Senior NOC Operator
Dimension Data
Johannesburg, South Africa
9d ago

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.

You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.

You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success.

You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams.

Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

VAST Networks, an organisation backed by Dimension Data, are positioned to lead the change in the biggest transformation that the IT industry has seen in decades and we need your talent, skill, and ambitious ideas.

VAST Networks supplies wireless connectivity that reaches beyond business limits, offering connectivity from any place, any time, and anywhere.

In order to meet this objective, VAST Networks also offers mobile and device connections. As Africa’s 1st open access Wi-

Fi infrastructure provider, and largest mobile data reseller across three GSM networks, VAST Networks aims to get Africans connected, and productive, as seamlessly as possible.

We are currently looking for a NOC (Network Operating Centre) Engineer to support the business in achieving its strategic objectives.

The NOC Engineer will, Monitor and respond promptly to any incident relating to the VAST network. The NOC Engineer will perform second pass trouble shooting and provide accurate feedback to customers, either internal or external.

Liaising with in country service providers. Following vendor’s escalation process to ensure a speedy resolution to incidents.

Analysing vendors / client reason for outage report and keep record of events. Collaborating extensively with peers and other teams within VAST to drive problem resolution and contribute to a growing knowledge network.

The NOC Engineer must interact successfully with other areas of the business and with all 3rd party providers. The success of this role is based on the continued uptime and stability of all Core network infrastructures thereby ensuring technical excellence for services delivered to the market.

What we expect you to do

  • Administration and Management of existing core and access infrastructure
  • Monitor and maintain Core Network and access network uptime
  • Enhancements of functionality for relevant infrastructure
  • Second pass fault analysis
  • Scheduled network maintenance, owning IMACD process. Ensuring completion of changes
  • All documentation on the environments such Capacity Management, Availability management, Change management, Problem Management and any other ITIL documentation
  • Providing monthly reports on all aspects of the NOC environment. This includes trend analysis on outages encountered
  • Assist internal personnel with general enquiries
  • Dealing with our 3rd party suppliers
  • Standby will be a requirement
  • Assisting Capacity Management
  • The NOC Engineer will be required to work Standby
  • What would make you a good fit for this role?

  • Minimum 3 years within related environments, 5 years preferred
  • Solid general understanding of networking (L1, L2, L3)
  • Working knowledge of NMS e.g. OpenNMS, SolarWinds, Cacti, Iris, Netcool etc.
  • Working knowledge of Linux including GREP and REGEX search syntax
  • Suitable networking qualification (e.g. CCNA / CCNP or working towards obtaining)
  • Working knowledge of SNMP and will be beneficial
  • Understanding of the Change Management system
  • Routing, switching and WiFi knowledge is essential, including routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, ISIS etc.)
  • Suitable University Degree or Technical Diploma will be beneficial; and
  • Candidates with other relevant degrees or work experience will be considered.
  • Microsoft office proficiency
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex L2 or L3 networks
  • Understanding of Layer 2 loop detection and mitigation (e.g. stp)
  • Understanding of common L7 protocols (http, dns, smtp, etc.)
  • Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.

    Diversity in Dimension Data

    Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

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