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Linux Sys Engineer @ Zetes



The Linux System Engineer is a critical member of the IT team responsible for ensuring the stability, security, and optimal performance of the Linux-based server infrastructure. The role is responsible for the design, deployment, and maintenance of Linux systems, as well as providing support to resolve technical issues and enhance the organization's server capabilities.

As Linux System Engineer, your main focus will be:

– Linux Server Administration: Install, configure, and maintain Linux servers, including monitoring system performance and optimizing configurations for maximum efficiency.

– System Design and Architecture: Collaborate with the IT Infrastructure Architect to design and implement Linux-based systems, considering scalability and high availability.

– Security Management: Implement and maintain security measures, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and access controls to safeguard the Linux servers and data.

Operational Management

– Patch Management: Regularly apply system updates, security patches, and ensure compliance with security policies and procedures.

– Performance Tuning: Monitor system performance, identify bottlenecks, and fine-tune server configurations to optimize performance.

– Capacity Planning: Evaluate and plan for server capacity and resource requirements based on the organization's needs.

– Backup and Disaster Recovery: Develop and manage backup and recovery strategies to ensure data integrity and system availability.

– Troubleshooting and Technical Support: Respond to and resolve technical issues, providing timely support to address server-related problems.

– Scripting and Automation: Develop and maintain scripts and automation tools for system management and routine tasks.

– Documentation: Create and maintain system documentation, including configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting guides.

– Collaboration: Work closely with other IT teams, developers, and stakeholders to meet business requirements and deliver efficient Linux solutions.

– Compliance: Ensure Linux systems adhere to industry standards, regulations, and best practices.


– Bachelor or Master degree

Experience in

– Red Hat and containers

– Server administration (Virtual (vmware) and physical (Dell))

– Programming and coding (shell, bash scripting)

– Configuration/Deployment Management with tools like Ansible

– Applied knowledge of


– Information security

– Compliance with procedures

– Drawing up activity reports

– Analytical skills of logs (using log aggregators like Graylog)

– Good understanding of

– eIDAS legislation and ETSI, IEETF, CA / B forum standards

– DB technologies (MariaDB)

– Network technologies


Zetes offers a competitive remuneration package including meal vouchers, health insurance, a company car, standby compensation and an annual performance bonus. A flexible working environment and excellent fringe benefits, such as daily meals paid by Zetes etc. are part of the competitive salary package.

Zetes offers you a challenging position in a high-tech setting. You work in a team that brings together various state-of-the art technologies in soft- and hardware. Because of the international growth in demand for solid solutions, related to all domains of identity, Zetes is a successful and financially stable organization.

Moreover, a lot of variation, autonomy and interaction with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders is guaranteed. Zetes refers to the possibility for a personalized development program (management, leadership, interpersonal skills, technical skills, …) and the opportunity to specialize in a field that is quite exceptional in Belgium.


System Administration, System Engineer, Linux

Linux Sys Engineer @ Zetes

Founded in 1984, Zetes – pioneer of the barcode – is an international group highly specialized in identification and mobility solutions.

‘Connecting what matters’ and ‘Connecting the Physical and Digital Worlds’ is at the heart of the business: physical movements and digital flows, their customers and their critical data, but also consumers and corporations, citizens and governments. By using the most innovative technologies, Zetes allows customers to improve speed, quality and accuracy in order to be on the leading edge of their industry.

The Zetes head office is located in Brussels and the team is made up of more than 1,300 experts (+-330 in Belgium) spread across 22 countries in the EMEA region. Its turnover for 2022 amounted to €320 million.

In 2017, Zetes Group joined the Panasonic Corporation, but continues operating as an independent subsidiary with its own management. For more than 30 years, Zetes has been offering innovative automatic identification and mobility solutions. Whether this is to optimize supply chain execution (Goods ID) or people identification (People ID), the solutions guarantee end-to-end visibility and the protection of data.

Identification, authentication, digitization and traceability have become increasingly important. And with them comes a need to secure the different aspects of lives. The proliferation of trade, the Internet explosion and increased human mobility, are a reality and increasingly influencing lives as well as making them more complex. Commercial organizations and governments are therefore looking for ways to streamline processes whilst obtaining the information they need to make good decisions.

By connecting the physical and digital worlds, Zetes' Goods ID and People ID solutions enable them to achieve these objectives, automating workflows and providing better visibility, via their IT systems, of the movement of goods and people. For this, Zetes employs various technologies, maintaining a constant technology watch for developments that can most effectively solve the challenges facing its customers.

Zetes plays an important part in helping companies deal with the challenges of global tracking, such as serialization, parallel markets, security, legal obligations and counterfeiting through Goods ID Solutions. Zetes integrates next-generation cloud platforms with cutting-edge technologies such as imaging, voice recognition, RFID, codification and mobile terminals.

Zetes provides public authorities and supranational institutions with secure solutions to correctly authenticate their population and comply with the highest international requirements for the issuance of secure ID and travel documents and the organization of democratic elections through People ID Solutions. Zetes has over 15 years’ experience implementing sensitive projects for governments and supra-national organizations. Reliability is one of the key characteristics of the solutions, as well as the organizational flexibility and ability to execute. This approach allows Zetes to give the best guarantees for citizens to prove who they are.

Zetes focuses on intelligent use of technology and offers a 4-stage integrated approach:

– Analysis of needs;

– Full range of turnkey solutions, for both

– the supply chain (Goods ID)

– governments and institutions (People ID);

– Technological integration;

– Integration with existing systems (MES, WMS, TMS, ERP, National Register, etc.).

In order to grow in this rapidly evolving market, Zetes has developed a strong strategy where innovation is put high on the agenda.

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