Senior SUSE engineer - Senior Linux Engineer
HR Genie
Sandton, South Africa
2d ago
source : Executive Placements

Our Client a Global tech firm is seeking a Senior SUSE engineer Linux Engineer to join their team in Sandton on a contract basis.

They offer stability, growth, attractive rates and an excellent working environment.

The position we are seeking is a "Linux Engineer" who is an expert in configuration management tools - an engineer with a solid grasp of Yaml, SaltStack, and Puppet that will implement SUMA and RHEL best practices.

The ideal candidate will have already gained experience developing software for a Linux distribution and be familiar with the complex mechanics of packaging and the structure of Linux systems.


  • Provides high-level design and architectural guidance for SUSE Cloud Service and SLES
  • Pro-actively identify issues by becoming familiar with customer's technical and business environment while providing recommendations for resolution to these issues
  • Share knowledge by writing technical documents and pro-actively sending helpful technical information to customers (upcoming patches, technical news)
  • Document and communicate work performed in provided systems and document as requested
  • Assist in the implementation of SUSE, Ubuntu, and Rhel solutions
  • Interact with the existing Support team as required to meet the customer needs and always in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Strong Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven technical skills in delivering Linux solutions in one or more of the following :
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • SUSE Manager Implementation and administration
  • Good knowledge of salt-stack and puppet
  • Experience with building software packages for Linux systems
  • Very good system debugging skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years of SUSE experience.
  • Three years of experience in Linux administration, and / or SUSE Linux administration
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