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LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Linux System Administrator, reporting to the Technical Director, develops and maintains all of Reelforge operational systems.
The System Administrator will be responsible for :-maintaining the integrity and security of servers and systems used for development and running Reelforge Software. The System Administrator will also responsible for administering the Reelforge Hosting Center running on Linux and Sun Solaris servers. You will also conduct system analysis and development, with limited support and direction from professional staff, to keep our systems current with changing technologies. The System Administrator must possess a strong background in the UNIX OS, preferably with Linux/UNIX server administration. As new technologies emerge and impact our systems, the System Administrator will be expected to learn these technologies very quickly and resolve any problems involved in integrating new technologies with our systems.
The System Administrator is a key technical resources for other Senior Staff, providing advice, training and technical support for various projects. In addition, the System Administrator works closely with professional technical staff in the engineering and customer solutions teams in evaluating current systems and making decisions on future development.
Manages multiple UNIX servers and workstations ensuring proper integration of these components with existing Reelforge computer systems.
Manages multiple linked databases to include security, data safety and integrity, disaster recovery, and development and implementation of bulk data import/export procedures.
Plans and implements system security policy, to include firewalls, host and client access, file permissions, and user accounts.
Conducts growth analysis and capacity planning, and develops capital and operating budget proposals. Designs and develops advanced methods and procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying data for input and/or retrieval.
Designs and programs specific applications in response to department needs; installs and debugs new and/or upgraded software on server and client platforms, ensuring compliance with current site licenses; designs, programs, and manages websites and associated pages.
Documents the design of the operating environment
Researches, evaluates, purchases, installs, configures, and troubleshoots all hardware, peripherals, and equipment necessary.
Troubleshoots networks, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational problems.
Develops and implements various training and instruction programs for users on the use of operating systems, networking, applications, and databases.
Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems
May lead or guide the work of other staff engaged in similar functions.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Qualifications Extensive experience working with Linux UNIX system and program installation, compilation and configuration; Previous programming or scripting experience ; Understanding of the administration of SQL database servers such as MySQL, and secure web servers such as Apache with mod\_ssl ; Knowledge of Perl or CGI scripting; Working knowledge of Bourne shell scripting; Knowledge of standard backup infrastructures; System-level security procedures, familiarity with cryptography tools (e.g. secure shell, OpenSSL, IPSec); Experience maintaining servers for standard Internet services such as DNS, NFS, DHCP, Samba, printing (e.g. LPR, CUPS) and FTP service; Experience with troubleshooting hardware; Ability and motivation to learn new technologies quickly and with minimal support and guidance;
Effective communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff;Ability to work productively in teams. Additional Requirements
Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications. An application should contain a cover letter stating why your skills and qualifications are suitable for this position, an updated curriculum vitae including detailed work experience,current remuneration, with current contact information, notice period required to take up appointment and names and contacts of three professional references.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.