Senior DevOps Engineer

Wunderman Thompson

Department: Technology

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Who we are:

At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the world; our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep expertise across the entire customer journey, including communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production, and technology.

What you’ll be doing:

Establish and implement server infrastructure best practices.
Create/maintain server operating systems, primarily Windows 2012 and CentOS (Linux), on physical and virtual platforms. (Local and Offsite)
Maintain network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor.
Secure network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
Manage existing storage systems and management tools. Recommend new solutions that can make the team more efficient.
Maintain web servers, databases, networks, new installations, migrations, and security within our VDC environments
Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; Participating in professional organisations.
Protects organisation's value by keeping information confidential.
Accomplish organisation goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Off-shift coverage will be required for on-call support of systems and maintenance work in supported change windows.
Ensure that team complies with SOX requirements and control points.
Assist management with enforcing current policies and procedures and establishing new ones where required.
Provide quality customer service, including interacting with customers, answering customer enquiries, and effectively handling customer complaints. Escalate to management if required.
Provide advice and guidance to colleagues regarding incidents.
Extensive experience with Linux & .Net Web Hosting Environment. This can be either in the development or sysadmin
Developing and maintaining Web hosting infrastructure
Strong experience with MS SQL and MySQL (MariaDB and MongoDB)
Strong background in Linux/Unix Administration understanding PHP and Apache this includes IIS web environment
Collaborate with developers in DevOps, in other teams and the QA team to do website deployment from QA environment to Live environment.

Who you are:

5+ years’ combined experience working in IT environment understating and implementation of the below fundamentals.
5+ years with a successful track record in Linux and IIS Web hosting support
2+ years with a successful track record in Virtualisation & Cloud Computing
Grade 12
Linux CentOs & RedHat (Sysadmin Support)
ICT or Computer Science degree/diploma
Basic understanding of Pointing DNS for websites and renewing website certificates
Dockerizing Applications, understanding application requirements
Understanding/Experience with Kubernetes
Good working knowledge of CI/CD Tools (Jenkins,Ansible,Azure DevOps etc)
Experience in managing instances on GCP/AWS & Azure
Creation of new scalable instances on GCP/AWS & Azure
Managing Security Groups & Policies on GCP/AWS & Azure
Implementing & Managing Automated Backups on GCP/AWS & Azure


GCP Cloud Architect
AWS SysOps / AWS Solutions Architect
Azure DevOps Engineer


What we can offer you:

We don't settle for people who can just do the job, we look for people that go beyond that and always push our thinking to be better than yesterday. We believe that this is what makes our agency a great place to be – a space where you’re never far away from the best minds to learn from.

We want you to be comfortable and proud every day of the week and have created an open and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. We don’t want you to just fit into our culture, we want your uniqueness and diversity of background to add to it and make this an agency where we all have a real sense of belonging and purpose. We are a community.  

We have a number of programmes and initiatives designed to support your career and wellbeing. There are exciting knowledge sharing programmes delivered through lunch and learn sessions, cultural opportunities through our exchange programme, and you can have an impact on the wider community through one of our charity initiatives. Your career development is important to us and should you ever choose to move on from Wunderman Thompson, we want you to be better than when you joined us. YOU Time will provide you with the framework and support needed to reach your career aspirations, supported by a range of learning options for every type of learning style. Your mind, body and soul are also taken care of through our varied wellness programmes but we like to have some fun here too, so you could get involved in our culture club, find love through Wunder Dating or if you’re the chosen one, take a spin on our Wheel of Wunder!

There really is no shortage of opportunities here for the right person that is prepared to roll their sleeves up, get involved and collaborate with those around them to deliver the best work for our clients and our agency.  

At Wunderman Thompson, we are committed to actively building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and heard, and is treated with dignity and respect.  As leaders and creative partners across industries, it is our responsibility to cultivate an environment reflective of our greatest asset; our people. We believe that this commitment inspires growth and delivers equitable outcomes for everyone as well as the clients and communities we serve.

Wunderman Thompson is a WPP agency.  For more informationplease visit our website and follow Wunderman Thompson on our social channels via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  

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