The suitable person will be based in Sandton, Johannesburg at one of our Corporate client’s offices, working to support that company’s IT infrastructure as a priority, while also working on other Precision Technology client sites/projects in the JHB region.
The right person should have a good knowledge and experience working with network and server technology as well as typical IT services found in an advanced network and ensure the stable operation of the in-house networks and to design, install, administer, and optimize company servers and related components, as necessary.

  • At least five years’ equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of the following will be beneficial: Sohos Firewalls, Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus Switches, Networking/VLANs, Ruckus/Aruba/Ubiquiti wireless networks.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining all manners of Windows and Linux server hardware and associated network equipment.
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP and other network protocols, firewall management, and operating system configuration.
  • General knowledge of storage technologies such as SAN or NAS, as well as Active Directory/Global Catalogue.
  • Knowledge of Nutanix, Proxmox technology an advantage.

Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Provide technical support to the site.
  • Be a problem solver – show initiative, professionalism, be a good communicator, be a quick learner.
  • Perform Server Management (Domain, Exchange, AD, File, Print, and Storage) as and when required.
  • Good network understanding – ability to work with Cisco, Ruckus, Aruba etc network. Assist with network design and capacity planning, including setting up of vlans and other network configurations.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices
  • Assist with strategies for client/server implementations; and the infrastructure required to support those strategies.
  • Assist with new server systems, applications, and hardware.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure IT Security.
  • Check help desk database for entries on server and server resource issues; prioritize and respond to help desk tickets as appropriate.
  • Plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.
  • Provide VoIP and ISP support
  • Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • Develop and maintain server and network documentation as and when required.
  • Administer equipment, hardware and software upgrades.
  • Practice asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Perform server and security audits
  • Perform and maintain system backups and recovery via backup software.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.
  • Work with the team on site as well as other sites as and when needed.

Desired Skills:

  • Sohos firewalls
  • Cisco
  • Aruba
  • Ruckus
  • Ubiquiti
  • Linux Servers
  • VLANs

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