SaaS Operation - Infrastructure
MiX Telematics - South Africa, Cape Town, Remote

Infrastructure Engineer

Ref: 50| Posted: 28th May 2021


About the opportunity:

We are currently looking for a skilled Infrastructure Engineer to join us in our dynamic and exciting environment.

We’re a global SaaS company pioneering cloud-based technology that’s impacting the world of telematics and data. For 25 years, MiX Telematics has consistently innovated to become a global leader in fleet management solutions. We enable environments where our people can push the boundaries and grow within a collaborative, boundaryless team. Our products and services provide enterprise and small fleets with solutions for safety, efficiency, compliance and security to over 750,000 global subscribers in more than 120 countries.


To ensure that we’re at the forefront of developing pioneering solutions, the decision to move to AWS was simple. We now have datacentres in AWS’ Virginia, Dublin and Sydney regions and about 600 EC2 instances to maximise our coverage. These range from small T’s to massive R and X family servers. Other services like ECS, Lambda, S3, Kinesis, SQS, RDS, ElastiCashe, etc are used also to fortify our tech stack.


We also have three datacentres hosting the “data sovereign” version of our platform that don’t make use of provider-specific technologies, which enables us to host and maintain them from just about anywhere in the world.

Currently, we’re hosting two instances of this platform on our own infrastructure and another in Azure.


The Team


Operating in a DevOps echo system, where software teams build, deploy, and manage their own applications, we require the skills of expert-level technical ninjas to advise dev teams where needed, as well as build and maintain a platform that enables the development teams to deliver secure, efficient, and effective products.

Being an ISO 9001, ISO 27001 certified company, we also need technical experts to assist us in implementing the controls we have defined in our internal policies and standards.

Due to our rapid growth, the Development Support function is a primary focus for our continued success and consists of three teams: Database Administrators, Infrastructure Engineers, and Operational Developers. These are all experts in their fields that have technical oversight in the areas they operate in.


High-level responsibilities for this role include:


  • Act in a consulting capacity to development teams should they seek expert advice.
  • Make platform-level changes like upgrades/downgrades patching etc.
  • Strive to, as far as possible standardize our platforms in AWS, Azure, and VMWare, limiting the development teams’ exposure to the subtle differences.
  • Implement automated processes/tools to maintain compliance to our policies relating to security, backup/DR, access management, etc.
  • Design and write new policies in areas where existing controls are found to be inadequate or require improvement.
  • Technical oversight over our 8 Data Centres. In total this comprises around 800 servers
  • Predominantly a fleet of Microsoft Windows servers augmented with a healthy portfolio of AWS serverless technologies.


What you need to be successful:




AWS → Intermediate to Expert

Fortigate firewalls

VMWare → Intermediate to Expert


Microsoft Active Directory and WSUS → Expert


Solid networking experience


Linux → Intermediate to Expert


Comfortable with basic SQL tasks


Fast learner, quickly adapt to new technologies


Expert in time management and multi-tasking





  • Highly proactive
  • Self-Motivated
  • Eager to learn and Knowledge share
  • Well-spoken / Articulate
  • Detail orientated
  • Persistent and perseverant
  • Ability to work individually and in a team


What’s in it for you:


At MiX Telematics, we create technology. You would be joining a global SaaS company pioneering cloud-based technology that’s impacting the world of telematics and data. MiX Telematics consistently strives to innovate and is recognized as a global leader doing just that, enabling an environment where our people can push the boundaries and grow within a collaborative, boundaryless team. We seek talented, passionate team members who aren’t afraid to challenge, learn and strive for excellence.

  • MiX Telematics is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate and dedicated people create the world’s most innovative products
  • We strive to be the very best at what we do. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and we believe in each other, supporting one another, working collaboratively towards a common goal
  • At MiX we aspire to create an environment where we celebrate wins for each other and ultimately for the Company
  • We offer our teams Flexible working according to our policy, in some cases full remote working in line with the operational requirements is possible. We trust our team members to get the work done
  • We offer above-market salaries because our team members are unique and deserve to be recognized as such
  • A high degree of collaboration and autonomy while working with a group of diverse peers
  • Whatever hardware you require to make the magic happen


Sound good? Apply NOW, we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your CV to Dillon Quickfall (

MiX Telematics is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status