ABSA Recruitment – Datapower Specialist

Website Absa

Job Description:

Join an exciting and dynamic team of Datapower Platform Engineers, who are responsible for shaping the technical API economy for the bank. Work within the Platforms and Engineering Gateway technology tribe responsible for the development, design and run of the Datapower API Gateway platform. Apply platform engineering expertise, critical thinking, design thinking and problem solving skills to produce well-organized, optimized and documented source code that successfully delivers platform features, components of the service and solves complex technical problems with high quality solutions. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations of the Datapower API Gateway Platform.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Optimize, refactor and reuse components to improve performance and maintainability – ensuring maximum efficiency, effectiveness, and return on investment
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes, Python, Terraform
  • Uphold our technical principles of: self-service, scalability, re-usability, resilience & stability in all development practices and deliver feature sets that sustainably deliver on these principles
  • Enable problem resolution across technical teams, apply and or facilitate root cause analysis, deeply understand the root causes of issues and find ways to resolve them (sustainably)
  • Leverage platform engineering expertise and a working knowledge of specific platforms (physical Datapower Gateway appliances, Datapower virtual appliances, API Connect v10, vmware) and their constituent parts to positively contribute to platform feature and service designs
  • Contribute to a high performance team environment by coaching and mentoring other engineers, support engineering teams on technical solutions and problem resolution, and proactively seek coaching and mentoring from others
  • Leverage platform (service design and code) and engineering technical expertise to proactively identify risks and prevent defects
  • Use and configure modern observability techniques leveraging e.g. aggregated logging via Elastic Search stack, metrics via Prometheus / Grafana and tracing using Zipkin
  • Take accountability for maintaining platform standards and best practices, and drive adoption across multiple service teams

Job Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of messaging protocols and API technologies like SOAP and REST

Qualification & Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years solid experience on analytics tools and Big Data Platforms like Elastic Search, Hadoop
  • Solid understanding and experience with Web Security protocols like OAuth, ,JWT, Open Connect ID
  • 3 – 5 years solid Datapower Gateway experience (admin and development)
  • 3 – 5 years solid experience with Containerisation technologies like Docker, vmware ,Openshift, Kubernetes and Rancher
  • 3 – 5 years solid Networking experience with a solid understanding of Network layer security like TLS
  • 3 – 5 years solid experience in coding / scripting languages e.g. Python, JavaScript, Bash scripting, XSLT
  • 3 – 5 years solid APIC 2018 / v10 experience (admin and development)
  • 3 – 5 years solid experience with CI / CD tools (like Jenkins, Ansible, GIT)

Job Details:

Company: Absa Group Limited

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Gauteng, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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