Senior Systems Engineers

Get visa sponsorship in Christchurch Central, Canterbury as Senior Systems Engineers. Please note that you will have to make your own enquiries with the employer directly.

In this Senior Systems Engineer position, you will work on Linux and Windows servers, along with hybrid systems. Join a team focused on employee wellness and achieving a healthy work-life balance. Enjoy fantastic benefits, rewards, and a nurturing workplace.

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Senior Systems Engineers
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Christchurch Central, Canterbury
Information & Communication Technology
Full time


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Make a difference and showcase your technical depth in this busy role. Long standing local employer with an international reach. Generous salary range, great benefits and parking.

What our client can offer: For over 50 years, our client has excelled in providing solutions critical to NZ and overseas customers. Join a dedicated community of experts, driven to create real impact for the communities they serve. This employer prioritizes employee well-being with benefits like health coverage, and modern facilities. Long-service rewards recognize your commitment. Plus, their active social club strikes a perfect work-life balance. Become part of a team passionate about making a difference in a supportive environment.

What you will do: Joining a team of Senior Systems Engineers your experience and contribution will go a long way in helping to deliver a large pipeline of project work and assisting with BAU support.

Duties will include:
- The design, build and support of hybrid systems running on Linux, containerized technologies and Windows server.
- Working with the network on physical, virtualized Linux and public cloud infrastructure.
- Using structured infrastructure-as-code practices and documentation to ensure consistent delivery and support of systems.
- Participating in structured change management processes and peer reviews to ensure system delivery consistent with the demands of critical communications.
- Participate in the selection and evaluation of third-party solutions.
- Develop a high level of knowledge of the environment to investigate and champion the consolidation of legacy systems to best practice.

Skills and experience we are looking for: To be considered for this role, you will need wide-ranging, hands-on experience within infrastructure environments, including networking, operations, security, and operating systems delivered on a hybrid mix of on-premise, remote data center, and public cloud infrastructure. We seek someone with senior-level experience who can liaise effectively with senior stakeholders within an organization and who has a strong mix of the following technical skills:

- Experience working in a cross-functional environment across Legacy Unix, Linux, and Windows systems in a hybrid on-prem, managed Data Centre and Public Cloud environment (AWS and Azure).
- Experience in networking with physical as well as virtual systems (Cisco, Aruba, Palo Alto, Juniper) as well as knowledge of switching, routing technologies and advanced virtualization / cloud computing.
- Experience with Layer 2/3 VPN solutions. IPSEC / OpenVPN / Wireguard etc.
- Understanding of security practice and technologies.
- Experience with virtualization platforms (KVM, VMWare, Hyper-V).
- Strong presentation and modeling skills, experience articulating solution design and specifications using appropriate tools and techniques.
- Be prepared to take part in an on-call roster to support critical infrastructure.

This is a Christchurch based role. Please note that while there is some work from home flexibility, there is also an expectation for onsite work and team collaboration every week.

What to do next: Apply using the Apply button on this page. Include a cover letter if you are Immigrating to NZ.

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