Bradshaw LeRoux Consulting
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
14h ago
source : Careers24
  • To facilitate the implementation, support, administration and maintenance of network systems and resources (ie. hardware, software and communications) in order to ensure the optimal operation of organisational-wide business requirements at all times.
  • Creating, managing, administering user / computer accounts, groups and policieswithin Active Directory services : * oGrants User Access to connect to Servers, specific departmental Folders andother authorised network resources such as printers, internet, e-mail services,etc.
  • ensuring that such access is in line with the requestors job and has beenproperly authorised. oImplements computer, user and group policies in line with bestpractice / industry standards.

    Policies to be documented. oImplements changes to policies in line with external audit and internalmanagement recommendations within agreed timelines.

    Evidence of changes tobe maintained for audit purposes. oUpdates the user access forms upon provision of the access and communicationto the end-user of the access having been granted with password details forinitial sign-on together with standard instructions for resetting of password atthe initial sign-on.

    oEnsures the Removal of User Access to Network Servers and Resources withinthe same business day if access forms received by 3pm the same day.

    Allaccesses received after 3pm must be processed by no later than 12 noon thenext day. The form to confirm removal of access to be completed and providedto the IT Operations Manager for review and sign-off immediately aftercompletion of the access removal.

  • Implementation, administration and maintenance both Physical and Virtualservers at a hardware and software level.* oInstalls and configures servers (new and existing) in line with ABL documented standards.
  • o Conducts Security and Patch Management on a national basis including Antivirus systems, general updates and bug fixes to ensure that any critical vulnerability is mitigated (prevented).

    o Ensures that the IT Security Policies of the Bank are implemented and enforced in all aspects of operations. · *Licensing Administration and Maintenance in respect of Network Systems and Resources :

  • o Conducts the review, assessment and reconciliation of software licenses inventory on an annual basis to ensure that the bank is in compliance with licensing regulations and laws.
  • o Initiates the renewal of licenses prior to expiry in conjunction with advice / notification from service providers to ensure continuity of relevant business and operating systems.

  • Installation and configuration of business applications and specialised software on Servers and Desktops.
  • o Analyses installation and configuration requirements for specific business applications. o Review of the installation / configuration requirements against ABL standards to ensure compatibility and compliance.
  • Where variations exist, to highlight these and seek approval to continue with the relevant exceptions. · *Disaster Recovery

  • o Planning and Preparation including documentation of Disaster Recovery procedures o Alignment of DR hardware and software with Business continuity requirements.
  • o Conducting Disaster Recovery testing offsite as well as on site recoveries for first line continuity. o Analysis, review and reporting of disaster recovery testing results and outcomes with recommendations on improving and / or remediating issues encountered / experienced.

  • Implementation of Audit & Security Standards
  • o Analysing Audit requirements and providing cost-effective solutions to address requirements within reasonable time-frames and within budget.
  • o Providing status updates at least once a month in terms of outstanding audit matters relevant to areas of operation. *Backups

  • oEnsures full system backup and data only backups of all systems on a daily basis atall branches and head office as per the backup policy document.
  • oEnsures integrity of backups is reliable by ensuring validations are active on allbackups and conducting a partial restore on all tapes on a daily basis.

    oTakes the necessary remediation steps in the event of backup failure to ensure thatbackup functionality resumes as soon as possible.

    Engages with service provider tofacilitate replacement units under maintenance where device failure exists. oSaves the backup / restore logs to the backup log directory on the Network Driveon a regular basis.

    oEnsures that the backup tapes are sent timeously to offsite storage facilities viz.Metrofile (Head Office / Overport) and all other Branches (BSF). *Internal Network Security

  • oEnsures that antivirus software is installed and up to date on all Servers andRelay Servers on the network. oResearches any new security threats or potential security threats and acts on thisas soon as possible so it has minimal impact on the network by ensuring that thesecurity environment is up to date and that user awareness is created to mitigateany potential risks.
  • oEnsures that patch management / service pack updates is conducted on a periodicbasis, at least once a quarter for Servers and on-availability basis at the PC level.

    Ensures that critical patches / service packs are implemented on business criticalsystems as soon as possible followed by non-critical / supplementary systems. *Monitoring of the Network

  • oMonitors the network for continuous connectivity for all branches to the headoffice to ensure maximum uptime of at least 98%.
  • oEnsures that the network infrastructure is upgraded in line with businesssustainability needs from time-to-time including infrastructural requirementsrelated to business continuity. *End-User Support

  • o Support in respect of PCs / Laptops related to Power Users / Executives arising from IT Helpdesk generated calls such as : E-mails, Intranet, third party applications, advanced MS Office queries / support.
  • o Installation, configuration and support of smartphones, tablets and mobile devices authorised for access to the banks network environment including email and internet access as approved via user access forms.

  • Installation and configuration of standard applications / software from time-to-time on both Servers and Desktops.
  • Monitoring of Server Hardware & Software (virtual & physical) resources on a regular basis to ensure optimal performance and functionality.
  • An Information Technology Diploma · MCSE (incorporating A+ / N+ streams) or MCITP · VMware or similar Virtualised Technology Certification · Microsoft SQL Administration Certification · Certification on MS Exchange would be preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office certification would be an advantage · Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualifications would be recommended. *PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • An Information Technology Diploma · MCSE (incorporating A+ / N+ streams) or MCITP · VMware or similar Virtualised Technology Certification · Microsoft SQL Administration Certification · Certification on MS Exchange would be preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office certification would be an advantage ·Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) qualifications would berecommendedOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Please send through a copy of your MS Word doc CV, Certified Copies of all qualifications, recent salary slip and ID doc.

    All these documents needed for your application to be considered. ALL APPLICANTS TO QUOTE THE VACANCY TITLE IN THEIR EMAIL SUBJECT LINE FOR THEIR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED Email : consultant bradshawleroux. () Candidates that do not meet the Minimum requirements will NOT be considered *Only applicants with a disability may apply for this specific position*.

    This is in accordance the companys employment equity plan. Please provide a short description of your disability in your CV so that we can better understand your reasonable accommodation requirements as well as a signed medical note stating your disability by a medical practitioner

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