mPower People Solutions
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
3h ago


The Systems Administrator is responsible to maintain, upgrade and manage our software, hardware and networks within the business.

Key responsibilities inter alia include the following :

  • Configuring hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc in accordance with standards and project / operational requirements
  • Performance on daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Regular security monitoring will be done in order to identify any possible intrusions
  • Installation of new and rebuilding of existing servers while maintaining installation and configuration procedures
  • Researching and recommending innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks
  • You will identify approaches that leverage the company’s resources and provide economies of scale
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures and co-ordination and communication with impacted business units and escalate where necessary
  • Applying OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrading administrative tools and utilities
  • Configure / add new services as necessary
  • Performing periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Maintenance of data centre environmental and monitoring of equipment
  • Performing ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required
  • Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Installing and maintain firewall access rules and policies
  • Monitoring of communication links
  • Documentation of procedures and technical implementation
  • Change control
  • Critical Skills / Competencies

  • Highly numerate
  • Solutions driven
  • Excellent Problem solving and Accuracy skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Business Acumen
  • Self-starter, motivated, takes initiative and can work independently
  • Excellent communicator with all levels in an organisation (verbal and written)
  • Confident in operating in a dynamic environment
  • Flexibility and agility
  • Resilient mind-set
  • Ability to adapt to different situations as they arise (adaptive thinking)
  • Ability to operate in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritise deliverable and work load accordingly (good organisational skills)
  • Ability to logically work with volumes of data
  • Role Requirements

  • Reliable internet connectivity is essential when working from home
  • Candidates must have a clear criminal record
  • Candidates to be fully vaccinated
  • Experience

  • Proven experience as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role
  • Minimum 3 years’ technical support experience
  • Experience with databases, networks (LAN & WAN) and patch management
  • Good understanding of VOIP and associated Voice solutions
  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data Backup / Recovery
  • Have a strong grasp of computer security (e.g. firewalls and intrusion detection systems
  • Familiar with various operating systems and platforms
  • 2-3 years’ as a server administration
  • Experience in healthcare insurance, financial or administration industry & knowledge of relevant legislative environment is highly desirable
  • Education and Applicable Systems Experience

  • Grade 12
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Diploma or Degree)
  • VMWare experience (Certification would be advantageous)
  • Veeam Experience (Certification would be advantageous)
  • Additional requirements that would be advantageous :

  • MCSA
  • SQL Administration
  • VMWARE &VEEAM Experience (Certification would be advantageous)
  • 3 - 4 years’ Server Administration
  • ITIL Foundations
  • Cyber security certifications or experience
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