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Senior AWS Administrator/DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023
About SubjectWell

SubjectWell is a venture-backed technology startup on an unstoppable mission to disrupt patient recruitment for clinical trials, a $100 billion dollar sector. Clinical trials need millions of qualified patient volunteers, but regularly fall behind schedule because patients are unaware of the benefits of clinical trials or even how to get involved. SubjectWell was founded by two entrepreneurs on their third successful startup finding consumers and matching them with opportunities in digital marketplaces. SubjectWell is transforming patient recruitment with the creation of the first and only clinical trials marketplace. We broadly educate people on the benefits of research participation and allow interested patients to choose from and be screened against multiple clinical trials in the marketplace. Since 2012, SubjectWell's high-touch approach has helped over 115 pharmaceutical and biotech companies find qualified patients in over 175 therapeutic areas.

SubjectWell is looking for exceptional people, who are passionate about their field of expertise. Your work will build an innovative healthcare startup that is helping patients access promising care and is speeding the delivery of new medical treatments to the world.

Here is your chance to really make a difference, both in your career and in the lives of millions.

About The Position

The AWS Administrator/DevOps Engineer role requires excellent knowledge and experience in AWS, and the ability to design and implement scalable and highly available systems. If you are passionate about the cloud and have a track record of delivering successful projects, we would love to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will also have a strong background in DevOps principles, as well as experience with automation and configuration management tools. This role will be responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of projects within our AWS infrastructure.


  • Design, implement, and maintain AWS infrastructure and services with CloudFormation
  • Monitor and optimize the performance of cloud-based systems
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation of architecture and infrastructure
  • Provide guidance and best practices for security and compliance
  • Manage and maintain configuration management tools
  • Collaborate with development teams to ensure that systems are built to meet business, technical and security requirements
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the AWS ecosystem and recommend new technologies and services as appropriate


  • 2+ years of experience in cloud architecture and administration, specifically with AWS
  • Strong understanding of AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, and VPCs
  • Experience with CloudFormation or similar
  • Strong knowledge of networking and security in a cloud environment
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools such as CloudWatch
  • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix (FreeBSD) operating systems and administration.
  • Experience working with CI/CD.
  • Very good at solving problems driven by great analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities
  • AWS certifications are a plus (e.g. AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate or Professional)

For more in-depth information on what it's like to work at SubjectWell, as well as a comprehensive list of our benefits and perks, visit