Position Summary

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Remuneration: Market Related
EE position: EE
Level: Skilled


The University of Johannesburg (UJ) is a vibrant and cosmopolitan university, anchored in Africa and driven by a powerful strategy focused on attaining global excellence and stature (GES). With an emphasis on independent thinking, sustainable development and strategic partnerships, UJ is an international university of choice. The University is guided by the Vice-Chancellor’s vision of “Positioning UJ in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the context of the changing social, political and economic fortunes of Africa”.

Job description

The Council of the University of Johannesburg has declared the University as a mandatory vaccination site as per the applicable policy ((https://www.uj.ac.za/covid-19/). All applications and offers of employment is dependent upon compliance with the said policy.


To design, configure, implement, and maintain required server and storage infrastructures, required to perform the various functions that enables the use of evolving technologies that support highly available infrastructure in hybrid environments where on premise and multi-cloud services are combined to provide agility and improve service delivery while supporting the ICT 4.0 Strategy.

Planning, Design and Development of Infrastructure
• Ensures that infrastructure planning and design are in line with the general strategy of the ICS division
• Delivers on significant Infrastructure and storage projects.
• Creates a well-informed infrastructure strategy and manage the adoption process.
• Produces standards and guidelines where required to enable rapid standardised deployments of technology where automation will be utilized.
• Evaluate and review new infrastructure technologies.

Infrastructure Administration
• Maintains the complex server network design.
• Reports on Infrastructure performance.
• Capacity planning.

Infrastructure Architecture
• Experience in solutions architecting.
• Implements and maintains the server and server network infrastructures.
• Identifies the relevant infrastructure solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the university.

Maintenance and Support
• Assesses infrastructure and environment needs on projects and systems and to recommend solutions that conform to architectural blueprints and guidelines.
• Maintains and resolves the infrastructure related problems.
• Troubleshoots the server infrastructure and maintain the smooth running thereof.
• Monitors and takes care of all the services offered through the infrastructure.
• Works closely with the Information Security Officer to monitor the university’s secure infrastructure.
• Responds to technical issues in a professional and timely manner.
• Provides guidance in infrastructure movement techniques including application transfers into the cloud.
• Ensure optimal, secure functionality of systems by ensuring software operating systems and infrastructure hardware patches and firmware upgrades are being applied on a regular basis or when zero-day vulnerabilities have been identified.
• Manage the hardware lifecycle of the server infrastructure.

Professional and Personal Development
Stays abreast of new trends in technology by attending workshops, training, and conferences.

Minimum requirements

  • Relevant Undergraduate qualification (NQF 7) with 5 to 8 years’ relevant experience, or
  • Relevant Professional Certification (Technical/Specialised positions) (NQF 7) with 5 years’ experience in relevant specialist skills.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in:
o Relevant server and storage infrastructure technologies.
o Server hardware and virtual configurations, private cloud, clusters, and virtual environments (Hyper-V, VMWare, and vSphere)
 Compute, storage, and networking.
o 5 years’ experience - Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems
• Supporting the Microsoft stack including Office 365, SharePoint, be skilled with Active Directory, Azure hybrid cloud, and PowerShell.
• Effective communication.
• Relevant hardware, application, and software certifications.
Competencies and Behavioural Attributes:
• Business architectural, analysis and planning skills.
• Vendor relationship and negotiating skills.
• Business communication, leadership, and project management skills.
• Innovation skills and vision.
• Technical proficiency.
• Demonstrate the ability to solve complex, multi-system problems.
• Consultative approach. You will need to be able to convey complex themes and ideas in clear and concise language.
• Communicate clearly and effectively with all stakeholders.
• Analyse problems and issues related to systems.
• Maintain current collaborative systems.
• Effectively manage time.
• Work with other people.
• Delegate tasks and resources.
• General management.
• Negotiate effectively with others.
• Accurately document processes and procedures.
• Accurately report and document project progress.
• Ability to perform well and deliver in a highly pressurised environment.
• Manage change effectively.
• Be able to assess situations and draw appropriate conclusions.
• Provide training to others.
• Research new technologies and trends.
Experience in various cloud technologies (Azure, AWS, Google, Huawei)
Enquiries regarding job content: Ms Chelma Sliep at (011) 559 3430
Enquiries regarding remuneration and benefits: Ms Glaudina Croukamp at (011) 559 3467


Your application, comprising of a detailed Curriculum Vitae as well as the names and full contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three traceable and credible referees must be uploaded before or on the closing date of the advertised post. Please also attach the following: a copy of your highest academic qualification, proof of registration with professional bodies you might belong to and if applying for an academic position, a list of accredited research output and/ or a portfolio of your creative output.

Enquiries (UJ e-recruitment Portal)

If you have general enquiries regarding the advertised post, please send an e-mail with the subject line being the reference number of the post to vacancies@uj.ac.za
If you require technical support / assistance on the UJ e-recruitment website, please contact our service provider PNET on the following contact details: 0861 227337/010 140 3099 or email ujsupport@pnet.co.za

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

In conjunction to merit on the basis of qualifications, experience and proven achievements the University of Johannesburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and those individuals from the historically disadvantaged groups. As necessitated by operational requirements the University reserves the right not to make an appointment to positions advertised. If you have not received a response from the University within 8 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.