Motorcycle taxis are immensely popular and serve as the lifeblood of many cities in Africa, but they are extremely unsafe and disorganized.
At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population.
On the high-frequency use of their transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value to consumers, drivers, and passengers, with additional financial services, payments, and other on-demand services such as food and grocery delivery to keep Africa moving forward.
About the role
They are looking to hire an experienced Dev Ops Engineer to keep building and maintain one of the best apps in the East African market.
The goal is to assure the high quality of our operations and services aiming to the long-term success of their business.
What do you need to do to be considered successful?
The ideal candidate will work hand in hand with our Tech Leads (backend, mobile, and CTO) and Product Managers. You will be responsible for defining and implementing our containerization technology strategies. You will also :
Implement and improve monitoring and alerting.
Build and maintain highly available systems on Kubernetes.
Implement and manage CI / CD pipelines.
Implement an auto-scaling system for our Kubernetes nodes.
Design, develop, document, test, and debug new and existing configuration management (Terraform) infrastructure as code.
Participate in on-call rotations.
Develop deployment support documentation for technology solutions
Analyze and troubleshoot deployment issues in a timely manner
Develop strategies and provide guidance to support containerized software development
Assist in establishing best practices and design patterns supporting Cloud deployment using containerization, continuous integration, test automation and continuous delivery
Document and mentor developers in CI / CD processes, technologies and design patterns for best practices for Cloud based deployment for containerization and scaling for performance
How Important are you to the bottom line?
You will design their architecture and define their roadmap. You will also work on building, scaling, and monitoring various highly complex applications and making their container orchestration cluster highly available.
The biggest problem solving duties on the Job
You will have the challenge of building and improving their application CI / CD pipelines and keeping themselves and their team up-to-date with the latest industry trends and technologies.
You should be an expert in Docker and containerization technologies. You should also have knowledge about container orchestration tools like Kubernetes and logging / monitoring tools for these orchestration tools.
What do you need to have done In your career?
Operations or systems administration experience, particularly on Linux.
At least two years of experience with kubernetes, Docker, and / or cloud deployment technologies
Experience with container networking on Docker.
Experience with application deployment by using CI / CD.
Experience with monitoring tools like Datadog, and New Relic
Demonstrated experience producing structured, readable and testable code
Have extensive experience working hands-on in an agile environment
Care about quality and know what it means to ship high quality code
Ability in identifying, debugging and resolving complex production issues
Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
Bachelor and #x27;s degree in computer science, information science, engineering or similar.
Critical thought, analytical thinking and good communication skills
Capacity to work with members of the team working in different countries
Good organizational and time management abilities
Great attention to detail and a results driven approach
Willing to go above and beyond ; they would like someone who wants everything under control and wants to try all the different possibilities that can happen
An attitude of accountability and knowledge-sharing. You enjoy reviewing others and #x27; code and sharing your knowledge
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Empathy, respect and a big sense of humor; they are people before engineers
Excellent communication skills
What Do you stand to Gain?
Flexible work hours -They’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s about delivery!
A passionate, inspirational and aspirational team
Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa and it’s improving millions of lives
Opportunity to travel in East Africa and interact with the product and their multi-cultural team