Senior DevOps Engineer

2U, Inc.
Job LocationCape Town, ZA
Job TagDevOps


As a Senior DevOps Engineer you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the infrastructure and tools required to support the development, deployment, and operation of applications. You’ll play a crucial role in bridging the gap between development and operations, ensuring efficient and reliable delivery of software products, with a strong focus on the reliability, scalability, and performance of systems. As a senior member of the team, you also provide technical leadership, mentorship, and contribute to the continuous improvement of DevOps practices within the organization.


  • Development 
  • Design and build state-of-the-art cloud based systems.
  • Automate the deployment and configuration of cloud systems.
  • Maintain and improve CI and CD pipelines.
  • Ensure the availability, performance and scalability of cloud systems.
  • Improve the security of cloud systems.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies and products.
  • Actively look for ways to improve systems and reduce complexity.
  • Improve developer workflow and productivity.
  • Understand current systems architecture and drive improvement according to long term company strategic objectives.
  • Operations 
  • Perform maintenance and enhancements of cloud systems.
  • Provision team member access to cloud systems.
  • Be available to respond to urgent incidents after hours.
  • Business 
  • Work with team members or independently to create effective solutions to business problems.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to achieve business objectives.
  • Understand the roadmap and how current work relates to the strategic goals.
  • Management 
  • Communicate progress effectively with team members and business stakeholders.
  • Practice effective time management when planning and completing sprints.
  • Actively participate in code reviews.
  • Give and receive constructive peer feedback.
  • Personal 
  • Live the company values.
  • Drive self-improvement.
  • Develop strategic thinking skills.


  • Degree in engineering, computer science or related field.
  • 5-8 years experience in software engineering or DevOps engineering.
  • 3 years experience using AWS.
  • CI/CD Skills: Extensive experience building, deploying and supporting the automation of software and IaC releases. Examples: GitHub Actions, Buildkite, Jenkins, etc
  • Cloud Skills: The ability to architect, develop, and maintain business critical cloud-based systems, ensuring high availability with a strong emphasis on security best practices. 
  • Key cloud service examples: Kubernetes, Docker, databases, networking, servers (Linux), DNS
    Certifications on AWS would be advantageous
  • Proactive Monitoring: Experience implementing monitoring tools and practices which have a strong focus on early detection of potential system bottlenecks and anomalies. Examples: Cloudwatch, PagerDuty, Datadog, Splunk, etc
  • Automation Skills: Proficiency in scripting and automation tools to streamline processes and infrastructure provisioning. Examples: Bash, Python, Ansible, Terraform, etc
  • Infrastructure-as-Code: Familiarity with infrastructure-as-code concepts and tools (e.g., CloudFormation, Terraform) for provisioning and managing infrastructure resources.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills to identify and resolve complex technical issues, methodically and under pressure.
  • Soft Skills: Driven and highly motivated by customer (developers, business users, etc) satisfaction, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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