Technology Manager – Ec-bbuc (x4)

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: EASTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
REF NO: OTP 02/10/201, (1year Contract)
SALARY : An all-inclusive remuneration package of R657 558.00 per annum (Level 11)
CENTRE : Bhisho
CLOSING DATE : 17 November 2017

REQUIREMENTS :
Formal Qualifications: IT-related NQF level 6-7, plus 6 years of Network professional experience, of which a minimum of 3 years should be in managing/supervising IT technical staff.
Professional Qualifications CCNA/CCNP Routing and Switching or equivalent (International certificate only), Wireless Broadband Certification (International certificate only), ITIL Foundation (ITIL-accredited International certificate only).
CCIE or equivalent International Certification would be an added advantage.
Key Competencies: Communication and Information Management.
Developing Others.
Problem Solving.
Skills: Reading comprehension, Writing, Analytical/Critical thinking and Organizing.
Personal Attributes: Excellence, Integrity, Responsiveness.

DUTIES :
Network Planning and Design: Planning, design, development, sourcing and implementation of Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure within the core of the VPN.
Unified Communication-Collaboration.
Maintains technical architectures that are guided by provincial strategies and architectures.
Manage the implementation and maintenance of advanced Networks Technologies.
Provide inputs on to the development and planning policy and strategy relating infrastructure and ICT security.
Provide inputs into the budget and fiscal process.
Technical advice, applied research and technology testing as well as involvement in projects for consolidating and standardization of 95 network entities.
Network Security and Systems Management: Planning, design, development, sourcing, implementation and maintenance of systems required to manage the network environment and to ensure a secure network environment.
Develop, co-ordinate and manage ICT infrastructure and security policy, strategy, architectures, standards and processes.
Implement and maintain ICT infrastructure and security plans and strategies.
Manage Network Availability and Capacity: The management of the network infrastructure, establishment and maintaining of net-work related policies, procedures and standards and maintaining backups of the software configuration of network entities and a disaster recovery procedure.
Assess availability, performance and capacity of services and resources to ensure that cost-justifiable capacity and performance are available to support business needs and deliver against SLAs.
Create availability, performance and capacity baselines for future comparison.
Identify important services to the enterprise, map services and resources to business processes, and identify business dependencies.
anage Network Support and Maintenance: Maintenance of management information regarding network performance and problem escalation and resolution, configuration management, quality assurance on all network entities, software licensing and network related contract negotiations and administration.
Network support and maintenance including hardware, storage, software and other facilities related to the network infrastructure.
Manage the administration of Network Operating system and directory services.
Ensuring availability and performance of the network service through problem management and disaster management.
Manage Network Configuration Changes: Evaluate all requests for change to determine the impact on business processes and IT services, and to assess whether change will adversely affect the operational environment and introduce unacceptable risk.
Ensure that changes are logged, prioritized, categorized, assessed, authorized, planned and scheduled.
Carefully manage emergency changes to minimize further incidents and make sure the change is controlled and takes place securely.
Verify that emergency changes are appropriately assessed and authorized after the change.

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