Linux Systems Administrator

Do you have the desire to put your skills to the test and take your career to the next level as a Systems Administrator for one of Australia’s cutting-edge web development companies?

Squiz is recognised as a leader in the Australian CMS market, because we use innovative technology to keep ahead of the competition. We provide a range of web & search solutions around our hugely popular open source content management system, Matrix, and we service a broad range of large and high profile private and government organisations!

To complement and further strengthen our talented ACT team, Squiz is seeking a clever and motivated Systems Administrator to be involved in the installation, regular upgrade and maintenance of web and intranet servers, Squiz solutions and associated applications both in our clients’ environments and also as deployed with Squiz’s state-of-the-art Squiz Cloud.

Your responsibilities will involve supporting staff in our local office and our valued clients, so good communication skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude are essential!

To give you more detail, your main duties will include:

Helping us to deliver our CMS and search SLA responsibilities by performing regular system upgrades and platform maintenance
Being responsible for office IT systems (Desktop advice, Fileshares, Subversion, Jira, Confluence)
Maintenance of hosted search cloud infrastructure (NGINX, Jetty, Apache, Puppet, Funnelback)
Automation of system administration tasks
Assisting technical consultants and developers on CMS and hosted search projects
Managing a diverse range of desktop systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)

To be a perfect fit, you will have all/most of the following skills and attributes:

Experience with Linux and both PHP and Java-based systems as well as Mac and Windows desktop systems
Database administration experience, including MySQL, PostgreSQL and/or Oracle
Experience configuring and maintaining Apache and Squid
Experience with iptables firewalls and LDAP
Understanding of caching, load balancing, and high availability
Demonstrate a good understanding of server security issues and web protocols
Experience with network monitoring, including Nagios and OpenNMS
Development skills in Perl, Bash and Groovy or Java and Shell Scripting
Demonstrable skills in proactively identifying and resolving potential problems
A “can do” attitude and excellent written and verbal communication skills
Happy to obtain/currently hold a Commonwealth Government Security Clearance
An interest in web and search technologies and an apititude to learn

If you’re the newest addition to Squiz, we will offer:

The opportunity to build, install and support a variety of client systems
A great salary package commensurate with your skills and experience
The chance to extend your knowledge of open-source frameworks and technologies
The environment to work in a forward-thinking Australian company alongside other Linux System Administrators and Web/IT professionals
A flexible, friendly and modern workplace in Civic (the nearby restaurants and cafes are great!)
The opportunity to occasionally travel and provide on-site support to clients
Ongoing professional development with a well respected company within the industry

Here at Squiz, we pride ourselves on quality service. Nothing would be possible without our amazing team, so we take talent acquisition seriously. If everything mentioned above ticks the boxes and sparks your curiosity, we’d love to hear from you!