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Senior Compute Engineer (Generalist-Exchange)

Gauteng
Sector: IT / Computers / Software
Posted: Tuesday, 4 January 2022





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An IT solutions company are looking to add a Senior Compute Engineer to join their team to ensure the smooth running of customers computing environment ensuring server, storage, back-up, OS and application availability is maintained at the highest level.

The Senior Computing Support engineering position has responsibilities focused around the smooth running of our customers computing environment ensuring server, storage, back-up, OS and application availability is maintained at the highest level. This is achieved by performing routine maintenance, testing failover and back up, implementing best practices etc. As a senior engineer you will be responsible for supporting the Tier 1 Team with complex Incidents, problems and changes adhering to ITIL principles at all times. You will also be required to support the Tier 1 Team out of hours as part of an on-call rota.

 

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Design, implement and maintain Microsoft Exchange environments.
  • Maintain server availability for customers by performing routine maintenance, failover testing, implementing best practices etc.
  • Maintain the company’s internal cloud environment by performing routine maintenance, failover testing, implementing best practices etc.
  • Perform project related duties with regards to new and changing infrastructure deployments required by the MSC customers.
  • Provide prompt senior technical assistance on customer incidents when Tier 1 skills have exhausted a resolution.
  • Regularly updating customers on progress of incidents, problems and changes by telephone and email
  • Regularly updating the ticketing system Service Now / Autotask with quality notes detailing progress and actions completed on open incidents, problems and change requests
  • Completing customer Change Requests, including impact and risk analysis, implementing out of hours where required
  • Provide technical consultancy to all other areas of the business to ensure the integrity, performance and support of new opportunities that involve Server support.
  • Find technical solutions to problems where necessary and practical, without compromising the commercial viability of a new product
  • Where required perform the ‘Lead Engineer’ role for some of the company’s key customers on a support and project basis.
  • To stay up to date and accredited within the current technologies.
  • Capturing repeat faults and undertaking root cause analysis.
  • Proactive identification of fault trends.

REQUIREMENTS              

  • Graduate or qualified by experience
  • Microsoft MCSA / MCSE
  • Designing and deploying Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Azure Administrator AZ-104
  • VMware VCP
  • Veeam Certified Engineer
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Experience in configuring, troubleshooting and administering the Microsoft Windows Server Operating System (2012, 2016, 2019) and key roles, including; Active Directory, DNS, DHCP IIS, FTP and Clustering.
  • Experience in designing, configuring, troubleshooting and administering Microsoft Exchange 2010 – 2016
  • Experience in configuring, troubleshooting and administering VMware ESXi 6.x – 7.x, vSphere SRM and vSphere Replication.
  • Experience in configuring, troubleshooting and administering Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 – 2016.
  • Experience in administrating Microsoft Azure and Office 365.
  • Experience of administering/scheduling Backup and Replication Solutions (HP Data Protector, Veeam, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, Backup Exec).
  • Administration and Configuration of Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager.
  • Experience of configuring, troubleshooting and administering ESET Antivirus solutions.
  • Experience of configuring, troubleshooting and administering Fortinet Appliances.
  • Administration of HP and IBM Tape Libraries.
  • Administration & troubleshooting of storage systems. (Dell SAN Storage, Synology, HP 3PAR, and IBM DS and Storwize)
  • Administration & troubleshooting of Compute Hardware. (Dell, IBM, HP)
  • Administrating Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Network switching and routing experience. (Ubiquiti, Netgear, Dell, HP)
  • Proficient understanding of PowerShell scripting.

Additional Skills/Attributes:

  • A structured and organised approach to complex problem determination and solving.
  • Ability to work in a very busy and highly pressurised environment and deal with high impact, high profile incidents, problems, and changes.
  • Able and comfortable to solve and troubleshoot problems remotely.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • A detailed and accurate approach to undertaking all duties.
  • The ability to communicate both verbally and electronically in a clear, professional manner.
  • A good listener, with the ability to communicate technical issues and resolutions to people of varying technical levels.
  • The ability to work with minimum supervision and to maintain a high level of motivation and productivity.
  • Client focussed and with customer care / services mindset.
  • Professional telephone etiquette.
  • Numerate and literate with an eye for detail.
  • Professional & diligent team player but able to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and confident.
  • Light motor vehicle driving licence (Code B or code that includes B) and own reliable transport.
  • Ability to obtain security clearance.