Cloud Engineer

Network International · Cape Town, Western Cape
Department Network International
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

PayFast, together with the DPO Group, is one of the leading Fintech organisations in Africa. We’re on a mission to exponentially grow the digital economy of Africa by building world-class payment products. Developed in-house, our solutions enable customers to make and receive business payments quickly and securely and allow enterprises to trade locally, across borders, and internationally. 

We are on the hunt for a Cloud Engineer to join Network International’s Cloud Center of Excellence, reporting to the Head of Acquiring Technology.

About the team

Network International’s Cloud Center of Excellence team is tasked with designing, building and operating cloud infrastructure platforms which power Network International’s payment solutions in the MENA region.

This is a technical, hands-on role requiring a broad cross section of skills.You will work as a part of the team delivering cloud infrastructure components as a service to the internal application teams using cutting edge technology stacks and DevOps/SRE principles.

About you

You’d love working with us if you’re a fun, sharp and self-motivated person who has a passion for people and can keep tabs on multiple moving parts in your job. Someone who has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and is passionate about finding the cream of the crop.

You’ll fit in perfectly with our culture if you:

  • Get energised by a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoy a hybrid working model
  • Cherish a good work-life balance
  • Are adaptable and don’t mind a bit of chaos now and again
  • Regard collaboration as an essential part of getting the job done
  • Pride yourself as being a self-starter who doesn’t lack motivation
  • Don’t need to be micromanaged
  • Take feedback well and use it for self-improvement
  • Welcome change and new ideas
  • Value the importance of diversity

 What you'll be doing

  • Architect, build and operate cloud infrastructure platforms
  • Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation
  • Automate processes and eliminate toil
  • Establish service level objectives and track service level indicators
  • Build observability and alerting capabilities to meet SLAs
  • Optimize, scale, and build resiliency into the platforms
  • Build self-service capabilities for application teams (CI/CD, monitoring dashboards)
  • Develop libraries, tools and automation code
  • Share knowledge within the team and across the organization
  • Be part of open-source communities and contribute code to upstream repositories

What you’ll need

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  •  Proficiency in at least two of the following: Bash, Perl/Python, Java, Golang, C++, PHP
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Azure, Oracle Cloud, AWS or Google Cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)
  • Deep expertise in containers and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Proven ability in automated infrastructure provisioning (Terraform, ARM templates, CloudFormation)
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts, technologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, LDAP, IPSec, HTTP, gRPC, DHCP, and DNS)
  • Experienced in setting up monitoring, log aggregation and alerting (Prometheus, Elastic Stack, PagerDuty)
  • Strong skills in deployment and configuration automation (Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
  • In-depth Linux and Windows OS troubleshooting skills

While not required, it’ll probably help if you have some knowledge of fintech, and an interest in entrepreneurship and startups would be beneficial. But don’t worry, there’s no need to be a unicorn as we’ll offer onboarding assistance.

About us

PayFast was founded in 2007 and has grown into one of South Africa’s leading online payment gateways. The DPO Group, which includes DPO Africa, PayGate, PayFast and SiD Instant EFT, is the largest and the fastest-growing African payment service provider, operating in 21 countries and working with more than 60,000 active merchants across the continent. In 2021, DPO Group was acquired by Network International. Our combined resources and expertise are benefiting merchants and online shoppers looking to accept digital payments through as many different channels as possible.


  • Work from home and the office
  • Flexible work hours
  • Employees are eligible for a bonus after the financial year-end, based on a combination of the employee’s performance and the company’s performance.
  • Great company culture
  • Free mental health consultations
  • Access to learning and development
  • And a whole lot more



As soon as humanly possible (but we are willing to wait for the perfect candidate).

If this sounds like a role that you would flourish in, please apply now.

Thank You

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  • Location
    Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Department
    Network International
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience