Server Engineer
Dimension Data
Cape Town, South Africa
8d ago

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.

You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.

You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success.

You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams.

Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

The Server Engineer is an entry level position in the EUC Engineers job family and is proactive in identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and restoring service to clients by managing incidents to resolution.

Their primary objective is to ensure zero missed service level agreement conditions. The Engineer (L2) focuses on second line support for medium complexity incidents and maintains the End-

user Computing environmental and monitoring equipment.

Monitor infrastructure

They ensure that assigned infrastructure at the client site is configured, installed, tested and operational. In this regard they will perform necessary checks, apply monitoring tools and respond to alerts.

Where software is a component of the solution they will also take responsibility for ensuring that the software is installed and configured according to client requirements.

Identify problems and errors

The Server Engineer identifies problems and errors prior to or when they occur. He or she will log such incidents in a timely manner with the required level of detail with all the necessary.

They liaise with all stakeholders including client IT environments, vendors, carriers and Dimension Data colleagues to expedite diagnosis of errors and problems and to identify a resolution.

Ensure resolution of incidents and requests

They investigate second line support calls assigned to them and identify the root cause of incidents and requests. This could involve ensuring that repairs are carried out by coordinating product requests and liaising with other team members.

They will also report and escalate issues to 3rd party vendors if necessary. They take full ownership for managing the incident to resolution within the service level conditions.

Where necessary, they escalate requests and exceptions to the 3rd line support team.

They provide continuous feedback to clients and affected parties and update all systems and / or portals as prescribed by Dimension Data procedures.

Incident management

When required they will take responsibility receiving calls and incidents at the services desk. They assist in analysing, assigning and escalating the support calls.

They also provide telephonic support to clients where required.

They update incidents with progress and resolution details.

Reports

Server Engineers are also responsible for producing breach and other reports that are necessary for the correct operation of processes.

They identify failures and short-comings in the current processes and escalate with recommendations.

Behavioural skills

Server Engineer are required to strictly comply with all processes and procedures as prescribed by Dimension Data and the client when relevant.

Their ability to communicate well and to capture all pertinent details when required will contribute to their success.

What would make you a good fit for this role?

ResponsibilityIn this position you will be required to :

1. Ensure that assigned infrastructure at the client site is configured, installed, tested and operational and that software is installed and configured according to client requirements.

2. Provide End-user Computing support to clients which includes provisioning, asset management, monitoring, implementation, troubleshooting and support for End-

user Computing operations and related infrastructure.

3. Identify problems and errors prior to or when they occur and log all such incidents in a timely manner with the required level of detail.

4. Take full ownership for managing the incident to resolution within the service level conditions.

5. Perform level 2 server and network troubleshooting, server rack mounting and cable patching / management.

6. Provide telephonic support to clients when required and update the relevant systems as per Dimension Data procedures.

7. Perform the necessary hand over procedures in cases where shift work is required.

8. Produce breach and other reports to identify failures and short-comings.

Skills, qualifications and requirements

  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science
  • A+, N+, CCNA / MCSE or relevant qualification preferred Experience
  • 4 6 year’s work experience
  • At least 4 years’ experience in implementing, administering and troubleshooting relevant infrastructure
  • Active Directory, Exchange, RDS, SCCM, SCOM and first line Data Center and networking
  • Demonstrate solution and service knowledge
  • Possess sound knowledge of communications infrastructure and systems
  • Demonstrate problem analysis and solution formulation skills
  • Demonstrate learning and service orientation
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrate proactive management
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Network Management including configuration and implementation
  • Strong general knowledge of networking, IT systems, security, servers and firewalls Attributes
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and to think innovatively
  • Display good verbal and written communication ability
  • Demonstrate the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders
  • Possess good planning and time management ability
  • Demonstrate the ability to cope under pressure
  • Passionate about enterprise-level IT solutions with a limitless willingness to learn
  • Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.

    Diversity in Dimension Data

    Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

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