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SysOps Engineer (PTA)

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A forward-thinking Insurance Specialist in Pretoria seeks the technical expertise of a SysOps Engineer to join its Medtech team. Your core role will be to install the server system, configuration updates, operating and maintaining the system hardware as well as software & managing the failures in the system, etc. You will also be expected to troubleshoot and maintain the servers, the user accounts, security, etc., and be responsible for managing the disk space as well as the backup. The ideal candidate must have Grade 12 / Matric, a 3-year Computer Science / Computer Engineering tertiary qualification, Azure Certification and preferably be Linux Certified & possess an MCSA with 2+ active years’ Azure experience and 3+ years in a similar role or SysAdmin / DevOps. You will also require Linux (Ubuntu/Debian and Centos/RedHat), PostgreSQL, MSSQL and MySQL & DevOps and Agile principles. Any Bash, OpenVPN, IPSec, HTTPD/Apache2 and Nginx setup and maintenance, DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP and SNMP & Firewall experience including FireWallD and IPTables is preferred and will prove hugely beneficial.



Install, configure, and maintain the servers and workstations.

Be involved in designing, implementing, securing, and maintaining the computer systems for its test, development, and production environment.

Monitor the important services and servers, troubleshoot the server related issues, and make sure that proper backup is provided for the network equipment configurations.

Conduct infrastructure systems management using configuration management tools.

Deployment automation and continuous integration using Azure.

Conduct appropriate management of all devices using Patch Management.

Support the requests of the users and solve any problems related with the Linux servers and workstations.

Ensure data is constantly backed up and easily accessible to the end user.

Provide patching support & upgrading of RHEL OS on monthly basis for applying the security patches for Linux servers.

Manage disk configurations using LVM on local servers as well as NFS systems.



Qualifications –

Grade 12 / Matric (Essential).

3-year Tertiary qualification in Computer Science / Computer Engineering.

Azure Certification. (Essential)

Linux Certification (Preferable).


Experience/Skills –

3+ Years’ experience in Systems Administration / SysOps Engineer / DevOps Engineer / Network Administrator (Essential).

2+ Years’ active Microsoft Azure experience (An MCSA would be preferred).

Linux management and installation experience (Ubuntu/Debian and Centos/RedHat).

Database setup and maintenance – must include PostgreSQL, MSSQL and MySQL.

DevOps and Agile principles.


Preferred –

Bash scripting experience.

VPN Management (OpenVPN and IPSec).

HTTPD/Apache2 and Nginx setup and maintenance.

Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP, SMTP and SNMP.

Firewall experience including FireWallD and IPTables.


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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Certificate, Degree, Diploma, Matric (Grade 12), Permanent

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