Aa Network Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Anywhere

This large manufacturing company, part of a larger international organisation, is currently looking for an experienced Network Engineer. Proven knowledge and experience in SAP BASIS is an advantage. This is a preferred Affirmative Action role, in line with the company’s ongoing focus on meaningful transformation.

Overall Job Purpose:

  • Primary purpose – manage and control all Administrative and Network Engineering requirements that will include; Hardware; Software and Systems applications across the organization.
  • Secondary purpose of this role is to:
    • Assist in the co-ordination of IT Service Delivery to internal business users by:
      • SAP Basis Administration;
      • Point of contact for network, communications and infrastructure related issues;
      • Providing first level support to end-users;
      • Service providers adhere to IT processes and agreed SLAs.

Essential Qualifications Required:

  • Diploma/Degree in Information Systems/Computer Science with majors in Computer Networks or Programming.
  • Diploma/Higher Certificate in PC and Server Engineering.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TOGAF 9 Certification.
  • A+ Certification.
  • MCSE (Cloud & Infrastructure).
  • Networking (N+) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
  • MCSD and MS SharePoint.
  • SAP Certification.

Essential Experience Required.  Exposure to:

  • SAP BASIS experience.
  • Cisco Networking, Desktop and HP Server Hardware experience.
  • Routers, Servers, Cables, Racks, Firewall, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, VoIP.
  • Practical experience implementing and administrating common TCP/IP-based services, including DNS, DHCP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, VPN, etc.
  • VMware (Vsphere) experience.
  • Veeam back-up and replication.
  • Video conferencing (Polycom or Cisco).
  • Microsoft Office 365 and/or Skype for Business implementation & support.
  • Fortigate Firewall implementation & support.
  • Symantec antivirus implementation & support.
  • Windows Servers 2012 R2 and Hyper V, System Centre 2012/2016.
  • HP Storgate systems (including Cloud & Flash Array storage).

This role is accountable for the following:

  • Network Architectural Designs (Topologies).
  • Network hardware (HP/Cisco Switches, Routers, Hubs, cabling, cabinets).
  • Network software (Active Directory, Domain Controller, Operating Systems).
  • Server Hardware (HP).
  • Information Security (Firewall, Antivirus).
  • Communications (E-mail, Video conferencing).
  • Communications (VoIP/Skype).
  • Communications (Cellular & Data Services).
  • End-user Productivity software (MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Access)
  • SAP Basis administration.


  • Define Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Assist in the initiation and follow-up on Management of Change (MoC) until approval.
  • Initiate and manage minor IT Projects from start to finish in accordance with IT Project Management (ITPM).
  • Implementation of Information security standards and procedures.
  • SAP system installation, upgrades, configuration, monitoring.
  • SAP system checks – logs, back-ups, locks, database, servers troubleshooting, etc.
  • SAP End User Support.
  • Data Exports.
  • IT Daily Checks – Network monitoring; Back-up monitoring; SAP Systems Monitoring and Server monitoring.
  • IT Asset Management.
  • IT Facilities Management, ensuring physical security and 5S compliance.
  • IT Licenses Management.
  • SQL Server Reporting Services implementation.
  • Procurement of system hardware and software.

HSSE & Quality Accountabilities:

  • Comply with the company Health, Safety, Environmental, Security plans and procedures.
  • Participate in Weekly Toolbox Talks (TBT) and monthly IT Safety Walks.
  • Report HSSE risks and follow-up on remediation’s.
  • Report non-conformance to quality standards and follow-up on remediation’s.
  • Advice on HSSE issues in MoC approval meetings.
  • Identify risks when new IT systems and/or business processes are being introduced.
  • Ensure systems in the area of responsibility don’t compromise any HSSE requirements.
  • Ensure proper housekeeping (5S) in IT Office, Data Centre, IT Training Rooms and Storeroom.

Essential Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • PC hardware fundamentals.
  • Network hardware fundamentals.
  • IT support processes.
  • Server Virtualisation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and individually with minimum supervision.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Customer-oriented.
  • Individual & team communication.

Please note, if you have not had a response from us within 30 days after the closing date, kindly accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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