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Development Engineer: Operations Tooling & Systems

Job Description: 


  • Research, implement and maintain monitoring technologies for our clients products and solutions.
  • Research, implement and maintain log stashing and analysis tools and systems for the clients products and solutions.
  • Script and develop routines and code to automate and improve backend processes as well as microservice and data management.
  • Implementation and management of third party tools and managing of technical relationships with third party integration partners such as Mobile Networks.
  • Driving Product Design for Operation/Maintenance and Resilience early in the SDLC.
  • Provide solid feedback and recommendations to Product Development teams regarding product reliability, operability and maintainability on existing products.

Skills & Experience

  • A Software or Engineering qualification (e.g. Engineering degree plus 1-2 years’ experience or a Diploma with 2-3 years’ experience)
  • DevOps or Sysadmin or backend Development experience that includes exposure to managing infrastructure.
  • Experience with or knowledge of building and maintaining modern monitoring, analysis and diagnostics systems, e.g. Prometheus, Zabbix, ELK, HP Openview, EUEM, SCOM or similar.
  • DB experience (e.g. Cassandra, Mongo, Redis) – noSQL preferred
  • Linux experience: advanced admin, iptables, networking tools
  • Scripting experience: Java, PHP, Bash or similar
  • Application server experience: Tomcat, Glashfish or similar
  • APIs and Communication: SOAP, REST, HTTPS or similar
  • Network protocol knowledge (e.g. TCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP)
  • Protocol troubleshooting skills (e.g. Maestro with Wireshark)


  • Experience with Git (Bitbucket advantageous) or similar tools for source code control
  • Knowledge of container technologies (e.g. Docker) advantageous
  • Recent Java micro-services or backend web framework experience advantageous
  • Exposure to Agile development frameworks like Scrum advantageous
  • Knowledge of Java cryptography and PKI advantageous [Bulleted list of the qualifications, experience and specific skills required.]

Personality Attributes

  • Hungry and eager to make a difference at a technical and operational level
  • A healthy self-esteem – you will be challenged by some bright minds on a regular basis
  • Good communication skills – you will need to explain your ideas to your teammates
  • The ability to get things done – we don’t like micro-management, but we expect you to do the right thing
  • A tendency to think outside the box – innovation is valued highly at our client 
  • A preference to work in a team rather than by yourself
  • An attitude of being proud of your code and taking ownership



Stellenbosch, South Africa,


AES Africa


No education

Job Category: 

Finance,Information Technology (IT)

Working Experience: 

1 to 4 years

Contract Type: 

Full Time



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