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  • Posted: May 14, 2021
    Deadline: May 21, 2021
  • Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    DevSecOps Practise Area Lead


    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Digital Engineering Department within the Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below

    Detailed Description

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, DevSecOps and IT Automation, the role holder is responsible for championing and driving the DevSecOps culture across the organization and tribes by driving the adoption of DevSecOps tools and practices to drive efficiencies in software development lifecycle as well as monitoring and reporting on the DevSecOps KPIs (lead time, Cycle time, number of releases) within the organization

    Role Purpose

    • Lead and manage adoption of DevSecOps in the entire organization by ensuring the DevSecOps practice is embedded in the squads. This includes overseeing implementation of DevSecOps culture, automation, service monitoring and knowledge sharing within the organization.
    • Champion DevSecOps tools and practices across all the tribes, engaging with all the stakeholders to ensure the developers have efficient automated deployments and release management.
    • Define, measure, monitor and report key DevSecOps performance indicators and escalate breaches and violations. This will help in informing the maturity level of the team as well as to inform the Backlog and related decisions.
    • Implementing operational tools, processes, and procedures to facilitate end to end proactive monitoring and establishing a baseline of Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) to measure the overall availability and stability of the systems
    • Champion and lead implementation of machine learning, self-healing and drive the organization towards a no-ops model

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Enabler of organizational agility by influencing the culture to DevSecOps culture
    • Oversee and lead the implementation of the DevSecOps frameworks and practices within the organization using the DevSecOps tool chain
    • Accountable for adoption of Continuous integration and Continuous Deployment tools and configuration of delivery pipelines on different solutions to increase deployment frequencies within the tribes
    • Stakeholder Engagement by engaging the business teams and promoting a culture of participation and collaboration to enhance effective and informed decision making
    • Build, recruit, retain, manage and develop a world class DevSecOps practice team
    • Define, measure, monitor and report key DevSecOps performance indicators and escalate breaches and violations.
    • Team Management: Ensure team performance management while fostering an environment of trust, learning, collaboration and cultivate a culture of high performance
    • Assure compliance to the DevSecOps frameworks within the tribes


    • Bachelor of Science Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Development or related subject
    • 4 years of experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar software engineering role.
    • 2+ years' experience in DevOps processes and tools (Ansible, Docker, Vagrant, Chef/Puppet, Terraform, Jenkins, NewRelic, Splunk).
    • Experience in Software Engineering methodologies including Agile, DevSecOps, Micro -services
    • Develop scripts to automate systems health visualization, machine learning and AIOPs
    • Experience in leading transformations
    • Demonstrated mastery of Build and Release Engineering principles and methodologies including source control, branch management and builds
    • Demonstrable experience of continuous delivery methods such as GitOps
    • Experience in the IT industry and a good understanding of the full software life cycle
    • Strong leadership skills
    • DevOps Certification is Plus

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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