Capitec Bank – Platform as a Service Architect

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Capitec Bank – Platform as a Service Architect

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement
  • To create optimal, sustainable, resilient, scalable, cost-effective and high performing IT Infrastructure services that meet the company’s vision and objectives
Experience

Minimum:

  • 8+ years of ICT experience in infrastructure computing environments.
  • 5+ years of design and implementation of highly available, enterprise-scale infrastructure services.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment (Atlassian Stack).
  • Experience working with scripting and provisioning tools like Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation DSC or equivalent.
  • Experience in supporting and enhancing build and release processes through automation using a combination of processes and existing tools.
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment.
  • Experience developing and supporting infrastructure and cloud capabilities for microservices-based architectures.
  • Experience working with RESTful APIs and web services.
  • Experience with authentication and Authorization technologies and protocols (LDAP, Kerberos, AD, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML).
  • Experience developing and delivering systems on at least one of the following Public Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure or GCP).

Ideal:

  • 5+ years in AWS, Azure, VMware, Hyper-V, Software Defined Datacentre technologies.
  • Experience in engineering data pipelines using Big Data technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Storm, etc.
Qualifications (Minimum)
  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology or Similar
Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology – Computer Science or Similar
Knowledge

Minimum:

  • Design and deployment of highly available, enterprise-scale Infrastructure PaaS services.
  • Advance knowledge of physical infrastructure concepts, technologies, and patterns. (SAN, VMware, Hyper-V, SDDC, IaC)
  • Advance knowledge of messaging and groupware systems (Exchange, SharePoint, O365)
  • Advance knowledge of management and monitoring systems (System Center, ECE, Splunk)
  • Advance knowledge and hands-on experience with Public Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and Infrastructure as Code capabilities.
  • Strong design and hands-on troubleshooting background on at least one of the following Public Cloud Platforms (AWS, Azure or GCP).
  • Understanding of Cloud Security technologies and best practices.
  • Understanding of Networking.
  • Knowledge of JSON templates, PowerShell, CLI’s, Shell, Python.
  • Mentoring and coaching methodologies.

Ideal:

  • Understanding of modern software engineering patterns, including those used in highly scalable, distributed, and resilient systems.
  • Ability to deliver long-term, repeatable solutions that incorporate directly into an overall Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) process.
Skills
  • Verbal Reasoning skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Commercial Thinking Skills
Competencies
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Applying Expertise and Technology_Displaying Technical Expertise
  • Applying Expertise and Technology_Using Computers and Technology
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Creating and Innovating_Developing Plans
  • Creating and Innovating_Displaying Creativity
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Deciding and Initiating Action_Acting Decisively
  • Deciding and Initiating Action_Demonstrating Initiative
  • Deciding and Initiating Action_Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations_Championing Customer Needs
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations_Delivering High-Quality Work
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations_Meeting Basic Work Expectations
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations_Serving Customers
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts_Acting Strategically
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts_Setting a Strategic Vision
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts_Setting Objectives
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts_Supporting Organisational Goals
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts_Thinking Globally
  • Leading and Supervising
  • Leading and Supervising_Assembling Talent
  • Leading and Supervising_Delegating Responsibility
  • Leading and Supervising_Developing Talent
  • Leading and supervising_Inspiring and Motivating Others
  • Leading and Supervising_Maintaining Objectivity
  • Leading and Supervising_Managing Performance
  • Leading and supervising_Utilising Feedback
  • Planning and Organising
  • Planning and Organising_Coordinating Project Activities
  • Planning and Organising_Driving Projects to Completion
  • Planning and Organising_Managing Resources
  • Planning and Organising_Prioritising and Organising Work
Additional Information
  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Ability and willingness to work in an open-plan environment
  • Willingness to work or be available overtime and/or weekends if required
  • A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is required

 

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