New Member
Jun 5, 2006
Company overview
We are a fast growing and dynamic telecommunications software development company with around 40 staff members consisting mostly of highly experienced and skilled solution architects, software developers, and support engineers. We specialise in high performance robust Telco solutions.

We offer a flexible work environment with the option to work from home or remotely part of the week. We are based in Southdowns, Centurion.

The salary range for this position is R40K - R70K p.m. CTC. This is negotiable.

Job description
The principal function is to apply specialist knowledge of Linux system administration to manage close to 50 Linux servers and VMs mostly in South Africa, but also elsewhere in Africa and South America. Also, to support our wide range of Telco applications deployed among our existing and future customers, locally and internationally.

This involves the following tasks, among others:
- OS, network, and application configuration of new systems.
- Maintaining and contributing to system standards.
- Improve the automation of tasks where possible.
- Managing system security.
- Apply OS and application patches where required.
- Capacity and performance management.
- Research and recommend innovative approaches to improving efficiency.
- Provide system and application support.

Must have:
- A high degree of interest and experience in Linux is desired.
- Shell scripting ability for system administration.
- Linux system administration (RedHat/Centos, Apache, MySQL, Bash, Python),
- Knowledge of networking protocols and technology (TCP/IP, SOAP, HTTP, XML, RADIUS)
- Ability to learn quickly and work independently.

Nice to have:
- A tertiary Engineering or Computer Science degree is preferred.
- Experience in the support and management of high availability software and systems.
- Knowledge and experience of highly scalable systems and technologies such as REDIS and MongoDB.
- Knowledge and experience of technologies such as Docker, Chef, VMware, KVM, Xen.
- Knowledge and experience of data centre technologies such as Fibre Channel, iSCSI, Firewalls, Routers, Load Balancers, etc
- Understanding of Telecommunications technologies (SS7, SIGTRAN, SCTP, Diameter, MTP, SCCP, TCAP, MAP, CAP, other ITU-T/3GPP protocols).

Please send your CV to or contact me for further information.