Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 420000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9256
Job Published: October 18, 2017 10:11

Job Description

Systems Administrator​
Duties will include but are not limited to:
  • The effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of systems hardware, software and related infrastructure.
  • Control and verify system backups and file archiving, ensuring all required file systems and data are successfully backed up to appropriate media, media is stored, and recycled.
  • Strong support knowledge (Create, change, and delete user accounts per request, Hardware & Network Troubleshooting).
  • Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Train, guide and advise users in the appropriate and efficient use of the IT infrastructure.
  • Strong knowledge on Internet solutions. e.g. I.P Ranges, DHCP, DNS fundamentals etc.
  • Experience within a helpdesk environment and helpdesk software. e.g. Redmine
  • Undertake other duties not specifically stated which from time to time are necessary without altering the nature or level of responsibility.

Relevant Experience and Background skills required

  • Virtualisation (KVM/ OpenStack/ XEN/ AWS/ Hetzner): 2 years
  • Monitoring Systems (Cacti/Nagios/ Zabbix): 2 years
  • Orchestration and Provisioning (Puppet/ Chef/ Foreman/ Spacewalk):2 years
  • Databases (MySQL/ MySQL cluster/ Replication/ Postgresql): 2 years
  • Storage Technologies (SAN/ NAS/ iSCSI / Fibre Channel): 1 year
  • Scripting (E.g. Perl, Bash, Python, etc.): 2 years
  • Strong Linux skills is a requirement

Other Considerations and Complexity

  • Personal competencies:
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Problem-solver
  • Self-starter
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player and able to work in a group environment
  • Passion for technology
  • A strong need for personal growth