Systems Administrator

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: CR/010325_1647204912
Contact Name: Chins Christopher
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2022 09:55

Job Description

ASAP Start | Canberra Location

Initial contract for 12 months with multiple extension

Current NV2 clearance


The federal government client is looking for a suitably qualified systems administrator to join their project team and be part of a small dedicated group of System Administrators and Engineers. The Systems Administrator is required to provide system administrative support under general direction in a key capability domain; participate within a business environment that is in a complex, emerging domain and operates at a rapid pace.

Successful candidates should have at least 5 years of professional experience. Work will be focused towards roadmap deliverables in pursuit of key project objectives and initiatives building geospatial capability for the Australian community.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Review and prioritise the needs for automating procedures, activities or tasks
  • Design, develop, test and launch automation solutions
  • Document development best practices, automation code, integration points, release and maintenance plans
  • Transition of the developed code and systems into regular operations
  • Knowledge transfer to developers, and be the Operations Expert in using Configuration Management Tools
  • Produce analysis papers and design documentation
  • Provide system administration solutions that demonstrate awareness of dependencies and limitations
  • Participate in development of concept design, systems architecture and multi-system interfaces
  • Track performance metrics and identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Participate in product selection and conduct assessments
  • Build professional relationships with appropriate stakeholders to facilitate capability outcomes
  • Project planning including scheduling and task prioritisation
  • Plan, document and execute verification and validation activities
  • Create Test and Evaluation Plans
  • Create detailed standard operating procedures

The successful applicant would be required to have:

  • Strong experience with Linux (RHEL)
  • Strong experience in Windows Server
  • Industry certifications are desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a systems administration role
  • Proven experience in VMware virtual environment, VRA, NSX, vRO, vROps
  • Automation using Ansible Tower
  • Expertise in PowerShell scripting and Python programming language
  • Experience in deploying automated solutions in on-premises data centre
  • Experience in containerisation technologies, Kubernetes/Docker
  • Experience in PostGres, PostGIS, MSSQL administration
  • Experience in DNS
  • Experience in NetApp administration
  • Experience in Elastic Stack (ELK) administration
  • Experience in Splunk administration
  • Experience in SCCM, Patching, Application Deployment
  • Experience or knowledge with geospatial systems desirable
  • A track record of working on complex systems projects
  • Experience in automating IT infrastructure and/or security tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to operate at a consistently high level in isolation and as a team player
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills both written and verbal

About the Company:

FinXL fosters a high-performing, inclusive workplace built on a foundation of excellence, respect and dignity. We take corporate social responsibility seriously through our ongoing activities with communities and staff involvement in these efforts. We are committed to environmentally friendly practices in both our own operations and our work with clients.

To be considered please send applications or contact Chins on 02 6243 6409 to discuss further.

FinXL does not accept unsolicited resumes or appreciate unsolicited calls from recruitment agencies.

FinXL encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.