REF # 1801121


Location: Cape Town

Senior System Engineer

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The Cape Town branch of a well-established international software house that develops payment gateways (amongst other things) is looking for a Senior System Engineer to join their team. Please only apply if you have 8- 10 years in-depth knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Windows 10, Active Directory & Group Policy, Automation scripting utilizing PowerShell, Systems Engineering policies, procedures, software & hardware planning, security and scheduling.



Technical Leadership

Assistance and mentoring to a team of System Administrators.

Helps team execute career development plans.

Challenges team members to progress toward their professional development goals.

Conducts effective performance evaluations.

Encourages team members to take responsibility for and drive application system performance within the company.

Provides technical and procedural consistency within a team focused on the implementation, service delivery, and support of applications, systems, and tools.

Technical Research

Researches and evaluates software and systems.

Recommends and justifies purchase suggestions.

Works with vendors on the installation, operation, and maintenance of medium to large-scale software products running on various computer systems.

Ensures documentation and training for new solutions are available to Application Administrators and Application System Engineers as required.

Develop a process to baseline all critical application components and share the statistics and trends with the Manager, Enterprise Applications monthly.

Technical Knowledge

Applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Analysing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Organization & Management.

Organize projects into definable work units and schedules.

Lead teams in the successful, on-time completion of work.

Governance (Security)

Reports and investigates security breaches in accordance with Information Security guidelines.

Reviews and investigates any issues identified via security monitoring applications.

Reviews system access in line with the required practices and procedures following Information Security guidelines.

Maintains the systems responsible to the level required to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI), Security Standards and other applicable industry best practices.

Disaster Recovery

Create, review, and evaluate the availability of disaster recovery systems.

Perform regular disaster recovery tests.



Experience in leading a technical team.

10+ years of In-depth knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, Windows 10, Active Directory & Group Policy, Automation scripting utilizing PowerShell and other related infrastructures/technologies such as:

Enterprise SAN/NAS

Antivirus Software.

TCP/IP and other networking concepts and principles.

Firewall and Switch Management.

10+ years of In-depth knowledge of Systems Engineering policies, procedures, software & hardware planning, security and scheduling.

Experience with managing VMWare virtualization technologies;

Virtual Center Management and Administration.

vSphere Server

vSphere Client

vCenter Server

Installation and support of VMware View to include Pool Management.




Deploying virtual machines and use technologies such as Snapshots, clones, templates.

Applicants should have experience in the following systems:

PCI DSS Experience.

IT Operations Best Practices.

In-depth experience in working with the following technologies:

Storage (SAN/NAS)

Networking (Firewalls, Switches and Routers)

Central Log Management



Databases (MSSQL)

Server Hardware

Patch Management

Scripting (Powershell, VB, DOS)


Active Directory



Matric, Tertiary Qualification in Sales and Marketing.


While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.



When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. Only SA Citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence. Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to and mention the reference numbers of the jobs.

Diploma, Permanent

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