Need a Senior System Administrator with Linux background - Cape Town

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Item details

City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Salary: R 50,000


Contact name Suretha
Phone 0762095577

Item description

Company background: is a division of Celerity Systems (Pty) Ltd. and has been operating for the last 17 years. provides application-to-person (A2P) messaging services to large and small businesses, public benefit organisations, and individuals. The company has a global market presence in more than 200 countries, including Europe, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

The BulkSMS Infrastructure team is responsible for operating the global messaging platform, delivering messages to hundreds of mobile networks daily. We are looking for talented, passionate, and highly-creative individuals with the drive to make a wide-ranging impact on our organization's products, operations, and services who is interested in joining our team on a full-time basis.

As a member of our Infrastructure team, you will be responsible for contributing to the architecture, design, automation, deployment, monitoring, and senior-level support of our solutions and services.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience, but the expectation is for the yearly cost to company between R480,000 and R720,000 per year(40K to 60K per month). We will still be interested if your skill level exceeds this price bracket and we are ready to be impressed.

Knowledge and experience required;


Although a degree or diploma is not required for this position as we value knowledge and experience, a degree or diploma in networking and/or systems will establish basic knowledge. We do however require extensive hands on experience above all else, please see the next section for detail on this.

Sysadmin experience:

Proven scripting ability in tooling and automation beyond simple bash

Experience with configuration management (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, etc.)

Minimum of 7 years of IP networking

Minimum of 7 years of Linux experience

We expect you to have a deep understanding of Linux, with exposure to various distributions

Minimum of 2 years of high availability experience

Experience with Docker containers a bonus

Minimum of 2 years of MySQL database administration will be a bonus

Amazon Web Services or similar experience will be a bonus

Additional skills and attributes:

Great communication, verbal and written

Team player

Likes solving problems and building solutions

Thirst for knowledge and learning

Takes personal responsibility

Job highlights:

Help build and manage the company system infrastructure

Assist with the management and development of the company systems

Work on moving systems and services to an automated and fully deployable container platform

Assist with the strategic systems planning

As part of the sysadmin team you will use your expertise to help research and decide on the solutions to implement

Performance monitoring

Identify parameters to monitor the performance of the various infrastructure components

Building monitoring systems or configuring current systems

Investigating performance fluctuations and implementing remedies

Please send your CV and relevant docs to . Please use the title of this advert as your SUBJECT LINE.
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