Somerset West, Western CapePermanentSenior Server EngineerIntroductionTo design, implement, co-ordinate and maintain the IT infrastructure and systems across required operational units to meet with the requirements of the client.
Ensure backup, maintenance, redundancy strategies, monitoring processes and day to day operational processes are in place.
The ideal candidate must take initiative, be self-driven and motivated, be able to self-manage, come up with improvement ideas, and be able to meet required deadlines while continually developing himself and others.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesEssential Duties & Responsibilities : In summary, you will be responsible for planning, designing, building, implementing, monitoring and supporting of IT related infrastructure and systems within a networked environment.
Duties include the following : Perform the design, installation, configuration, testing, documentation, support and maintenance of operating systems, application software, system management tools and infrastructure or Products such as Exchange, MS Server Operating systems, SharePoint, Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, SQL Server, MS Cluster, Hyper-
liaise with suppliers, oversee delivery, and manage suppliers where applicablePerform project management, and ensure delivery and completion on time and within budgetProvide budget forecast to senior management, monitor and manage budget expenses in relation to infrastructure and system upkeep, maintenance and support to meet budgetary expenses.
Implement, achieve and maintain IT compliance with regulatory requirements such as POPIA, PCI, ECT, etc.Adherence to, writing of, Implementing and maintaining of system documentation, processes and IT Policies and Procedures, inclusive of hardware and software inventory, configuration, deployment, licensing documentation, change control documentation and processes to systems or updatesProvide 2nd and 3rd tier support to operations and assist with identification of frequent user problems, their reporting or system needs, and propose innovative solutions to challengesMaintain confidentiality regarding information being stored, processed, or accessedAdditional Responsibilities : On-
the-job-training and knowledge transfer to sub-ordinate(s) where required.Timeous submission of monthly reports and statisticsMonitor, review, approve and ensure compliance from IT operations and technicians for the distribution of antivirus installations, workstation operating or application updates, as per change control processes.
Desired Experience & QualificationMinimum requirementsGrade 12Relevant IT and MS QualificationsA+ and N+IT Related Degree advantageousExtensive experience in virtual infrastructure, San and cluster systems, and MS related server and exchange productsValid Unendorsed Code 08 Drivers License5 -
8 years relevant experience, Setup, installation and configuration of server infrastructure and Microsoft related systems such as AD, DNS, DHCP, Exchange, Server operating systems, virtualisation and cluster configuration.
Required Competencies to meet the Job Outcomes : Excellent writing, documenting and communication Skills in EnglishExcellent Computer Literacy and Interpersonal Relationship SkillsExcellent problem solving and trouble shooting skillsDemonstrate superb technical competency, delivering and supporting mission critical infrastructure or systems Any further formal IT related studies will be advantagesProven Windows Administration, Windows server, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, MS exchange, MS Hyper-
and MS Clustering experience with support skills and Microsoft related qualifications.San, Server infrastructure hardware knowledge, experience, operating and maintenance of a clustered host and Virtual Environment with related configuration management and qualifications or experienceA+ and N+ qualification and related solid networking and hardware experienceBackup and recovery principlesProblem solving and decision making experience (Kepner Tregoe, etc.
Experience with monitoring and alerting systemsSharePoint knowledge and experience advantageousSelf-driven, motivated and innovativeCurious and willing to learnPhysical Demands & Work Environment : Driver of a light motor vehicleWorking conditions are normal for multiple offices and data centresEnergetic & innovativeWork requires extensive work using and working with computers