Senior Administrator (Unix Hosting)

Job No: 165108
Location: Hobart, TAS

  • Join a dynamic government department with a diverse portfolio focused on driving growth throughout Tasmania
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance on offer with continued development opportunities
  • Competitive starting salary ranging from $102,000 - $116,000 + super (commensurate with skills and experience)

Supporting Business, Industry and the Community

Established in 2014, the Department of State Growth brings together four interrelated divisions with the overarching goal of driving economic growth while supporting the creation of opportunities for Tasmanians.

With eight ministers spanning 14 portfolios, we provide support for business and industry to grow through a strategic approach and contribute to Tasmania's brand as the best place in the country to live, work, invest and raise a family. To learn more about our Department, visit our website. 

We've proudly committed to strengthening the Department through targeted Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategies that foster a safe and inclusive work environment for a diverse range of employees. Our values drive the way we do business, and we aim to make a difference through:

Teamwork: Our teams are diverse, caring and productive

Excellence: We take pride in our work and encourage new ideas to deliver public value

Integrity: We are ethical and accountable in all we do

Respect: We are fair, trusting and appreciative

If you're a highly skilled Senior Administrator with expert Linux and Python knowledge and you align with our values listed above, we want to hear from you - apply now!

Your Next Opportunity

As our next Senior Administrator, your primary responsibility will be to provide technical expertise to assist in the management and support of Unix hosting services and associated ICT infrastructure.

Our Department is currently in the process of consolidating our Unix hosting services onto Linux on VMware so you’ll be working collaboratively with our contracted Unix administrators to build and manage a mature, enterprise-grade platform. This will involve rigorous design, ongoing administration and monitoring, so strong diagnostic and solid scripting skills will be essential in performing this role. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design, implement, maintain, and enhance Linux infrastructure as well as shell and Python scripts within these environments
  • Research, analyse and report on new and emerging technologies that may be of benefit to the Department
  • Provide expert technical advice and assistance to the IT Service Desk and on any other projects that have an ICT-enabling component
  • Provide technical leadership and manage projects to deliver systems and maintain robust ICT hosting services 

What You’ll Bring to the Team

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to have a demonstrated high-level understanding of technical support, problem resolution, system design, and diagnostics of Linux-based operating systems, IT infrastructure, and facilities that provide enterprise application hosting.

You’ll be a true diagnostician, with the ability to identify hosting and network problems and implement well-designed long-term solutions as needed to strengthen the overall infrastructure.

Your highly developed communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills will be critical in maintaining working within the team and fostering and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders, vendors and business partners.  

Other requirements for this role include:

  • Experience with network management and related technologies such as TCP networks and firewalls
  • The ability to write and code in structured Python and perform deep-level automation (e.g. interface automation, monitoring scripts, etc)

For a more thorough list of requirements for the role, including key responsibility areas, click here to view the Position Description.

Be Rewarded

In addition to a competitive starting salary, the successful candidate will enjoy a workplace culture that offers flexible working arrangements tailored to the unique needs of each individual. We know that everyone has their own idea of what flexibility means to them, which is why we've committed to offering flexible working arrangements on an ongoing basis by negotiation with each employee. 

You'll also receive 23 days per year of annual leave, as well as generous long service leave provisions. 

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Tasmania is Waiting

Prepare to immerse yourself in rich historical experiences, underground arts, and natural playgrounds unlike anywhere else in the world.

From intimate bars to picturesque waterfront communities and the spectacular Mount Wellington, Hobart is full of unique adventures that will keep you and the family busy for a lifetime.

Hobart also provides easy access to Tasmania's southern regions, home to diverse and wild landscapes offering stunning views of sea cliffs, rare rock formations, glacial tarns and alpine mountains.

This is the edge of the world. Come down for air.

Department of State Growth