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Server Engineer




Systems Engineer who is also experienced in Windows Server, As400, VMware, and SQL Server Database Support.
Overall responsibilities:
Performs technical support on Wintel and Midrange Platforms, as well as SQL databases.
Ensures stable performance for the operating system environments through performance monitoring and tuning
Performs capacity planning
Plans and implements upgrades, fixes and enhancements of the hardware and software, ensuring that the change management procedures are followed
Supports system recovery process in the event of major problems
Designs, defines, tests, installs and maintains Wintel and Midrange systems
Analyses system performance makes and implements recommendations regarding system improvements and system tuning.
Provides technical assistance to other members of the team
Consult with Technical Lead / 3rd party suppliers / solution providers in order to resolve support problems
Creates and maintains up to date procedures and SOPS
Generates reports on various subjects as requested
Secures the Wintel and Midrange platforms
Creates/ monitors and audits all backups to confirm integrity and successful completion of backups
Develops documentation, macros, scripts and procedures using various core tools
Achieves SLAs pertinent to the SQL, Wintel and Midrange Environment
Plans, schedules and executes tasks in order to maintain maximum availability of Wintel and Midrange Servers
Monitors and reports on Availability
Responsible for the routine maintenance and tuning of SQL production and development databases.
Responsible for monitoring security, diagnosing database problems and backup/restore of applicable databases
Manages and grant access to the various databases.
Works directly with users to resolve data conflicts and inappropriate data usage and may manipulate data within accordance of organisation standards. Directs the maintenance and use of the corporate data dictionary
Participates in projects where skills are required
Evaluates and recommends standards pertaining to the current supported hardware and software
Fulfils Standby duties

Qualification Required:
Grade 12 (NQF 4)
Microsoft Certified System Engineer: Windows Server 2003
MCITP: Server Administrator / Enterprise Administrator/MCDBA
MCSA: Windows Server 2008
ITIL v3 Foundation Certification
OEM certification/relevant database solutions certification
Certification in specialized track based on area/environment

Primary/Mandatory Skills Required
Wintel theory (Advanced)
Wintel administration (Advanced)
Wintel tuning (Advanced)
Performance Monitoring (Intermediate)
UNIX (Basic)
As400 (Intermediate to Advanced)
Network communications (Basic)
TCP/IP (Intermediate)
Possesses an excellent understanding of good server and midrange design (Advanced)
Experience in VMware will be an added advantage
SQL Server

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