Job Opportunity: Linux Systems Administrator (Level 2)

Job Opportunity: Linux Systems Administrator (Level 2)
August 21, 2017 Chris Button

We’re growing and we need you!

We are looking to expand all areas of our business and are seeking enthusiastic, driven self-starters to enhance our team.

eResearch SA (eRSA) is an innovative and dynamic workplace that provides ICT services to some of South Australia’s largest research projects. We are looking for an enthusiastic Linux Systems Administrator to join our team on a full-time basis for a 12-month contract (6-month probation). If you want to work in a cutting edge environment with high-performance computing, cloud computing and storage infrastructure we’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for a competent Linux Systems Administrator who has also had exposure to:

  • Microsoft operating systems and Active Directory
  • Vendor agnostic virtualisation platform management (e.g. VMware, KVM, Hyper-V )
  • Hardware configuration and maintenance
  • Networking knowledge (e.g. LAN, WAN, Storage Fabrics)
  • ITIL Foundations

Experience in the following is highly desirable:

  • Git/GitHub
  • Python
  • Puppet
  • Bash
  • Office 365
  • PowerShell

You should also have:

  • Good organisational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to evaluate, plan and prioritise a range of tasks
  • Familiar with configuration, change management and peer review processes
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from senior staff and peers

Providing excellent customer service to our users is really important to us. If you have the following, we want to hear from you:

  • A commitment to providing a friendly high quality service to all internal and external clients
  • Experience with IT helpdesk systems and user support processes
  • An ability to assist users with a range of technical skills and abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within teams
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in verbal and written form

Download a copy of the position description here.

Apply now via Seek.

To be considered for this position apply through Seek with a resume and covering letter that tells us why you’re the best person for the job. Your cover letter should include your experience with the above mentioned systems and address the desired characteristics listed.

You must be an Australian Resident and residing in South Australia. The successful candidate will be subject to a police clearance.

  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • "eResearch capabilities ... ensure we can continue to use the latest methods available in our field. The hope is that through the use of these technologies, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible.”  
    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA
  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University

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