Linux Engineer

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Contact: Gian Guanzon
Reference: 262656

Our Federal Government client is looking for an experienced Linux Engineer for an initial 12 month contract.

About the Role:

The Linux Engineer is responsible for ensuring that the server environment is secure, stable and effectively maintained.

Key Responsibilities:

The role is within a team responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and security of:

All of the agency's Linux hosts (~600) primarily Ubuntu with some RHEL.
Base infrastructure services consumed by other IT teams such as:

  • Virtualisation (VMware),
  • Block and file storage (Pure Storage),
  • Backup (Cohesity) and
  • Index/search (Splunk).

Core applications relied on by the entire agency such as:

  • DNS (BIND),
  • NTP,
  • SMTP (Postfix),
  • Web proxying (Squid and Forcepoint/Websense), and
  • RSA SecurID.


  • 5-7+ Years Linux Engineering experience
  • A deep understanding of Linux including networking, package management, auditd, SElinux/AppArmor, IPTABLES/NFTABLES, TLS, PKI
  • Experience in the strategies and techniques required to implement the ACSC's Essential Eight in a Linux environment.
  • Experience with tracking and monitoring tools like JIRA, Confluence, Zabbix, Splunk, or comparable technologies.
  • Available to work 2-3 days per week at the office in a Hybrid working environment.
  • Australian Citizen with Baseline or NV1 Minimum Clearance.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Gian on quoting reference 262656.

To apply please click the 'Apply Now' button.

Diversity and inclusion are strongly supported at Peoplebank. People of all nationalities, gender identities, and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, are encouraged to apply.