Junior to Mid ICT System Administrator

Canberra location 


This role is a perfect fit for someone with experience or wanting to start working as a junior to mid level system engineer and systems administrator skills that wants a great deal of variety in the type of work that they will do.

We are looking for an engineer, with ability to provide consultation services to customers, perform individual tasks, and also work in a team to achieve more.

The role is an interesting mix of consulting, development and operations with a vast array of variety in the work, touching anything from Linux and Microsoft platform support to firewalls, routers and switches to implementing code to support the flow of data between information repositories.

The successful candidate will be working in a small team to support and maintain a well-established ICT infrastructure. The candidate is also required to provide 3rd level support to other clients within the organization. From time to time the candidate will perform system upgrade and improvements to existing capabilities.

Onsite training is provided but the successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter and also have the ability for self learning.

Duties will include:

  • consulting to our customer based
  • individual operations and development tasks as required;
  • install, upgrade and support open source and specialised commercial software packages;
  • co-ordinate the activities of not only your tasks but tasks of others in your team;
  • reporting to senior management on project milestones;
  • research and evaluate products and services;
  • system design and integration;
  • maintain and support existing systems;
  • install, upgrade and support open source and specialised commercial software packages;
  • support the configuration and administration of high and low bandwidth computing networks;
  • maintain user and system documentation; and
  • provide innovative solutions and 3rd level support.

 Essential requirements, skills and experience:

  • ability to manage a team when required
  • have a strong work ethic;
  • be a self-starter;
  • have strong aptitude and willingness to learn new skills;
  • demonstrate initiative for solving problems;
  • have the ability to co-ordinate others as well as work individually;
  • be delivery focused;
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • have citizenship; and
  • ability to obtain a high level security clearance.

 Highly desirable but not essential requirements, skills and experience:

  • experience in programming or scripting languages;
  • ICT operations and systems administration experience;
  • experience with administration and support of windows desktops and servers;
  • experience with administration and support of UNIX systems;
  • previous experience in PKI and Identity Management not necessary but highly regarded;
  • previous team management experience highly regarded; and
  • existing security clearance highly regarded.


  • Diploma/Degree of Computer Systems or a related discipline or experience will be highly regarded.
  • Industry certifications such as MCSE or CCNA highly regarded by not essential.


If you are interested in this position please email through your resume and cover letter to administration@cogitogroup.net