System Engineer (Linux Focus) at 2Cana Solutions

Travel: Limited, but may be required both locally and internationally.
Location: Remote, but should be a reasonable driving distance from our Durban office
Staff: None
On call: every other week

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Systems Engineer with excellent technical skills to join the infrastructure team of our growing organization to support enterprise systems for our customers and ourselves. The position is primarily Linux focused, but would involve other related aspects such as virtualization, cloud, storage, application and hardware support.

General description of the role
The role will include some/all of the following:

  • Plan and coordinate the installation, administration, maintenance and upgrade of Linux server operating system, hardware, software and virtualization technologies, both local and remote
  • Administration of backup software and formulation and testing of disaster recovery strategies
  • Analyze system performance, formulate and implement recommendations for system improvements and tuning.
  • Support servers and systems, and diagnose and resolve system issues
  • Research and development in the Linux environment
  • Automation of administrative tasks by learning new technologies to improve efficiency and maintain effective management of our growing environment
  • Performance monitoring, troubleshooting and tuning, daily checks and administration of monitoring systems (Nagios, etc.)
  • Monitor and administer mail, web and reverse proxy servers
  • System security management, including server hardening and regular patching, using automation where possible. Monitor system security.
  • Document installations, system modifications, DR and installation procedures, standards and methodology
  • Liaise with development teams and clients regarding projects and day-to-day requirements; provide support to users and developers based on helpdesk calls

  • Experience in these areas is an asset:

  • Oracle engineered systems, specifically Oracle Database Appliance (ODA)
  • Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager (OLVM) / KVM
  • Ansible or similar automation tools
  • Commvault Backup Solutions
  • A working understanding of Windows systems and networking is an advantage
  • Shell/Perl scripting experience
  • SAN experience and storage protocols


  • RHCSA / RHCE / Linux+ / Oracle Certified Professional / LPIC or similar Linux certification
  • Diploma or bachelor’s degree in information technology an asset

Desired skills:

  • – A minimum of 3 years of experience in a Linux administration role is essential
  • – Solid knowledge of Oracle Linux 6/7/8 (or Red Hat/Centos/Debian)
  • – Ability and desire to quickly learn and implement new technologies
  • – Excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • – Strong business writing and documentation skills
  • – Excellent team player
  • – Good customer service skills
  • – Excellent decision-making and organizational skills in time management; able to work independently and take ownership of problems
  • – Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • – Strong ability to establish and maintain relationships with people

Desired work experience:

  • 2 to 5 years Systems / Network Administration

Desired level of qualification:

About the employer:

About 2Cana Solutions
We are a dynamic and exciting software company with local and international clients. We are an Oracle Strategic Partner with a strong focus on technical excellence and a passion for helping our customers succeed. Our main focus is the insurance industry. We set up and develop for major insurance companies locally and [URL Removed] take pride in what we do, work professionally with our clients while fostering a culture of learning and sharing within our team.

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