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Job Title
Linux Systems and Support Engineer

Position: Permanent
Salary: R30,000 Negotiable / Month
Location: Sandton, Gauteng
Job ID: LSSE01
Applications: 0

Job Description

  • AWESOME company
  • INNOVATIVE Technology
  • COOL Offices
  • Well Established
  • Promotional Prospects
  • Lucrative Company Benefits – What more do you want?


Job skills and experience requirements:

  • A+/N+
  • Networking qualifications a definite plus
  • IT related Degree or Diploma advantageous
  • Must have minimum 4 – 5 years’ experience in an IT support/technician role or similar
  • Windows servers 2008, 2012, 2016
  • Solid Linux experience  essential - ideally with CentOS and cPanel / WHM
  • SonicWALL and Linux Firewall Management
  • Kaspersky Antivirus
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Cloud Based email e.g. Google Suite, Office 365
  • Virtual server creation and management
  • Windows / Linux
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting process
  • Ability to critically analyse a symptom, diagnose a fault, plan and take appropriate action on equipment including Servers, PCs, printers and networking
  • Knowledge of hardware components and hardware troubleshooting procedures
  • Knowledge of Microsoft desktop operating systems and desktop software
  • Sound knowledge of DNS, DHCP, SMTP, TCP/IP, HTTP/s, FTP and Email authentication methods
  • Solid experience in setting up hosting of web sites on Linux and Windows servers
  • Solid experience in MySQL Database administration on Linux
  • Deadline driven and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • Cool offices with innovative technology
  • Medical Aid
  • Life Insurance
  • Percentage of gym membership paid
  • Gym and shopping centre close to offices


Key Performance Areas:

  • Ensure day to day monitoring and performance of infrastructure components including servers, network, storage and other infrastructure components
  • To establish, negotiate and manage relationships and monitor SLA's with service providers
  • Ensure 100% uptime of the infrastructure
  • Ensure proactive preventive maintenance of Data centre, servers, network components and other infrastructure components
  • Plan and manage hardware replacement lifecycle
  • Manage and Support Windows Server Infrastructure
  • Manage and Support Linux Cent
  • OS infrastructure
  • Manage and support all email services
  • Manage and support remote access security and firewall management
  • Manage and support Database Servers
  • Manage Switches, VoIP telephony and CCTV systems
  • Support Virtual and physical Infrastructure for Servers and Desktops
  • Manage and Support redundancy and Disaster Recovery systems
  • Ensure monitoring and management of generator systems, UPS and alternate power systems
  • Ensure procedure documents and training material is up to date
  • Implementing new hardware, infrastructure components and technologies
  • Work with a change control policy on any changes
  • Compile monthly reports for the IT manager
  • Execute Duties in accordance with ITIL framework guidelinesBe available on standby for afterhours support when necessary
  • Effectively manage support calls by providing continual feedback, timeous resolution and follow-up calls subsequent to closure
  • Make recommendations for improving processes


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