DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer

Durban, SA
Salary: Competitive

The Role

Jellyfish is looking for a Senior DevOps Engineer to work in either our Durban or Joburg  Office.  The candidate will be positioned within the rapidly growing systems engineering and operations team to work on maintaining and scaling our web application servers and the services they run. The role involves managing various types of Linux containers, virtual machines and bare metal servers predominantly housing LAMP/LEMP stack setups that host a wide range of web base technologies.


Jellyfish is a diverse digital marketing agency which means you’ll work on a range of environments from public cloud hosted virtual machines to advanced bare metal clustered high availability solutions.


Like the sound of us? And are you someone who can bring fresh ideas, fizzing energy and a hands-on can-do attitude to where we work (and how we work?)


  • Propose architectural solutions from project requirements
  • Act as an escalation point for junior/mid-weight engineers
  • Review and oversee platform enhancements
  • Advise on new technologies to make sure Jellyfish are always evolving
  • Perform effectively to tight deadlines, work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Communicate technical concepts to non-technical staff and the business
  • Govern our technologies to ensure security standards are met
  • Architect complex production ready solutions.
  • Managing large traffic projects for our clients across multiple data centres globally
  • Work closely with the in-house developers to help share knowledge and improve quality of practices
  • Taking ownerships of projects gaining a personal satisfaction in achieving high performing environments
  • Working in a DevOps capacity with a desire to automate everything
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment trying to always achieve new goals

Experience Required

Skill Requirements

  • Understand microservice architecture
  • Understand performance enhancement technologies ( CDN, Caching, etc )
  • Practice SRE concepts and design
  • Ability to scope and estimate technical web builds
  • Track and monitor project costs and deadlines
  • Effectively conduct architectural reviews
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts
  • Strong understanding of content management systems ( WordPress, Drupal, Magento )
  • Strong understanding of ecommerce platforms ( Magento, Prestashop )
  • Competent in public cloud technologies (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Fluent in Docker and Docker Orchestration ( Kubernetes / Docker Swarm)
  • Excellent knowledge of Web technologies ( LAMP & LEMP )
  • Develop and maintain CI Pipeline

Key Attributes

  • Able to support and mentor peers
  • Strong verbal and communication skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Self-motivated with a sense of ownership.
  • Flexible, versatile and copes well under pressure.
  • A team player with high energy.
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