Specialist: Disaster Recovery - IT
Isilumko Staffing (JHB)
Johannesburg, South Africa
3d ago
source : Executive Placements

Key Job Responsibility

  • To manage all aspects pertaining to the availability, safety, maintenance and repairs (eg. Power & standby power, UPS and generators, air
  • conditioning, access control, fire and alarm systems, emergency and rescue systems and building systems that may affect the IT operations) of

    the IT facilities equipment and environment at all data centres

  • To supervise the onsite management of the general services staff, contractors, vendors ensuring that all work is performed according to established practices and procedures
  • To be responsible for the physical security policies, procedures and adherence at all national data centres, including emergency evacuation documentation, testing and training
  • To inspect facilities and generate inspection reports, as well as reports on all aspects of the critical facility operations and maintenance
  • Arrange to get the Data Centre''s cleaned by a professional body to minimise dust disturbances in a quarterly basis
  • To assume leadership role in developing, coordinating and maintaining comprehensive data centre recovery plans and a testing program to ensure the ability to recover in
  • the event of unforeseen disruption to facilities or technology systems

  • Ability to lead and direct team members, maintain schedules and project management in the event of disaster and implement special needs plan and programs
  • To work with IT managers and other business leaders to co-ordinate projects, manage capacity and optimise plant safety, performance, reliability and efficiency
  • To perform periodic audits of existing disaster recovery plans and report to management on any improvements that needs to be made
  • Co-ordinate with other IT units in planning new additions on capacity planning with a major focus on proactively assuring adequate power and cooling in the data centre.
  • Minimum requirements & key competency

  • 3 Year National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Information Technology
  • Linux / Unix Systems Administration Certification
  • Veeam Certification (desirable)
  • Cobit certification (desirable)
  • ITIL v3 foundation (desirable)
  • Datacenter Certification (desirable)
  • Microsoft Server Administration (desirable)
  • 5 (five) years’ experience in Information Technology, specifically in extensive Data Centre environments and critical Infrastructure systems
  • Knowledge in IT Infrastructure & equipment management and design best practices
  • Knowledge in data centre reticulation
  • Knowledge in air - conditioning systems
  • Knowledge of alarm and fire control systems
  • Technical knowledge of power distribution systems, emergency power, UPS systems, fire alarms and suppression systems.
  • Project Management skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Responsible attitude, ability to take initiatives and ownership
  • Ability to lead staff including prioritizing and scheduling work assignments
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Proactive and goal oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to weigh business and IT risks and respond appropriately
  • Multitasking skills.
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