Site Reliability Engineer/ System Administrator Jobs – ENGIE Energy Access

Job Title:  Site Reliability Engineer/ System Administrator

Organisation: ENGIE Energy Access

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

ENGIE Energy Access is one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.14 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities. With over 1,700 employees, operations in 9 countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1 million customers and more than 5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025.


Job Summary:   We are seeking a talented and experienced System Administrator/Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our dynamic team. As an SRE, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the reliability, scalability, and performance of our systems and services. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and maintain robust infrastructure solutions, focusing on automation, monitoring, and incident response. The ideal candidate is passionate about optimizing and enhancing system reliability, possesses strong problem-solving skills, and is committed to driving excellence in operational practices.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Infrastructure Automation:

  • Develop and maintain automation tools and scripts for provisioning, configuration, and deployment.
  • Implement infrastructure as code (IaC) practices to ensure consistency and reproducibility.

Monitoring and Incident Response:

  • Set up and maintain monitoring systems to detect and respond to performance issues and outages.
  • Participate in on-call rotations and respond promptly to incidents, troubleshoot, and implement solutions to prevent recurrence.

Performance Optimization:

  • Optimize system performance through continuous analysis and tuning.

Reliability Engineering:

  • Implement best practices for reliability, such as error budgeting, SLIs/SLOs, and blameless post-mortems.
  • Work towards minimizing manual intervention through automation.

System Administration:

  • Manage and maintain server infrastructure, including installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of operating systems.
  • Implement and maintain security measures, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Perform regular system backups and recovery procedures.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align infrastructure and operational requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to colleagues in areas related to reliability.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a Site Reliability Engineer or System Administrator.
  • Strong Linux and Bash scripting skills.
  • Proficiency in cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, Linode, DigitalOcean).
  • Experience with container orchestration tools (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker, LXD).
  • In-depth knowledge of networking, security, and system administration.
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code tools (e.g., Terraform, Ansible).
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and related tools.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems and microservices architecture.
  • Familiarity with observability tools (e.g., Prometheus, Grafana, ELK stack).
  • Familiarity with programming languages (e.g., Python, Ruby).


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Date Posted 2023-12-08
Valid Through 2023-12-22
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization ENGIE Energy Access (EEA)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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