Johannesburg, South Africa
1d ago
source : Executive Placements


  • Minimum Grade 12 with relevant tertiary qualification in the IT Field
  • IBM Tivoli Qualification
  • Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 - 6 years in Systems administration role
  • Minimum 2 -4 years backup administrator position
  • Knowledge :

  • IBM Systems and Server architecture
  • IBM tape library architecture
  • IBM Tivoli Storage manager
  • Azure cloud backups
  • Backup designs, concepts and architecture
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Backup administrator Engineering and Provisioning

  • Engineering of Backup related solutions for various project and operational needs.
  • Install new / rebuild existing systems and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc.
  • in accordance with standards and project / operational requirements.

  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for backup administration tasks.
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Operations and Support

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all data, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs.
  • Perform regular Restore tests to ensure business critical data can be recovered.
  • Create, change, and maintain storage pools, management classes and retention periods as required.
  • Provide Tier III / other support per request from various departments and business units. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted business units and / or departments.
  • Maintenance

  • Apply System patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Configure / add new backup services as necessary.
  • Upgrade and configure backup system software that protects Netcare infrastructure or applications as per project or operational needs.
  • Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
  • Maintain data centre environmental and monitoring equipment for all backup systems.
  • Stakeholder Relationships

  • Interfaces with Information Management Team and IT Technical team to define and create infrastructure services and solutions in line with business requirements
  • Interface with 3rd party vendors to ensure operations conform to best practice and industry standards.
  • General

  • Perform operations as part of the technical Infrastructure team
  • Mentor and involve junior team members and provide in house training as required.
  • Develop "personal development plan". Short, medium and long Term.
  • Manage personal KPI''s in accordance with company policy and performance management guidelines.
  • Ensure that the Infrastructure team meets the agreed incident, problem and service level agreements.
  • Adhere to team plans for Projects as required, manage own deliverables and timeframes to ensure that the team deliver to committed tasks and projects deadlines.
  • Ensure that the required modifications are made to designs, configurations and architecture of existing infrastructure to ensure optimum use of all hardware and software resources.
  • Conduct regular reviews and revisions of the Capacity Plan, in line with the organisations business planning cycle, identifying current usage and forecast requirements during the period covered by the plan
  • Proactively improving service availability wherever possible, and optimising the availability of the IT
  • Infrastructure to deliver cost-effective improvements that deliver tangible benefits to the business.
  • Research knowledge of future demand for IT services and predict the effects of demand on performance service levels.
  • Provide direction for future capacity requirements based on business plans, usage trends, sizing of new services, etc.
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