DevOps Engineer

Cape Town, South Africa
GPO EMEA – GPO EMEA - Engineering /
Full-time /
About PayU 
PayU, a leading payment and Fintech company in 50+ high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, part of Prosus group, one of the largest technology investors in the world is redefining the way people buy and sell online for our 300.000+ merchants and millions of consumers. 
As a leading online payment service provider, we deploy more than 400 payment methods and PCI-certified platforms to process approximately 6 million payments every single day. 
Thinking of becoming a PayUneer and you are curious to know more about us? Read more about the life in PayU here 
Are you an experienced DevOps Engineer with expertise in Java development? We are looking for someone like you to join our team! In this role, you will be building a robust DevOps environment from the ground up. If you have expertise in tooling, GitLab, and pipeline setup, and can support both the operational and engineering development environment, we would love to hear from you.


    • Enhancements & Bug Fixes: Develop and maintain software by enhancing features and fixing bugs.
    • Automation Services: Write automation scripts and services to streamline operations.
    • DevOps Environment Setup: Establish a comprehensive DevOps environment, integrating various tools and infrastructure as needed.
    • Tooling & Pipeline Setup: Set up and manage tools and CI/CD pipelines using GitLab.
    • Operational Support: Oversee the operational aspects of the development environment, ensuring stability and efficiency.
    • Project KPIs & Metrics: Understand and work towards achieving project-specific KPIs and metrics.
    • Process Definition: Define and implement processes for development, testing, releases, updates, and support within DevOps operations.
    • Code Review & Validation: Provide technical expertise in reviewing, verifying, and validating software code.
    • Troubleshooting: Identify and resolve issues using various troubleshooting techniques.
    • Monitoring: Continuously monitor project lifecycle processes to ensure compliance and identify areas for improvement.
    • Process Improvement: Develop and implement new processes to reduce waste and improve efficiency.
    • Automation Advocacy: Promote and build automated processes wherever applicable.
    • Incident Management: Perform root cause analysis and manage incidents effectively.
    • CI/CD Tool Deployment: Select and deploy appropriate CI/CD tools, aiming to build and improve CI/CD pipelines.
    • KPI Measurement: Measure and report on engineering KPIs and developer experience metrics.


    • Java Development: Proficiency in Java, Spring, Spring Boot, MySQL, and DynamoDB.
    • DevOps Expertise: Proven experience in setting up and managing a DevOps environment, CI/CD pipelines, and related tooling.
    • AWS: Hands-on experience with AWS services and infrastructure.


    • Tooling Expertise: Strong experience with GitLab, Grafana, Prometheus, and optionally Opsgenie.
    • Atlassian Tools: Familiarity with Jira and Confluence.
    • Containerization: Experience with Docker is a plus.
    • Flexible & Open-minded: Ability to build and adapt the DevOps environment creatively and without strict adherence to existing blueprints.
    • Automation: Strong focus on creating and improving automated processes.
    • Problem-solving: Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform root cause analysis.
    • Operational Efficiency: Capability to oversee and optimize operational aspects of the development environment.

What We Offer:

    • A diverse working environment within a multicultural setting
    • An inclusive environment where we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions
    • A positive, get-things-done workplace
    • A dynamic, constantly evolving space (change is par for the course – important you are comfortable with this)
    • Ability to learn cutting edge concepts and innovation in an agile start-up environment with a global scale
    • A democratic work environment where you can drive your outcomes