Systems Administrator (Benoni, East Rand)

Expertise - ITC
Minimum Qualification - Relevant Certification

Our client is looking for a systems administrator to work in their office in Benoni.


The Role

Core responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Configuring, maintaining and administering all systems-related technology and infrastructure within Company Enterprise branches and multiple data centres
  • Undertaking cross-functional tasks and providing assistance to network administrators
  • Liaising with third party providers in a professional manner
  • Undertaking UPS operational/functionality checks per prescribed checklist(s)
  • Checking that OEM UPS suppliers’ maintenance regimes are completed per SLA
  • Processing “first point of contact” calls for UPS and systems issues and/or failures
  • Retrieving camera footage for review
  • Monitoring and maintaining camera hardware and cabling
    Planning and setting up systems’ infrastructure
  • Implementing validated patches and updates
  • Configuring web service platforms
  • Implementing VM as per requirements of the business/product
  • Assisting network administrators
  • Planning and reporting on VM host capacity within the company
  • Diagnosing system faults
    Maintaining high availability of systems’ infrastructure
  • Identifying system evolution improvement requirements
  • Identifying, testing and recommending new and/or improved systems and usage
  • Identifying, testing and confirming hardware and software compatibilities
  • Collaborating with network administrators on corporate network design
  • Testing and validating software patches and updates
  • Troubleshooting and resolving systems’ performance and access issues
  • Maintaining robust security compliance (such as OS updates, anti-virus updates/warnings)
  • Creating, configuring and maintaining isolated (ring-fenced) virtual environments
  • Responding to and rectifying system-generated warnings, errors and failures
  • Recovering server data from hardware failures
  • Recovering end user data from hardware failures
  • Maintaining physical (hardware) backup servers
  • Rebuilding RAID on replacement storage hardware
  • Maintaining web service platforms
  • Providing remote support to the IT support team/function
    Maintaining continuous professional development on systems’ administration
  • Undertaking ongoing research on prevailing and emerging systems’ technologies
  • Identifying, testing and recommending potential new/improved systems and technologies
    Performing general administrative duties
  • Checking health status of daily server backups and replications
  • Providing and maintaining single sign on security parameters for internal systems
  • Assigning document server and end user IP addresses
  • Conducting periodic, scheduled systems checks
  • Monitoring system health indicators
  • Maintaining currency of existing, scheduled systems licences
  • Documenting web services’ configurations
  • Interacting and communicating professionally with vendors and managers
  • Managing software licenses


Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12
  • A+ Certificate and N+ Certificate 
  • Linux LPIC-1
  • VMWare certification
  • MCSE
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in an IT Support role in a high paced, medium to large corporate environment
  • Previous/recent experience as a system administrator in a fast-paced, medium to large corporate environment
  • Practical experience with server hardware
  • Applied experience with Dell and HP software
  • Practical experience in network administration
  • Practicable experience with Infrastructure, Linux Server, Microsoft Systems
  • Hands-on experience in Windows server 2019-2016, hyper v, designing and implementing a server
  • Intense knowledge of internet protocols, services and standards
  • Solid understanding of network automation, telemetry, and SDN (Software Defined Networking)
  • Strong understanding of physical cabling
  • Able to lift/carry equipment minimum of 20 kilograms
  • Working at heights and in confined spaces
  • Driver’s licence and own transport 
  • Occasional night-time driving and working
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00 – occasional after hours call outs (including weekends and public holidays). Scheduled standby and call out shifts)
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