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Linux Cloudops Engineer



Western Cape, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Linux Cloudops Engineer

This role has been designed as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

Who We Are:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world. Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job Description:


Linux Cloudops Engineer who will be responsible for all aspects of operations and maintenance of the client’s production and test environments. This individual ensures that system, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational standards and are functioning optimally. Strong networking, troubleshooting, database, and application deployment/maintenance skills are crucial. Only candidates with a strong Linux skill set will be considered. Must be proficient in Linux, Apache, PHP, mySQL, nginx.

In this capacity, you will;

  • Works closely with Engineering, DevOps and other teams to understand requirements that drive the analysis, and design of high-quality technical solutions.
  • They are responsible for the design and implementation of solutions’ build, release, deployment and configuration activities.
  • Other responsibilities include gathering requirements, prototyping, updating solutions, triaging and fixing operational issues.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups, etc.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions; perform ongoing efficacy assessment of security policies and systems; review, recommend, and implement security systems and tools in support of the company’s security policies
  • Provide Tier II/other support for per request from operations and customer support teams. Investigate and troubleshoot complex infrastructure and systems issues as escalated.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted parties.
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.
  • Upgrade and configure system software and hardware as needed in coordination with the engineering group
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures. Ensure that policies are adhered to.
  • Deploy new code to production servers and coordinate with affected parties.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configure Load balancer, CPU, memory, and disks as required.
  • Plan for disaster contingencies and be prepared to act if a disaster occurs.
  • Review and tune database, run queries, create reports, etc.
  • Troubleshoot networking and http issues using tools like wireshark, etc.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or related field
  • RedHat experience required
  • Public/Private cloud experience (Azure/AWS)
  • Linux experience required
  • Managed Services Environment (Big Company/Solution provider)
  • 3/5 years experience in relevant roles
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills in language to be supported.

Preferred Experience:

  • Strong programming skills in a scripting language.
  • Strong Sys Admin skills in Linux environment.
  • Strong Virtualization skills preferably on AWS or Azure.
  • Good understanding and experience working in a development environment.
  • Broad understanding of technologies like web servers, proxies, DNS, email, PKI, Firewalls, networking infrastructure and design with at least an in depth understanding in a some of these areas.
  • Automation tools like Salt, Puppet,Chef etc.
  • Monitoring and responding to alerts generated by Nagios, Graylog, Graphana, etc.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Mentor/Guide/share ideas/thoughts with other team members.
  • Awareness of security issues and secure coding practices
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CICD), DevOps, SysAdmin or System Administration, and Python


Additional Skills:

Accountability, Accountability, Action Planning, Active Learning, Active Listening, Bias, Business Growth, Business Planning, Coaching, Commercial Acumen, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cross-Functional Teamwork, Customer Experience Strategy, Customer Solutions, Data Analysis Management, Data Collection Management, Data Controls, Design Thinking, Empathy, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, Long Term Planning, Managing Ambiguity {+ 5 more}

What We Can Offer You:

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

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