Software Engineer, Systems Reliability Engineer

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Title

As a Systems Reliability Engineer, you build your own creative engineering solutions to operational problems.  Much of the software development focuses on optimizing and extending existing code, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation.  You use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems.  Practices such as blameless postmortems and proactive identification of issues factor into the iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.

Responsibilities

  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortems
  • Engage in and improve the whole lifecycle of services – from inception and design, through deployment, operation and refinement
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity
  • Improve operations by conducting system analysis, recommend changes in policies and procedures
  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing development and service issues
  • Update job knowledge by studying state of the art development tools, programming techniques and computing equipment, participating in educational opportunities, read professional publications

Qualifications

  • Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • Systematic problem-solving approach coupled with strong communication skills and sense of ownership and drive
  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks
  • IT related degree or equivalent education
  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical field involving systems engineering or equivalent practical experience is preferred
  • Working experience in software development environment
  • 4 years’ software development experience
  • Experience in source control technologies including TFS and Git
  • .Net framework knowledge and experience
  • Experience in one or more of the following:  C#, C++, HTML, JavaScript, PowerShell
  • MS SQL Server or related database system experience
  • Exposure to Office365, Azure, MS SharePoint, MS CRM