Linux Operations Engineer

Listed 23 days Ago
Catalyst IT

Catalyst IT is part of a global team of skilled open source technologists, with our HQ situated in Wellington and branches in Auckland, Christchurch, Australia and the UK. We specialise in developing, designing and supporting enterprise grade systems using open source technologies.

We are looking for experienced Linux Operations Engineers to join us in our Wellington office. The System Administration and Operations team at Catalyst delivers support, maintenance and architecture services and consists of senior engineers, team leaders, specialists and generalists.  The nature of our work is varied and you may find yourself taking the lead role on one or more projects, mentoring junior staff as well as providing general systems support. 

You will need a willingness and ability to learn new technologies, work in a team, organise yourself and to adapt in a fast moving, busy environment. After approximately 6 months you will be part of our 24hr support roster for which extra payment is provided.  

At Catalyst, we use open source technologies only and no proprietary operating systems, middleware or tools. This means what we are looking for on your CV and cover letter is quite unique.  

These are the areas our team works in, if you have experience in these we’d like to hear from you:

  • Deploying and administering free software operating systems, web services, databases, caches, message queues and monitoring systems.
  • Managing issues and problems across the entire stack, from low level OS and internal networking to application performance and upstream connectivity 
  • Reviewing and maintaining system security hardening and patch levels
  • Managing and enhancing data centre networking environments using free software toolsets
  • Designing and configuring systems for high availability, scalability, resiliency and consistency
  • Assessing and deploying tools such as configuration management, system health monitoring, code and image repositories and continuous integration

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of tools and technologies we like to use. For this role we are looking for several years of practical experience in a related role where you have used some of the technologies shown below (or their equivalent) in a pure Linux environment.

  • Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, Kubernetes
  • LXC, Docker, KVM, Proxmox
  • PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MongoDB
  • iptables, Bird
  • NGINX, HA Proxy, Apache 
  • Redis, Celery, RabbitMQ 
  • Icinga 2, Prometheus, Elastic, Kibana
  • Catalyst Cloud (OpenStack), Microsoft Azure, AWS (compute instances, storage and all of the other 'services' that can be pulled together to create a stack)

Why work for Catalyst?

Being a good employer is really important to us. We are an inclusive group who value learning and development and encourage each other to discover and work with new technologies. We get together every Friday afternoon to relax, share company news from around the world and celebrate the achievements of our staff. We also offer health insurance, flexible working hours, plenty of training opportunities, and a great central location.

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