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Centurion, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job type:
Full time
R500,000 p/a

Microsoft Systems Specialist

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Microsoft Systems Specialist - Centurion

This is an opportunity for an intermediate to advanced and /or long serving Microsoft System Specialist with experience in Microsoft Active Directory/Server Architecture who is looking to gain more exposure to the technology.

  • You must have at least 3+ years of experience supporting Windows Server, SQL Server, and Internet Information Server (IIS), in a large scale operations/production web-service environment.
  • The successful candidate will have proven knowledge and experience in delivering high application service availability. Expect to solve complex technical problems, improve processes, and lead by example in the areas of deployments, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and working in a visible, fast-paced production environment where uptime is critical. You will have direct involvement designing state of the art server, network, and storage solutions.
  • We are looking for an individual who has the right mix of software + services experience and proven technical skills in managing domains and forests.




R500,000 p/a

The right candidate will possess:

  • Extensive experience in the design, planning, and implementation of Microsoft and related solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010/13, including document management, search, forms and portal functionality plus design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of SQL Server and underlying infrastructure technologies including Active-Directory, Windows Server and Security in an Enterprise not small business.
  • The candidate will have experience in acquiring knowledge from a variety of sources relating to Microsoft and other technologies.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work well as a team player - Team-oriented performer with an outstanding work ethic.
  • Strong organizational, time management, project management and the ability to communicate complex solutions in a simple and straight-forward way.
  • Develop and implement strategies for providing proactive support resulting in fewer incidents, increased availability, or accelerated deployments.

Technical Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong in MS infrastructure and preferred certified Microsoft System Engineer, in particular: MS Exchange 2010/2013 - Installing and Configuring Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Server 2013.
  • Windows Server 2012 – Installing and Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services.
  • SharePoint 2013 – Installing and Configuring Advanced Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 including database administration and Active Directory with Server 2008 and Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring Advanced Active Directory Services.
  • MS SQL 2012 – Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices with managing and tuning aptitude. Hands-on experience with SQL administration concepts such as replication, log shipping, mirroring, clustering, and SQL Reporting Services highly preferred.
  • Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 7.x - providing 3rd level support, daily stewardship, troubleshooting, development, automation, and enhancement of web server products. Familairity with load balancing technologies such as F5 would be an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), transactional monitoring, process and task automation, testing processes, build process, configuration management, release management, and server deployments is a definite plus.
  • Experience with VMWare version 5 and higher [preferential]
  • Experience with Cisco Networking and Routing with Enterprize WAN’s [preferential]
  • Must be certified as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert(MCSE 2012), a computer technology related Diploma or related IT Degree would definitely be advantageous and may be considered in isolation of the MCSE certification.


Job keywords/tags:  IT , SQL , Windows , Microsoft
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