Large international school based in Johannesburg North seeks well rounded, dynamic “IT fundi” to join their team
Main job function
Lead the integration of various complex enterprise level servers and systems
Manage and administer servers and systems to ensure system availability and integrity
Assemble and load servers with the Hyper-V clustering role, ensuring that networking and storage works with the hypervisor and VM’s
Plan, design, and implement identified special technology projects
Oversee the evaluation of system performance and recommend improvements
Manage and oversee day to day operations of Active Directory, Office 365, Google Suite, Azure
Coordinate the troubleshooting and the support calls with external providers
Automating regular repetitive technology tasks and actions using scripting tools like PowerShell and VB
Prepare technical and functional documentations for required systems
Prepare and maintain accurate Standard Operating Procedures for all servers and systems that you are responsible for
Perform root cause analysis of complex server system problems and provide corrective action
Proactively monitor backups and server logs
Process and document alerts raised by alert software for proactive fixing
Maintain and develop dashboards to flag issues using tools like PowerBi, PRTG etc
Proactively monitor client updates using SCCM or WSUS
Work with a change control policy on any changes
Ensure all devices and systems are protected and secure using various tools like anti-virus, firewalls, monitoring tools. At this stage we’re using McAfee and FortiGate.
Compile monthly reports for the IT Manager that includes backup, system health, server and client updates, AV, security and disaster recovery reports.
Implement and maintain different policies like Security, Disaster, Anti-Virus, Password policies
Execute duties in accordance with ITIL framework guidelines
Travel to our Pretoria campus for system support when needed
Participate in regular staff meetings, staff training programs, supervisory sessions, and accept
the responsibility for aiding the development of positive team relationships as requested.
Work with the IT Manager to identify single points of failure and to work out Disaster Recovery plans
Make recommendations to the IT Manager on improving systems and processes
and budget items
Stay abreast of latest technology and work with IT Manager on potential upgrades
Perform and support other tasks as identified by the Technology Manager
MCP, MCSE and MCITP or other related certificates
BSc degree in Computer Science or relevant field
Networking qualifications or equivalent eg CCNP
Three or more years of recent and successful experience as a Server and Systems administrator, managing, coordinating and administering the following in large (3000+ users/accounts) enterprises:
Project manage technology systems related to server hardware, server systems, automation, server and infrastructure refreshes.
Virtual clustering and troubleshooting experience with Hyper-V and VMware
Administration of Office 365, Google Suite, Skype for Business
Designing, implementing, managing and administering Office 365, including but not limited to Exchange Online, Azure, SharePoint, OneDrive, ADFS, OneNote, etc.
Installing, configuring and maintaining of enterprise server solutions eg. HP blade systems, HP ProLiant servers, Dell and Intel servers
Automate tasks and to change settings in bulk
Microsoft Active Directory, including creating bulk user accounts, deleting and modifying user accounts, setting up e-mail, home directories
TCP/IP v4 and v6 protocol, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP
Microsoft System Centre DPM, SCCM and SCOM
Installing public and local certificates on various systems
Firewall Management using FortiGate
Managing Antivirus in an enterprise like McAfee
Microsoft SQL and queries
Hardware and software troubleshooting - critically analysing symptoms, diagnose faults, plan and take appropriate action on equipment including PCs, printers, servers, and networking etc.
Experience managing, administering and maintaining Apple Mac’s with Mac OSX and Apple iOS
MUST BE ITC CLEAR AND HOLD CLEAN S.A. CRIMINAL RECORD
A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.