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Snr Spec: Platforms Linux & VMWARE

Date: 12-Aug-2022

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, GT, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

At Liberty, we employ more than 6 000 people across 7 businesses in 18 African countries. Every day, our employees grow their knowledge by working with diverse groups of people who specialise in a wide range of skills across insurance, asset management, investment and health products. We continually seek to engage, develop, recognise and reward the people who make our business great.


As a Senior Specialist: Platforms, Linux, and VMWARE, your primary responsibility is to provide specialist advice and support in the development and implementation of software by addressing problems on systems integrations, compatibility, and multi-platforms

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure Linux Infrastructure is tuned for high performance.
  • Ensure Linux Infrastructure is highly available and that failover capability is achieved.
  • Develop and Maintain configuration standards across the Linux Infrastructure.
  • Develop and maintain Automation Objectives both within the Linux Infrastructure and greater I.T Teams.
  • Ensure that Linux Infrastructure is continually secured and updated.

Additional Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that risks identified within the Linux Infrastructure are resolved and or mitigated.
  • Support Incident Management and Business in investigations and remediation during outages.
  • Support Audit, Risk & Governance to maintain and implement controls.
  • Perform standby duties after hours for planned and unplanned work.
  • Maintain and contribute towards documentation for Linux Infrastructure Standard Operating Procedures/Instructions.


  • Candidates need to have strong demonstratable Linux skills (5yrs-8yrs).
  • Candidates need to have strong demonstratable Ansible Automation skills (2yrs-4yrs).
  • Candidates need to have strong demonstrable Virtualization with VMware skills (2yrs-4yrs).
  • Candidates need to have intermediate database administration skills (MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Candidates need a working understanding of networking, security, and storage fundamentals.

Additional Experience

  • Experience working as an individual and within large groups of people teams.
  • Programming ability with Bash, Python or similar language.
  • Working knowledge of Open Source Technologies such as Apache, NGINX, PHP.
  • Working knowledge of Cloud Platforms such as AWS, AZURE or GCP.
  • Working knowledge of Containerization Technologies.
  • Experience working within an Agile Methodology.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Information Technology and Computer Sciences

Liberty Group Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and the group's Transformation Strategy, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the organisation.


Vaccination Policy & Hybrid Working Model 

We are evolving the way we work and will be launching a Hybrid working model, in line with this Liberty has implemented a Mandatory vaccination policy which is applicable to all employees, this is to further strengthen our commitment to the safety of all employees. Right of refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, either on constitutional and/or medical grounds, is taken into consideration and will be dealt with through an objection process. More information about our Hybrid working model and Mandatory vaccination policy will be discussed during the recruitment process for this position. 

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