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Centurion, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
R600,000 p/a

Unix Systems Administrator

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Unix Systems Administrator

Unix Systems Administrator who possesses a proven record of enterprise UNIX (HP-UX, Linux) operating system Administration for a complex organization. The individual will be responsible for the complete administration of many UNIX Servers and applications (within the Production, DEV, Testing & possible other environments) throughout the enterprise. The Administrator will have to from time to time facilitate collaboration between the South-Africa and Australia offices.


R600,000 p/a



Job Responsibility:

The role of the UNIX Systems Administrator will be the daily pro-active administration, maintenance and support of all UNIX servers within the environment.

Duties Include:

Ensuring that Storage, Archiving, Backup and Recovery (including Disaster Recovery & High Availability) Procedures are in place & Functioning Correctly

Install and Upgrade new OS versions and patches

Control Access to Resources and Information

Monitor and Manage System Storage Requirements and Capacity Planning

OS and application Performance Monitoring & Tuning

Be the focal point when problems arise with the server OS or business applications which run off the UNIX servers (mainline business app)

Developer and User Support

Assist with Development of Future design strategies

Keep current with OS and application development technologies

Writing Documentation, Including Standards and Procedures

Ensure Server/Application Integrity and Security

Required Skills:

UNIX/HP-UX 11.31/ Linux in depth knowledge

3 - 5 years proven UNIX sysadmin experience

Working knowledge of SAN environments

Working knowledge of Backup environments

Shell scripting

SAMBA/winbind experience and integration to windows AD

Exposure to Opensource and GPL technologies like squid, syslog servers etc.

Knowledge of Databases an advantage (IBM Universe in particular)

IT Degree/ Diploma an advantage

Proficient oral and written communication

Good organizational and interpersonal skills

Self starter

UNIX sysadmin qualification specific to HP-UX an advantage

Experience working on enterprise level servers and solutions e.g. Superdome


Job keywords/tags:  unix , systems , administrator , IT
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