Kuda

DevOps Engineer

Full-Time in Cape Town, ZA - Remote OK - Technical

Introduction:

Kuda is a full service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly and save more. We raised the largest seed round ever seen in Africa, and completed a Series A funding round in February 2021, led by some of the world's smartest venture capital investors.

With offices in London (our HQ), Lagos and Cape Town, and further offices opening across Africa during 2021, Kuda is fast becoming recognised as the leading 'Neobank' for Africans.

To help us grow into the company that can bring meaningful change to the way people across Africa get access to great financial products and services in order to take control of their personal finances, we are actively looking for bright, talented, driven people who are excited by our mission. If this sounds like a great way to spend your valuable time, then please get in touch with us.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Implement various testing and automation tools, and commission IT infrastructure
  • Provision, Configure, & De-Provision Environments via Automation
  • Define and set development, test, release, update, and support processes for DevOps operation
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques and advise on fixing code bugs
  • Ensure developers adheres to defined DevOps processes and update or create new processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Develop appropriate metrics to demonstrate system performance and agility using appropriate monitoring tools to improve operational efficiency.
  • Identify and deploy cybersecurity measures by continuously performing vulnerability assessment and risk management
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in documentation, testing, security, operations and support at scale and efficient use of resources.
  • Perform incidence management and root cause analysis
  • Select and deploy appropriate CI/CD tools
  • Strive for continuous improvement and build continuous integration, continuous development, and constant deployment pipeline (CI/CD Pipeline)
  • Understand teams’ requirements and project KPIs


Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelors or higher in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience

Experience:

  • Have experience with CI/CD Platforms (Azure DevOps is a Plus)
  • Have experience with at least one of GCP, AWS & Microsoft Azure (preferably Azure & AWS)
  • Have experience with ElasticSearch, Datadog, Sentry
  • Have experience with Technologies like Ansible, Terraform, etc
  • Have experience with Kubernetes orchestration and management
  • Have experience maintaining and support monitoring and alerting systems
  • Have experience supporting and troubleshooting relational databases and distributed platform
  • Have working knowledge of monitoring and event management tool Implementations
  • Have basic system administration and Linux skills

Personal Attributes:

  • Willing to embrace and enrich Kuda culture of empathy, teamwork and passion
  • Have a strong desire for learning and growth.
  • Have a sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Are a critical thinker and possess problem-solving skills
  • Are a team player
  • Have good time-management skills
  • Have great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Can take the initiative and adapt to a fast-paced work environment

Why join Kuda?

Become a part of one of the trailblazers in the challenger banking arena by joining the exciting and ambitious team at Kuda Bank as we work to become the neobank for ‘every African on the planet’.

We currently have offices in Lagos, London and most recently, Cape Town, where we are providing a platform from which to launch into new markets.

Our Cape Town team share offices in Claremont to enable connection and collaboration but follow a remote first work policy and offer flexible working hours. Our goal is to build a team of smart and kind individuals who will work together to solve interesting problems and lead the way in shaping the future in banking for all Africans.

Additionally, we are in the process of building out great perks and benefits to deliver the best possible employee experience to our growing team.