THE strong technical expertise of a Senior IT Engineer with 10+ years applicable work experience in Linux and Windows environments is sought to join the team of a dynamic Centurion-based Tech company. Your core role will be to maintain & support the Linux and Windows-based infrastructure and database servers – ensuring a seamless flow of information throughout the company, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users. The successful incumbent must have Grade 12/Matric, a computer-related BS Degree or relevant Certification including N+/A+/Linux, Microsoft, LPI 1 and RHCSA/RHCE. You will also need experience with Shell Scripting, Zabbix, Nagios, Virtual environments, Networking, MySQL & hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications.


  • Installation and configuration of Linux and Windows systems.
  • Maintain, update, patch, tune, and repair applications to keep them performing according to technical and functional specifications.
  • Creation, configuration, and installation of Virtual Machines and ESX or ESXi.
  • Communicate and enforce Operating system changes and compliance requirements.
  • Communicate and enforce IT and system standards.
  • Create and architect system layouts.
  • Maintain and improve existing systems.
  • Perform fault-finding, analyse problems, and provide solutions.
  • Log faults with 3rd parties.
  • Installation and configuration of MySQL Server.
  • Recommend solutions by defining physical database structures and functional capabilities, database security, data back-ups and recovery specifications.
  • Evaluate existing systems and design proposed systems.
  • Maintain database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing organisation standards.
  • Benchmark state-of-the-art practices.
  • Determine, enforce, and document database/server policies, procedures, and standards.


Qualifications –

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12/equivalent).
  • BS Degree in a computer discipline or relevant Certification.
  • N+ Certified.
  • A+ Certified.
  • Linux Certified.
  • Microsoft Certified.
  • LPI 1 Certified (LP2 would be a bonus).

Experience/Skills –

  • 10+ Years applicable experience in Linux and Windows environments
  • Significant network knowledge (knowledge on FortiGate firewalls would be an advantage).
  • Significant knowledge in Shell Scripting.
  • Significant knowledge on Virtual environments.
  • Significant knowledge of monitoring systems like Zabbix and Nagios.
  • Information Security Policies.
  • Proven working experience with databases (MySQL).
  • Hands-on experience with database standards and end user applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity, and SQL.
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation, and coding.
  • Familiarity with programming languages API.

Advantageous –

  • Office 365 administration.
  • Mimecast administration.
  • Darktrace administration and configuration
  • Microsoft Defender implementation, administration, and configuration.
  • Microsoft Intune implementation, administration, and configuration.
  • Azure AD implementation, administration, and configuration.
  • Security implementation, administration, and management.
  • ISO Certification experience.
  • Docker environments.


  • Attention to detail.
  • Deadline driven, accountable, thorough, and professional.
  • Proactive, efficient and focused.
  • Responsible, self-managed and delivery focused.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a team player.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to think algorithmically.
  • Promotes Process Improvement.

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Desired Skills:

  • Senior
  • IT
  • Engineer

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