Infrastructure Server Engineer – Linux (EE)

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A leading investment firm seeks a highly technical Infrastructure Server Engineer – Linux, to provide daily support within the IT Infrastructure operations environment. Your core role will involve troubleshooting of both hardware and software-related issues and executing documented operational and maintenance procedures. The ideal candidate must have be certified in Linux and Solaris Sysadmin or have equivalent experience, at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role & have strong knowledge of Linux and Solaris OS security while being skilled in the following: PowerShell, VB, Perl, Python, Bash, HP, Dell, Oracle Sun and Cisco UCS server technologies, grasp Puppet and Ansible, have experience building and supporting Lamp and Postfix environments & knowledge of Enterprise SAN environments. Please note this is an Employment Equity position.



Installation, support and maintenance of Linux and Solaris operating systems.

Provide occasional support for and troubleshooting of Windows OS based servers.

Active directory support for Linux and Solaris.

Linux and Solaris patch management.

Continual development and maintenance of infrastructure monitoring and reporting tools.

Setup, maintain and support of the VMware ESXi environment.

Support and maintenance of SAN hardware systems – preferably Netapp.

Provide after-hours support as/when required.

Develop and maintain in house automation capabilities.

Adhere to strict change control and project management procedures.

Provide support for and collaborate with IT Ops teams to continuously enhance the environment.

Responsible for documentation of processes and procedures within the IT Infrastructure operations environment.



Qualifications –

Linux and Solaris Certified Sysadmin (extensive experience will be considered if not qualified).


Experience/Skills –

Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role (non-negotiable).

Extensive knowledge of Linux and Solaris OS security.

Highly proficient with the following scripting languages i.e. PowerShell, VB, Perl, Python and Bash.

Conversant with HP, Dell, Oracle Sun and Cisco UCS server technologies.

Strong grasp on configuration management tools such as Puppet and Ansible.

Experience building and supporting Lamp and Postfix environments.

Extensive knowledge of Enterprise SAN environments preferably Netapp and CISCO MDS Fibre fabrics.

Proven experience in a pressurised operations support environment.


Advantageous –

Degree or Diploma in Information Systems.

Front end programming experience using PHP.



Friendly and approachable.

Innovative thinker and creative problem solver.

Team player but must be able to work on their own to resolve complex problems.

Detail oriented.

Tenacity and the ability to ‘get things done’.

Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Planning, organisational and time management skills.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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Employment Equity, Permanent

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