ABOUT CELLULANT

Cellulant is a leading Pan African payments company that provides locally relevant and alternative payment methods for global, regional and local merchants. We provide a single API payments platform - Tingg - that enables businesses to collect payments online and offline while allowing anyone to pay from their mobile money, local and international cards, or directly from their bank.

Our Story

Founded in 2003, Cellulant has more than 18 years of experience in providing locally relevant payment solutions for businesses and their consumers.

Our evolution over the years, from a digital content business to mobile banking and now to payments has allowed us to build strong relationships and partnerships. We’ve taken our years of experience and assets acquired over the years to provide a payments platform in the continent that focuses on driving merchant business and digital payments for local, regional, and global merchants in the continent, and digitizing both online and offline payments.

Since 2003, the Cellulant team has learned, adapted and leveraged their experiences to pivot the business to become the leading payments provider in the continent.

You can read more about us and our Group leaders and Country Champions.

JOB TITLE:

Senior Engineer: Cloud Infrastructure.

This role is location agnostic; however, a candidate’s home time zone will be relevant to success in the role (GMT –1 to +3 preferred).

JOB DESCRIPTION:

As a Senior Cloud Engineer, a typical day at work will involve;

  • Internal Application Deployment Support: Lead and assist in deploying applications on hybrid cloud platforms, ensuring scalability, performance, and security while providing expertise and guidance to cross-functional teams on application deployments.
  • Hybrid Architecture Design: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and optimize the organization's cloud infrastructure to ensure alignment with business goals and industry best practices.
  • On-Prem Server Infrastructure Support: Manage and support on-premises server infrastructure, including physical and virtual servers. Ensure the stability and security of on-premises resources, integrating them with cloud services when necessary.
  • Cloud Platform Management: Oversee the management of cloud resources, including configuring, monitoring, and optimizing the cloud platform to ensure high availability, scalability, and security of services.
  • Automation Pipeline Development: Design and implement automation pipelines for cloud services, leveraging tools like Ansible, Terraform, or custom scripting to streamline cloud infrastructure management, reduce manual tasks, and improve efficiency.
  • Incident Response: Act as a 2nd and 3rd-level responder for infrastructure-related incidents. Conduct in-depth troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions to minimize downtime.
  • Compliance Support: Assist in ISO audits, PCI/DSS audits, and other compliance assessments. Ensure cloud infrastructure aligns with regulatory and security standards, implementing necessary controls.

Key Relationships: Peers- Mid- Senior level Cloud Engineers, Network Engineers, Information Security Engineers, Software Developers and Project Managers.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and optimize the organization's cloud infrastructure.
  • Manage and maintain on-premises server infrastructure, including physical and virtual servers.
  • Oversee the management of cloud resources, including configuration, monitoring, and optimization of the cloud platform.
  • Ensure high availability, scalability, and security of cloud services.
  • Design and implement automation pipelines for cloud services using automation tools.
  • Act as a 2nd and 3rd-level responder for infrastructure-related incidents.
  • Assist in ISO audits, PCI/DSS audits, and other compliance assessments.
  • Support the deployment of applications on cloud platforms.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

    Qualification:

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in an IT-related discipline.
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, or other AWS certifications.
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP-NV, VCP-DCV, VCP-Cloud ).
    • Certifications related to security and compliance, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
    • CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA Cloud+

      Must have experience:

      • Minimum 4 years Experience as an Infrastructure/Cloud Engineer.
      • Experience in Enterprise Systems and/or Networks.
      • Minimum 2 years of previous experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes) across hybrid environments.
      • Minimum 2 years of previous experience deploying and automating infrastructure in public cloud environments, using Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible).
      • Experience with programming/scripting languages (Python, Bash).
      • Significant experience deploying infrastructure on public cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, Azure, Rackspace).

      Experience that will count in your favor:

      • Having worked on migration projects.
      • Having worked within the Financial Services Sector within an organization that is PCI or ISO certified.
      • Having worked for an Infrastructure provider.

      Nice to have experience:

      • Being interested and able to grow in developing architectural designs, scripting, automated IT infrastructure systems and learning platform area elements, and enhanced configuration management systems, e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet.
      • Working experience with Multi-cloud deployments.
      • Working knowledge of virtualized environments such as VMware vSphere, KVM, and Citrix XenServer.
      • Working knowledge of backup technologies (Veaam, Comvault, etc).
      • Working knowledge of Hardware and Datacenter technologies, with an interest in optimizing architectural patterns.
      • Strong interest in learning the latest automation tools.
      • A desire to be part of an advanced team.
      • Interest and motivation to document key points of design and operational practices, working within existing team approaches.

      SKILLS:

      • Experience with Virtualization platforms (KVM, VMware or HyperV).
      • Minimum 2 years of previous experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes).
      • Minimum 2 years of previous experience deploying and automating infrastructure in public cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure, Rackspace), using Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform, Ansible).
      • Experience with programming/scripting languages (Python, Bash).
      • Proven experience building highly available infrastructure.
      • A solid understanding of Internet-based technologies (TCP/IP, DNS, Security, HTTP/HTTPS).
      • Experience with Relational Databases (MS SQL, Mysql).
      • Experience with automated systems, scripting, and software development disciplines.
      • Experience migrating services across different environments (On-premise to Cloud/Hybrid Cloud).
      • Practical Knowledge of security approaches within cloud and data center infrastructure.

      Personal attributes:

      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Problem-solving skills.
      • Proficiency in a coding language.
      • Ability to work under minimal supervision.