[Clug-work] Linux Systems Administrator needed

Zayne S. Halsall kweztah at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 11:40:56 SAST 2008

Hi guys,

My company has been looking for another systems administrator for
quite some time - we are battling to find someone with the skill set
and level that we need, and who will be compatible with our rapidly
expanding environment and its various pressures.  More information can
be found at www.clickatell.com, and for anyone curious about other
jobs available (there are quite a few) or whether this one is still
relevant, take a look at www.clickatell.com/company/careers.php.  FYI,
the offices are currently in the Tygervalley area.

The email address to send your CV to is jobs at clickatell.com, and
please use the following reference if/when you do: ZSHCLUG08.

The job description follows below (forgive the formatting, it was
originally in Word format - I textified it to avoid annoying any spam
filters or admins - a PDF version is available on the site):

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Location:	Cape Town, South Africa
Reporting To:	Senior Systems Administrator / IT manager
Reporting to You:	None


Assist systems administration team with all systems administration
tasks as defined by the Senior Systems Administrator / IT manager and

Key Responsibility Areas:

Technical Duties:
-	Work both independently and as part of a team to support over 25
Linux servers hosted both locally and internationally
-	Install, maintain and support platforms internationally with a view
to achieving 99.999% up time
-	Install, maintain and support DNS, DHCP, LDAP, SMTP, HTTP, SQL, FTP
and proprietary services for all staff and clients
-	Install, maintain and support Microsoft windows servers and services
for all staff
-	Ensure the secure operation and administration of all servers
through the use of security and encryption tools such as SSH, SSL and
-	Monitor system logs and capacity on all servers
-	Perform and verify backups on a weekly basis
-	Restore backups when necessary
-	Replace defective hardware when necessary
-	Must be comfortable in a Microsoft Windows environment with a good
working knowledge of the Internet, email and general computer concepts

Account Management:
-	Maintain integrity of staff accounts and data on the office servers
-	Perform maintenance on staff accounts. Add, remove and modify
accounts as necessary
-	Manage both Linux and Windows security features to protect
confidential information while allowing the appropriate access
-	Create and maintain email accounts, mailing lists and aliases

Research and Development:
-	Research new relevant technologies and improvements to the current systems
-	Present recommendations and justifications on major hardware and
software purchases or upgrades

Training, Communication and Administration:
-	Attend and actively participate in weekly team meetings
-	Update and check corporate time regularly
-	Update equipment inventory for tracking purposes
-	Maintain a log of issues and downtime
-	Provide weekly technical reports
-	Write project proposals, design documents and extensive documentation
-	Log and report all changes to system software and configuration
-	Attend and actively participate in company social events when possible
-	Other tasks as assigned by the Senior Systems Administrator / IT manager

Core Competencies:	-	Familiar with the RedHat Linux Operating System
-	Proficient in Linux system and daemon installation, configuration
and troubleshooting (e.g. apache, bash, MySQL and related Linux
-	Familiar with perl, PHP and bash
-	Familiar with cryptography tools and methods (e.g. SSH, OpenSSL and

General Competencies:	-	Computer literate
-	Competent with computer hardware
-	Ability to work productively in a team as well as independently
-	Excellent problem solving skills
-	Ability and motivation to learn new technologies quickly and with
minimal support and guidance

Experience and Education:
-	Minimum 3 years experience in other technical position, such as
helpdesk or computer workshop
-	Minimum 3 years experience in troubleshooting hardware and/or software
-	Minimum 2 years Linux experience
-	Minimum 1 year development or scripting experience
-	Computing/Development diploma or degree will be advantageous

Personal Characteristics:
-	Strong administration skills
-	Attention to detail
-	Self driven
-	Good communicator
-	Good interpersonal skills
-	Positive outlook on life
-	Assertive nature
-	Logical thinker (strong troubleshooting skills)
-	Customer service orientated
-	Responsible and accountable
-	Work and perform well under pressure

Special Requirements:	
-	Regular and on time attendance
-	After hours availability if required
-	Perform on-call duties

Note:	To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed
above are representative of the knowledge; skill and or ability
required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties
and responsibilities associated with this job.
You will be required to perform all reasonable duties assigned to you
or related or incidental to the proper completion of your job tasks;
During a colleague's leave of absence from the company or during month
end or peak business periods, you may be required to perform other job
tasks upon reasonable request from your line manager.
Relocation costs (if applicable) will be for own account.

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