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System administrator - NZ

Published August 19, 2019

If you are someone who enjoys playing with HA infrastructures and is a committed technology evangelist with a passion for learning and fuelled by the desire to explore master cutting edge new technologies with a Jedi spirit, we should connect.

About the business and the role:

Hawaiki Cable is a new bandwidth supplier in the Pacific submarine cable market. Our goal is to significantly contribute to the development of the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island economies by providing future-proof network capacity and direct access to, and from, the US market.

This means:

  • Increased international broadband availability in the region
  • Stimulating economic growth by eliminating the double tyranny of distance and over-priced international bandwidth
  • Introducing true competition in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands
  • Dropping the cost of connectivity for consumers and businesses across the Pacific region

If you are someone who enjoys playing with HA infrastructures and is a committed technology evangelist with a passion for learning and fuelled by the desire to explore master cutting edge new technologies with a Jedi spirit, we should connect.

The ideal candidate is a well-versed Network and Systems Engineer well versed in Linux with operational security knowledge, will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. You will have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills and take a logical approach to your work.

What can you expect?  

  • Flexible, technical and innovative environment embedded in the company’s DNA.
  • Immersive experience in developing cutting-edge telecom-oriented solutions from scratch
  • Design challenges to implement an HA infrastructure that spans across continents
  • Technically challenging and busy role
  • Supported autonomy and responsibility to help people excel in their skill-sets.

About the role:

  • The role of the network and systems Engineer will involve managing our highly critical infrastructure to ensure business continuity in a demanding HA and agile environment.
  • Your technical expertise and input will be required to assist with network and systems architecture and design that span across countries in the pacific region.
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to interface with the business as you will provide back up support to our NOC team.
  • You will be in charge along with your peers of managing our on-premises and private cloud infrastructure
  • You will recommend and implement innovative system administration solutions to support different compliance requirements

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years in Linux systems administration with strong networking knowledge.
  • Proven experience with installation and maintenance of VMware clusters, experience with VSAN is a plus.
  • Good network administration experience with network routing (VLAN, OSPF) and firewall administration preferably Fortinet and/or Cisco.
  • Strong administration experience and knowledge with RDBMS clusters (Mysql/MariaDB/Postgresql).
  • Proven experience in managing web servers and proxys (Apache, NGnix, HAProxy, Tomcat) is required.
  • Administration knowledge at least one NoSQL databases is preferred (MongoDB, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, neo4j, orientDB)
  • Exposure to container-based environments and tools such as docker is a plus
  • Good working knowledge with automation tools Ansible and shell/perl/Python scripting
  • Proven knowledge in administering and configuring network and system monitoring systems like (Nagios/OpenNMS/ZenOSS)
  • Basic working experience with administration of Microsoft environments, office365, Sharepoint, Microsoft Server R2 would be handy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

NOTE: For overseas enquiries and non-NZ residents: Whereas we welcome international enquiries, only applicants that are legally entitled to work in New Zealand and can make themselves available for interviews in Auckland will be considered for this position