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Network Linux Administrator

  • Rapidly growing 75+ person Australian owned, multiple roles
  • Linux, Multiple Distributed Networks, Defence
  • Attractive salary package, flexible working hours

About the Role:

As a Network – Linux Administrator you will be working autonomously and within a team of professionals to design, configure, integrate, test and maintain high-availability networks of primarily Linux-based systems. The role will involve a combination of individual and integrated team deployments, with multi-disciplinary agile team structures driving larger scale solution activities. Projects will largely focus on supporting the development, testing, deployment and sustainment of state-of-the-art cyber and spectrum security (including Electronic Warfare) software solutions to the Australian Defence Force. 

The role involves close collaboration with in-house and client stakeholders, utilising your in-depth knowledge of Linux and network topologies to maintain high system availability and to deliver robust long-term solutions. You will provide day-to-day systems support and administration to stakeholders, and actively analyse and report risks as they are identified. You will be assisting with the development and improvement of policies, procedures and documentation for delivery, support, and monitoring of DevOps / DevSecOps and ICT environments. 

To be considered for this role, you must be an Australian citizen. 

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of Linux system with day-to-day configuration and operation of Linux environments.  
  • Understanding of Networks within VMWare: (e.g. ESXi, NSX, vSphere Hypervisor, vRealise and experience with Kubernettes Networking) 
  • Experience in management for FortiNet networking products (prefer Cisco network). 
  • Understanding of Virtual Network Infrastructure (Firewalls, Load Balancers, Gateways), security products. 
  • Experienced in interacting with users and key business stakeholders by providing subject matter expertise.  
  • Experience in administrating and monitoring ICT systems in general. 
  • You are adaptable, communicate fluently, both orally and in writing, and are comfortable presenting complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.  
  • Experience in managing small project teams to deliver high quality outcomes. 
  • Excellent communication skills allow you to collaborate and transfer knowledge across teams, mentor less senior staff, and interact with customer stakeholders. 

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Linux Management (RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Satellite, and Foreman). 
  • Knowledge of DevOps / DevSecOps principles and practices. 
  • Operating system and application patch management. 
  • Cyber security toolsets (detect, record, monitor, analyse). 
  • Strong understanding current security landscape and threats. 
  • Advanced Diploma and/or Bachelor’s degree in the Computer Science, System Administration, or ICT. 

To be considered, candidates will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must be eligible to hold and maintain an Australian Defence Security Clearance. Eligibility requirements can be found at

Benefits working for Consunet:

  • A workplace that believes in innovation, quality, and a work-life balance.
  • Flexible, inclusive and friendly work environment.
  • Competitive remuneration.
  • Salary packaging options.
  • Career and skills progression through training and development to team members.
  • Access to cutting-edge technology, research, and agile project management practices.
  • Mentoring and support from our experienced team members.

About the Company:

Consunet is headquartered in the Adelaide CBD with operations in Adelaide, Edinburgh (SA) and Canberra. A level of flexibility is generally offered with respect to work location. If you have specific requirements, please discuss them during your interview.

Our people create world-leading trusted cyber and spectrum security technology solutions that safeguard our customers’ interests. As a 100% Australian-owned and operated corporation, Consunet strives to be the country’s leading sovereign cyber and spectrum security solution developer, and trusted industry partner to the Australian Defence and cyber security communities. The company has a strong research and development and collaboration emphasis, implements Agile development and management processes, and has a proven track record of delivering and sustaining in-service operational capabilities for Defence and commercial customers. Our vision “to build the Australian cyber and spectrum security future” is firmly rooted in everything we do.