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Systems Administrator / Engineer

Advertiser: Buildings AliveMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
29 Mar 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Information & Communication Technology, Networks & Systems Administration

About the business

At Buildings Alive, we provide automated daily feedback and technical analysis to optimise the energy and environmental performance of large, complex buildings. We work with leading property owners, operators and technical specialists across hundreds of office towers, shopping centres, academic buildings, laboratories and other complex facilities throughout Australia, Europe and the United States.

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About the role

As a systems administrator/engineer, you'll be joining an established team of experienced technical staff in a platforms team, as part of a business that is privately-held, financially stable, and achieving significant growth.

We have an operational environment of:

  • Linux (Ubuntu) based servers and storage (provided by cloud infrastructure providers in Australia and North America)
  • A suite of in-house developed analytics applications and supporting open source components
  • A collection of SaaS applications for various business functions
  • A fleet of IoT devices which underpin some of our service offerings
  • Primarily Windows-based workstations for staff

You'll be spending your time:

  • Working in a devops/agile/sprint based environment in a cross-functional team managed by an industry veteran
  • Performing routine systems administration and management tasks (e.g. monitoring, backups, upgrades/patching, security checks, moves/adds/changes, SaaS configuration)
  • Providing field support for IoT devices (site qualification, configuration, deployment, maintenance)
  • Providing end user technology support to Buildings Alive staff (there's not a lot of this, but we'll be honest, there is some!)
  • Contributing to a range of innovation/platform projects from a systems perspective.

Occasionally assisting with out of business hours work (we don't run a 24x7 roster but occasionally there's an operational requirement).

Benefits and perks

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • tools of trade (laptop + mobile/mobile service)
  • modern and convenient Sydney CBD office (located close to Town Hall or Museum and with end of trip facilities)
  • flexible and remote working options
  • quarterly team/social events and an annual team retreat
  • annual performance and remuneration review
  • career development and growth opportunities including an annual learning and development allowance
  • employee share scheme

Skills and experience

From a technical perspective, you'll likely have:

  • A degree in a relevant field (e.g. computer science, information systems) or a combination of industry training and practical experience
    • Linux (preferably Ubuntu) administration knowledge and experience equivalent at least to that required to achieve Linux Professional Institute – LPIC-1 Administrator / LPIC-2 Engineer certifications or similar
    • Windows 10 Pro (end user, not server) administration experience equivalent at least to the level required to achieve Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification or similar
  • 2-3 years of systems administration experience across Linux and Windows environments
    • Hands on / practical knowledge of general networking, routing, security, and internet services (DNS, HTTP servers, SMTP etc)
    • Preferably with services from major cloud computing (IaaS / PaaS) providers, preferably Rackspace and AWS
  • Experience with Unix shell (bash) and Python scripting, with Windows PowerShell as a bonus
  • Office 365 service management experience
  • An awareness of contemporary information security practices
  • Some exposure to cloud infrastructure / cloud application migration processes – rehosting, replatforming, refactoring
  • Experience with task management and ticketing tools such as Atlassian Jira would be useful
  • Any experience with or awareness of working with software engineers would be helpful

At a personal level you'll bring:

  • Excellent communication (written/spoken) and interpersonal skills, including when working with remote team members
  • A strong customer service attitude with excellent problem solving skills
  • The desire to develop your technical skills and career and willingness to take on additional responsibilities to help us grow
  • An appreciation of our company culture and values – see

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?

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