Senior Systems Engineer

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Systems Engineer to join the Information Technology Services team of our client. The key responsibility of the role will be to provide a level of excellence in managing and supporting the company’s Microsoft environments, both on-premise and in the cloud.

Preference will be given to appropriately qualified, previously disadvantaged candidates, in accordance with the company’s commitment to Employment Equity.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Manage Active Directory and all of its components (Group Policy, Site & Services, AD replication, AD schema, DNS, NTFS permissions, AD audit, DHCP)
  • Full management of Microsoft exchange including integration with AD and Mimecast services for archiving.
  • Manage all Microsoft servers
  • Manage Azure environment
  • Manage all SQL databases
  • Perform and manage all Microsoft system installations and upgrades

SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in managing backup solutions for all systems
  • Assist in managing IIS based websites
  • Assist IT manager to product MIS reporting.
  • Assist with the training of junior team members
  • Support the helpdesk when required

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5 year experience in with Microsoft products
  • Tertiary Degree or Diploma in Information Technology
  • Microsoft certifications
  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory, Azure and Exchange
  • Good knowledge of all other Microsoft systems
  • Good understanding of backup methodology

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain service standards
  • Ability to work accurately
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Action orientated
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with all levels of management in a professional manner
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