Virtual Infosec Africa

Engineering & Technology

IT & Telecoms Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary

The IT systems & infrastructure specialist/lead designs, implements, and supports IT and information's systems to meet the business needs and scale as they grow. He/she analyzes and create test, development and production environments, and develops specifications and requirements for developers and programmers to follow or use. He/she organizes and oversees the life cycle and maintenance of the IT computer infrastructure, including servers, storage, and systems management components.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Senior level
  • Experience Length:7 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design the computing infrastructure to accomplish key tasks, establishing networking rules and troubleshooting basic network errors or other technical issues.
  • Work with stakeholders to deploy and maintain applications, including hardening and vulnerability remediation
  • Lead and direct to prepare governing principles to guide decision making pertinent to infrastructure architecture.
  • Develop implementation plan for infrastructure architecture on basis of IT strategies and business requirements.
  • Ensure optimal governance structure and comply with activities related to infrastructure architecture adherence.
  • Enforce infrastructure architecture execution as well as ongoing refinement tasks.
  • Stimulate evaluation plus selection of entire infrastructure architecture standards commensurate with clients IT business needs.
  • Consult project teams to fit infrastructure architecture assignments and identify need to modify infrastructure architecture to attain project requirements.
  • Consult with project teams of infrastructure development to fit entire architecture infrastructure.
  • Recommend improvements or alternative technologies to better meet business needs
  • Evaluate technology, market trends and industry plus identify prospective impact on business.
  • Identify need to change technical architecture to incorporate infrastructure needs.
  • Identify enterprise requirements for structures and resources modifications required to support infrastructure architecture.
  • Ensure documentation of entire architecture design and evaluation work.
  • Design, review and integrate new systems
  • Guide in the execution of Incident, Change, Release, Problem, Performance and Availability Management
  • Evaluate Systems Requirements
  • Deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot core business applications, including application servers, associated hardware, endpoints, and databases
  • Meet and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to establish project scope, system goals, and requirements
  • Develop, analyze, prioritize, and organize requirement specifications, data mapping, diagrams, and flowcharts for developers and testers to follow
  • Translate highly technical specifications into clear non-technical requirements
  • Manage the set-up and configuration of systems
  • Define and coordinate the execution of testing procedures, and develop test cases to serve the overall quality assurance process
  • Create and update documentation of all processes and training as needed
  • Develop and implement maintenance procedures, monitor systems health, gather system statistics, and troubleshoot reported errors and alarms
  • Perform design, implementation, and upgrades of information systems to meet the business and user needs
  • Implement best practices for scalability, supportability, ease of maintenance, and system performance

Skills and Abilities. 

  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of experience or relevant education.
  • Strong technical knowledge of hardware and software, and strong troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, project management, and governance skills
  • Hypervisors like VMware vShpere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citirx Hypervisor experience
  • HCI such as Dell/EMC VxRail, or VMware vSAN experience
  • Configuration of LDAP solutions like Microsoft Active Directory experience
  • Certifications in MSCE, CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+, Dell infrastructure, VMware, AWS, Azure, or others a plus
  • Network experience (eg. TCP/IP)

NOTE: Applicants should indicate the title of the role in the subject line of the email.

Interested applicants who meet the criteria above should send their CV’s and application to


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