Systems Engineer

Full Time
Johannesburg
Posted 4 weeks ago

We are looking for a Systems Engineer to help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis.

Key Requirements:

  • Network and system inventory management
  • Network access management – manage network engineer access to the network and department systems
  • Administrate and maintain the departments management systems ie. IPPLAN, QPS, Cisco ACS, Jumphosts, Syslogs, Network monitoring systems
  • Administrate and maintain the Cisco IPSLA configuration across all POPs
  • Administrate and optimise backups of the departments systems
  • Troubleshoot network and system related issues
  • Support departments network team with system requirements
  • Design and implement new departments network management systems
  • Collaborate with the IP systems(hosting) team when required
  • Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Maintain security, backup of both Server and NAS environments, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Monitor relevant servers, storage elements, network and security equipment.
  • Investigate potential issues, escalate where needed, and follow through to completion for any failures / warnings experienced.Perform routine quarterly compliance review, testing and implementation as directed. 
  • Possess strong abilities to independently identify, diagnose, research and resolve hardware and software with help-desk type related issues in a timely manner.
  • Perform needed hardware or software configuration changes, physical repairs as needed and coordination with applicable vendors for replacement parts.
  • Assist server admin as directed in basic software packaging & deployments using the labs server.
  • Create & maintain system images of client systems, deploy client systems to end users as directed. Perform moves of client systems as directed.

Education:

  • Matric
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant qualification

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in systems administration (Windows + Linux)
    • one (1) year of experience in the basic operation of SCCM and WSUS.
    • Cent OS 6/7 server builds/management.
    • Yum/Spacewalk repository builds/management.
    • Kickstart builds/management.
    • LDAP / Central Authentication.
    • NFS shares
    • VMware / vSphere/ ESXi / data stores build/management.
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (e.g., VMware, Virtual Box)
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments.
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g.,Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX)
  • Experience with monitoring systems
  • Experience with automation software (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)
  • Solid scripting skills (e.g., PowerShell & LinuxShell, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Linux/Windows directory management.

Soft Skills:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Attention to details
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Networking Industry Knowledge
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • High will to succeed and go the extra mile

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