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Senior Systems Engineer (Linux)

Cartrack is looking for candidates that can join our growing team as a Lead Systems Engineer.  We are creating revolutionary platforms that will change the industry.  We’re on track to reach 1+ million subscribers soon and are seeking passionate people with relevant experience to help deliver world-class software solutions to our clients.  To be successful in this position the candidate must work well in a fast paced environment with like minded engineers that have an desire to build incredible software in a fast, efficient and scalable manner.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for effective installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.  The Systems Engineer will be focusing on improving the stability and performance of the systems, maintaining and improving the security posture of the systems, continuously monitoring of system health and troubleshooting issues that arise.

Primary Duties

  • Install new servers (bare metal and virtual machines), rebuild existing servers and configure hardware with a focus on infrastructure as code.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning and monitoring.
  • Develop and maintain configuration management tools.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Work closely with Software Engineers to develop CI/CD pipelines.
  • Research and recommend innovative and automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Install and maintain security patches on the operational and development systems.   Execute regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Perform and ensure daily backup operations are carried out.
  • Apply operating system patches and upgrades on a regular basis.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Make recommendations for future upgrades.



  • At least six years of system administration experience in Linux environments
  • Bachelor’s degree with a technical major, such as computer science preferred.
  • Understanding of system virtualisation technologies e.g. XenServer, VMware
  • Experience with PostgreSQL (preferred) or MySQL database administration
  • Familiarity with web based technologies, including but not limited to proxy servers, SSL certificate configuration, three-tier architecture and service oriented architecture, enterprise service bus, http, and differences between browsers.
  • Basic project management skills including scoping, planning, coordinating and risks management
  • Experience of managing projects, business-as-usual work and product roadmap priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficient in tasks such as shell scripting, creating cron jobs, log file analysis, managing user accounts and groups.


Desired Skills

  • Configuration management experience (Cfengine, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, etc)
  • Big data and supporting systems experience (Cassandra, Hadoop, Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Container and Container Orchestration experience (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Experience running hybrid environment of on-premesis and cloud services

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Perks & Benefits

The growth of our business is driven by state-of-the-art technology that allows us to create data-driven solutions that are personalised according to the needs of our clients, providing them with insights, business competitiveness, operational excellence and a superior customer experience.
Our people remain our greatest asset ; we will therefore continue to bring together the best talent as we help them achieve their own career aspirations in a growing company that is truly global.

  • Excellent career growth locally and globally

  • Innovative and dynamic work culture

  • Innovative work culture

Workplace & Culture

With over 1,500 staff, Cartrack is creating revolutionary platforms that will transform the industry and help improve efficiency, safety, security and the environment. Our reputation as one of the most innovative and fastest growing telematics companies in the world has resulted in us acquiring 1 million subscribers, including businesses, consumers, and governments. 

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