The Opportunity

AARNet are offering a Full Time position for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator based in our Brisbane office at Milton. Joining the Systems Administration Team, you will provide support of Linux oriented server, desktop, appliance and other equipment located (across the network) at AARNet offices and facilities.

Full time permanent position
Laptop & mobile phone provided
Generous superannuation package
Opportunity for annual bonus
Being a part of a leading edge technology company


Lead new developments & deployments from the systems perspective by coordinating with customers & internal departments
Daily monitoring & maintenance of systems, servers & services, for correct functionality & optimum performance
Test & apply new software, maintenance patches & configuration changes using change & version control tools
Plan, build & integrate new services to informed SLA's

Related Experience

8+ years Linux Server administration experience
5+ years Red Hat Enterprise Linux experience
Red Hat Certification Engineering experience is preferred
Good knowledge of containerisation technologies & version control
Ability to work with continuous integration technologies
Ability to gather requirements, design & implement appropriate solutions
Strong process oriented experience in terms of implementation & completion

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required

Strong knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers
Strong working knowledge of storage technologies & environments
High Availability & failover scenarios, load balanced environments
Software experience with Ansible, Elastic Search, Atlassian, Docker, GitHub, SVN, Jenkins, LDAP, Radius, Bind
Familiar with Zabbix, Nagios &/or Icinga monitoring systems
Troubleshooting including performance monitoring & optimisation
Disaster recovery
Familiar with databases
Ability to work both autonomously & within a team
Excellent interpersonal & communication (verbal & written) skills
Ability to prioritise workload
Attention to detail

Conditions of Employment

The role is a permanent position and will commence with a probation period. Remuneration will be based on the experience of applicants and prevailing market rates plus a generous superannuation package. This position may include some out of hours work.

To apply, please forward a resume & cover letter to by close of business on 7/10/16.

About AARNet

AARNet Pty Ltd (APL) is the company that operates Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet). We are a not-for-profit company that provides critical infrastructure used to drive innovation in today's knowledge based economy. We connect over one million users by delivering high-capacity, leading-edge Internet services for the tertiary education, research sector communities and their research partners to organisations such as Australian universities, hospitals, museums, schools and the CSIRO. For more information, please visit our website at