Job Openings Systems Administrator (Linux Engineer)

About the job Systems Administrator (Linux Engineer)

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Permanent

COMPANY:

A large retail chain

LOCATION:

Cape Town

JOB OVERVIEW:

This role is for a Linux Engineer who will be responsible for implementing, maintaining, and monitoring the infrastructure and who can collaborate with other team members to develop automation strategies and deployment processes.

Using agile methodologies, the server squad works in close partnership with different business retailers within the Company Group. Our mission is to enrich the lives of customers by enabling business channels to provide financial services through the use of technology.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

  • Provide advanced operating system support for Linux servers
  • Design, install and support VMware
  • Manage support calls for the supported environment
  • Maintain related documentation
  • Ensure optimal efficiency of VMware systems
  • Establish and ensure high availability of systems
  • Deploy Hardware
  • Provide hardware support for servers
  • Installing and configuring software, hardware and networks
  • Monitoring system performance and troubleshooting issues
  • Ensuring security and efficiency of IT infrastructure
  • Install and configure software and hardware
  • Manage network servers and technology tools
  • Set up accounts and workstations
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups, and firewalls
  • Upgrade systems with new releases and models
  • Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies
  • Build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals, and IT policies

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl or other language
  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
  • Knowledge of different operating systems (Microsoft, Unix, Linux, etc.)
  • Basic programming skills - (PHP, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Hardware knowledge

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Matric
  • BSc Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline
  • System Administration and IT Certification

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN), and patch management
  • 8+ years of database, network administration, or system administration experience
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Engineer (MCSE)
  • Oracle Linux System Administrator (Oracle)
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • CompTIA Server+

ADVANTAGEOUS:

  • System Administration and IT Certification in Linux, Microsoft, or other network-related fields
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certification (MCSA)

**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.