AUTOMATION ENGINEERS – AZURE DEVOPS – CONTRACT – BANKING – Government Job Vacancies in Johannesburg/Hybrid Remote

Losika Consulting


Losika Consulting is seekig the services of an AUTOMATION ENGINEER with Azure Devops experience for a leading Financial Institution based in Johannesburg 


Primary role is to be part of a DataOps Agile/Scrum Automation Team and secondary role is to provide backup for a 24×7 Support Team.

In the primary role, candidate will be expected to: write automation for CICD in Azure Devops; create Infrastructure as code to automate environment provisioning and standup other resources in Azure Cloud ; develop Monitoring solutions with Dashboards.

In the secondary role, candidate will be expected to provide production-level support for those same resources in Azure Cloud and Azure DevOps. Additionally, familiarity with DataOps is required to automate Data Pipelines (e.g. Azure Data Factory /Databricks) and the continuous deployment of those pipelines to environments. Some on-prem infrastructure support will be required as well and understanding of how to move data securely from on-prem to Azure Cloud and do all testing 

This is a contract opportunity with a 1st of July start and requires 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be a part of a full-service and cross disciplinaryCloutOps/DataOps/DevOps Automation scrum team, participating in the full development process, including design, and production deployments, while exercising Agile/Scrum,DataOps, DevOps, and SRE best practices
  • Create scalable, maintainable, quality services
  • Develop deployment and automation tools, as well as the platform to more efficiently detect, address, and prevent problems from recurring
  • Debug problems at scale and help platform and service teams to implement lasting fixes to recurring issues
  • Be an expert customer of our platform teams, helping them to shape our architecture. Influence and create new designs, architectures, standards, and methods for large-scale distributed systems
  • Build Infrastructure as Code and necessary automation required to setup Cloud environments, CI/CD pipelines, Data pipelines in Azure Cloud with ARM, AzureDevOps YAML, Terraform
  • Build Pipeline as code with YAML for CICD pipelines for Data applications
  • Setup CI/CD & promotion pipelines for Infrastructure as code ensuring IAC is tested before deployed to stable environment for development teams
  • Experience automating& Infrastructure as Code (IAC)
  • Develop, Test and release automation to services support team on release cadence
  • Triage errors and defects raised by support services and software development teams operating on the platform
  • Implement monitoring solutions/dashboards for Azure Monitor&Application Insights
  • Monitor dashboards to ensure tools and environments are meeting SLA’s for uptime and performance
  • Document all communication for auditability

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Experience with test automation and continuous integration/delivery tools such Azure DevOps and others
  • Proficiency with version control systems
  • Support the maintenance and enhancement of the CI/CD pipeline
  • Strong technical knowledge and an ability to train development teams in the usage of test frameworks and infrastructure
  • Ability to navigate SQL or run work queries to set up test data & validate technical aspects of initiatives
  • Knowledge with REST API and WEB GUI testing as well as experience writing automated API tests
  • Experience and knowledge of the various payment types and implementations.
  • Prepared to assist with data extraction and analysis of Production issues, business queries, fraud scenarios.
  • Automation / scripting skills and a desire to automate all the things
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to converse and collaborate with globally distributed software teams
  • Active listening and excellent presentation and writing capabilities
  • Critical thinking, decision-making, time/stress management and organizational skills
  • Influence technology and a culture of service ownership at Walgreens. Engage in training and mentoring to help develop other engineers with this mindset
  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum and DevOps environment,including a high-volume or critical production service environment
  • Atleast 6 years of experience with automation & Infrastructure as code with PowerShell, Azure ARM, Terraform, YAML
  • 3+ years of Azure SaaS tools including AzureDevOps, Azure DataFactory
  • 3+ years of experience of AzureDevOps tools & Azure ecosystem
  • 3+ years of experience selenium & API testing
  • Expertise in Windows server management
  • 3+ years of experience on Azure Cloud
  • Proficient Git skills
  • Experience of having implemented end to end DevOps for .Net applications
  • Experience of working in Agile teams



  • Hadoop and Voltage experience from a support & management perspective
  • Agile certified engineer
  • Azure certified DevOps Engineer, other Azure certifications
  • Experience in monitoring and metrics systems
  • Background in SysAdmin is advantageous
  • Experience with Python scripting language

Package & Remuneration

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