Senior Linux / Infrastructure Engineer

Posted 22 January 2024
SalaryAU$120000 - AU$140000 per annum
LocationSydney CBD
Job type Permanent
DisciplineIT General
Reference264361

Job description

  • Permanent opportunity with a non-for-profit organisation
  • NFP Salary sacrifice benefits
  • Hybrid Working Environment- WFH/Office


A highly respected non-for-profit research organisation is seeking a Linux Engineer to join their team. You will be responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure, from administration and deployment to security and support. On offer is a permanent opportunity with salary sacrifice benefits.

You will be responsible for:

  • Design, and deploy cutting-edge infrastructure solutions.
  • Manage and administer storage, compute, and network resources.
  • Implement and maintain system administration plans, including backup and recovery, security protocols, and more.
  • Install, upgrade, and patch virtual machines.
  • Source and purchase physical infrastructure.
  • Conduct technical evaluations on new technologies.
  • Provide technical consultancy and support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Use helpdesk systems to manage and track tasks.
  • Maintain rigorous security standards across all systems.
  • Participate in stress testing, capacity planning, and usage trending.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Update inventories and documentation.


To be successful, much of the following must be highlighted in your CV

  • Expert in Linux system administration, with experience using distributions like Ubuntu, CentOS, SuSE/SLES, and RedHat.
  • Strong with tools like Puppet and Ansible.
  • Deep understanding of high-performance networking technologies, both within the data center and the wide-area network.
  • Skilled in routing and switching, network protocols, software and hardware firewalls.
  • Written scripts in Python, Perl, Bash, or other languages.
  • Proven track record of troubleshooting and resolving complex technical issues.
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies like KVM, XEN, VMWARE, AWS, or GCP.
  • Familiarity with OpenStack.


A plus if you have:

  • Experience providing end-user support, especially to researchers.
  • Experience with hierarchical storage administration, encryption technologies, LDAP, RADIUS, Shibboleth, and popular IT management tools.
  • Knowledge of Google Apps administration.
  • Data protection software and disaster recovery experience.
  • Familiarity with ITIL, ISO, or other relevant best practices and standards.


If you believe you would be a great fit for this role. Please apply to be considered for this permanent opportunity

To be considered for the role click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Anita Brdjanovic on 02 9464 5797 or email [email protected] and quote the above job reference number.

Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.