Platform Engineer (Cloud)

Platform Engineer (Cloud)


Date: 13-May-2021

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

We’re looking for a Platform Engineer with great AWS and IaC skills to embed in our Developer Platform group with a focus on Capitec’s Cloud Infrastructure, which powers our digital and data solutions. You will build out and maintain resilient, scalable, cost-effective, and high-performing Cloud developer solutions that will assist Capitec to become the best bank in the world.



  • 3+ years experience in Infrastructure, Software Development, DevOps or Security
  • 3+ years design and implementation of highly available, enterprise-scale Cloud infrastructure.
  • 2+ years in AWS


  • 2+ years in AWS, Engineering or Infrastructure
  • 2+years’ previous experience with managing a CI system (Jenkins, Gitlab CI, Automic)

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • Grade 12 National Certificate / Vocational in Grade 12 National Certificate
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology

Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • A relevant degree in Information Technology – IT Engineering



  • Design and deployment of highly available, enterprise-scale Cloud infrastructure.
  • Advance knowledge of infrastructure concepts, technologies, and patterns. (SDLC, IaC)
  • Experience developing and delivering systems on AWS Platforms (Azure or GCP will be advantageous).
  • Strong design and hands-on troubleshooting background on AWS Platform (Azure or GCP will be advantageous).
  • Experience in supporting and enhancing build and release processes through automation using a combination of processes and existing tools.
  • Experience working in an Agile\DevOps environment
  • Experience developing and supporting infrastructure and Cloud capabilities for microservices-based architectures.
  • Experience working with CI/CD tools.
  • Experience with authentication and authorization technologies and protocols (LDAP, Kerberos, AD, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML).
  • Experience working with scripting and provisioning tools like Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, or equivalent.
  • Understanding of Cloud Security technologies and best practices.
  • Understanding of Networking in Cloud environments.

Ideal / Optional:

  • Understanding of modern software engineering patterns, including those used in highly scalable, distributed, and resilient systems.
  • Experience in engineering data pipelines using Big Data technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Storm, etc.
  • Ability to deliver long-term, repeatable IaC solutions that incorporate directly into an overall CI/CD process.
  • Experience with ELK, New Relic, or similar on Public Cloud Platforms.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of JSON templates, PowerShell, CLI’s, Shell, Python.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced Agile/Scrum environment (Atlassian Stack).


  • Communications Skills
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Researching skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Planning, organizing, and coordination skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Project Management Skills (Methodology Specific)


  • Analyzing
  • Planning and Organising
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
  • Working with People
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Learning and Researching

Additional Information

  • Willingness to work or be available over time and/or weekends if required
  • A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is required
  • Clear criminal and credit record

Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals.

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