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Intermediate Linux Administrator

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Date Added 24 Apr 2017
Expiry Date 22 May 2017
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OptiSolutions (Pty) Ltd

Western Cape

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Role details:
Job Summary
You will develop or contribute to the support strategies/processes that will enable us to deliver high quality and reliable Linux systems while meeting business requirements. You will be part of a team that delivers 24 X 7 support for all servers that we are contracted to support. You will be actively involved in ensuring that we meet customer SLA requirements as per the service contract. You will assist the junior operations staff by educating them around troubleshooting documents and training materials and help maintain the overall level of systems expertise of the group. As Linux Administrator you will play key role in supportability and reliability ensuring readiness for high-availability for critical services. You will deliver on strategies for the continual improvement of operations, participate in current and new platform strategies. You will bring strong operational and analytical skills to proactively identify and eliminate gaps in supportability requirements through demonstrated operations experience.
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Key job responsibilities:
Install, configure and manage hardware components
Install, configure and upgrade software
Install with OS patching
Support user and developer database access
Audit OS usage
Manage OS capacity and growth
Understand and contribute to effective 24 X 7 monitoring of the servers
Perform OS backups and recovery
Ensure OS filesystem integrity
Schedule, implement and document server changes.
Ensure server availability according to customer SLA
Resolution of server issues to meet business requirements.
Manage and escalate incidents according to customer SLA
Meet customer Service Level Agreements (SLA) as per service contract
Act as liaison with other departments, divisions and organizations.
Assist with customer environment assessment
Produce Service Reports
Develop and maintain support procedures
Develop and maintain operating policies
Assist with development of junior staff
Research and keep up to date with new Server and OS technologies
Be part of the 24 X 7 support model
Contribute to service KPI measurement and reporting

Required Skills & Experience:
Minimum of 3 years working experience as a Linux Administrator
Minimum of OLCA/RHCSA/LPI-2 or equivalent certification
Sound working knowledge of Linux Operating Systems
Experience with support of high availability systems Strong troubleshooting skills
Analytical and technically minded
Ability to organise
Interpersonal skills
Ability to work within a team environment
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to share knowledge effectively

OptiSolutions Values
Customer Intimacy
Culture of Value
People Centricity