DevOps Engineer (AWS)

Tech · Johannesburg, South Africa
Department Tech
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Do you have experience building, testing & maintaining tools that allow for speedy development of software?  You enjoy working in an Agile way and are excited by the prospect of using technology to create impact.  Read on to find out more to find out about our DevOps Engineer position!

The Company

We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. You can check more about being a part of the Triggerise here. 

All of our Triggerise offices are comfortable, open spaces filled with enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from our biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, our people are young and our culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. You can learn more about the work we do here.

For this position, we are open to remote work and will happily accept applicants from any Triggerise Location (Portugal, South Africa, Amsterdam, Kenya, Ethiopia).

The Job

You will build, configure, and monitor the infrastructure needed by the software to run, as well as building and testing the tools needed for the development and release of the software.  

  • You will be responsible for optimizing the flow of work from build to release. 
  • You automate the creation, maintenance, and monitoring of the infrastructure in order for Triggerise software to run.
  • For security and data protection purposes, you will make sure the infrastructure you develop is safe & secure in terms of personal data.
  • You’ll collaborate with others, and be a part of our agile practices and rituals.

About You

You already have experience in a similar position and are excited by the opportunity to utilize your skillset and build a product from the ground up.

  • You have previous experience working with Cloud tools (preference for using AWS, including RDS, EC2, SQS).
  • You have previous experience with Kubernetes container orchestration (preference for using K8s within AWS ecosystem).
  • You are willing to learn. We use several tools like Jenkins, Terraform, Grafana, Prometheus, Kibana, Github Actions (you don't need to have experience with the tools we are currently using, we can help you).

Recruitment Process

Introductory call with recruiter | First Interview with Tech Team | Technical Challenge | Final interview with the Tech Team

The rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary bracket for this position is R50 000 - R75 000 in South Africa, KSH 230 000 - KSH 350 000 in Kenya and €2 200 - €3 429 in Portugal, plus benefits and allowances. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. If you would like to know more about the salaries in our other locations, please contact us.


In addition to your monthly salary, we offer you:

  • Great secondary benefits.
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The details

Interested? Click apply now below! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

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