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Cape Town

Head of Network & Infrastructure

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An innovative Online Audio Platform seeks the expertise of a highly technical Head of Network and Infrastructure with strong leadership to oversee and implement the company’s technical vision while delivering the consolidation of numerous data centres to a hybrid cloud model. You’ll need to be a Linux-fundi with Debian experience, have a good understanding of the TCP/IP stack being able to tune it to extract maximum throughput and performance, extensive experience in troubleshooting esoteric systems, simplifying and standardising them.



Design, architect and implement systems at scale, using the latest infrastructure as code tooling. You are free to choose the most suitable tooling, to ensure 99.95% SLA is met at all times.



Qualifications –

Cisco / Juniper Certifications (Desirable).


Networking Experience/Skills –

Supporting multi-site layer 2, layer 3 networks.

TCP/IP stack experience – troubleshooting and tuning.

Maintaining an ASN and relevant peering relationships, or knowledge of is desirable.



Architecture concepts, system concepts e.g. multi-chassis aggregation.

Networking concepts: BGP, OSPF, routing, switching, Juniper Junos, LACP.


Infrastructure Experience/Skills –

Linux expert. We mainly use Debian.



Cloud (AWS / OVH) – VMs, load balancers, other cloud services.

Databases – MySQL, Galera.

Web Technologies – nginx, Apache, HAProxy.

Monitoring Systems – Prometheus, Grafana, Netdata, SNMP, LibreNMS, PRTG, NewRelic.

Bash Scripting.

Storage Architecture – Ceph / GlusterFS / NFS.


Advantageous –

Exposure to Laravel / PHP applications.

Datacentre project implementation.

Networking Architecture

RIPE exposure

sFlow / Netflow

Managing peering and operating an ASN

Jenkins and CI/CD

Python scripting

Alcatel-Lucent carrier grade router/switch experience

MPLS desirable

Containers – Docker / Kubernetes

Knowledge of the streaming media sphere



Able to produce quality documentation.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Mentorship and leadership of staff.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



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