Our client in the Telecommunications Industry is looking to hire a Senior System Engineer.
Duties and Responsibilities • Responsible for the installation, upgrade, maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization. • SAN zoning and provisioning. • Storage volume creation and allocation. • Applying all appropriate security and firmware patches in a timely manner, and assisting in creating, maintaining, and adhering to the organization's patch management plans. Maintaining and optimise all infrastructure components such as server hardware, storage • systems, virtualisation platforms, software automation. • Scripting and automation of tasks. • Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure. • Investigate, advise and test BCP/DRP procedures and actions. • Test all measures to ensure a stable and secure environment. • Monitor system logs for preventative maintenance. • Operate Backup software to ensure yearly, monthly, and daily backups complete for data protection. • Utilize change and incident management systems to achieve available enterprise systems. • Will be required to work outside normal hours and be part of an out of hours on-call rotation.
Requirements • Sound knowledge on SOLARIS 10/11 in a SPARC / INTEL environment • Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Centre work experience • Linux systems internals and kernel tuning • 3rd party SAN principles and configuration e.g. PURE, IBM V7000 • SUN SPARC, INTEL platforms experience • Knowledge on Kubernetes and puppet/chef/ansible will be an advantage. • Knowledge of LDAP and AD integration. • Experience in Shell scripting, Perl, bash etc • Knowledge of High Availability concepts, Disaster Recovery and Replication • Performance monitoring via utilities and commands • Knowledge of networking protocols and technologies (TCP/IP, SOAP, HTTPS, HTTP, RADIUS, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP). • A qualification like an LPIC, Linux+, RHCSA or the equivalent is not a requirement but would be beneficial. • Ability to learn quickly and work independently.
Personal Attributes • Ability to act independently, self-manage and apply initiative.
Problem solving and solution focused attitude. • A good understanding of the business approach • Must be a positive, team orientated and enthusiastic individual. • Good writing skills (for documenting the process) • Good communications and consultancy skills