Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions.
Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture.
To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for a Linux System Engineer to join our Corporate & Investment Banking Technology team.
Standard Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 150 years, and now spans more than 20 countries across the African continent.
We are looking for a Systems Engineer to help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure.
What does a systems engineer do?
You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security.
Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis.
Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
Pro actively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies using best practices.
Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
Provide 2nd and 3rd level support
Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
Minimum Qualification and Experience
BSc degree or similar recognized certification in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
Cloud Computing certification preferable
Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting Linux OS based environments.
Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g.,Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX)
Solid Cloud experience, preferably in AWS / Azure
Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box)
Experience with monitoring systems
Experience with automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)
Solid scripting skills (e.g. shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python)
Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP / IP)
Knowledge and understanding of cloud-based Linux servers in areas such as :
Setting up architecture
Understanding of a mix of cloud services and cloud types ie. Public, Private and Hybrid. Needs to know how to manage these multicould environments.
The Standard Bank Group has implemented a Vaccination Policy for all roles which require the incumbent to work from the Standard Bank premises on a full-time or intermittent basis.
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is therefore an inherent requirement of this role.