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Senior Customer Engineer

Information Technology Sector

Salary : R 240k to R300k p/a

Start Date : Immediately

Northern Suburbs, Cape Town

We are searching for an innovative, deadline-driven technical engineer to join our company. The technical engineer's responsibilities includes, but not limited to, assisting engineers with various tasks like design, construction, equipment installation, system configuration , maintenance, developing preventative maintenance plans and providing customer support. You should also be able to troubleshoot systems, identify problems and write up reports.

To be a successful as a senior engineer, you should be meticulous, efficient and have sound knowledge of the relevant engineering discipline. Outstanding candidates are team players with exemplary problem-solving abilities.

Language Proficiency: 
  • Afrikaans (Written & Verbal)

  • English (Written & Verbal)

  • 3-6 years minimal IT experience

  • 2 years minimal experience in an enterprise server environment with administration and problem resolution of Windows Server

  • 2 years minimum experience in virtualised workloads (VMWare / Hyper-V)

  • Extensive knowledge of Desktops, Laptops, printers, Network Copiers

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft 365 Suite (Licensing, Products, Services)

  • Extensive Knowledge of Windows 10 & 11 Operating Systems

  • Knowledge of Redundancy Strategies (RAID, HA, Failover, MPIO)

  • Knowlede of Hyper Visors (VMWARE, Hyper-V, Azure)

  • Knowledge of Windows Server 2012+ Operating Systems

  • Knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, RDS Roles and including functions within the roles

  • Knowledge of Installation and Configuration of Exchange / SQL Server

  • Knowledge of Basic Scripting Tasks for Large Scale Deployments

  • Knowledge of LAN / WAN Solutions

  • Knowledge of Networking (VLAN, Routing, Switching)

  • Knowledge of ITIL processes and experience adhereing to them in a production environment

  • Knowledge of Remote Monitoring Systems

  • (Advantageous) Knowledge of SAN Storage Management

  • (Advantageous) Knowledge of Public Services (DNS, Public IP's, Subnetting)

  • (Adventageous) Knowledge of Firewall Management (ACL, Zones, NAT)

  • (Adventageous) Knowledge of Installation and Maintenance of Proxy Servers

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Grade 12 Certificate

  • CompTIA A+ and N+


  • MCITP/MCSE on Windows Server 2012+

  • Microsoft 365 Administration

  • (Adventageous) Microsoft Azure Certification

  • (Adventageous) Vendor Certifications (HPE, DELL, LENOVO, IBM, etc)


  • 1st Line Support:
    • Deliver support via email, phone, or remote assistance when required.
    • Diagnose and resolve hardware and software issues on desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, and other peripherals.
    • Apply basic network principles to troubleshoot connectivity problems.
    • Utilize Active Directory for resolving issues related to GPOs, logon scripts, and user management.
    • Install, configure, and maintain Windows 10/11 and associated software suites (Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint, AzureAD).
    • Provide hands-on support for hardware component replacement in desktops and laptops.
    • Maintain accurate documentation of IT inventory, software licenses, and configurations.
    • Ensure compliance with security protocols and company policies.
  • 2nd Line Support:
    • Support and troubleshoot issues, investigate incidents, and analyze system metrics, logs, traffic, and configuration changes.
    • Manage and maintain the Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware environment.
    • Ensure patch compliance levels are adhered to and assist with troubleshooting of patch failures.
    • Collaborate with Customer Engineers on complex issues and project roll-outs.
    • Perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in line with the company's disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
    • Integrate servers, including email, print, and backup servers, into enterprise systems.
    • Provide support services for Microsoft Active Directory and Windows-based systems across the enterprise, including directory and identity management solutions.
    • Lead projects related to infrastructure and network improvements or upgrades.
  • 3rd Line Support:
    • Oversee and maintain server and network systems, troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
    • Design, implement, and manage the organization's IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, networking, and security systems.
    • Ensure all escalations are actioned, and production is returned to a normal state within the SLA time frame.
    • Visit client sites to troubleshoot, configure, and implement IT solutions.
    • Resolve hardware issues, liaising with third-party vendors as needed.
    • Continuously seek improvement opportunities in IT systems and service delivery.
    • Maintain comprehensive documentation for all system and network configurations.
    • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in infrastructure and network engineering.
    • Manage capacity effectively to optimize system performance.
    • Compile reports such as Health Checks on Server Infrastructure for clients.
    • Collaborate with other IT professionals to identify and implement solutions for complex technical issues.
    • Ensure that backup systems are in running order, and the backup policy is enforced and adhered to.
    • Analyze existing systems and operations and develop preventative maintenance strategies.
    • Identify potential problems and notify the relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
    • Strong problem-solving skills – required to take the lead in situations with major outages.
    • Adhere to both the Change Management Process and Incident Management Process.

Additional Information:

  • The incumbent will be required to have a valid drivers licenses and own reliable transport

  • This position requires working overtime when required

  • The incumbent is required to be available for standby support when scheduled.

  • Clear credit record

  • Clear criminal record


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