Windows or Exchange or Linux Systems Engineer - Sandton

Main objective:
To support and maintain Microsoft Exchange 2003 and 2010 e-mail and related servers, and directory services as needed, to include maintaining the e-mail environments, researching, planning, implementing, and supporting new technologies, and responding to problems as they arise, whether isolated to a single user or system-wide. Design, installation, administration, and the various business applications supported by tuning the servers as necessary. This includes ensuring the availability of client/server applications, configuring all new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment, operations

Experience:
• Knowledge of common Network Operating Systems, Desktop Operating Systems, and Email Server Systems, Microsoft Windows Systems, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and/or 2010
• Experience engineering/sizing, installing, configuring, and maintaining windows servers
• Windows Server Administration
• Windows Server 2000 – 2008 R2 administration
• DNS administration (AD DNS)
• Mail server administration (Exchange 2003 – 2010)
• Webhosting (IIS 6 / 7)
• Strong Windows security understanding (File sharing / access)
• Database administration (MS SQL)
• Linux Server Administration
• General Redhat / Centos administration
• Firewalls (iptables)
• DNS administration (bind)
• Mail server administration (send mail, spam assassin, postfix)
• Webhosting (apache)
• Squid
• Linux Virtualisation (kvm / xen)
• Database administration (MySQL)

Responsibilities:
• Providing Systems Administration for a broad scope of different technologies (approximately 25 Windows Servers, 5 Linux Servers, as well as Web Servers, SAN, Cisco firewalls, and switches
• Maintaining the operating system and utility software on all network computer platforms (Windows 2008 domain, Windows Server 2003, tape backup, Active Directory, Group Policy, Linux/Unix servers, etc.) by analyzing, designing, installing, scripting, testing and documenting new functionality.
• Troubleshooting various parts of the architecture in the event of system failures
• Planning, testing, and executing upgrades as necessary to maintain support or improve functionality in a high availability environment (including Linux and Windows servers, web servers, certificate authorities, firewalls, etc)

Skills:
• Strong Windows Server troubleshooting skills
• Strong understanding of networking
• Strong understanding of general network security, including firewalls, server / sharing permissions
• General understanding of different internet / networking connections (ADSL, 3G, WiMAX, WiFi, VPN, etc.)
• All round strong IT knowledge
• Ability to communicate well with team and customer, both written and verbally
• Attention to detail

Qualifications:
• MCSE, or relevant experience

Please be advised that if you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of your application you must consider your application unsuccessful.

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