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Job title: Server Administrator / Network Specialist
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 30 October 2019
Job reference no: 1063309906

Job Description

An established IT company based in East London, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, is needing to appoint a Server Administrator and Network Support Specialist to support and maintain their infrastructure. The company has a Public Sector and substantial private sector client base across South Africa.


  • Implement, configure, maintain Infrastructure, servers, virtual machines and network systems including the security thereof.
  • Provide Technical Client Support to both internal and external clients
  • Recommend Solutions, evaluate industry trends
  • Support the continuous alignment and improvement of implemented standards and best practices.
  • Compile professional technical documentation for technical proposals, processes, procedures, changes and assist the costing of any technical budgetary items
  • Compile implementation and test plans for new and enhanced technical changes and updates
  • Monitoring performance of networks and systems and escalating any anomalies or improvements required.
  • Assess any issues and manage the resolution of the problems inclusive of network availability and security issues
  • Provide Technical oversight of outsourced VOIP solutions
  • Mentoring and Coaching of junior technical staff and/or interns
  • Support the internal drive for innovation and optimum use of new technologies


  • Matric / Grade 12
  • Relevant IT qualifications, or degree, or diploma
  • Microsoft Certifications relevant to the Server environment
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant proven technical experience
  • Relevant Technical Certifications associated with the Job Requirements

Competencies / Knowledge / Skills:

  • Self-Driven professional with a keen interest in the ICT Technical environment
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices relating to technical management, control, and monitoring of server and network infrastructure
  • Effective Troubleshooting, and problem resolution capabilities
  • Advanced Technical understanding and proven working experience in terms of setup and configuration of Servers, VM’s and wide area network environments
  • Technical expertise and knowledge with regards to Fortinet Firewalls, Layer-3 Routing, switching, Internet VPNs, IP addressing
  • A sound understanding of Windows Server 2012 and up, including: WSUS, File Server, AD, DNS, Exchange server, VMWare 6.5 and up.
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication, including DR configuration, backup jobs and schedules
  • Server and SAN experience – RAID Configurations, LUN configurations, best practice techniques
  • Working knowledge of Cisco routers, Fortinet, HP and Dell server platforms
  • Knowledge and working experience in VOIP systems