University of Johannesburg Vacancies – Infrastructure Specialist

Website University of Johannesburg

Job Description:

To design, configure, implement, and maintain required server and storage infrastructures, required to perform the various functions that enables the use of evolving technologies that support highly available infrastructure in hybrid environments where on premise and multi-cloud services are combined to provide agility and improve service delivery while supporting the ICT 4.0 Strategy.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains the complex server network design.
  • Evaluate and review new infrastructure technologies.
  • Monitors and takes care of all the services offered through the infrastructure.
  • Produces standards and guidelines where required to enable rapid standardised deployments of technology where automation will be utilized.
  • Provides guidance in infrastructure movement techniques including application transfers into the cloud.
  • Responds to technical issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Stays abreast of new trends in technology by attending workshops, training, and conferences.
  • Reports on Infrastructure performance.
  • Maintains and resolves the infrastructure related problems.
  • Manage the hardware lifecycle of the server infrastructure.
  • Ensure optimal, secure functionality of systems by ensuring software operating systems and infrastructure hardware patches and firmware upgrades are being applied on a regular basis or when zero-day vulnerabilities have been identified.
  • Works closely with the Information Security Officer to monitor the university’s secure infrastructure.
  • Capacity planning.
  • Troubleshoots the server infrastructure and maintain the smooth running thereof.

Job Requirements:

  • Communicate clearly and effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Business architectural, analysis and planning skills.
  • Vendor relationship and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve complex, multi-system problems.
  • Business communication, leadership, and project management skills.
  • Analyse problems and issues related to systems.
  • Innovation skills and vision.
  • Maintain current collaborative systems.
  • Consultative approach. You will need to be able to convey complex themes and ideas in clear and concise language.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Relevant server and storage infrastructure technologies.
  • Compute, storage, and networking.
  • Server hardware and virtual configurations, private cloud, clusters, and virtual environments (Hyper-V, VMWare, and vSphere)
  • Relevant Undergraduate qualification (NQF 7) with 5 to 8 years’ relevant experience, or
  • 5 years’ experience – Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems
  • Relevant Professional Certification (Technical/Specialised positions) (NQF 7) with 5 years’ experience in relevant specialist skills.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in:

Job Details:

Company: University of Johannesburg

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng. SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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