Linux Systems Engineer
Progressive Edge
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
19h ago
source : Careers24
  • Linux Systems Engineer* Cape Town, permanent *Purpose of the Job* A large enterprise based in Cape Town seeks a Linux Systems Engineer to assist the Team Lead in the Unix Team with rolling out new Linux systems, maintaining, upgrading, replacing, and improving the long-term performance of the systems.
  • The candidate will be responsible for the monitoring, maintenance and operation of the Linux based systems consisting of +- 460 SLES and Redhat Enterprise Linux VM's running Enterprise and Open Source Software that are key to daily business operations.

  • Job Objectives * To administer and support the Linux environments · Resolve Incidents and fulfil Service Requests using a service management ticket queue and Change Management processes · Maintaining service configurations as and when they change or are deployed To build and maintain Linux server environments · Develop and maintain documentation for standards, processes, policies and procedures · Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval, and success of changes made to the infrastructure To assist with System Availability, Performance and Monitoring · Ensuring the correct metrics are being monitored for system availability · Ensure the overall health and performance of production environment To ensure information security and regulatory compliance · Manage server security remediation activities which will include conducting vulnerability scans and patching · Assist with information security practices, policies, least privilege, RBAC, encryption (GPG, SSL / TLS, PKI) To assist with Disaster recovery management, procedures & documentation · Keep DR environment in sync with production environment · Assist with creation of DR plan and recovery procedures for Linux systems and applications To perform Linux application administration and support · Perform administration on DNS Bind and Squid Proxy Servers · Perform administration on services and applications such as LDAP, SNMP, SMTP, Apache Web Server, Apache Tomcat, JBOSS and MySQL *
  • Requirements :

  • Industry Certification : LPIC (Linux Professional Institute Certification) · Industry Certification : RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) · Industry Certification : SUSE CLP (SUSE Certified Linux Professional) · Extensive System Administration experience with Red Hat Linux and SUSE enterprise Linux (3-5 years) · Proven history of incident response, diagnostic activities, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Corrective Action Plans, and advanced troubleshooting (3-5 years) · Experience with RDS databases like MySQL, LDAP, Bind DNS service and Apache Web service (3-5 years) *Desirable :
  • Experience working with virtualisation technologies (1-2 years) · Experience in documenting environment and processes (1-2 years)
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