Support Engineer

Cape Town /
Tech – IT & Support /
We are looking for a Support Engineer, who loves analysing, diagnosing and fixing issues, to join our family at Mama Money.

As the Support Engineer, you will be an integral part of a new and growing team within the company.  You will handle daily 2nd and 3rd level support, both internally and externally, according to the company’s processes and procedures. Your role will be varied and cover the general system and infrastructure support as well as UAT testing.

From a support perspective, you will be responsible for creating, updating and resolving support cases via ticketing software, and conducting troubleshooting on Mama Money products and infrastructure. Applying your analytical skills and technical knowledge will enable you to solve software problems of moderate and high complexity and you will need to utilize moderate to complex lab setups to recreate and solve problems. You will also be expected to apply configuration and code fixes and provide technology/issue resolution materials as required, as well as escalating and managing the feedback loop with 3rd line support calls. By assisting in the analysis of underlying causes of issues you will be able to use this information as predictive indicators in order to prevent common issues. 

With regards to the IT Infrastructure, you will assist in maintaining the networks, VPN’s, Firewalls and Load Balancers and maintain environments that require 99.9% uptime. You will manage and support databases (MariaDB) and Linux-based operating systems (Ubuntu).

The UAT testing aspect of this role would require you to set up and implement test scenarios for internal and external testing of new developments. You will also be responsible for taking any new feature, technical fix or upgrade from UAT to production - this will include internal and external features, fixes and upgrades. You will also assist with the implementation and support for third parties that are integrating into any parts of the core platform. 

What skills and experience you should have:

    • In-depth understanding and experience supporting Linux, MySQL or MariaDB
    • In-depth understanding and applied experience troubleshooting network related issues
    • Financial systems integration experience 
    • Systems support experience is a great plus
    • Advanced knowledge on performance tuning relational databases is a great plus
    • Ability to develop good working relationships with suppliers, clients and co-workers 
    • Ability to follow processes and systems
    • Ability to work well independently and within a team

Mama Money is an innovative, rapidly growing tech company and the world’s first Social Business Money Transfer Operator. Formed in 2015, Mama Money was created in order to enable foreign nationals to send money to their home countries at a socially fair price, in the most accessible and efficient way possible. Our business is underpinned by the sentiment that we should leave greed behind us and use the resources we have to make the world a better place. 

Mama's values:
Customer & Community
Positive Mindset

Currently, our customers come to South Africa from all over the world and are able to send money to over 50 countries globally, using a variety of acquisition and payment channels, for fees as low as 1% per transaction. We are now embarking on the exciting journey of expanding our operation to the UK, as well as expanding our product line to incorporate other financial service products that will enable the millions of foreign nationals around the world to partake in the financial ecosystem from which they are often excluded. Mama Money is a self-funded, profitable business that is growing steadily so you can rest assured that you are in secure hands with us!