We are currently seeking an experienced Linux systems administrator.
We have custom built Marketing applications driven by email, SMS broadcast.
Initially there will be 2 full weeks of work at the North Sydney office, and a induction at our server location in Ultimo.
From then, You need to be available to respond to automated service alerts when there is a problem. You need to be able to quickly identify the problem and rectify the situation, this includes program failures and bugs as well as securing the system from intruders and deny of service attacks. Visits to maintain hardware will be part of the cope when nescessary.
You should also be able to pinpoint any performance bottlenecks and suggest appropriate hardware upgrades or scale up the system across servers. You would also need to perform system upgrades and manage system backups.
You need to be intuitive and autonomous to handle the tasks. You need to have good experience how to retrieve relevant new information about any problem.
Work situation will develop into a telecommuting position, with a retainer fee for monitoring server performanace.
Demonstrated experience in maintaining sophisticated systems, other than just basic store/retrieve information systems
Strong understanding of the IP world on protocol level
Some insights into deeper level of the major services: http, dns, ...
Understanding system performance variables
Having experience in using a combination of standard Linux tools to solve ad-hoc problems
Lots of experience with troubleshooting daemons and applications.
Some PHP programming knowledge
Relational database management knowledge and data abstraction into objects