Linux Systems Administrator
Cape Town
19h ago


  • The Linux Systems administrator is a mid-level position that focuses on the support and management of internal and client facing Linux Systems and services
  • In this position you will be required to :
  • Support and Maintain the Linux Server fleet footprint
  • Optimise Linux Services and processes
  • Support day to day Linux Services spanning 200+ servers (On premise Physical and Virtualised)
  • Optimise Linux and relevant reporting (Customer and Internal)
  • Maintain design and support documentation
  • Low Level Design Documentation
  • Develop and maintain Knowledge articles
  • Change Management
  • Maintain systems as defined in area of responsibility and ensure availability by performing regular maintenance. Ensure that all changes are managed and communicated effectively from initiation to resolution.
  • Project resource
  • Assigned as a technical resource as needed for Linux support.
  • Incident and Problem management
  • Ensure all incident and support requests are addressed within the set SLA and OLA levels
  • Contribute on root cause analysis and drive post-mortem activities.
  • Contribute on existing processes, policies and standards to ensure systems run optimally
  • Produce breach and other reports to identify failures and shortcomings
  • Attributes
  • Provide evidence of innovation or optimisation
  • Display good verbal and written communication ability
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders
  • Possess planning and time management
  • Demonstrate the ability to cope under pressure
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate applying continuous learning within an enterprise environment
  • Additional Job Description
  • Additional Job Description
  • Standard career level descriptor for job level :
  • Seasoned and experienced professional
  • Has full understanding of specialisation area
  • Resolves wide range of issues in creative ways
  • Fully qualified, career level, career journey-orientated
  • Uses good judgement in selecting tools and methods to solve problems
  • Networks with senior internal and external people in own area of expertise
  • Receives little instruction on day-to-day work, receives general instructions on new assignments
  • Typically requires demonstrable related experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree; or moderate level experience and a Master’s or equivalent degree;
  • or a PhD or equivalent degree without experience; or equivalent work experience


  • Requirements : Education, Training and Experience
  • Personal Attributes and Skills Required
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Linux Certification (RHCA or equivalent, current)
  • Experience, 5 years’ work experience managing and supporting Linux in an enterprise environment
  • Demonstrate solution and service knowledge
  • Demonstrate problem and trend analysis, and solution formulation skills
  • Possess strong general knowledge of Infrastructure services relevant to Linux
  • DNS, NTP, DHCP, File systems (extX, NFS, CIFS, SMB etc), Kernel, ssh, ftp (ftps / sftp / ftp), Samba, Server setup and optimisation, security hardening, network, and other common Linux services
  • CentOS, Ubuntu, RedHat (N to N-2 versions)
  • Advance Bash scripting knowledge
  • Basic to intermediate skills to mass support, update and maintain a Linux Server fleet (Ansible, other)
  • ITSM and General MS Office skills
  • Beneficial
  • Support Automation, Ansible, Chef or Puppet
  • Perl scripting
  • Python scripting
  • AWS IaaS Service support (setup, maintain and system administration)
  • Basic DevOps
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