[Clug-work] 2 x System Admin/engineers

Matt Pollock matt at za.velocitytrade.com
Fri Aug 29 12:15:08 SAST 2014


We are a financial systems company offering managed & hosted  trading platforms/matching engines to various different brokers, banks.
We are currently looking for 2 system admins (engineers):


Assist with the migration to the latest version of trading system software
Help with Solutions design
Day to day management of our private cloud infrastructure 
Develop, deploy and manage highly-scalable and highly-available platforms, monitoring and maintaining service performance and availability metrics
Manage the change-over to automation of deployments and monitoring
R&D for innovative ways to increase performance on the platform and db's
Develop and improve operational practices and procedures
Assist with identifying potential security threats and complying with security compliance
Stress, performance, availability and reliability tests to be carried out to highlight any areas of concern or potential bottlenecks
Working closely with the Network dept and resolving any issues
Assisting the team to migrate to best practice configuration management platform
Close collaboration with Support, Development and Operations 

Required Skills and experience:
Strong troubleshooting skills, lateral thinking, Reverse engineering

Storage  - EMC / Netapp

Virtualisation - Xen / Hyper-V / Vmware

Strong Linux administration: Ubuntu / Debian, RedHat / CentOS

Advanced Windows administration: Windows Server - IIS - ActiveDirectory - WMI - Powershell - Clustering

DBadmin: (advantage) Oracle, Postgres, Mongo DB, MSSql

Web technologies: Apache / Ngnix - Squid - HAProxy - Mod_security - WebDAV - AJP Proxy - cgi scripting

Administration, monitoring and optimization of JBoss / Tomcat / Jrun4 / Glassfish- Java application servers

Monitoring systems - Cacti, Nagios, Splunk, Zabbix, Spiceworks, Zenoss,

Strong knowledge of at least one of Python, Perl, PHP or shell scripting

System Security compliance - Industry best practice, file integrity, Authentication auditing and logging, 

Experience with issue tracking  ticketing systems - JIRA / Bugzilla / Ozticket

Version Control - Git / SVN

Configuration management tools - Chef / Puppet / Salt stack

Documentation skills : using wiki to log changes, write procedures and instructions

Network services  - NFS - iSCSI - Samba - Ldap - DNS - rsync - Load Balancing ( ha proxy)  - SSL off-load (nginix)

Remuneration based upon experience

If you are interested and keen to join a very dynamic company , please contact Matt Pollock (Head of IT) on matt at za.velocitytrade.com
Our offices are at 200 On Main, Main road, Claremont,  Cell : 0722349922 or Office 021 200 8800 

Thank you

Kind regards


Kind Regards

Matt Pollock 

Tel: +27 (0) 21 200 8800 | Fax +27 (0) 86 249 1002 | Cell +27 (0) 72 234 9922
200 on Main, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708, South Africa | 


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