[Clug-work] University of Cape Town

Penny Thompson Penny.Thompson at uct.ac.za
Fri Feb 15 12:11:53 SAST 2008

Hi All
UCT is looking for:-
Linux/Unix Systems Engineers
Information and Communication Technology Services
The University of Cape Town seeks Linux System engineers to join Technical Support Services. Ideally, you will have experience in deploying, managing and troubleshooting Linux servers running web and database software. You will be able to help streamline existing operations while spearheading new projects. 
You are an excellent problem solver who is able to acquire new technical skills quickly. You have strong communication skills, and the patience to mentor and train other employees. You can work independently, displaying initiative, in a fast-paced environment where your accomplishments lead directly to the success of the team. We're looking for applicants who are as passionate and dedicated to technology and service-provision as we are.
Successful applicants will have experience in administering Linux and/or Unix, hold a relevant tertiary qualification and/or recognised IT qualification as well as have one or more of the following key skills and competencies:
Successful applicants will be well versed in Linux and/or Unix systems administration, and have one or more of the following key skills or attributes:
 System tuning, including kernel compilation and tuning system parameters for optimal performance and security.
Apache installation, configuration, and troubleshooting using a variety of server modules such as PHP4/5, security and logging modules. Knowledge of Apache internals will be an advantage.
MySQL/PostgreSQL installation, configuration and troubleshooting, including performance tuning, replication and query optimization.
Clustering experience, including experience using SANs with shared file systems and dedicated hardware load balancing.
Experience implementing a layered approach to network and host based security using various open source kernel patches/modules and user level tools.
Basic TCP/IP networking knowledge. 
Deeper knowledge including the ability to troubleshoot protocol problems and complex server-side networking issues such as multiple NIC load balancing, QoS/TC and iptables is an advantage.
Bash shell scripting. Perl, python, or php programming experience is highly desirable.
Knowledge of HP server hardware configuration and/or EVA administration will be a plus.
Applications should include:a letter of motivation, stating clearly your area(s) of technical competency
a maximum five-page CV (no certificates)
email/fax details of two referees
These should be sent to Penny Thompson (tel: 021-650-3012; fax: 021-650-3726; email: penny.thompson at uct.ac.za) by no later than  22nd February 2008.  

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