Engineer, Cloud, Container & SRE Engineer, Job in Kenya

Job Title: Engineer – Cloud, Container & SRE Engineer
Hiring Organization: Safaricom
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Telecommunication
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/24/2024

Job Description

Reporting to the Cloud, Container & SRE Chapter Lead the position holder shall provide expertise in planning and operations of the Container & Cloud platforms to support DevOps and Business projects by building robust data pipelines using ETL tools thus having releases through automated CI / CD processes

The main duties are:

Agile practices and ways of working, including the use of tools such as Jira & Confluence

Sharing expertise with Squad members and working cross-functionally to advance the work of the Squad

Responsible for building, maintaining and supporting high-performance, fault-tolerant, scalable and distributed Platform as a Service systems.

Responsible for interfacing with application development teams to ensure applications fit within the infrastructure with scalability, reliability and security designed and implemented from the onset.

Work as a Squad Member in the domain of expertise, helping to advance the work and using the experience to maximize Squad performance

Responsible for establishing and improving team processes and workflows to maximize efficiency and productivity of people and systems.

Responsible for reviewing cloud technologies and defining digital transformation models and roadmaps.

Lead in automation of infrastructure at massive scale to support scaling of digital services.


Service Quality Management: Ensure container management platforms perform within or exceed KPIs, ensure ability of the system to support specific forms of traffic, and to support end user experience. The same should be tracked using SLAs.

Resolve faults on all systems deployed for containers and container management platforms.

Escalate to supplier if needed and follow up until resolution

Quick Turnaround time to resolve emerging threats / issues

Develop & utilize new products & service acceptance criteria. Active participation in the section to enable team meet sectional and departmental Goals and objectives.

Have a full understanding of the defined performance indicators, assign tasks, and objectives set.

Operate within approved CAPEX & OPEX expenditure for the section to meet sectional objectives.


BSc Degree in computer science, IT or engineering.

3+ years’ experience working with RedHat OpenShift Infrastructure design, deployment and operational support

Extensive knowledge of Linux Containers (Docker), Kubernetes, and deployment of containerized applications/microservices architectures

Experience with Container/PaaS orchestration/management platforms such as Kubernetes, OpenShift, CloudFoundry.

Extensive knowledge of enterprise Linux Server Operating Systems such as RHEL/ CentOS, Ubuntu.

Deep conceptual and applied understanding of DevOps concepts, tools, and practices

Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools such as Git, Jenkins, Nexus, Tekton or comparable substitutes

Good understanding of build tools, CI/CD, Devops and Agile principles.

Cloud knowledge and integration models.

Experience with Configuration Management eg Chef, Ansible, Terraform.

Strong oral, written, interpersonal communication and leadership skills

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