Senior Network Administrator

Company AVBOB
Reference # 602NA01
Published 23/10/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Gauteng Area, Gauteng, South Africa
AVBOB, Africa's largest Mutual Assurance society providing a one-stop Funeral Insurance and Burial solutions. Has a vacancy in ICT in Pretoria CBD
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Information Technology,Insurance
Design, deploy and support functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)
Configure and install software, servers, routers and other network devices
Monitor network performance and integrity
Resolve issues tiers of support have escalated by troubleshooting networking infrastructure
Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness
Mentor team members on technical issues
Create, oversee and test security measures (e.g. access authentication and business continuity)
Communicate with users, management and 3rd party providers
Maintain complete technical documentation
Suggest improvements to network performance, capacity and scalability
3 Year National Diploma or Degree in Information Technology or equivalent professional qualification.
Industry-related experience as a Senior Network Engineer or Network Administrator
Professional certification (e.g. CCNP, CCDP)
Solid background in network administration and architecture
In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
Familiarity with access control models and network security
Extensive experience in VOiP, video conferencing and POE
Knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.g Python, Perl)
Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. Netflow, Cisco Prime)
Solid understanding of network operating systems (Cisco IOS)
Troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently
Organizational and mentoring skills
Minimum 4 years’ experience of this position.
Minimum 8 years in supporting complex networks with UNIX serves,
Microsoft servers, Cisco/HP switches, VMWare, DNS services, LAN and WAN management
Minimum 8 years’ experience in network appliances 4 Years experience in supporting enterprise class applications in production environments including certificates, licenses and registrations
4 Years proven track record of implementing highly complex network environment
4 Years working knowledge of web services, web application development, MS SQL,LAN and WAN
Practical experience in monitoring and tuning networks to provide a high availability service
Practical experience in managing internal and external network database security
Analytical thinking.
Organisational alertness.
Drives accountability and is a high performer.
Business acumen.
Strong attention to detail and proactive attitude.
Shows initiative and ability to work independently.
Abstract thinking and conceptual problem solving.
Ability to frame problems and develop solutions aligned to strategic objectives.
Ability to work in complex, changing environments.
Excellent time management skills in order to manage requirements regarding deliverables.
Excellent interpersonal skills and team player.
Results focused and display ability to execute.
Ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Willingness to learn new systems.
Client focused thinking.
Job Closing Date 30/11/2017
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