Linux System Engineer | ISP | Durbanville

Our client, a multi award winning company based in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, offers various hosting solutions to over 40,000 customers. Voted on more than one occasion as a Best Employer in South Africa, our clients is both customer and employee centric, priding themselves on operating with integrity and delivering on promises. Rapidly expanding they are looking for a Linux System Engineer.

Job description

Our client is looking for a client-centric Linux system engineer to join a team that specialises in the development and maintenance of high performance Linux and cloud hosting solutions.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of taking our clients company to the next level by applying both your server admin and software development skills. 


Develop and maintain reliable, fast, secure and scalable hosting infrastructure

Translate customer requirements into robust innovative solutions

Collaborate with diverse tech teams

Be part of ensuring our client provides fantastic long term value to the market

Provide after hours on-call support

Actively participate in continuous improvement within the team

In return for your expertise they offer free web hosting, a fantastic office environment, 18 days paid leave, life insurance disability cover, funeral benefits, a retirement plan and medical aid. In addition you’ll enjoy flexible working hours, and 4 months maternity leave.


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
• 5+ years with a successful track record in Linux server administration
• 5+ years backend/API software development experience in a *nix environment
• Solid virtualization and cloud infrastructure experience (Open stack, Docker, Proxmox, Ceph)
• Passionate about at least one automation tool (e.g. Puppet, Ansible, Salt, Terraform)
• Experience as the last point of call for escalations
• Advantageous:
- Has contributed to an open source project
- Exposure to a variety of application frameworks/software languages
- Agile methodology



Durbanville, Cape Town