Senior Systems Administrator - Kanji Group

Multi-national manufacturing group are in need of a Senior Systems administrator
to help grow and maintain our 100+ site network.

Sydney based organisation with clients in all parts of Australia, NZ, PNG,
Singapore and various other locations around the world, mostly in the
manufacturing space. Small but efficient IT team who support remote
infrastructure and strive to provide cost effective, reliable, integrated

Relaxed professional culture with casual dress policy, occasional nerf
battles and a lot of good banter. Small hard working team working to automate
the day to day and evolve business process of our clients. Work with all
sorts of technology from data-centre through to on-premise systems. Within the
company, there is an emphasis on technical skills and staff are encouraged to
develop these skills via interaction with colleagues as well as the
opportunity for more formal training.

Reporting to the Infrastructure Manager, this permanent opportunity for a
Senior Linux Systems Administrator is part of a team responsible for managing
and maintaining the company’s infrastructure. Based in the Sydney CBD,
duties will include, but not be limited to:

• Provisioning, maintaining and decommissioning of systems
• System Back-ups / restores
• Security patching
• Solution design, testing and acceptance verification
• Management of DNS servers, Web application servers & Database servers
• Network maintenance, provisioning and troubleshooting
• Various project work
• Resolution of emails/tickets re system issues – escalating where necessary
• Liaising with the in-house development team on deployments and automation
• Firewall, secure and review the vulnerability of the company network.

Most work is standard business hours but some out of hours is required from
time to time.

Successful candidates will take an active interest in the betterment of the
organisations computing system as the solution evolves. Your active
participation in discussions about technologies, best practice, solution
architecture and equipment purchase will enable you to make your mark on the
company's IT footprint and help grow the solution provided to our clients.
New challenges and requirements make this position one that never gets

Skills & Experience:

Solid experience is required in
• Ubuntu/Debian/RHEL/Centos
• Email technologies (Postfix/Dovecot/Courier/Cyrus)
• Storage Technologies (Netapp, FreeNAS, ZFS, NFS, iSCSI)
• Virtualisation technologies (Vmware, Xen KVM etc)
• Networking technologies ( Vlan, Openvpn, IPIP/GRE, BGP)
• Web technologies (LAMP, Bind, Passenger)
• Scripting Languages ( at least 2 of the following, Perl, Python, Ruby, Bash/Ksh/Sh/Zsh )
• Security Technologies ( fail2ban, iptables, snort etc )

Familiarisation with the following will be advantageous
• Tenable Security Centre (Nessus, Passive Vulnerability Scanner, Log Correlation Engine)
• Asterisk and VOIP
• Monitoring Systems (Nagios, Munin, Smokeping)
• Package Management (Debs, RPM Building)
• ELK Stack

• Minimum of 3 years experience in a Sys Admin roll in a predominantly Linux environment
• Automation/Sysops approach to configuration management/system management
• Good written / verbal skills
• Previous experience on Helpdesk is a plus

Why you’d want this role:

If you like playing with new technologies, working with a team of of people
who look for the right technology fit and not just do things because "the
market is doing it", and if you are a technologist, this job is for you. On
top of project work, we also encourage you to learn about new technologies
with a view of the possibility of making life easier for the team.


Send your resume to with links to any projects / blog
posts / git repo of yours that may be of interest to us.