Xneelo, a leading web hosting company in South Africa, seeks the services of an experienced Linux systems 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 xneelo’s large scale managed hosting environment to the next level by applying your advanced Linux engineering skills and complementing a strong hosting infrastructure team.
Our preferred location for this role is in Durbanville, South Africa and we would explore your availability to relocate if required.
What you’ll do:
- Build 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 xneelo’s hosting platform provides fantastic long term value to the market
- Actively participate in continuous improvement within the team, being part of building a high performing team.
The right candidate:
- Is passionate about quality and high standards
- Gets the false economy of interim solutions
- Knows how to iterate towards the right solution
- Is able to say the words “I don’t know” and “I messed up” and have said both at least once
- Knows how not to lose data to solar flares and bit rot
- Demonstrates passion for technology to serve operational and client requirements
- Has a strong sense of ownership and getting on with the job
- Demonstrates a passion for optimal systems and simple procedures
- Gets the devops mindset
- Is tenacious in troubleshooting problems
- Understands and contributes to the power of a cohesive team
Qualifications and Experience:
- 5+ years with a successful track record in Linux HTTP and database server engineering
- 2+ years backend/API software development experience in a *nix environment
- Solid virtualization and cloud infrastructure experience (Openstack, Docker, Proxmox, Ceph)
- Passionate about at least one automation tool (eg. Puppet, Ansible, Salt, Terraform)
- Experience as the last point of call for escalations.
- Has contributed to an open source project.
- Exposure to a variety of application frameworks/software languages.
- Agile methodology.