Systems Engineer     

Systems Engineer     

Job Title: Systems Engineer     
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 300000.00
Reference: JN -052016-5862
Job Published: April 10, 2017 14:47

Job Description

Job Title: Systems Engineer                      


  • Install new or rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage etc. in accordance with standards and projects or operational requirements
  • Install and configure systems across Windows, Linux and all associated configuration with external systems
  • Install and provide configuration management for and troubleshoot local and wide area networks
  • Manage Client network hardware and equipment as required; including routers, switches, servers, storage switches and workstations and their associated operating systems and/or software
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups
  • Review, recommend and implement security requirements for all systems on the network, conduct research and maintain a broad knowledge of current and emerging state-of-the-art computer / network systems technologies, architectures, services, protocols and standards
  • Contribute to and maintain system standards documentation
  • Support for the storage area network
  • Support of network management procedures and processes
  • Repair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies
  • Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure / add new services as and when necessary
  • Upgrade and configure system software that support applications or per project/operational needs
  • Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning
  • Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimisation as required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required
  • Maintain data centre environmental and monitoring equipment
  • Participate in appropriate change planning meetings and prepare necessary documentation for appropriate change authorisations
  • Research and recommend, and where possible automate approaches for system administration tasks


  • Matric
  • IT related certification
  • Systems Administration / Systems Engineer certification in Unix and Microsoft

The successful applicant must:

  • Have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be self-driven and have high energy levels
  • Be organized and assertive
  • Be a logical thinker
  • Be able to work in a team environment by collaborating with others and sharing tools, skills and knowledge
  • Be able to work autonomously and as a Team lead on projects when required
  • Have own reliable transport
  • Be able to work overtime and standby


Specific Skills (Technical):

  • 4-6 years System Administration experience
  • Proficient in File Transfer Technologies (SFTP/Connect Direct)
  • Solid VMWARE experience
  • Network support experience
  • Storage Network experience
  • System Security within the Banking Arena

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