Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gauteng
Reference: JN -042019-16000
Contact Name: Nicole Vine
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 17, 2019 08:12

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform recurring database administration tasks (especially in the UniVerse database)
  • Perform regular capacity management regarding the insurance systems to ensure there are enough hardware resources including disk storage, memory and processor
  • Ensure that system resources are efficiently allocated to the various systems including virtual machines
  • Ensure software patches are up-to-date
  • Schedule batch jobs for automated execution
  • Check execution of batch jobs and do first level troubleshooting
  • Check system parameters before month end processing takes place
  • Perform integrity checks on the insurance systems
  • Schedule and coordinate month end processing tasks
  • Check automated software updates through the software development life cycle (from development, internal testing, UAT to production)
  • Manage system performance
  • Troubleshoot operational issues, e.g. system response times
  • Assist with root cause analysis when operational problems occur
  • Ensure information security is maintained at operating system and database level
  • Collate and provide information needed by auditors in connection with system audit trails and general information security
  • Prepare the environment for disaster recovery tests
  • Maintain documentation such as standard operating procedures and disaster recovery plans
  • Submit debit order files to financial institutions

Special working conditions:

  • Open plan office
  • Frequent work after hours and on weekends, which is compensated by time off in lieu of overtime
  • Preferable if applicant can commute to the office with their own transport



  • Post-matric IT-related training
  • Tertiary qualification
  • COBIT and/ or ITIL certification
  • Microsoft certification (e.g. MCSE)
  • A formal qualification related to system operations



  • At least two years working experience in a technical role in IT
  • Hands-on database system admin and operational involvement
  • Network and server maintenance


Technical competencies:

  • Good computer literacy
  • In-depth understanding of the various phases of a software development life cycle
  • Strong technical knowledge of networks and Windows server operating systems
  • Good understanding of database maintenance
  • Knowledge of information security principles, data privacy practices and laws
  • Basic knowledge of the UniVerse database



  • Utmost attention to detail
  • Committed to delivering high quality work
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Willingness and ability to work at night and on weekends when necessary
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Team-worker
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Clear TransUnion record
  • Clear criminal record
  • Excellent previous employment references

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