Cloud Systems Engineer

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Develop and manage cloud infrastructure for all hosted systems used by the Short Course business. The work includes deployment, monitoring, maintenance, enhancement, backups and disaster recovery of systems to ensure rapid value delivery and stability.

Key Role and Responsibilities:

  • Automate, deploy and maintain AWS cloud based systems.
  • Design Docker and Kubernetes based architectures for applications.
  • Manage and improve CI and CD pipelines.
  • Ensure the availability, performance, scalability and security of systems.
  • Develop processes to improve local development workflow.
  • Perform maintenance and enhancements of cloud infrastructure.
  • Actively look for ways to improve systems and reduce complexity.
  • Evaluate and implement new technology options and vendor products.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in engineering, computer science or related field.
  • 3 years experience in software engineering.
  • 3 years experience in DevOps engineering.
  • 2 years experience using AWS.

What you'll get from us:

  • A high growth company that is rapidly emerging as a leader in the South African Edtech space
  • Continuous training with opportunities for professional development
  • A deep commitment to fostering a great work-life balance
  • A huge support system
  • The opportunity to continue your own education: we pay for two continuing education GetSmarter short courses a year for every GetSmarter employee


Why It’s Great to Work at GetSmarter

GetSmarter offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our office is a social place. We believe that a community of motivated, healthy and happy employees is key to a thriving team. This is why we place huge importance on the culture at GetSmarter and creating an environment that brings out the best in our team.



GetSmarter offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Subsidised medical aid
  • Subsidised healthy meals and in-house canteen
  • Subsidised  in-house biokineticist
  • Free gym
  • Generous paid leave policies
  • Free enrolment in two GetSmarter-powered online short courses annually
  • A complimentary caffeine kick every morning and afternoon, made by our in-house barista
  • Fun theme days and spontaneous activities planned by our culture squad

About GetSmarter and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town. We collaborate with leading universities globally to offer premium continuing education short courses that allow working professionals to expand and update their skill set, and advance their careers. In 2017, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U, Inc, a leader in the online higher education market.

2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world’s best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit