Job Spec

systems administrator (cape town)

This role is based at ooba‘s Head Office in Cape Town and suitable candidates will meet the following criteria:

Core Responsibilities:

  • Design, install, configure & maintain Microsoft Environment (Servers, Office365 Services, SCCM)
  • Deploy and Maintain Anti-Virus software like Microsoft End-Point Protection using SCCM
  • Active Directory Services (AD, GPO, DHCP, DNS, ADFS, WSUS, File & Print Services)
  • Microsoft Volume Licensing and Audit
  • Backup and Disaster recovery of the onsite Microsoft Environment
  • Monitoring of the Microsoft environment including backup and disaster recovery
  • Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans
  • Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will faciltate a ‘hands-off’ environment
  • Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation
  • Mentor and cross train team members on existing and new technologies
  • 3rd Level Support for Windows Desktop Environment like MS Office and Windows OS
  • Provide after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well occasional weekend maintenance
  • Participate in and oversee Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), including after-hours deployments
  • Define and document best practices and support procedures

Competencies (Minimum):

  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Must be organized and have the ability to manage projects of varying lengths
  • Positive and self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
  • Ability to work in a team
  • A solid understanding of LAN/WAN networking
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Server (2008/2012/2016) /desktop Operating Systems (7/8/10)

Qualifications (Minimum):

  • MCSE 2008 or above
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate – CCNA (RS)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP
  • ITIL Foundations
  • Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin (LFCS) or Equivalent

Experience (Minimum):

  • 5 Years full time experience in a similar role

Experience (Preferred):

  • Office 365 Services and Exchange
  • Linux Server Administration
  • VMWare / vSphere
  • Oracle VM
  • Experience with hardware, firewall, telecom and software vendor evaluation, recommendation and negotiations
  • Knowledge of Mimecast Products and Services
  • Knowledge of Cloud, SaaS, PaaS
  • Experience in Firewall technologies like (Cisco, Fortinet, PFSense)
  • Experience in Load Balancing technologies like HA Proxy
  • Knowledge of Information / Cyber Security Governance like Frameworks and Policies

What We Can Offer You:

ooba’s people enjoy a unique culture of partnership, knowledge, challenging conventional thinking, and fun. We don’t think of ourselves as a corporate. We have a fairly flat management structure: no suits and ties, no ‘Mr and Mrs anybody’, no draconian workplace rules.

We offer competitive salaries and an annual performance bonus.

ooba further provides you with 100% subsidised life and disability cover, as well as free access to South Africa’s top employee assistance provider – ICAS. As a specialist, you will benefit from 20 working days leave per annum.

We encourage work-life balance and allow flexible working hours (and working from home), where it is operationally practical.

Most importantly, we can offer you access to growth, learning and challenging work. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career as an IT Professional at ooba.


If this sounds like the right job opportunity for you, then apply at our online candidate registration portal: