Devops Engineer at a Financial Technology Firm – Dunn and Braxton Limited

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Dunn and Braxton Limited - Our client is an Indigenous Fin Tech Startup providing innovative payment gateway solutions to service various businesses in Africa.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: DevOps Engineer

Location: Lekki, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for using your technical skills to build amazingly exciting world-class products, seek to understand the business that your code supports and work to identify risks (in code, features, and design).
  • This role will require constant communication with diverse internal and external stakeholders while embracing agile practices, constant yearning for new learnings on global fintech trends and emerging technologies
  • To be successful in this role, you must be comfortable practicing test-driven development because it produces high-quality, reliable, and more maintainable code. We deliver user value, solve problems, and ship code multiple times a day to improve our user experience


  • Specification and documentation of the new project features.
  • Utilize various open-source technologies
  • Use various tools to orchestrate solutions
  • Build independent web-based tools, microservices, and solutions
  • Write scripts and automation using Perl/Python/Groovy/Java/Bash
  • Configure and manage data sources like MySQL, Mongo, Elasticsearch, Redis, Cassandra, Hadoop, etc
  • Understand how various systems work
  • Understand how IT operations are managed
  • Manage source control including SVN and GI
  • Increase the sophistication of our alerting and escalation mechanisms
  • Keep up to date on modern technologies and trends and advocate for their inclusion within products when it makes sense
  • Help increase system performance with a focus on high availability and scalability
  • Propose, scope, design, and implement various infrastructure architectures
  • Work collaboratively with multiple agile teams to help deliver end-to-end products and features, seeing them through from conception to delivery
  • Continue to keep the lights on (day-to-day administration)
  • Help define, document, evolve and evangelize high engineering standards and best practices across multiple area
  • Programmatically create infrastructure in AWS, leveraging Autoscaling Groups, Security, Groups, Route53, S3 and IAM with Terraform and Ansible.
  • Ensure our systems are highly available and resilient.
  • Enable our product development team to deliver new code daily through Continuous Integration and Deployment Pipelines.
  • Protect our customer data with continuous security practices and monitoring


  • Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of professional experience as a DevOps / System Engineer
  • Fluent in Python and Python testing best practices
  • Experience working in and advocating for agile environments
  • Extensive experience working within AWS and with its managed products (EC2, ECS, ECR, R53, SES, ElastiCache, RDS, Redshift, etc)
  • Strong experience working with automation tooling (Terraform, Ansible, etc)
  • Strong experience with containers (Docker, Compose, ECS, Kubernetes)
  • Strong experience with managed and self-hosted CI/CD tooling Jenkins and others like Travis, Drone, Mule, Spinnaker)
  • Strong understanding of DNS, TCPDUMP, CDNS, SSL, Git, Firewalls and networking concepts (VPC, subnetting, VPNs, etc).
  • Experience deploying microservice architecture, applications, and supporting services
  • Experience working on high-traffic, international systems
  • Familiar with software security best practices
  • Understanding of monitoring tools (Pagerduty, CloudWatch, Datadog, Sentry, etc)
  • Experience working within large-scale decoupled, service-oriented systems a plus
  • Configuration Management experience with Ansible or similar (Chef, Puppet, Salt)
  • Experience with Version Control Software (Git preferred)
  • AWS Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, AWS Certified Developer, AWS
  • Certified SysOps Administrator, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • Setup and management of a Kubernetes cluster, including writing Dockerfiles and Helm
  • Continuous Integration setup and administration
  • Release Engineering: deployment pipelines; continuous deployment
  • Open-source Monitoring experience (Sensu preferred)
  • Database administration of Mysql, Postgresql or similar
  • Management of growing Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana stack
  • Architecting highly available distributed systems

Competitive Base Pay+ Other Benefits.

Application Closing Date
27th January, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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