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Senior Systems and Network Administrator - Move into a management role - Illovo, Sandton (R50k-R60k pm)

Job Title: Senior Systems and Network Administrator - Move into a management role - Illovo, Sandton (R50k-R60k pm)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Johannesburg
Salary: R600k -R720k per month + Pension and Life Cover
Contact Name: Philip Boltt
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 15, 2019 11:15

Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled Network or Systems Administrator to play an instrumental role in the IT security of a large financial services company and have the opportunity to move into a management role.

Based in Illovo, Sandton, this position between R50k and R60k per month plus pension and life cover.

The Company: 

Established over 15 years ago, this well-known insurance company provides disability, dread disease and death cover to tens of thousands of South Africans. They not only pride themselves on their annual multi-million Rand contribution to the Childhood Cancer Foundation but also on the care they show their staff through fully paid for studies, profit share and generous leave allocation (20 days + all Jewish holidays)    


  • Oversee the installation and maintenance of organizational Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) and all relevant hardware and software. 
  • Create, implement and monitor network security
  • Advise on the improvement of system and network functionality
  • Support and maintain company hardware and software and provide reports on operations to the General Manager. 
  • Conduct needs analysis and feasibility studies on new systems/ technologies 
  • Oversee routine preventative maintenance on hardware and software systems
  • Ensure availability, continuity, and security of all data and information
  • Develop and implement IT policies, procedures and governance framework
  • Mentor, support and guide the Desktop support teams and assisting with complex, escalated issues 
  • Working with ISP's and managing vendor relationships
  • Ensure compliance with all software licensing agreements


  • Tertiary degree in any field but preferably IT, Information Systems or Management (essential)
  • CISSP Certification or equivalent certification in IT Security 
  • NSE 4 certification (beneficial)
  • A minimum of 8 years of IT experience
  • Familiarity with Cisco and Juniper networks
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support experience 

Experience with the following:

  • FortiGate Firewalls
  • Hosted Exchange 
  • Hyper-V
  • Active Directory
  • Hosted exchange
  • Windows Server 2012 (file server, IIS, FTP)
  • Veeam Backup and Replication 
  • Ubiquity AP
  • RAID
  • VPN's

Should this role appeal to you, please send a copy of your CV to Philip at Acuity Consultants (philip@acuityconsultants)