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Systems Administrator

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Date Added 27 Oct 2017
Expiry Date 24 Nov 2017
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Western Cape

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Role details:
TENET invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Systems Administrator or Senior Systems Administrator.

TENET is a non-profit company that operates the national research and education network in South Africa. As an NREN, TENET maintains a number of specialised services that exist in support of the higher education and research communities, and facilitate collaboration within these communities.

The [Senior] Systems Administrator will work in a small team that develops, deploys and maintains a number of these services, including the infrastructure supporting the South African Identity Federation and the eduroam national roaming operator. These provide federated authentication services for over a million students, academics and researchers.

Our ideal candidate is self-organising, proactive and pays attention to detail. They understand privacy; have a strong grasp of Ubuntu Linux; are familiar with virtualisation platforms like VMware; are aware of DevOps concepts and have made use of automation tools such as Ansible; can debug and make changes to software written in PHP, Perl or Python; understand the importance of version control systems like Git; and most importantly, are not afraid to master new technologies when their skills lack.

Prior experience with SAML/Shibboleth-based technologies, ORCID, RADIUS, or X.509 PKI would be an advantage, as would prior exposure to higher education or research (e.g. as a staff member or postgraduate student at a university).
A complete job description that includes details of the qualifications and experience required is available at http://www.tenet.ac.za/doc/job-description-systems-administrator.

To apply for this position please include a covering letter of not more than three pages describing your interest in the position, together with a short CV that includes the names and contact details of three referees.

If you have not received a response from TENET within one month, your application was unsuccessful. TENET reserves the right not to make an appointment. Appointment at the Systems Administrator or Senior Systems Administrator level would be commensurate with skills and experience.