Job: System Administrator

Title System Administrator
Categories IT Support/Infrastructure
Date Posted14 May 2018
Salary R25k – 50k per month
Location Cape Town

Our client is involved in the fast-paced world of fully managed sports betting and have their office located in the beautiful Gardens suburb in Cape Town. Our client runs their business by offering clients the use of their end-to-end betting platform to manage their online, mobile and retails businesses.

Our client is looking for a Systems Administrator that will work with their technical teams to maintain and expand their growing mission critical infrastructure. You would be responsible for helping estimate, provision, automate, and monitor the infrastructure for their applications, and as part of this process, you would need to develop risk and threat analyses along with mitigation and response strategies. You will also be asked to deliver monitoring and usage reports. You will also work in a division, where each division owner is empowered to run their own unit within the bigger group.

What will I do?

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Provisioning of new client infrastructure and maintenance of existing client infrastructure
  • Infrastructure software maintenance (includes patching and upgrades)
  • Ensuring all backups and replication configuration are running optimally
  • System troubleshooting and problem solving across platform and application domains – will be expected to participate in on-call escalations to troubleshoot customer facing issues
  • Assistance to the DevOps Engineer for provisioning of new services as required
  • Providing monthly reports on system performance and uptime
  • Ensuring strict security standards are maintained across all infrastructure
  • Capacity planning and forecasting for client infrastructure

What do I need?

The following minimum education, experience and skills are required to perform the job:

  • A love for sport! (any kind)
  • 4+ years of experience in Systems Administration
  • Proficiency in building Linux systems (CentOS based)
  • Extensive experience working with server virtualization and containerisation (Docker, VMWare, Xen, etc.)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP fundamentals, including application layer protocols (e.g. DNS, FTP, SMTP, etc.) and firewalls
  • Experience administering application servers, web servers, and databases (Apache, PHP, NGINX, MySQL etc.)
  • Experience configuring, deploying, and supporting at least one networking monitoring tool (NewRelic, Cacti, monit, MRTG, Nagios, PagerDuty etc.)
  • Scripting and programming languages (Bash, Python, etc.)

What will I get?

  • Competitive salary
  • Arranged parking
  • Relaxed office environment, complete with all the comfy accessories.
  • Beer Fridays, big braai celebration for birthdays, etc.!

If you are interested in this opportunity, or have any questions, please send a copy of your CV to

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Alex Moult – Digital RecruiterAlex is a recent graduate with a degree in Psychology and Linguistics. She has always had a love for computers and all things digital, and is eager to forge her new recruitment career engaged with this field. Alex is friendly with a vibrant personality who hopes to make a positive impact on everyone she meets. Alex is a proud geek, and if you don’t find her in a coffee shop, you’ll find her playing card or fantasy games with friends or curled up in pyjamas playing video games.Contact manager
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