(Re-run) GSA: DevSecOps Engineer

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Date: 14-Oct-2021

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Group Technology is responsible for the provision of a digitally enabled technology service as a group COE, drive business and transformation and provide group-wide digital and data architecture. We operate the various technology platforms and shared services, ensure Cyber and Information Security resilience, and act as technology governance and risk orchestrator for technology across Sanlam.


  • NQF6 or Undergraduate degree in Information Technology / CompSci/Information Systems


  • 2 - 5 years in the field of Information Technology
  • 1 - 3 years runtime operations support 
  • Exposure to scripting essential
  • 1 - 3 years as a basic Linux user
  • 1 - 3 years in deployment operations


  • DevOps tooling including the following (or similar)
  • XebiaLabs Deploy (Deployment Management) / XebiaLabs Release (Release Management)
  • Atlassian JIRA (Issue tracking/work-piece Management) Atlassian Bamboo (Build Management) Atlassian BitBucket (Source Management)
  • Application platform, maintenance, implementation and configuration of the following (or similar):
    • Apache Tomcat
    • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
    • RedHat JBoss EAP (or Wildfly)
  • Infrastructure/Application configuration management tooling including the following (or similar):
    • Ansible
    • Chef
    • Puppet
    • Foreman
    • Rundeck 
  • Understand the concept of integration of web-based services and practical use of APIs, REST and SOAP services.
  • Understand conceptual makeup of the SDLC and in particular, with regards to the implementation phase, the change in responsibilities based on level of agility. 
  • Understanding and practical exposure to the generally accepted CI/CD principles and makeup of the pipeline.
  • Understanding of relationships and integration between host, operating system, platform and application layers. Knowledge of integration between application touch-points such as directory services (ie LDAP), databases, load balancers and reverse-proxies are also beneficial.
  • Exposure to containerization concepts and  technologies such as the following:
    • Docker (Swarm)
    • Kubernetes
    • OpenShift

What will you do?

  • Assist with management, implementation and configuration of application deployments to multiple target environments.
  • Assist in implementing, managing and configuration of environment, platform and application monitoring.  
  • Assisting in the constant investigation and configuration of the monitoring solution products to obtain best value for Business. 
  • Assist Change, Incident, Project and Release Management resources with reporting and provide consultation around runtime and deployment operations.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Manage and maintain application platforms to ensure stability and continued high performance of said platforms and applications deployed thereon.
  • Continual investigation into best practices, methodologies and tooling for deployment, DevOps, monitoring, release and configuration management and all other relevant disciplines.
  • Documentation of the aforementioned investigation is compulsory.
  • Build, manage and maintain application platforms and ensure that best practices and governance is adhered to in current and future environments. 
  • Ensure that tooling and platform obsolesce is avoided and managed in the form of roadmaps and upgrades. 
  • Support of the currently employed toolsets and process. 
  • Facilitate the automation of deployment workflows and processes, as well as platform/infrastructure provision and maintenance.

Knowledge and Skills

Operating system software and hardware and utility software
Software installations and upgrades
Business requirements
Security management and data recovery
Change control

Personal Attributes

Organisational savvy - Contributing through others
Manages complexity - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Optimises work processes - Contributing through others

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Being resilient - Contributing through others

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.