Sr Data Center Specialist

Sr Data Center Specialist Job in South Africa
Oasis Group Holdings Pty Ltd , South Africa Premium Job

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9 Years
40,000 - 550,000 ZAR
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelors Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Sep 6, 2018
Last Date
Dec 5, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary

The key function of this role is to manage all day-to-day operational activities within a global data center and DR facility and ensure uptime. The successful candidate will also be responsible for backup and restore processes, DR replication, as well as user support with regard to servers.

Job Description

  • Installing, maintaining Windows-based servers.
  • Recovery of Windows Servers.
  • Support helpdesk staff with handling server issues.
  • Creation, Deletion and Amendment of user mailboxes.
  • Access changes authorized.
  • Ensure uptime of the infrastructure.
  • Ensure regular testing of DR readiness.
  • Ensure proactive preventive maintenance of Datacenter, servers, network components and other infrastructure components.
  • Ensure physical security systems at offices.
  • Ensure Software licensees records are kept up to date and are used optimally.
  • Implement un-interrupted migration and implementation of new systems.
  • Continuous upgrade of applications, operating systems and other components to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure all firmware are kept up to date as per hardware vendor recommendation.
  • Plan and manage hardware replacement lifecycle.
  • Ensure encryptions and security of mobile devices.
  • Support Active Directory and exchange infrastructure.
  • Support email services to Blackberry and IOS devices.
  • Support Database Servers including IBM P series, SUN Sparc and X series servers.
  • Support Storage Area Network (SAN).
  • Support Virtual Infrastructure for Servers and Desktops.
  • Support replication between Head Office and Disaster Recovery systems.
  • Ensure Daily, weekly, Monthly and Yearly backups and restores.
  • Ensure monitoring and management of HVAC (Heat, Ventilation and Air-conditioning) systems, UPS and alternate power systems.
  • Support integrated Building management system.
  • Ensure procedure documents and training material are up to date.
  • Manage Backup and Restore Processes.
  • Maintenance of tape backup cycles, rotations, and replacements.
  • Remote branch support within defined SLA parameters.
  • Preparation of documentation to map all internal processes within the datacentre.
  • Problem Analysis and troubleshooting servers.
  • Monitoring server performance and logs.
  • Applying upgrades, Patches and fixes on the servers.
  • Managing & Maintaining Server security.
  • Supporting helpdesk staff on Server side issues.
  • Maintaining Windows Domain administration, replication to remote servers.
  • Maintaining DNS, DHCP and WINS server and monitoring performance.
  • Knowledge of Change management procedures.


Job Specification

  • Bachelor Degree in IT, Computer Science from an accredited university.
  • MCSE Certification is mandatory.
  • VMware certifications are essential
  • 6-8 years post qualification experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Server technology including Active Directory domain, Exchange, and application servers.
  • Sound knowledge of DNS, DHCP, WINS, SMTP, SMB, CIFS, NSF.IGRP, TCP/IP.
  • Hands on experience on SAN / NAS required.
  • Sound knowledge of Virtualisation technology is required.
  • Experience on backup and restore, Disaster recovery Procedure is essential.
  • Knowledge of end point, datacenter security.
  • Hands on experience on IBM x series, P series and SUN Sparc server hardware.
  • Enterprise antivirus, WSUS, Web Server & SQL servers.
  • Understanding Oracle / Sybase databases, backup and recovery.
  • Knowledge of Linux is essential. Additional knowledge of AIX / SUN will be preferable.
  • Experience in redundancy and High availability infrastructure architecture.

Oasis Group Holdings Pty Ltd

Financial Services - Cape town, South Africa
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