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Atlassian Consultant | Certified Scrum Master (JHB)

The best person for this role is someone that has a collaborative and curious spirit - in our world, it’s not about being a hero and having all the answers, it’s about sometimes saying "I don't know" and working on finding solutions rather than starting with an assumption. The team needs someone who can ask questions, and learn from others.

You understand the importance of platform consistency and scalability as we grow with experience and knowledge to share from both successful and failed past projects. This role would be a great fit for someone that likes to see concrete results from their work as you will be consulting and implementing solutions that operate at scale.
 

You're a good fit if:

  • You are a certified scrum master.
  • You have worked with products from the Atlassian Stack.
  • You are a strategic thinker who is analytically strong and detail oriented, adept at multitasking and prioritizing and have a solid technical background or experience with software development methodologies.
  • You have excellent organizational, statistical, strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical, written and oral presentation skills.
  • You have an ability to be resourceful, self-motivated and able to be successful in a non-traditional entrepreneurial team-based environment.
  • You have strong communication skills and like explaining complex, technical things to non-technical people.
  • You have a very good understanding of business and how it works.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work in the Atlassian stack and understand how it can solve our client’s business problems; Gain a deeper understanding of each of the products which make up the Atlassian suite.
  • Technical pre- sales: Meet and consult with clients to understand and assess their business needs and propose how we can configure the Atlassian Stack to their requirements.
  • Create proposals based on the client’s business solution.
  • Configure the Atlassian Software through the Admin UI for the client and work with a Dev team when needed.
  • Project Management: Implement and track your project work with clients to completion whilst managing your time.
  • Train the client on their configured product.
  • Be situationally aware of business opportunities at clients to help solve their issues.
  • Occasionally present at events.
  • National Travel occasionally for client business or events.
  • Get the Johannesburg Atlassian User Group going and assist with events.

If you qualify for this position, have your own transport, and are interested in applying, please send your CV, copy of ID & academic transcripts and salary requirement to recruitment@obsidian.co.za. If you receive no response, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Skills Required
  • Scrum ( 3+ years experience)
  • Software Development Process
  • Kanban
  • Traditional Waterfall or Prince2
  • Scripting Language and SQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Atlassian Stack
  • Atlassian Tools
Available from: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Senior Linux | Open Source Hadoop Consultant (JHB)

Obsidian Systems, the experts in Open Source Software Solutions and Services is expanding its portfolio of technologies and as such we require strong technical expertise to join our growing team!

Requirements:

  • Passionate about Open Source technologies
  • Interest in scalable computing (Hadoop) a must
  • A sound understanding of large enterprise data and its potentials
  • Enterprise focused
  • South African
  • Great communication skills
  • Reliable 
  • Responsible
  • Patient
  • Enthusiastic
  • Able to travel to clients

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, implement and document solutions based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OSS applications, virtualization technologies (KVM) 
  • Integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux with 3rd party hardware (servers, SANs) and applications (proprietary and OSS) 
  • Repository building & maintenance (yum & apt)
  • Performance tuning through kernel parameters & ulimits 
  • Implementing Hadoop platforms for clients
  • Perform standby support for contract customers 
  • Assist with monitoring of client service/server availability
  • Assisting the sales force (pre-sales engineering and presentations) 
  • Present training courses
  • Day to day, and month to month tasks such as monthly maintenance among others

If you qualify for this position, have your own transport, and are interested in applying, please send your CV, copy of ID & academic transcripts and salary requirement to recruitment@obsidian.co.za. If you receive no response, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Skills Required
  • RHCE qualification and 5+ years of Linux experience
  • SQL skills (1yr)
  • Java administration (JVM) (1yr)
  • Scripting – bash, python (RHCE equivalent)
  • Virtualization (KVM)
  • Experience on network services, network security
  • Demonstrable experience deploying Hadoop (HDFS, Hive, Yarn, Spark)
  • Networking (bonding)
  • Automation through Puppet/Ansible/Chef/Saltstack
  • Filesystems (ext3/ext4/xfs)
  • AD/LDAP fundamentals & integration, with and without PAM
Available from: Tuesday, 11 April 2017