Linux technician/engineer/specialist

nkawit

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Introduction:
IT company with position available for a Linux Technician / Engineer / Specialist in Cape Town, Southern Suburbs. All races and genders welcome to apply. Possible partnership/shareholder options available for the right person (specifically previous IT business owners).

We are an international Linux technology development company who provides both wholesale ISP solutions and opensource-based solutions to corporates, government organizations and resellers. This job is best suited to individuals truly over the edge passionate about technology, open source software and Linux as we very rarely work with any proprietary software.

In short this job entails:
* Supporting already deployed solutions to clients, diagnosing problems, configuration changes & fault finding within SLA constraints
* Production webserver/hosting/virtualization platform/network gear support
* Setting up and installing systems for new clients
* Researching cutting edge technology, and new software alongside our technology architects
* Thinking outside the box to bring new ideas to the solutions we bring to life
* Maintaining and improving our internal documentation repository

Requirements:
* 3yr minimum working Linux experience
* Own reliable transport
* Valid South African drivers license
* No criminal record
* Experience with scripting in bash, more languages a plus
* Must be able to install & configure a LAMP system in a wiz
* Working experience with Apache configuration including .htaccess files and URL rewriting
* Working experience configuring MySQL and administering databases
* Experience installing and configuring Samba
* Experience installing and configuring Squid
* Experience using Vi/ViM in console
* Experience with networking configurations and tools, including tcpdump, iproute2, shorewall, bridge-utils, iptables
* Comfortable working with MediaWiki-like syntax and wiki pages
* Friendly and well presented
* Good telephone etiquette & communication skills, proper English usage and clear spoken, some of our large clients are international
* Ability to work under pressure from management and clients
* Ability to take constructive criticism and follow instructions
* Not afraid to go the extra mile & willing to work overtime, Saturdays and Sundays if required, some of our clients are international
* Familiarity with DSL/fibre products, reseller/shared/vps/dedicated server hosting and online backups is a BIG plus
* Python experience is a bonus
* Experience using GitHub/GitLab is a bonus
* Prior managemnet / business ownership is a bonus

Role Description & Responsibilities:
* Answering support calls & live chat
* Attending to support tickets, reproducing issues and investigating solutions
* Attend to clients on-site if required
* Setting up, configuring and testing server software
* Reproducing faults so they may be escalated/investigated to our programmers
* Assembling servers & embedded devices from components
* Strong commitment to self development and research into technologies we use/can use
* Report on all critical and important aspects concerning your work
* Strict adherence to company policies and procedures
* Respect of company escalation procedures
* Constantly keep up to date of new technology and trends in our industry
* Professional presentation of the company
* Work closely with peers and become part of a growing team
* Sense of humor a must

For your application to be considered please provide for the following:
* Provide your CV (include experience and evidence of expertise, what you’ve worked with in the past … etc)
* What can you bring to the company
* Your plans for self improvement
* Where do you see yourself in the company in 3 years time
* Your notice period


Salary range: R120,000 to R360,000


Possible partnership/shareholder options available for the right person (specifically previous IT business owners).
 

RonSwanson

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Introduction:
IT company with position available for a Linux Technician / Engineer / Specialist in Cape Town, Southern Suburbs. All races and genders welcome to apply. Possible partnership/shareholder options available for the right person (specifically previous IT business owners).

We are an international Linux technology development company who provides both wholesale ISP solutions and opensource-based solutions to corporates, government organizations and resellers. This job is best suited to individuals truly over the edge passionate about technology, open source software and Linux as we very rarely work with any proprietary software.

In short this job entails:
* Supporting already deployed solutions to clients, diagnosing problems, configuration changes & fault finding within SLA constraints
* Production webserver/hosting/virtualization platform/network gear support
* Setting up and installing systems for new clients
* Researching cutting edge technology, and new software alongside our technology architects
* Thinking outside the box to bring new ideas to the solutions we bring to life
* Maintaining and improving our internal documentation repository

Requirements:
* 3yr minimum working Linux experience
* Own reliable transport
* Valid South African drivers license
* No criminal record
* Experience with scripting in bash, more languages a plus
* Must be able to install & configure a LAMP system in a wiz
* Working experience with Apache configuration including .htaccess files and URL rewriting
* Working experience configuring MySQL and administering databases
* Experience installing and configuring Samba
* Experience installing and configuring Squid
* Experience using Vi/ViM in console
* Experience with networking configurations and tools, including tcpdump, iproute2, shorewall, bridge-utils, iptables
* Comfortable working with MediaWiki-like syntax and wiki pages
* Friendly and well presented
* Good telephone etiquette & communication skills, proper English usage and clear spoken, some of our large clients are international
* Ability to work under pressure from management and clients
* Ability to take constructive criticism and follow instructions
* Not afraid to go the extra mile & willing to work overtime, Saturdays and Sundays if required, some of our clients are international
* Familiarity with DSL/fibre products, reseller/shared/vps/dedicated server hosting and online backups is a BIG plus
* Python experience is a bonus
* Experience using GitHub/GitLab is a bonus
* Prior managemnet / business ownership is a bonus

Role Description & Responsibilities:
* Answering support calls & live chat
* Attending to support tickets, reproducing issues and investigating solutions
* Attend to clients on-site if required
* Setting up, configuring and testing server software
* Reproducing faults so they may be escalated/investigated to our programmers
* Assembling servers & embedded devices from components
* Strong commitment to self development and research into technologies we use/can use
* Report on all critical and important aspects concerning your work
* Strict adherence to company policies and procedures
* Respect of company escalation procedures
* Constantly keep up to date of new technology and trends in our industry
* Professional presentation of the company
* Work closely with peers and become part of a growing team
* Sense of humor a must

For your application to be considered please provide for the following:
* Provide your CV (include experience and evidence of expertise, what you’ve worked with in the past … etc)
* What can you bring to the company
* Your plans for self improvement
* Where do you see yourself in the company in 3 years time
* Your notice period


Salary range: R120,000 to R360,000


Possible partnership/shareholder options available for the right person (specifically previous IT business owners).
"Your plans for self improvement"

Farkit dude, this oke walks on water, and from the meagre salary offered lives an extremely frugal lifestyle with his mum. What exactly do you want him to improve?
 

Sinbad

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"Your plans for self improvement"

Farkit dude, this oke walks on water, and from the meagre salary offered lives an extremely frugal lifestyle with his mum. What exactly do you want him to improve?
My plan for self-improvement: Get a job that pays what I'm worth. :p
 

Daruk

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In all honesty R30k a month with 3 years exp. is not bad
And 3 years experience won't get you half of that list.... Including "previous business owners".

As for previous business owners doing support desk and hardware assembly...
My 5c... It's a poorly written JD and they want way more than they can afford to pay.
 

RonSwanson

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Prior management experience as well.
So, a former manager that is now an Engineer or Specialist, who walks on water, lives with sponges off her mum, willing to work overtime, Saturdays and Sundays, friendly and well presented with proper English usage and clear spoken, knows everything, but despite that is still willing to improve.

Not on my team, she'd make everyone look bad. :ROFL:
 

jsheed_sa

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That top end needs to double considering the overtime / weekend work requirements...

Then you've still got to use your own vehicle for callouts. Good luck with the hunt, but as others have said this isn't realistic and screams wishlist.
 
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