Linux Platform Engineer
2022-09-16 - 2022-10-15
Information Technology
Western Cape, CPT - Northern Suburbs
R 50000 - R 65000 Monthly Basic Salary (Medical and bonus, Market related, Negotiable)
This is not just any Platform Engineer role... you will be exposed to far more and challenged technically beyond your wildest dreams. Up for the challenge? APPLY NOW and don't miss out!

Purpose of Role
To administer the platforms, ensure optimum performance and availability of such platform, provide third/fourth-level troubleshooting support, and liaise with all applicable
service providers and third parties including NOC/1st/2nd line support. Provide technical support to all roles within the group

Key Responsibilities

  • Partake in the design and implementation of new setups
  • Assist in process improvement and automation.
  • Test and design new systems/services and their suitability for possible use in production environments
  • Proactive monitoring and support of the live and staging infrastructure
  • Investigate and react to any live or staging issues that might arise
  • Prepare and take part in the periodic release of new software
  • Act as an escalation point for issues flagged by customer support
  • Handle service requests, incidents, problems and change requests, using ITIL best practice.
  • Assist in process improvement and automation.
  • Assist in intensive investigations into problems that would included detailed log and metrics analysis to provide detailed analysis, resolution and future prevention of such issues
  • Acts as a senior technical resource for outages until restoration.
  • Sound fault-finding skills and an ability to react to problematic situations in a focused manner are essential in this role. Some on-call support may be required as 3rd/4th line support in problem situations.
Desirable Skills
  • Experience predominantly in linux based environments
  • All-rounder, with very good IT knowledge and especially in Linux technologies
  • Possess excellent communication skills, capable of delivering information to both technical as well as non-technical personnel
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment
  • Deep knowledge of various monitoring tools
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Detect/analyse alarms to provide fault isolation and remote troubleshooting, being a responsible individual for problems until their complete resolution
  • Ability to analyse logs for troubleshooting issues, including malicious activity or cybersecurity threats, code and systems errors and problems
  • Virtualisation - Openstack, Vmware
  • ANY Cloud - Experience with any: Google GKE, Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, Openshift/OKD ( Ideal but NOT ESSENTIAL)
  • Excellent networking skills including packet capture and analysis
  • Experience with MongoDB/SQL from an administration and deployment perspective 
  • Experience with DNS/HTTPS certificates
  • Experience with docker

Please submit your updated CV and Skills matrix to
For more information please contact:
Jacki Butler