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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2357128/114163
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: IT/Software Development
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Market Related Package
Location: Centurion
G4S Region: Africa
Country:South Africa


G4S Business Unit:Africa - Corporate
Closing Date: April 22, 2018
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

The Platform Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all networked software and associated operating systems.

He / She will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments. This individual will also mentor and provide guidance to the Field Engineer’s. The Platform Engineer will be expected to manage and deliver significant IT projects and initiatives, interfacing with all interested parties, both internal and external. The role will also encompass service delivery meetings with Senior Management and key 3rd parties as part of continued service improvements.

Role Responsibility:

IT Operations

  • Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  • Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to service and development teams.
  • Design and perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Integrate servers, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated software into enterprise systems.
  • Ensure system connectivity of all servers, shared software, groupware, and other applications.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
  • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems.
  • Monitor and test system performance; prepare and deliver system performance statistics and reports.
  • Provide orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems.
  • Provide guidance to Field Engineers
  • The above is a profile of the role’s main accountabilities, but it is not an exhaustive list. You may be asked to perform additional duties in line with your role and position.

Acquisition and Deployment

  • Design and deploy new systems and enhancements to existing applications, software, and operating systems.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts. Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related products and services.

Strategy and Planning

  • Collaborate and network with support staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues. Drive Group Standards and best practices.

The Ideal Candidate:

Knowledge 

  • Windows Server and VMWare system knowledge WAN & LAN knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Desktop, Laptop, Server & Peripheral hardware Advanced knowledge of Windows operating systems and Linux operating systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of PAAS, SAAS, IAAS, GCP and AWS. Proven experience with systems planning, security principles, and general software management best practices.
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Skills

  • Excellent technical skills and the ability to interface with users at all levels.
  • Excellent communication skills, professional appearance and customer service skills required.
  • Good project management skills.
  • A motivated, proactive, innovative and committed individual is required to succeed in this role.

Attributes

  • Performance Driven
  • Excellent in Teamwork and Collaboration Management
  • Customer Thinking
  • Working with Complexity
  • Driving Change
  • Delivering Performance
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 

 

G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 

G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

For more information on G4S, please visit: www.g4s.com 


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