Platform Manager Job Vacancy at VODACOM Tanzania | Deadline: 06th December, 2018

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Jobs Tanzania: Platform Manager Job Vacancy at VODACOM Tanzania | Deadline: 06th December, 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA TANZANIA
Job Title: Squad: Platform Engineer 
Job ID: VDITBDIG03 
Role purpose:
The Platform Manager is responsible for the design and implementation of processes and tools to enable continuous integration and continuous delivery, maximizing the speed and quality of delivery across teams.
The role is responsible for automating build, release, deployment, and configuration activities. The incumbent needs to work closely with software, QA, and systems engineers to understand requirements and prototype, architect, implement, operate and update DevOps solutions accordingly. This role must be flexible to constant business and technology change, with the ability to interact, engineer, and communicate collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership
  • The DevOps Platform Manager is responsible for the design and implementation of processes and tools to enable continuous integration and continuous delivery, maximizing the speed and quality of delivery across teams
  • This role is responsible for automating build, release, deployment, and configuration activities
  • This role is responsible for working closely with software, QA, and systems engineers to understand requirements and prototype, architect, implement, operate and update DevOps solutions accordingly
  • This role must be flexible to constant business and technology change, with the ability to interact, engineer, and communicate collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders

Core competencies, knowledge and experience
  • Automated software and infrastructure deployment and configuration management
  • Agile and Devops Software development experience
  • Public and private cloud IaaS and PaaS deployment models and technologies, e.g. Openstack, AWS, Azure
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools
  • Production-readiness assessment of modules and supporting systems
  • Analytics and data-driven frameworks to monitor and optimize development and operations processes
  • Strong understanding of network protocols and client-server communication
  • Expertise with at least two or more programming languages (e.g. PHP, Java)
  • Database technologies -RDBMS, e.g. MySQL, PostGreSQL, Oracle and NoSQL e.g. Cassandra, Spark, Redis, Mongo,etc.
  • Virtualization and infrastructure technologies, e.g. Windows, Linux, VMWare, Xen, KVM, Docker
  • Infrastructure automation and configuration management tools, e.g. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Salt
  • Software and hardware vendor solution evaluation and negotiation
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex problems or processes, identify and understand requirements, and develop solutions
  • Strong creativity, problem solving skills and ability to apply original thinking to produce new ideas and innovative solutions
  • Strong relationship building, persuasion, and collaboration skills that enables the coordination of activities between technical teams and the creation of new relationships with new acquaintances quickly and confidently
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, with the ability to apply work with and train a wide variety of roles to change ways of working and establish new processes
  • Highly effective planning and prioritisation skills
  • Willingness to track, assess, and incorporate practice and technology developments into day-to-day working
  • Ability to rapidly acquire new knowledge and learn new skills
  • Good understanding of the portfolio, wider organizational goals, and desired product business outcomes
  • Understanding of both the current Telecommunications and digital services market and emerging business and technology trends

Must have technical / professional qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Programming, or other related field is essential
  • 3 or more years of experience in programming and /or systems analysis applying agile frameworks
  • At least 2 years of DevOps platform management in large delivery organizations
  • Extensive Experience designing, developing, testing, and deploying DevOps toolchains to support continuous integration and continuous delivery, using a variety of technologies and environments
  • Extensive experience with test-driven development, release management, agile methodologies, Unix, Linux, and Apache
  • Extensive experience working with at least two or more programming languages (e.g. PHP, Java), virtualization (e.g. VMWare), database technologies (e.g. MySQL), and release and configuration management tools (e.g. Chef)
  • Extensive experience working in cloud-native environments
  • Experience working in a large agile environment, with multiple teams
  • Professional experience and knowledge of the Telecommunications industry preferred