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Senior Systems Engineer

About us:

Established in 2007, CDC Data Centres is Australia’s leading operator of sovereign, secure, world-class data centre facilities.

Headquartered in Canberra with multiple facilities in the ACT, NSW and New Zealand, CDC’s diversified operations provide secure data centre configurations that support co-location, containerised and hyperscale compute environments with all campuses interconnected with high-speed carrier grade networks.

At CDC we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that everyone’s unique experiences enable us to deliver meaningful benefits for our people, our clients and communities. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow the world’s best data centre team.

Our people are responsive, innovative and trusted in supporting our customers. Together, we configure the landscape to meet the security, reliability, connectivity and sustainability needs for today and tomorrow.

About the Role:

The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the operation of CDC’s ICT infrastructure, both on-premises and cloud. As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be also responsible for the delivery of ICT projects and providing support to junior colleagues.

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Build, configure and maintain large server clusters over several geographies.
  • Troubleshoot complex systems and environments based on VMware, Windows, and Dell architectures.
  • Manage and Maintain CDC’s extensive Active Directory environment.
  • As a subject matter expert, provide advice and reporting to key stakeholders.
  • Act as a mentor and provide training to junior team members.
  • Manage a range of internal ICT projects.
  • Provide detailed reports and data to the CDC senior executive team.
  • Manage and maintain As-Built documentation relating to CDC’s core ICT Infrastructure.
  • Liaise with 3rd Party vendors and assist with design and procurement activities.
  • Responsible for managing and maintain CDC’s monitoring and backup platforms. 

About You:

  • Mid-senior level experience in a Systems Engineering role
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills in VMware and Windows systems as well as Office 365 and Azure cloud platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience with enterprise 3rd party tools including backup and monitoring.
  • Demonstrated experience running various ICT related projects and associated resources and schedules.
  • Demonstrated experience building, configuring, and maintaining large virtualized and cloud workloads.
  • Experience with enterprise storage systems
  • Industry-related certifications (VMware VCP, Microsoft MCSE etc)


  • VMware Product Suites (vSphere, vSAN, vRealize etc)
  • Windows Server Architectures (Active Directory, Distributed File Systems, Group Policy etc)
  • PowerShell/PowerCLI
  • Automation
  • Veeam Backup & Replication


Australian citizenship and ability to obtain an NV1 Security Clearance

Application Process

If you are looking for an opportunity to play a vital role in a fast-growing Australian technology company and be part of our amazing team, please email your resume and cover letter to


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