Untapped Global DevOps Engineer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Untapped Global

Position Title: DevOps Engineer

Reporting to: Lead Software Engineer

Experience level: Intermediate

Start date: as soon as possible

Position type: Full-time

Location: Nairobi

About Untapped

Untapped Global is an investment and technology company based in the US, with offices and representatives in Kenya and South Africa.

Its mission is to bridge the investment gap in emerging markets, by radically changing the risk profile of debt investment in these countries for everyday investors.

To do so, Untapped has developed a Smart Asset Financing technology and investment vehicle.

It leverages technology to collect data about its financial and social impact and provides near real-time portfolio performance data to its investors.

About the role

As we scale up, we are seeking an intermediate DevOps Engineer to work with software developers and  the broader technology team to oversee code releases.

You will combine an understanding of both engineering and coding. You understand the software development lifecycle and have a clear understanding of various automation tools for developing digital pipelines (CI/CD pipelines).

You will also have a deep understanding of microservices architecture and building and deploying scalable, distributed systems.

From creating and implementing systems software to analyzing data to improve existing ones, you will contribute to increasing Untapped tech team productivity.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Build, operate, and support highly available, fault tolerant, observable, performant, secure, and
    scalable platform tools and systems in a microservice environment that enable the Untapped
    engineering team to build best-in-class products
  • Develop and maintain solutions which automate the configuration, provisioning, deployment,
    scaling, and monitoring of all of our systems
  • Ensure high availability and acceptable levels of performance for our applications
  • Work closely with QA and software developers to automate workflows, release high quality and
    well-tested software, and troubleshoot production issues
  • Supervise Untapped cloud infrastructure (AWS)
  • Own the implementation of CI/CD tooling and best practices
  • Ensure that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on observability and monitoring of distributed systems

What you will bring to Untapped:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CS) or related discipline – equivalent industry experience
    and demonstrable knowledge may be used to replace this requirement
  • 3+ years managing the deployment and environment strategy around distributed, scalable
    microservices software products
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services
  • Experience with containerization tools like Kubernetes, Fargate, Docker, etc.
  • Experience doing command-line troubleshooting and scripting on Linux
  • Proficiency with GitHub and GitOps
  • Proficiency in Python or JavaScript
  • A strong understanding of networking concepts (virtual networking, subnets, routing, load
    balancing, DNS, etc.), networking security and Infrastructure as Code
  • A strong understanding of the Agile software development cycle
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience being a part of a multicultural, distributed team, ideally with some experience in
  • A passion for innovation and creative problem solving, and a strong curiosity to learn new things
    and to experiment
  • A can-do attitude and the flexibility required to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Untapped is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please share your CV and cover letter introducing yourself, your experience and your interests in working with us via this link: https://untappedglobal.bamboohr.com/careers/33