Advanced
  • Bash and/or PowerShell scripting (Advanced)

Behavioural competencies

  • Facilitating Change
  • Coaching
  • Driving Innovation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Emotional Intelligence Essentials
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills

Skills (Technologies/Software Knowledge)

    • SQL (eg. MS SQL, PostgreSql)

Posted on 05 Jun 11:48, Closing date 12 Jun



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