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TechOps Engineer

PayUFull-time$100k - $250k*Cape Town, South AfricaMay 15, 2024
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About PayU 
PayU, a leading payment and Fintech company in 50+ high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, part of Prosus group, one of the largest technology investors in the world is redefining the way people buy and sell online for our 300.000+ merchants and millions of consumers. 
As a leading online payment service provider, we deploy more than 400 payment methods and PCI-certified platforms to process approximately 6 million payments every single day. 
Thinking of becoming a PayUneer and you are curious to know more about us? Read more about the life in PayU here 
Are you an experienced TechOps Engineer with a strong background in AWS and automation? We are looking for someone like you to join our team! In this role, you will leverage your expertise in AWS, Terraform, and Ansible to maintain and enhance our technical operations. You will troubleshoot network issues, implement security standards, and manage databases, ensuring our systems run smoothly and securely. If you are proactive, take initiative, and thrive in an independent work environment, we want to hear from you.


  • AWS Management: Maintain and optimize our AWS environment, ensuring reliability and performance.
  • Automation: Utilize Terraform and Ansible to automate infrastructure deployment and management.
  • Network Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve network issues to ensure continuous uptime.
  • System Administration: Perform sys admin tasks for both Linux and Windows environments, ensuring systems are up-to-date and secure.
  • Security Implementation: Implement and maintain security standards, with a focus on SOC1 and PCI compliance.
  • Database Administration: Administer MySQL databases, ensuring their availability and performance.
  • Monitoring: Continuously monitor system health, ensuring all components are functioning optimally.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the team to maintain our AWS environment, proactively addressing issues and implementing improvements.
  • Scripting: Utilize scripting languages like PHP and Python to automate routine tasks and improve efficiency.


  • AWS Expertise: At least 4 years of experience managing AWS environments.
  • Automation Tools: Full proficiency with Terraform and Ansible for automation.
  • System Administration: Strong background in sys admin tasks for both Linux and Windows environments.
  • Security Standards: Experience implementing and maintaining security standards, with a preference for SOC1 and PCI compliance.
  • Database Administration: At least 3 years of experience administering MySQL databases.


  • Networking: Strong troubleshooting skills for diagnosing and resolving network issues.
  • GitLab: Proficient in using GitLab for version control and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Scripting Languages: Knowledge of PHP and Python for scripting and automation is a bonus.
  • Proactive & Independent: Ability to take initiative, and work independently.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with team members.

What We Offer:

  • A diverse working environment within a multicultural setting
  • An inclusive environment where we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions
  • A positive, get-things-done workplace
  • A dynamic, constantly evolving space (change is par for the course – important you are comfortable with this)
  • Ability to learn cutting edge concepts and innovation in an agile start-up environment with a global scale
  • A democratic work environment where you can drive your outcomes


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