Senior Technical Infrastructure Specialist

Remuneration:negotiable Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Job policy:Employment Equity position
Company:Datafin Recruitment

Lead research and development and resolve complex issues as the next Senior Technical Infrastructure Specialist sought by a dynamic financial services group. You must have DevOps experience in order to lead and implement DevOps initiatives and platform tooling. You also need Matric, a Linux Certification and further experience should include: Seven+ Years' Server Administrator (Windows / Linux), Networking, Storage (SAN), five+ Years' Active Directory, SQL, MS SCCM/SCOM and VMWare/HyperV and three+ Years' Cloud Technologies, YAML / PowerShell / Bash Scripting / JSON. Please note this is an Employment Equity position ONLY.

  • The Senior Technical Infrastructure Specialist works with both internal stakeholders and external service providers to scope Technical solutions.
  • Liaise with Service Providers regarding work allocation, server configuration and Infrastructure consolidation and optimisation.
  • Lead research and development in the area of responsibility and implement established best practice from a hardware, software and application perspective.
  • Coordinate client management and formulate complex technical solutions.
  • Advise on appropriate developments in technical support products and evaluate products and upgrades for appropriateness.
  • Oversee and work with Service Providers on system upgrade strategies, lead the architecture, design, implementation, and maintenance of complex solutions.
  • Coordinate activities with other technical personnel as appropriate and develop and analyse highly complex system standards, thresholds, and recommendations to maximise system performance.
  • Work with Service Provers to maintain the system guide to prevent problems from reoccurring.

Qualifications -
  • National Senior Certificate / Grade 12.
  • Linux Certification.
  • Postgraduate Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Degree in IT will be advantageous.
Must-haves –
  • MCSE, ITIL, CCNA, SQL, Unix, VMWare / HyperV, Redhat, AWS / Azure will be advantageous.
Experience –

Seven+ Years:
  • Server Administrator (Windows / Linux)
  • Application Servers (JBoss / JVM)
  • Networking
  • Storage (SAN)
Five+ Years:
  • MS Exchange
  • MS Active Directory
  • SQL and other related Databases
  • VMWare / HyperV
Three+ Years:
  • Cloud Technologies
  • YAML / Powershell / Bash Scripting / JSON
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Posted on 12 Jan 10:38

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