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Senior System Administrator (MS) (2 posts)

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Date Added 22 Jun 2018
Expiry Date 20 Jul 2018
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Stellenbosch University

Western Cape

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Stellenbosch University

Information Technology

Senior System Administrator (MS) (2 posts)
(Ref. IT/193/0618)

The incumbent will form part of a team responsible for administrating and developing various systems within the Information Technology environment. This is a dynamic environment where skills can be developed and tasks are assigned as the need changes. At present, there are opportunities within the Microsoft, storage and virtualisation environments.
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Installation, daily maintenance and monitoring of computer systems and servers at Stellenbosch University. (This position may from time to time require after hours system maintenance).


- National Senior Certificate at least meeting pass requirements for a Diploma;
- A degree/diploma with three years’ relevant experience, or a relevant IT certificate with six years’ relevant experience, or eight years’ relevant experience;
- Already a System Administrator, daily working with server software;
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows as operating system;
- Relevant Microsoft or VMware system administration experience;
- Ability to Solve problems innovatively;
- Proven analytical skills;
- A high level of accuracy;
- Sound verbal and written communication skills in Afrikaans or English;
- The ability to work in a team as well as independently;
- Outstanding interpersonal relations;
- The ability to take the lead in field of expertise;
- The ability to transfer knowledge to peers.

Candidates may be subjected to aptitude, psychometric and proficiency tests.
The successful candidate will be required to accept and sign the SU-system administrator code of conduct.


- Any other IT related industry qualifications;
- Any IT related degree or diploma;
- Detail experience with Linux as operating system;
- Experienced in creating and debugging Linux or Powershell Scripts;
- Experience with VMware software;
- Experience with disk space management;
- Experience with the use and administration of an HPC.

Commencement of duties: 1 July 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 20 June 2018

Enquiries regarding this post: Mr. APC Nieuwoudt on 021 808 4288, or at apcn@sun.ac.za

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre on 021 808 2753

Please note that the level of appointment and remuneration will be negotiated in line with experience.

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.