The purpose of the
Senior ICT Support Engineer - Linux & Security:
The successful incumbent will be part of the ICT team to service the ICT requirements of the organization as a whole as well as the ICT related needs of the respective development programmes.
Report to Manager ICT and provide input and support on ICT projects where required
Support and maintain Linux Server environments and Open Source Platforms/Tools
Support and maintain firewall, UTM, IDS and IPS systems
Communicate areas for improvement to management, to improve the overall effectiveness of security safeguards and controls in the organization
Respond to emerging threats and other forms of targeted attacks, organized crime, ransomware etc.
Implement new and maintain existing cyber security initiatives and provide input into internal IT Security standards, and implement control and risk procedures
Advise on the installation, configuration and upgrade servers in line with policy and system requirements.
Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
Installing and configuring tools for event monitoring, capacity planning, performance monitoring, etc.
Support ICT governance initiatives and provide input into policy/procedure development
Constant monitoring and notifications of open source vulnerabilities in our applications through the use of Nexus Repository and Nexus Lifecycle.
Relevant tertiary IT qualification
Strong troubleshooting skills
Redhat and CentOS skills
5+ years’ experience and working knowledge of Linux.
5+ years hands on firewalling/security experience
1+ years’ experience with Fortigate UTM appliances or Mikrotik firewall
1+ years’ experience with virtualization e.g. VMware, KVM
Experience with performance optimization and capacity planning of virtualized environments.
Advanced knowledge of networking fundamentals (all OSI layers)
Strong hands-on experience and knowledge of LAN / VLAN / Wireless /VOIP and WAN technologies.
Strong hands-on experience with and knowledge of firewalling and traffic management.
Exposure to backup products such as Backup Exec and Veeam Backup and Replication.
Exposure to SAN storage environment administration.
Experience and skills with the following technologies is advantageous:
Certifications : Linux, RHCE/RHCSA
IT Security assessment/Ethical hacking experience advantageous
Security related certification advantageous .e.g. CEH, Security +
Experience with managing a Microsoft Active Directory Environments advantageous
Experience with penetration testing, cybercrime countermeasures and cyber security assessments
Experience with maintaining a Microsoft Exchange Server Environments
Scripting – PHP, Bash, Pearl & Python
Monitoring solutions such as Nagios, Zenoss, Zabbix.
Automation/deployment tools such as Ansible
Rolling out and support of open source solutions.
Organized, structured and attention to detail.
Ability to work in a team or alone.
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
Inclination and the capability to learn new technologies
Adaptable (ability to quickly learn new technologies as required).
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
We offer competitive remuneration packages commensurate with the positions available and a pleasant working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer in terms of which we will give preference to employment equity candidates. Shortlisted candidates will need to agree to an oath of secrecy, a declaration of private interests, psychometric assessments (if required for position), reference/s checks and pre-employment screening and or vetting, which includes background, criminal and tax clearance checks.
11 March 2019
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