Linux System Engineer

  • Megan Forg Consulting
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • May 08, 2017
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description


Location: CBD, Cape Town

Salary: Market Related


Our client, a Cellular Solutions Provider seeks a Linux System Engineer for a permanent role.

The candidate will be expected to install, maintain, test, document and support the organization's IT systems within our Linux environment.



Virtualisation (KVM/ OpenStack/ XEN/ AWS/ Hetzner): 1-2 years

Monitoring Systems (Cacti Graphing/Nagios/ Zabbix): 2 years

Orchestration and Provisioning (Puppet/Chef/Foreman/Spacewalk/Git/Ansible/RPM Deployment/Docker):1 year

Storage Technologies (SAN/ NAS/ iSCSI / Fibre Channel): 1 year

Scripting (E.g. Perl, Bash, Python, etc.): 2 years

Linux Desktop & Server (CentOS/RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian) 2 Years

Relevant Diploma/Certificate will be an advantage

Own transport




The effective provisioning, installation, configuration 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.

Support knowledge (Create, change, and administer 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.

Knowledge on Internet solutions. e.g. IP, 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.

Form part of a standby roster for possible after hour support.






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