DataCentre Administrator
PNet (Pty) Ltd
Cape Town
9d ago

DataCentre Administrator

  • Installing, maintaining Windows based servers.
  • Recovery of Windows Servers.
  • Support helpdesk staff with handling server issues.
  • Creation, Deletion and Amendment of user mailboxes.
  • Access changes authorised.
  • Ensure uptime of the infrastructure.
  • Ensure regular testing of DR readiness.
  • Ensure proactive preventive maintenance of Datacenter, servers, network components and
  • other infrastructure components.
  • Ensure physical security systems at offices.
  • Ensure Software licensees records are kept up to date and are used optimally.
  • Implement un-interrupted migration and implementation of new systems.
  • Continuous upgrade of applications, operating systems and other components to ensure
  • compliance.
  • Ensure all firmware are kept up to date as per hardware vendor recommendation.
  • Plan and manage hardware replacement lifecycle.
  • Ensure encryptions and security of mobile devices.
  • Support Active Directory and exchange infrastructure.
  • Support email services to Blackberry and IOS devices.
  • Support Database Servers including IBM P series, SUN Sparc and X series servers.
  • Support Storage Area Network (SAN).
  • Support Virtual Infrastructure for Servers and Desktops.
  • Support replication between Head Office and Disaster Recovery systems.
  • Ensure Daily, weekly, Monthly and Yearly backups and restores.
  • Ensure monitoring and management of HVAC (Heat, Ventilation and Air-conditioning) systems,
  • UPS and alternate power systems.
  • Support integrated Building management system.
  • Ensure procedure documents and training material are up to date.
  • Manage Backup and Restore Processes.
  • Maintenance of tape backup cycles, rotations, and replacements.
  • Remote branch support within defined SLA parameters.
  • Preparation of documentation to map all internal processes within datacentre.
  • Problem Analysis and troubleshooting servers.
  • Monitoring server performance and logs.
  • Applying upgrades, Patches and fixes on the servers.
  • Managing & Maintaining Server security.
  • Supporting helpdesk staff on Server side issues.
  • Maintaining Windows Domain administration, replication to remote servers.
  • Maintaining DNS, DHCP and WINS server and monitoring performance.
  • Knowledge of Change management procedures.
  • Qualification :

  • Bachelor Degree in IT, Computer Science from an accredited university.
  • MCSE Certification is mandatory.
  • Solaris certification is preferred.
  • VMware certifications are essential
  • Storage certifications are preferred.
  • Experience :

  • 6-8 years post qualification experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Server technology including Active Directory domain, Exchange, and
  • application servers.
  • Sound knowledge of DNS, DHCP, WINS, SMTP, SMB, CIFS, NSF.IGRP, TCP / IP.
  • Hands on experience on SAN / NAS required.
  • Sound knowledge of Virtualisation technology is required.
  • Experience on backup and restore, Disaster recovery Procedure is essential.
  • Knowledge of end point, datacenter security.
  • Hands on experience on IBM x series, P series and SUN Sparc server hardware.
  • Enterprise antivirus, WSUS, Web Server & SQL servers.
  • Understanding Oracle / Sybase databases, backup and recovery.
  • Knowledge of Linux is essential. Additional knowledge of AIX / SUN will be preferable.
  • Experience in redundancy and High availability infrastructure architecture.
  • Competencies :

  • Professional appearance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Team leader.
  • Strong communications skills in both written and verbal.
  • To be able to work efficiently in pressure situation and after hours as required.
  • Self starter, quick learner, innovative and accelerating.
  • Logical, methodical and systematic.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Ability to follow rules, processes and procedures.
  • Provident Fund

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