Systems Administration Engineer (Linux) – DBN


Our established, Umhlanga-based, international client is looking for a Linux System Administraton Engineer to join their Technical Team.


To be responsible for maintenance, support and development of secure, reliable, and efficient Linux services on virtual and physical infrastructure.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support for the IT infrastructure, as directed by company procedures and requirements

  • Using appropriate tools and resources, troubleshoot problems and outages
  • Work with customers and staff for problem resolution
  • Engage with vendors as necessary to resolve faults and performance issues
  • Participate in support schedules and rotas


Strong Linux Administration Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of deploying, management and support of common web servers such as Apache, Nginx, Tomcat servers
  • Knowledge and experience of bash, Perl and PHP scripting.
  • Strong experience in multiple Linux servers such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Debian, CentOS
  • Experience in maintaining Linux deployments, performing OS upgrades and patch installations
  • Broad experience supporting and maintaining common Linux applications and services, as well as a deep understanding of DNS, LDAP, SNMP, SMTP, SSH, HTTP/S, and NTP
  • Experience in conducting automated security audits and implement necessary changes to ensure the environment is always following security best practices.
  • Experience SSL certificate management and support

VMware and Server Administration

  • Familiarity with server virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware), SAN/storage concepts (LUNs, HBAs), logical volume management,
  • Knowledge and experience of working with VMWare ESX 5.x/6.x virtualized servers


Ensure secure environment

  • use appropriate configurations, tools and follow relevant procedures to assure the security of the infrastructure
  • utilise suitable monitoring to track and record access and use of systems
  • proactively analyse vulnerabilities and provide strategy/options for mitigation.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • 5+ years of broad experience in system administration supporting Linux (RedHat/Debian/CentOS preferred) including automated OS installation, software compilation, package management, virtualization, OS lifecycle management, diagnostic and performance troubleshooting/profiling
  • 3+ years managing and supporting a multi-tenanted hosted environment
  • Fortigate firewall experience an advantage
  • Experience with EMS storage an advantage
  • Knowledge of SQL an advantage

Package & Remuneration

To be discussed

Please send your CV to Adrian