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Senior Linux Engineer

$130,000 - 150,000 per year
Adelaide CBD


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

Our Unix Services teams support a whole range of organisations; providing IT support across a range of technologies and applications. Our Unix Services team is made up of 50 plus service professionals, and we’re continuously growing.

About the Role

As Senior Linux Engineer, your role is to manage and maintain the Linux/Unix server environment and to provide proactive and reactive support services to maintain the availability and reliability of a customer’s core infrastructure. You will be using Automation type tools such as Ansible on a day to day basis and may be required to assist customers with Application based 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 the agreed service level whilst maintaining accurate and timely updates to technical documentation and ticket notes. You will also be required to operate under the guidelines of pre-defined processes and procedures and are expected to ensure effective and professional communication with all relevant parties.

What you’ll do

As Senior Linux Engineer, 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 as outlined below, 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

To be successful in your application for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen.

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 4, 5, 6 or 7 or similar flavour of Linux such as Ubuntu, Centos, etc. Along with extensive experience configuring and deploying servers, developing scrips to automate server builds and supporting systems infrastructure (systems, storage, networks, virtualisation). 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.

The Nitty Gritty

We have over 6,500 people across our global offices and generate an annual revenue of over NZ $1.2 billion annually. This makes us one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies.

We have extensive expertise in operating data centres, 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 and Datacom is committed to hiring, developing and promoting the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds to serve those clients.

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