Senior IT Administrator

at Key Recruitment
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Computer & IT
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Job Description



Senior IT Administrator (TIER 3)


Our Client is one of the leading ICT providers in South Africa. They are based in Midrand and are looking for a capable Senior IT Systems Administrator who will be responsible for the company IT infrastructure and must ensure that all core systems are operational and maintained at all times.


Duties and responsibilities include:


Day to day customer support on service desk (TIER3)

System upgrades and task coordination

Server and network infrastructure support

Backup management

Internet, security, and firewall support

New system installations & upgrades (server & network)

Virtual server management

User management on AD / Azure





Administration/Migration of Microsoft Active Directory

Administration/Migration of Microsoft Exchange 2010 / 2013 / 2016

Administration/Migration of Microsoft Server Roles 2012 / 2016 / 2019

Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10 Operating Systems

Systems Security

M365 Management (Mail, Tenant, SharePoint, OneDrive, AD, Licenses)

Backup Solutions (Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam)

Networking (Firewall, Switch, VLAN, VPN)

Storage Solutions (Dell, HP)

Virtual Environments (VMware, Hyper-V)

Knowledge of monitoring systems (Solarwinds, PRTG)

Microsoft Services (SharePoint, Teams)

Telephony support (VOIP)

Scripting for task automation



Qualifications/ Experience/Skills Required:


Minimum 5-years hands on experience in a senior IT administrator role.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering, MCSA/MCSE, CCNA certification or other industry qualifications are desirable

Vendor specific certification such as AWS, Veeam, Microsoft etc.

Skills / Knowledge and Competencies




Client liaison and customer service principles

Time management


Ability to multitask

Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills

Must have a good telephone manner and communication skills

Attention to detail, accurate and analytical

Willingness to learn and follow through on operations

Troubleshooting ability & quick learner for recurring problems

Flexible with working hours availability to work after hours – occasional overtime may be required

Be prepared to sacrifice some personal time to get the outstanding issue resolved or call done



Attributes & Behaviour




Strategic thinking

Internal & external brand orientation

Problem analysis and problem solving

Ability to work under pressure

Flexible and adaptive

Observant & conceptually adapt


Cross-functional integration and collaboration


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