South Africa

e.ITI.Server Core: Senior Server Administrator – Backup & DR

Company Digital Outsource Services
Reference # JDCSCSSA
Published 03/12/2018
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Century City, Western Cape, South Africa
Reporting to the Server Core Tech Lead, the successful candidate will be required to implement, support and maintain all of DOS’s core enterprise infrastructure services with a focus on backups, Disaster Recovery & high availability technologies.

Duties will include, but not limited to:
•Implementation and maintaining of backups and replication using Veeam and other similar technologies
•Working closely with DBA, DevOps, Networks, etc. to ensure that workloads are optimally located and deployed to minimize outage during infrastructure failures and or maintenance.
•Frequent testing of DR and Backup recovery strategies and improve on the Recovery Point Objective.
•Utilize Veeam SureBackup for automated backup testing to ensure backup file integrity.
•Establish DR requirements with Business units
•Perform gap analysis of DR requirements vs DR capabilities
•Establish roadmap to meet business DR requirements including documentation.
•Discovering new and better strategies to achieve our backup and high availability goals.
•Monitoring of Server Core environment ensuring optimal performance and scaling out timeously as demand requires it.
•Administration of Server Core environment and its configuration, including understanding of future service packs / security updates, testing, and planning deployments.
•Actively archiving and optimizing systems to ensure all environments are running as lean as possible for maximum efficiency.
•Utilize Ansible and Microsoft SCCM to automate day to day resource management as well as deployment of new services or software.
•Deploy new servers following the DOS standards ensuring servers are placed in correct VLAN’s & OU’s and that all network requirements around firewall permissions are met.
•Work closely with DevOps, Networks & DBA teams to solve problems and provide resources where required.
•Take tickets assigned to Server Core team and resolve them as fast as possible while providing feedback back to clients.
•Make use of Active Directory policies to enforce standards across server and desktop environments.
•Weekly reporting of system health, availability and incidents.
•Daily checks of infrastructure health as set out by standards and resolution of issues found with escalation of problems that can’t be resolved.
Job Functions Engineering,Information Technology
Industries Engineering,Infrastructure
Job Competencies:
•Administration of the Microsoft software stack including Active Directory, failover clustering, DNS, DHCP, Hyper-V, WSUS, NTFS file shares & Exchange
•Veeam Backup & replication implementation and administration
•Hyper-V replication using HTTP & HTTPS
•Load balancing including A10 / Zevenet / HA Proxy / F5 / etc
•TCP/IP networking understanding and troubleshooting
•Network failover protocols like VRRP, BGP, etc.
•Replication technologies in general including Hyper-V / Veeam / Pure Storage / MS SQL / etc.
•Tape backups and strategies of getting data offsite
•Microsoft SQL Always-on concepts
•Exchange DAGs
•PKI / Certificate knowledge
Essential Requirements:
•Minimum 4 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry using Microsoft Technologies.
•Previous experience in 24/7 E-commerce Environment
•Experience in using coding/scripting to automate/reduce time taken to complete manual tasks.
•Proven hands on experience with Windows Server and its product suite
•Knowledge of Server Hardware, Storage and processes around identification and replacement of faulty components
•Previous IT Support or helpdesk experience

Advantageous Requirements:
•A Relevant Information Technology tertiary qualification and Microsoft Certifications
•Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, VMM, VMware ESXi, IIS, Skype of Business, File Servers and Security
•Knowledge of Jira, Nagios and Veeam ONE monitoring
•Container technologies like Docker & Kubernetes

Personal Competencies:
•Self-motivated, highly organized, innovative and proactive
•Passionate about technology
•Motivated to do self-study
•Comfortable with working outside normal working hours regularly to complete projects as to limit impact on the organization
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•Comfortable with working independently and as part of a team
•Sound organizational and time management skills
•High stress tolerance
•Flexible and able to cope with change and fluctuating demands
•Very systematic, logical and meticulous
•Problem solving focused
Job Closing Date 31/12/2018
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