Technical Lead: Networks

National Research Foundation
  • Post Date: Mar 2, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 7, 2022
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Job Details

  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Centre Cape Town
  • Where to submit application
    Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging to and apply online. Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation indicating the applicant·s suitability for the position. The names and contact details of at least three referees should be provided.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities: • Play a hands-on technical and day-to-day role in the management and leadership of the company’s network department • Ensure that the networks department effectively supports the business and engineering IT needs of SARAO across all locations (CT, • JHB, Karoo, HartRAO) • Manage and plan office network infrastructure, including being the company interface to suppliers and managing procurement of • related hardware and software • Be available to advise key SARAO stakeholders in the area of networks • Direct responsibility for company’s network (including telescope data) and primary network services including user authentication • and authorisation and associated network infrastructure and communications • Work with the security lead to help develop and implement a robust organisation wide security policy • Take responsibility for FortiGate firewall management and updating firewall rules as required • Provide second line support to IT help desk and technical support functions • Assist in the move towards greater standardization for improved long term support across the project in particular alignment with • the company’s requirements and adopted ISO frameworks • Monitor, report and document networking systems • Develop business justifications and cost/benefit analysis for network spend and compliance with project procurement policies for • network equipment • Take responsibility of asset management for network hardware and licencing Key Requirements: Qualification: • Bachelor·s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or Electrical Engineering *or* equivalent NQF 7 • qualifications. Minimum required certification in CompTIA A+ Experience: • 7+ years relevant technical networking and leadership experience technical and performance management of a small team • Developing innovative solutions and contributing to strategic planning • Managing and controlling budgets, resources, funding and an understanding of financial management • systems engineering environment Knowledge: • industry products, services and available solutions • systems/services for software/hardware development and how they relate to each other • Network architecture fundamentals, including high speed networks • Network equipment, transceivers, cabling, physical network layer • ITIL 3 or 4 Framework and ICT operations • TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, Routing, DNS, DHCP, OSI Stack, WAN, VPN, OSPF, BGP, VRF, MPLS, Optical network transmission systems (DWDM) • networking switch and router configuration ² Cisco, HPE, Mellanox, Arista • Linux operating system, Opensource software and networking tools would be advantageous • Service delivery to customers • applicable regulations and processes Additional Notes: • expertise in others including CCENT or CCNA • assess and organise resources • communicate complex information clearly and encourage commitment to learn in others • display a strong networking and computing background • display strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to motivate, negotiate, influence and build strong relationships

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