DevOps Engineer at Seerbit

July 12, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Seerbit is a fast growing Financial Technology company that seeks to bridge the gaps identified in Africa’s payment ecosystem, with presence in over 10 African countries and aggressively expanding our footprint in Africa.

We are on a mission to shape the future of commerce not just in Africa but across the globe. Our results-driven environment enables us to build better products, grow faster and empower everyone on our team to impact our business and our mission to close the payment gaps in Africa.

What We Need

  • We are looking to hire a competent and skilled DevOps Engineer who will be involved in various stages of each product’s lifespan and should remain abreast of technological advancements to promote efficiency within the organisation.
  • This role will require a demonstrated level of leadership, constant communication with stakeholders while embracing agile practices, constant yearning for new learnings on global FinTech trends and emerging technologies
  • To be successful in this role, you must be comfortable practicing test-driven development because it produces high-quality, reliable, and more maintainable code and ensure that all outputs remain safe for public consumption.

What You Will Do

  • Specification and documentation of the new project features.
  • Utilize various open-source technologies
  • Use various tools to orchestrate solutions
  • Build independent web-based tools, microservices, and solutions
  • Write scripts and automation using Perl/Python/Groovy/Java/Bash
  • Configure and manage data sources like MySQL, Mongo, Elasticsearch, Redis, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc


  • A Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or any related field from a reputable University.
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a DevOps / System Engineer
  • Fluent in Python and Python testing best practices
  • Experience working in and advocating for agile environments
  • Extensive experience working within AWS and with its managed products (EC2, ECS, ECR, R53, SES, ElastiCache, RDS, Redshift, etc)
  • Strong experience working with automation tooling (Terraform, Ansible, etc)
  • Strong experience with containers (Docker, Compose, ECS, Kubernetes)
  • Strong experience with managed and self-hosted CI/CD tooling Jenkins and others like Travis, Drone, Mule, and Spinnaker)
  • Strong understanding of DNS, TCPDUMP, CDNS, SSL, Git, Firewalls, and networking concepts (VPC, subnetting, VPNs, etc).
  • Experience deploying microservice architecture, applications, and supporting services.
  • Experience working on high-traffic, international systems
  • Familiar with software security best practices
  • Understanding of monitoring tools (Pagerduty, CloudWatch, Datadog, Sentry, etc)
  • Experience working within large-scale decoupled, service-oriented systems a plus.
  • Configuration Management experience with Ansible or similar (Chef, Puppet, Salt).
  • Experience with Version Control Software (Git preferred).
  • AWS Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Developer, AWS.
  • Certified SysOps Administrator, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer.
  • Setup and management of a Kubernetes cluster, including writing Dockerfiles and Helm.
  • Continuous Integration setup and administration.
  • Release Engineering: deployment pipelines; continuous deployment
  • Open-source Monitoring experience (Sensu preferred).
  • Database administration of Mysql, Postgresql, or similar.
  • Management of growing Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana stack
  • Architecting highly available distributed systems.


  • Compensation: Highly Competitive
  • Medical cover
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Profit share
  • Stock option
  • Learning and development opportunity