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18 Sep 2014

Group Network Administrator Job Vacancy

Our client, a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Group Network Administrator

Group Network Administrator

  • Under the general guidance and supervision of the Group CTO, the Network Administrator is responsible for ensuring optimal LAN/WAN design and configuration, as well as, managing, providing support, monitoring and maintaining in-house network infrastructure and all its corresponding services and installed applications.
  • S/he performs network management, including: user administration; resource management; configuration management; performance management; and maintenance of the Group Local Area and Wide Area networks and its assets.
  • The Network Administrator is also responsible for specifying network infrastructure and service requirements, and managing the engagement with external consultants and vendors providing a range of outsourced ICT and technical support services.
  • Knowledge and skills in database administration and software troubleshooting is a tremendous asset in fulfilling the functions of this position.

Principal Accountabilities 
Network Administration

  • Ensuring that the LAN/WAN design is always optimal, and network infrastructure is installed and configured to support all required network services and all network- and Internet-enabled applications.
  • Performing network management functions including network: user administration; resource management; configuration management; performance management; and maintenance.
  • Administrating and appropriately allocating ICT resources for server farms and all other hardware and software resources shared on the network. (i.e., databases, etc.)
  • Protecting all of the organizations ICT resources by physically and logically securing them, and ensuring that appropriate ICT business continuity measures have been implemented (and tested).
  • Monitoring, analyzing, troubleshooting and taking appropriate corrective measures for all LAN/WAN assets to support optimal application usage, development, support and performance.
  • Developing, using and continuously implementing current and appropriate ICT frameworks and standards to allow for a scalable, highly-available, and robust network and applications.
  • Monitoring and providing periodic reporting on the overall state and performance of the: LAN/WAN security; network, server(s), applications and other network resource utilization; requirements for optimization of the ICT departments network services, etc.
  • Documenting the LAN/WAN and overseeing inventory management of both physical ICT and all information technology assets, including but not limited to, physical network infrastructure, hardware, software products, etc.
  • Providing support to Systems Administration, Development and Support Teams, as appropriate, to ensure that timely and adequate resources are allocated to support these teams and the functions that they have to deliver; both developmental and support (maintenance, troubleshooting, etc.).
  • Developing and specifying network requirements and subsequently planning and project managing the engagement and Service Level Agreements with external consultants and vendors providing a range of outsourced ICT services.
  • Keeping abreast of changing technology trends to enable continuous process improvements, cost-effective and standards-based implementations.
  • Performing other related duties as may be required by the functions of this position.

Key Competencies

  • Planning and organizing
  • Professionalism
  • Technological awareness
  • Multitasking and prioritization
  • Integrity, Discretion and Business Ethics
  • Fairness
  • Dedication to Continuous Improvement
  • Leadership and Strategic Orientation
  • Interpersonal skills and team orientation
  • Communication

Education, Experience And Knowledge

  • Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, or other relevant field.
  • Network certification(s); Cisco Network Certifications are preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience as a network administrator in a Windows environment.
  • At least 2 years Relational Database Management System administration experience, especially in SQL, and/or Database certification (MCDBA, etc.) will be an advantage.
  • Systems administration and/or systems development experience will also be an added advantage.

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to: Resume@interviewupconsulting.com and on Subject header indicating position applied for or application will be rejected.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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