LINUX ADMINISTRATOR

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Date: 02-Jun-2021

Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

MiWay is a direct financial services company. We are passionate about service excellence, convenience and offering our clients superior value products. Our Vision is to be a world-class direct financial services business that offers a complete array of services under one convenient umbrella – all managed online. Category winners of the Mail & Guardian Top Companies Reputation Awards in 2014, as well as the Deloitte Best Company to Work For Survey 2011 and 2012 – were are passionate about our people. We are positive that with the right people on board, we will continue to grow and give our clients the freedom to do things their way – free from worry and most importantly at peace with all the “what-ifs” of the world. Company values that every employee subscribes to are: Energy, Freedom, Accountability and Attitude. The ideal candidate is one who has the courage to be bold and subscribes to MiWay’s core values! Do you have a positive attitude, love a challenge, treat your colleagues with respect and look for solutions, not problems? If yes, then MiWay is the place for you!

What will you do?

Under direct supervision, responsible for the installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of operating system software and hardware  and associated utility software products, which could include Web servers, in support of business processing requirements and operating and service level agreements and in accordance with established routines.  Performs software installations and upgrades to operating systems.  Responsible for the authorisation and monitoring of access to computers or infrastructure in accordance with established organisational policy.  Includes investigation of unauthorised access, and the performance of other administrative duties relating to security management.  Ensures data/media recoverability by implementing a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • High School Diploma
  • RHCSA or LPIC2
  • Server Hardware training or qualifications would be beneficial
  • 2 years + Experience with Container Environments. (Could be Docker Swarm, Podman, Openshift, Kubernetes etc.)
  • 5 years + Experience with Linux Servers (RHEL, Ubuntu) administration and troubleshooting
  • Ability to perform capacity and resource planning, assess risks and recommend, design and implement RHEL server environments
  • 5 years + experience in maintaining SAN Storage on Linux Servers
  • 5 years + experience of Server Hardware installation and configuration, Fujitsu Primergy knowledge would be advantageous
  • 2 years + experience in clustering technologies and concepts for high availability load balancing eg. (Haproxy, Keepalived, RHEL HA Cluster etc. )
  • Thorough understanding of a Multipath high availability storage configurations
  • Entry level networking knowledge, understand the concepts, LAN, WAN, VLANs etc.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new skills as they become part the environment.
  • RHEL Satellite administration and maintenance would be advantageous
  • Ansible Tower administration and creation of playbooks would be advantageous.
     

Deliverables include, but will not be limited to

  • Install, configure and maintain Linux RHEL and Ubuntu Servers as well as  Container Environments.
  • Monitor performance and capacity alarms on Solarwinds and make necessary improvements to resolve 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve performance related problems
  • Perform monthly patch maintenance on testing and production systems.
  • Engage with Virtualization Engineer to ensure backups are in place for critical virtualized business systems.
  • Engage with Backup Engineers to ensure backups are in place for critical business systems.
  • Assist with Disaster Recovery plans and tests for systems.
  • Assist with increasing, adding or removing SAN storage on Servers with LVM and Veritas Infoscale
  • Assist with installation and configuration of Server hardware and operating systems
  • Manage and maintain relationships with 3rd Party Hardware vendors.
  • Logs calls with 3rd party vendors and make sure calls are responded on timeously.
  • Assist with capacity planning across physical and virtual servers.
  • Thorough understanding of a Multipath high availability storage configuration
  • Be part of a IT infrastructure team and perform weekly standby and afterhours support.
     

Knowledge and Skills

Operating system software and hardware and utility software
Software installations and upgrades
Business requirements
Security management

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
Decision quality - Contributing independently
Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Being resilient - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Deadline to apply is 15 June 2021

Our commitment to transformation

At MiWay we believe in cultivating a positive and dynamic working environment that gives you freedom and opportunity to succeed. MiWay is committed to transformation and embracing diversity. This is what drives us to achieve a multicultural workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce, reflective of the demographics of our society.