Nov 25, 2016

Cloud Specialist – Junior and Senior – ICT - Midrand

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  • Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Permanent Information Technology

Job Description

My client, a leading ICT company with a national footprint,  seeks to employ a Virtual Machine/Cloud Specialist with current experience in cloud and VM services.


  • Provide high availability for variety of customer infrastructures
  • Design, deploy and maintain virtual infrastructure solutions based on VMWare Virtual Infrastructure
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert on VMWare Virtual Infrastructure including architecture, DR, backup and HA
  • Provide fault, configuration, performance, and security management
  • Participate in or lead projects, working closely with various IT functions and vendors
  • Review existing technology implementations and suggest and implement improvements and upgrades
  • Use and evaluate the most advanced tools, technology, and product design solutions that support Cloud Services.
  • Maintain awareness of the foundation that virtual infrastructure provides for the delivery of services.
  • Implement VMware software upgrade into the Dev and Test environments, recommend and approve upgrade releases for production environment
  • Implementation, configuration and support of latest blade and cloud technologies



  • Relevant IT Tertiary education
  • Valid VM Certification
  • Current experience in similar role and environment working on VM/Cloud technologies
  • Experience with Cisco systems
  • CCNA/CCNP advantageous


  • VMWare administration with Linux or Windows server background
  • Hyper-V administration
  • Excellent knowledge of clustering & high availability
  • Excellent knowledge of networking – TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, NAT/PAT, VLANs
  • Good knowledge of SAN architecture, Multipathing, WWNs, iSCSI
  • Good knowledge of external Disk Arrays, RAID levels, NFS
  • Good knowledge of blade and blade enclosure systems
  • Experience in scripting for automation: Windows PowerShell, VBScript.
  • Certification in any of the technologies listed above is considered as advantage
  • Analytical problem-solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Experience in a technical support or project delivery position in a large client/server environment
  • Understanding of ITSM/ITIL processes advantageous Fluent in English language
  • Service or Project oriented behavior and good communication skills to internal and external clients
  • Team player
  • Ability to work independently in all phases of systems analysis activities
  • Ability to prepare and maintain technical documentation
  • Ability to pro-actively learn new technology, processes and soft skills
  • Keen interest in continual learning and professional development
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure in an international and culturally diverse organization

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