Application Administrator (Senior) Job Vacancy at Discovery – South Africa

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Sandton

Website Discovery

Discovery Ltd is the licensed controlling company of the designated Discovery Insurance Group.

Application Administrator (Senior) Job Vacancy at Discovery – South Africa

Key Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and supporting various middleware technologies and ensuring their performance, availability and security as a member of the Life Infrastructure Application team.

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Day to day maintenance of the Middleware environments
  • Responsible for ensuring availability and performance
  • To proactively monitor the systems to ensure minimum downtime
  • Responsible for the improvement and maintenance of the solutions, including upgrades and security patches.
  • Responsible for implementation and release of middleware solutions on-premise and in AWS / OCI / Azure.
  • Providing technical middleware and performance advice to development teams
  • Middleware capacity management
  • General middleware troubleshooting
  • Implementation and enforcement of Discovery standards and procedures
  • Life Infrastructure standby and shift duties

Application Administrator (Senior) Job Vacancy at Discovery – South Africa

Education and Experience


  • Matric
  • BSc Comp Sc/ BSc Info Systems or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • The applicant MUST have 5 years experience managing complex solution stacks without direct supervision
  • Certification in a middleware j2ee offering. (JBOSS, Weblogic, Websphere)


  • Dynatrace APM Experience
  • AWS SysOps , DevOps or Associate Architect Certification
  • ITIL

Technical Skills and Knowledge


  • Experience in managing
  • Experience in configuration and release automation
  • Experience in managing complex middleware solutions on native servers and containerized platforms such as Openshift, EKS, Fargate, VMWare Tanzu.
  • Experience in monitoring and tuning middleware solutions
  • Experience configuring and using automation tooling for the provisioning and management of the entire development and runtime environment.
  • (Jenkins, Chef/Puppet/Salt etc, ansible/terraform/cloud formation).


  • Advanced troubleshooting skills
  • AWS Cloud deployments using S3, EC2, ALB, CloudWatch, EKS, Fargate.


  • Ability to work both independently and participate as a member of a cross-functional team.
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Solution oriented
  • Delivery focused
  • Ability to deal with pressure
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