Senior Linux Systems Administrator (Premium Hosting Customers)

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Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Xneelo, a leading web hosting company in South Africa, seeks the services of a client-centric Linux systems administrator to join a team that specialises in the development and maintenance of high performance Linux based hosting platforms. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of supporting and delighting xneelo’s premium hosting customers. The role can be based at the company's head office in Durbanville, South Africa or remotely.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and maintain reliable, fast, secure and highly available hosting infrastructure
  • Maintain existing LAMP hosting customer infrastructure
  • Maintain and expand configuration management systems
  • Technical point of contact for premium hosting customers
  • Form part of a highly skilled and autonomous team
  • Translate customer requirements into robust innovative solutions
  • Collaborate with diverse tech teams and customers
  • Provide after hours on-call support on a rotational basis
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement within the team


The right candidate:

  • Is passionate about quality and high standards
  • Understands the false economy of interim solutions
  • Is able to say the words "I don't know" and “I messed up” and have said both at least once
  • Clearly understands the challenges of data loss and has a successful track record of preventing it
  • Demonstrates passion for technology to serve operational and client requirements
  • Demonstrates passion for optimal systems and simple procedures
  • Has a strong sense of ownership and getting on with the job
  • Is tenacious in troubleshooting problems
  • Understands and contributes to the power of a cohesive team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5+ years with a successful track record in Linux server administration
  • Proficient at different scripting languages (bash, python)
  • Experienced in at least one automation tool (we make use of Puppet)
  • Experience as the last point of call for escalations
  • Advantageous:
    • Linux certifications
    • Agile methodology
    • Helpdesk or technical support experience
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere
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