Linux Engineer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/C2/21/2680
  • Job Title: Linux Engineer
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Our work is secret, but the reason for our success isn’t. It’s our people. And we’re just like you. We’re ordinary people. But together, we’re doing extraordinary things to protect New Zealand and New Zealanders.

While we’re ordinary people, we’re not all the same. We welcome diversity, in all its forms, in fact we consider it a strength.

Join us and become part of a Community where your skills, experiences and ideas are valued and you’re encouraged to be curious, to share your ideas and of course, have fun along the way.

If you’re up for the challenge, become Beyond Ordinary with us.

This is a great opportunity to bring your passion for Linux and IT system administration skills to a unique and extremely interesting workplace.  You’ll demonstrate your proven experience and genuine enthusiasm for solving complicated IT problems in our supportive team environment where we celebrate thinking outside the box.

We refer to a person with this expertise as a Cryptologic Engineer – it’s not code breaking but you can expect to do some unique things with your computing / networking / problem solving skills.

Ideally, we’d like you to be able to tick some of these boxes: 

  • Linux system administration (CentOS, Ubuntu, RHEL)
  • Foreman, Ansible or similar automation and configuration tools
  • Complex multi-server processing systems (design, deploy, support)
  • Virtualisation (vSphere, libvirt and other hypervisor technologies)
  • Storage area networks and networking across a variety of vendors
  • Interoperability (even if you have to DIY from time to time)

You’ll be joining a technology centric team who collectively do amazing things with some serious computing, but you should also be comfortable solving complex problems on your own.

We want our people to succeed, whatever success looks like for them. Join us and we’ll give you significant professional development opportunities aimed at taking your career in the direction you want it to go. You won’t stand still with us as we’re committed to ongoing learning and continuous improvement. We’re also committed to your wellbeing. We want our people to be the best they can be, both at work and at home. We offer our people comprehensive benefits, access to staff networking groups, flexible working and great work-life balance.

If you want to love coming to work each day, let us help you become Beyond Ordinary.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and ideally have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Special (TSS) security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a TSS security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.