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Senior Engineer: Systems

Company AVBOB
Reference # STLS01
Published 19/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
AVBOB, AFRICA'S LARGEST MUTAL ASSURANCE SOCIETY HAS A VACANCY FOR
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Insurance
Specification
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
 Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure.
 Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software
and system management tools.
 Ensuring the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
 Proposes design enhancements, capacity changes, contingency and recovery
arrangements as required, to ensure that service targets are met within the organisation’s
planned budget.
 Ensures the investigation and diagnosis of operational incidents. Resolves such
incidents, including any capacity and availability management issues to maintain overall
performance.
 Acts as the technical lead on projects relating to servers, systems and storage.
 Provides advice and guidance on the design and development of new and changed
systems to optimise operational efficiency.
 Ensures that appropriate software and specialist monitoring tools are used to maintain
awareness and control of hardware and software. Monitors exceptional incidents and
conducts or initiates investigations on system performance. Proposes and implements
consequent improvements working towards industry top benchmark targets.
 Coach and mentor junior engineers, setting standards of performance and objectives
(both collective and individual) in line with service objectives; provides direction and
support to all team members ensuring that the highest professional standards are
observed.
 Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible
solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
 Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
 Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human
intervention time on any tasks
Requirements
QUALIFICATION REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
 Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
 ITIL Certification
 Certification in multiple of these categories: Virtual Environments, Data and/or voice
 networks, Security, Enterprise Linux, Database Administration, Storage Administration
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
 10 Years senior system engineer experience.
 8 Years’ experience as a team lead.
 5 Years’ experience in 3 different technical areas.
 Coding experience in Python, C# or Java.
 Understanding of SQL, including SQL Queries.
 Understanding of Proxies, Reverse Proxies, Nat and Load Balancers.
 Understanding of virtual environments and containers.
 Experience in DevOps processes, including CI/CD automation.
 In depth knowledge of ITIL.
 Understanding of Networks switching and routing as well as Voice technologies SIP and
SBC’s.
 Understanding of firewalls, ips, acls, dlp and vulnerability assessment.
 Understanding of Enterprise Linux and Windows servers and services.
 Experience with monitoring systems.
 Experience with automation software.
 Significant experience of bringing industry best practice into an organisation.
 Expert knowledge of the methodologies, processes and capabilities required to deliver
best in class infrastructure management services (including forecast, monitor, analyse,
plan, optimise, manage, maintain and assure).
COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION:
 Should possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
 Acute attention to detail
 Customer Service Focused
 Strong Troubleshooting/problem solving ability
 People and motivational skills
 Acute attention to detail
 Customer Service Focused
Job Closing Date 26/07/2021
   
   
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