Systems Administrator

Job Detail Job ID QualificationsDiploma IndustryResearch, science & technologyCentreCape TownEnquiriesFor more info, please email us ****** do-not send your application to this mailbox, it is only for inquiries.Where to submit applicationNotesPLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.Job DescriptionKey responsibilities: Provisioning and de-provisioning VMS and cloud accounts; Deploying, managing, and operating cloud environments; Contributing and identifying appropriate use and operational best practices; Keep technical documentation up to date; Proactively keep up to date on cloud services and developments; Create (where appropriate) automation, to streamline provisioning and de-provisioning processes; Lead certain data/service migration projects; Lead projects on new or upgrading systems. Back-up servers and associated operating systems and software; Demonstrate leadership in either field of HPC/Cloud (storage, cluster/cloud design and configuration, interconnects or applications porting and tuning); Conduct research on HPC and cloud related hardware and software in support of procurement and system development; Maintain a Tier2 computing facility for the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG); Collaborate with colleagues internationally to maintain Tier2 computing infrastructure. Qualifications, skills and experience: A National diploma or Bachelors degree in information technology or related field (e.g. computer systems engineering, computer science) with at least six years experience in LINUX system administrator of which five years should be in HPC or cloud. All international qualifications require an evaluation report / certificate issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); Experience in large, distributed collaborations; Experience with massively distributed systems and high throughput computing; Experience with High Energy Physics computing infrastructures; Experience with batch systems, HTCondor or similar; Industry certification in related ICT field would be advantageous; Experience with configuration management via ansible/puppet/salt/chef; Experience with Database administration; Experience with software defined storage systems, EOS/CEPH/GlusterFS; Experience provisioning, operating, and maintaining Cloud Infrastructure; Knowledge of programming (e.g. C, C++ and Fortran); Experience in scripting tools, bash, python, yaml etc.Required skillsAdministrator
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