Senior Linux System Engineer

Senior Linux System Engineer

Job Title: Senior Linux System Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Reference: JN -102018-13683
Contact Name: Nicole Vine
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 13:27

Job Description

The right candidate:

  • Is passionate about quality and high standards
  • Gets the false economy of interim solutions
  • Knows how to iterate towards the right solution
  • Is able to say the words "I don't know" and “I messed up” and have said both at least once
  • Knows how not to lose data to solar flares and bit rot
  • Demonstrates passion for technology to serve operational and client requirements
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and getting on with the job
  • Demonstrates a passion for optimal systems and simple procedures
  • Gets the devops mindset
  • Is tenacious in troubleshooting problems
  • Understands and contributes to the power of a cohesive team


Qualifications and experience:

  • 5+ years with a successful track record in Linux server administration
  • 5+ years backend/API software development experience in a *nix environment
  • Solid virtualization and cloud infrastructure experience (Openstack, Docker, Proxmox, Ceph)
  • Passionate about at least one automation tool (eg. Puppet, Ansible, Salt, Terraform)
  • Experience as the last point of call for escalations



  • Has contributed to an open source project
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Exposure to a variety of application frameworks/software languages
  • Agile methodology

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