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Date Added: Wed 23/03/2022

Senior Systems/Cloud Engineer

Kenilworth, South Africa
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: 20000 - 90000 / monthly

ENVIRONMENT:

A UK-based Consultancy and Software Solutions Provider seeks the technical expertise of a proactive Senior Systems/Cloud Engineer to join its team. Your role will entail system troubleshooting, problem resolution, ensuring the scalability of cloud-based production systems and leading cloud solution rollout projects. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of an AWS/Azure Associate-level Certification, 10+ years' IT experience - preferably in an SME/corporate environment, 5+ years' Advanced Windows/Linux, 3+ years' provisioning, operating, and managing AWS / Azure environments with a proven track record of IT project delivery. You will also require experience and proficiency with Active Directory, DNS, WINS, DHCP, IIS SQL Server, PowerShell, RHEL/CentOS, Postgres, VMware.

DUTIES:

  • System troubleshooting and problem resolution across various applications and platforms.
  • Deployment, automation, management, and maintenance of cloud-based production systems.
  • Ensure availability, performance, security, and scalability of cloud-based production systems.
  • Design, maintain and manage tools for automation of different operational processes.
  • Provide recommendations for architecture and process improvements.
  • Evaluation of new technology alternatives and vendor products.
  • Lead and work as part of cloud solution rollout projects.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications -

  • AWS or Azure Associate-level Certification.

Experience/Skills -

  • 10+ Years related IT experience (preferably in an SME/corporate environment).
  • 5+ Years of advanced experience in Windows/Linux-based server environments.
  • 3+ Years' provisioning, operating, and managing AWS / Azure environments.
  • Have proven expertise in IT project delivery with a proven track record of completing tasks and projects on time and at high quality.
  • Comfortable working to tight deadlines and demanding SLAs.
  • Provide out-of-hours cover infrequently.

Technical Expertise:

Cloud Infrastructure -

  • Architect, build and operate cloud infrastructure platforms (AWS and/or Azure).
  • Proficient with AWS/Azure services: Compute and Network, Storage and CDN, Database, Analytics, Deployment, and Management.
  • Experience with multi-tier architectures: load balancers, caching, web servers, application servers, databases, and networking.

Windows -

  • Administration of Windows Server OS.
  • Active Directory infrastructure design (including DNS, WINS, DHCP, Group policies).
  • PowerShell and other scripting for advanced support, maintenance and automation.
  • Support WAMP environments (including IIS, SQL Server).

Linux -

  • Administration of Ubuntu/Debian or derivatives.
  • Administration of RHEL/CentOS or derivatives.
  • Support of LAMP environments (including MySQL, Postgres, Apache/Nginx).

Virtualisation -

  • VMware ESXi vSphere configuration and support.
  • VMware vCloud setup, configuration and support.

SAN -

  • HP StorageWorks or similar exposure.
  • Administration of SAN environments.

Whilst a degree or certification is not mandatory, one or more of the following certifications would be highly

advantageous:

  • Degree or Diploma in Computer Technology
  • AWS Certified Solutions architect (or similar)
  • Microsoft Azure Administrator (or similar)
  • MCSA or MCSE or MCITP
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