Class Personnel CC
Cape Town, WC, South Africa
IT Infrastructure Architect
Cape Town, Western Cape
R60 to R70k per month
South African Citizens Only
IT Infrastructure Architect General Responsibilities:
Analyse, plan, design and oversee implementation and management of the organisations infrastructure, network, storage, communication and information security systems to ensure high levels of data integrity and systems availability. Develop, implement, and oversee policies and procedures to ensure consistent provisioning and uptime.
Role and Responsibilities: Establish infrastructure systems that seamlessly support the business operations of the company. Evaluate existing or emerging technologies for applicability to the overall enterprise architecture. Identify key issues and limitations of the existing architecture and develop long term target architectures and plans. Identify opportunities to standardize enterprise systems, and develop a strategy to implement necessary changes. Plan, design and upgrade various infrastructure components to include but not limited to network hardware, server hardware, enterprise software and applications, voice and data systems Specialise in the best practice design, operations, and support of enterprise systems; such as Network Architecture, Storage Architecture, Information Security, PCI and Windows Architecture. Evaluate existing or emerging technologies for applicability to the overall enterprise architecture through technology proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and enabling business strategy. Develop enterprise system architectures and strategies that include high availability, reliability, and accessibility for the organisation. Must be able to create a conceptual vision of the solution in the form of a conceptual architecture diagram and document that depicts the overall structure of the solution in its environment showing with primary functions of the solution and the other systems it has to interact with. Excellent troubleshooting skills for troubleshooting in their area of expertise to isolate, diagnose and implement corrective actions for problems and issues as required. Solve complex problems with many variables Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various infrastructure projects. Adhere to a version control process which includes the documentation, approval and implementation of system changes. Serve as an escalation point for complex issues that arise during the day to day operations of the company. These will normally, but not always be escalated from Service Desk, Server and Network Administration teams Create and maintain documentation for all enterprise systems. Maintain quality standards on all projects. Has a good appreciation of risk management, change management, configuration management, reliability and safety methods and the use of metrics Excellent planning and organizational skills Ability to understand, design and define strategy and execution of strategy and tasks Combines technical competence with business and commercial acumen and mature communications skills Strong communication skills to both technical and business audiences Proven track record for thinking beyond current-state technology issues and integrating technologies for complete solutions across the enterprise infrastructure Ability to provide objective and impartial technology, platform, tooling assessments and recommendations, ensures compatibility with strategic technology Minimum Requirements
3 year qualification in Computer Science, Engineering or IT related field and at least 5 years’ experience. Or, in lieu of a qualification, a minimum of 10 years’ experience. A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience supporting technical support teams, design and building infrastructure technology solutions. Cisco, Microsoft and VMware certification.
Network Administrator, Server Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Architect