Tiko - DevOps Engineer


AWS, Kubernetes, Terraform

Tiko is currently hiring a DevOps Engineer
Tiko (previously known as Triggerise) believes in a world where all youth have the power to choose where, when, and how they meet their sexual reproductive health needs. Their digital platform delivers scalable and verifiable sexual reproductive health services for young people in 5 main markets in Sub-Saharan Africa - Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, and Burkina Faso. They work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage their users to access and use sexual and reproductive health services. They also support their users in becoming micro-entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies.
Tiko has offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Portugal. Globally, their team consists of 160 enthusiastic, international colleagues. Whether you are working from their biggest office in Nairobi, the fast-growing office in South Africa, or from home, their people are young and their culture is global and dynamic. Their work environment is fast-paced, informal, and friendly. 
About the role: The DevOps Engineer is responsible for building, testing, and maintaining the tools that allow for the speedy development and release of the software. You also build, configure and monitor the infrastructure that is needed by the software to run.
  • You make sure the infrastructure you develop is secure and safe with regards to information security & personal data.
  • You document your work and make sure that your documentation is clear and understandable for future use by others. 
  • You build, configure and maintain the infrastructure needed by the Tiko software to run. You automate the creation, maintenance, and monitoring of the infrastructure 
  • You set up, test, and maintain the infrastructure of tools that we use to support our software development and launch. You are responsible for optimizing the flow of work from build to release. 
  • Our team works in an agile way and you will be part of the rituals and practices. 
  • You are actively involved in cross-team projects that involve development.
About you: You have in-depth experience as a DevOps Engineer. You’re a logical thinker and a natural problem solver who wants to use your technical skillset to make an impact.
  • You hold a minimum of 4 years of experience working in a DevOps/SRE role
  • Previous experience with Kubernetes container orchestration (using K8s within the AWS ecosystem)
  • Solid background in AWS tools (including RDS, EC2, SQS), as well as terraform
  • Below are some other technologies we use at Tiko: Grafana, Prometheus, Kibana, and Github Actions (experience in these technologies will be an advantage)
  • You are fluent in English (both speaking & writing)
  • You are currently based in Portugal/Kenya/South Africa (mandatory)  
What they offer: At Tiko they believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary bracket for this position is €3,136 - €4,704 gross in Portugal, R71,637 R107,456 gross in South Africa, Ksh361,562 - Ksh542,342 gross in Kenya, plus benefits. They will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. 
In addition to the salary, they offer:
  • Great secondary benefits.
  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you're good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as they grow, to leave your mark on how Tiko does things.
  • A vision that they trust that you will do your job without them having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.
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