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Linux Systems Engineer

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Date Added 21 Feb 2018
Expiry Date 21 Mar 2018
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An opportunity for an experienced Linux Engineer who loves solving cool and challenging technical problems and working in a fast-paced highly technical environment, and cares a great deal about security and quality of your work, with a strong ability to troubleshoot and elegantly fix complex problems in a cool and calm manner, SYNAQ wants to hire you!

Technical Requirements
Involvement in new and ongoing projects focusing on the maintenance and design of our security policies, networks, firewalls, applications and server deployments in both dedicated and virtualised environments
Proven engineering skills when researching and implementing new technologies
Deploying and configuring new dedicated and virtualized servers, with a focus on automation and security best practices
Maintaining server availability to ensure SYNAQ’s uptime SLA’s are met
The design, management and troubleshooting of live and staging environments for SYNAQ’s cloud software
Liaising with 3rd Party software vendors in troubleshooting and ongoing maintenance of SYNAQ’s cloud software
Providing escalation support to SYNAQ’s Support Desk and be involved in mentoring junior staff and sharing your extensive knowledge
Required to have a working knowledge of networking fundamentals
Install, configure and maintain CentOS 5/6/7 and RHEL 5/6/7
Solid understanding of Linux server administration
Solid understanding of VMware
Understanding of other virtualization technologies, SAN
Working understanding of Apache, Nginx, Squid, DNS, MySQL and PUPPET
Must be able to troubleshoot performance issues using tools like iostat, sar and vmstat
Solid understanding on TCP/IP networking in Linux environments
Knowledge of IPTables
Solid Scripting Experience (Perl, BASH)
Understanding of source code control (Git, SVN)
Working understanding of Open source NMS (Nagios)

General Requirements
Ability to share knowledge and contribute to a team
Good communication (written and verbal)
Ability to clearly articulate in a professional manner
Capacity to work under pressure
Excellent troubleshooting, root cause analysis and permanent problem resolution skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Ability to pay attention to detail and be organized
Ability to work independently and in a team environment (same team and cross-functional teams)
Ability to work after hours and on weekends (when required)
Willingness to do rotational standby shifts
Own Transport and valid driver’s license required

Minimum Educational Requirements

Tertiary IT qualification or equivalent (preferred)
5 years of experience in managing complex Linux based IT environments