Senior Container Serverless Specialist

Woodmead, South Africa

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Job Title:

Senior Container Serverless Specialist

Duration:

12 months Contract

Work Location:

Johannesburg

Job Summary:

As a Senior Containers/Serverless Specialist, you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing containerized and serverless solutions for our organization. You will be responsible for architecting scalable, reliable, and efficient systems that leverage container orchestration and serverless computing technologies. This role requires a deep understanding of containerization platforms, serverless frameworks, and a strong background in cloud computing.

Key Responsibilities:

Architect and Design:

  • Lead the architectural design and implementation of containerized and serverless solutions.
  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to create scalable and resilient architectures. 

Container Orchestration:

  • Expertise in container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes.
  • Implement and optimize containerized deployment pipelines and workflows. 

Serverless Computing:

  • Design, develop, and deploy serverless applications using platforms like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, or Google Cloud Functions.
  • Optimize serverless architectures for performance, cost, and scalability. 

Cloud Platform Expertise:

  • Proficient in one or more major cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and their container and serverless offerings.
  • Implement best practices for security, monitoring, and performance optimization.

Automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC):

  • Utilize automation tools to manage infrastructure and configuration.
  • Implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC) principles to ensure consistency and reproducibility.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting:

  • Implement monitoring solutions for containerized and serverless environments.
  • Troubleshoot issues related to containerized applications and serverless functions.

Collaboration and Mentoring:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with business goals.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members.

Continuous Learning:

  • Stay updated on industry trends and emerging technologies related to containers and serverless computing.
  • Evaluate and recommend new tools and technologies to enhance the organization's capabilities. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Containers/Serverless Specialist or a similar role.
  • Strong proficiency in container orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes) and serverless computing platforms.
  • In-depth knowledge of cloud platforms and their container and serverless offerings.
  • Experience with automation tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible) and Infrastructure as Code.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Certified Kubernetes Administrator, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer) are a plus. 

  

Bachelor's or higher degree in IT related field
Proven experience as a Containers/Serverless Specialist or a similar role
Strong proficiency in container orchestration tools and serverless computing platforms.
In-depth knowledge of cloud platforms and their container and serverless offerings
Experience with automation tools and Infrastructure as Code