Senior Systems Engineer
Christchurch, New Zealand
5d ago

Our purpose

Here at Datacom we connect people and technology in order to solve challenges, create opportunities and discover new possibilities for the communities we live in.

Our team

Datacom is evolving. We offer opportunity for IT professionals interested in career growth and keen to stay on top of the latest technologies.

You will work within a large team of professionals with opportunity to progress and gain industry certifications and experience across a very wide range of technical environments.

About the Role

As Senior Systems Engineer - Linux, your role is to manage and maintain the Linux / Unix server environment and to provide proactive and reactive support services.

The managed services team(s) are engaged by our customers to maintain the availability and reliability of a their core infrastructure.

You will be using Automation tools such as Ansible on a day-to-day basis and may be required to assist customers with Application rollouts via Ansible at times.

In conjunction with the rest of the Managed Services team, you will be accountable for the timely action of customer service requests, within agreed service levels, whilst maintaining accurate and timely updates to technical documentation and ticket notes.

You will also be required to operate under the guidelines of defined processes and procedures and are expected to ensure effective and professional communication with all relevant parties.

We have two other advertisements open for this role so please find and apply in the region most appropriate to your location - either Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch.

There is no need to apply in more than one of those jobs as all people will be considered.

This role is open to NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

What you’ll do

As Senior Systems Engineer - Linux, you will be responsible for, but not limited to the following :

  • Use Ansible to perform day to day activities
  • Use & modify existing Ansible playbooks to perform Application rollouts in customer environments
  • Meet client SLAs for system availability, uptime and reliability
  • Proactively manage and monitor the system environment for continuing business support
  • Perform role responsibilities and duties during business hours, with occasional after-hours and on-call as required
  • Perform regular Project Services work and work at a Design / Architecture level.
  • What you’ll bring

    You will bring at least three years’ experience in a complex, corporate, multi-server IT environment. You will have strong knowledge of RedHat Enterprise Linux 7 & 8 or similar flavour of Linux such as Ubuntu, Centos, etc.

    Along with extensive experience configuring and deploying servers, developing scripts to automate server builds and supporting systems infrastructure (systems, storage, networks, virtualisation platforms etc).

    You will be comfortable using Ansible in day-to-day operations tasks. Plus, you will have experience with sever security initiatives and have supported Virtual Server Environments.

    You will possess exceptional customer, problem-solving and technical documentation skills, and be a team-player. Other skills you possess or technologies that you will have worked with include :

    Configuration Management :

  • git, GitLab CI / CD
  • gitlab runners
  • Monitoring :
  • Check MK
  • Prometheus
  • Science Logic
  • Grafana
  • Automation / Scripting :

  • PowerShell
  • Software Packaging / Deployment :

  • Red Hat Satellite
  • Docker / Buildah / Podman container development
  • Why Datacom?

    We have over 6,200 people across our global offices, and generate an annual revenue of over $1.4 billion, this makes us one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies.

    We have extensive expertise in operating data centres, providing IT services, software engineering and application management, as well as payroll and customer service design and operations.

    With this comes a long list of significant clients Datacom is committed to hiring, developing and promoting the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.

    We are local at heart, yet world-class in capability.

    Please apply online. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    Datacom is committed to the health and safety of its people and the wider community. Based on our site access requirements for this role, and / or potential customer site and customer’s vaccination requirements which are constantly developing, the successful applicant will need to be able produce evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or a valid exemption.

    Datacom will consider whether any accommodations can be made for candidates who are partially vaccinated (with remaining vaccine doses booked), or who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and hold a valid exemption.

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