Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
Generous Market Related package incl Med Aid and Pension – plus incentives

Senior Technical Infrastructure Specialist: Financial Services (AA) (Ref 117)

About this job


As the Senior Technical Infrastructure Specialist you will work with both internal stakeholders and external service providers to scope Technical solutions for the business and liaise with Service Providers regarding work allocation, server configuration and Infrastructure consolidation/optimisation.

In line with the company’s Transformation Plan, suitably qualified African Black (AB) candidates who meet the criteria for the role will be given preference 

Qualifications and Experience

National certificate / Grade 12 
Postgraduate Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Degree in IT will be advantageous.
MCSE, ITIL, CCNA, SQL, Linux Certification, Unix, VmWare / HyperV, Redhat, AWS / Azure advantageous


Relevant experience is non-negotiable

Applicants must have Dev Ops experience in order to lead and implement Dev Ops initiatives and platform   tooling.

7+ years Server Administrator (Windows / Linux) experience
7+ years Application Servers (JBoss / JVM) experience
7+ years Network experience 
5+ years MS Exchange experience 
5+ years MS Active Directory experience 
5+ years SQL and other related Databases experience 
3+ years Cloud Technologies experience 
7+ years Storage (SAN) experience 
5+ years MS SCCM experience 
5+ years MS SCOM experience 
5+ years VMWare / HyperV experience
3+ years on Any of: YAML / Powershell / Bash Scripting / JSON experience


 Responsibilities include:

Leading research and development and implementing established best practice in terms of hardware, software and applications.

Coordinating client management and formulating complex technical solutions, advising on appropriate developments in technical support products and evaluating products and upgrades for appropriateness.

Overseeing and working with Service Providers on system upgrade strategies, leading the architecture, design, implementation, and maintenance of complex solutions.

Coordinating activities with other technical personnel as appropriate and developing and analysing highly complex system standards, thresholds, and recommendations to maximise system performance.

Working with Service Providers to maintain the system guide to prevent problems from reoccurring.

Contributing towards cost efficiencies.
Ensuring customer excellence through interaction with internal and external customers and all business activities.
Leading Solution Development and Maintenance.
Overseeing server configuration and optimisation.
Procurement of hardware and software.
Driving automation into the IT environment.
Providing specialist advice and knowledge sharing.
Promoting diversity within the team.

Job keywords/tags:  MS SCCM , VMWare / HyperV , Powershell / Bash Scripting / JSON experience
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