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Standard Focus is currently looking to recruit a qualified Principal DevOps Engineer for our operations in Kenya.


  • Design, develop and test solutions following standard design patterns to deliver Platforms using Infrastructure as Code practices
  • Building best-in class service engineering capabilities in the Cloud/DevOps team with practices like documentation, observability
  • Responsible for Platform Operations, including building software and tools needed to deliver a high quality product
  • Driving overall reliability strategy of significant Platform systems with high reliability or quality requirements
  • Make correct technology choices for components needed as part of a larger architecture, including making build vs buy choices for specific components, and choosing frameworks
  • Capable of owning the overall health and engineering quality of the systems in your area
  • Collaborate well and being able to present ideas/solutions to a distributed, crossfunctional team environment, interacting with Managers, Developers, QA's, project managers, product owners, and other departments
  • Lead POC teams to establish confidence in new technologies
  • Participate as a member of an Agile team for specific and continuous high impact projects
  • Ensure code quality by establishing best practices in team code reviews. Make sure code reviews are adapted to fit issues encountered on production.
  • Regularly monitor production incidents and make sure that appropriate technical measures will be help making sure that similar cases are being avoided in the future and relevant lessons are learned by the respective teams
  • Contribute to the resolution of any issues and incidents


BA or Master's Degree in relevant field

More Details on Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of experience
  • Great English communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Significant experience with Terraform, Container orchestration, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Experience with agile planning, deployment, integration, test/validation, and configuration custom software across multiple DevOps tooling platforms
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible, Chef, or similar) and experience in automation by scripting in Bash, PowerShell, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, and Python
  • Experience with CI/CD tools like Gitlab, Jenkins
  • Experience with modern monitoring/observability systems like ELK, Prometheus, InfluxDB
  • Strong practical administration skills in Public and Private Cloud environments
  • Workflow flexibility and strong teamwork skills.

Terms And Conditions

Only applications submitted in English will be taken into further consideration.