IT Engineer: Datacenter and Physical Infrastructure




Code/Reference: CORP000249

Applications accepted until: 2014-06-09
Number of Openings: 1
Airports: Corporate

Key Performance Outputs:
- Manage, design, implement and commission as well as maintain and support the IT physical Infrastructure, apply best practices, international design philosophies at all sites.
- Provide technical expertise and guidance to ensure effective and efficient power, cooling, safety, security, room design, architectures, standards, policies, procedures, processes, concepts, documentation and monitoring systems are implemented with optimal functionality.
- Manage the overall design process [systems architecture and physical layers] through co-ordination of designers and engineering experts.
- Provide expert guidance within the IT Data Centre arena (e.g. data cabling infrastructure at all ACSA’s sites)
- Develop IT Data Centre and IT infrastructure strategy, compile Capex and Opex budgets, forecasts, procurement plans, processes and ensure business alignment.
- Define, deliver and manage service level agreements ensuring uptime of the IT Data Centers and ensuring the requited OLA is in place with IT infrastructure.
- Assist in business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning, DR Blueprint, test cases and simulation activities.
- Conduct regular audits of existing IT and business facilities and generate gap analysis defining rehabilitation measures based on standards and best practices.

Technical Skills and Experience:
- A degree in Information Technology / Computer Science / Engineering or equivalent.
- Certified Datacenter Design Professional (CDCP) an advantage.
- Experience in Datacenter designs displaying a good understanding of Tier topologies, Uptime Institute guidelines, ANSI and TIA 942 standards
- Must be able to work independently and in concert with designers, engineers, and technology providers
- Knowledge of servers, storage and processing connectivity (networks), CCTV, access control, tele-communications, radio-communications, storage and processing systems & architectures.
- Ability to foster innovative solutions within the project team to meet tight deadlines.
- Ability to have a strong impact and influence key decisions.
- Microsoft Office: Word /Excel / PowerPoint, Microsoft VISIO. AutoCAD.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must maintain a high level of integrity coupled with the ability to work with minimal supervision. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills. Teamwork, customers focus are critical for success. The ideal candidate must also have problem solving skills with drive for
results.

Equity Statement:
Internal and/or External: This position will be filled in line with ACSAs values and Employment Equity policy and plan. Preference will be given to members of designated groups that are under-represented and the position will also be advertised externally.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!

Senior Project Manager: IT




Code/Reference: CORP000263

Applications accepted until: 2014-06-05
Number of Openings: 1
Airports: Corporate

Key Performance Outputs:
- Ensure programs and projects are delivered within budget, on time, to specification, at acceptable quality.
- Implement the required solution(s) as per the agreed business requirements in line with Governance, Methods and Processes.
- Conduct workshops with stakeholders to ascertain requirements, and to finalise the program/project charter(s).
- Ensure all projects have the required documentation in place such as a Project Initiation Document/Charter, Business Case etc.
- Develop criteria, metrics and schedules ensuring timeous monitoring and identification of challenges.
- Direct and co-ordinate activities of project personnel.
- Ensure orderly deployment to the live environment by providing adequate training, testing, change management and complying with all project hand over procedures
- Maintain financial objectives by forecasting requirements; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.
- Ensure that the formal change control process is followed and adhered to.
- Conduct risk assessments.
- Compile monthly reports, statistics, presentations and submissions on program/projects.

Technical Skills and Experience:
- Relevant IT degree.
- Project management qualification / certification (PMBOK and/or Prince 2).
- Min 5 Years Program Management experience in an IT related environment.
- Experience with delivery of business solutions and business transition.
- Ability to drive Program and Project results.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Projects and MS Office.
- Ability to manage multiple projects.

Competencies:
The successful candidate must have excellent command skills and interpersonal savvy. Perseverance is critical in this demanding role and the candidate must have excellent planning skills, budgeting and forecasting skills, and must know how to manage and measure delivery and work effectively. The ideal candidate will portray the ability to manage human capital resources. The ability to work within an unstructured and complex environment is critical for this role.

Equity Statement:
Internal and/or External: This position will be filled in line with ACSAs values and Employment Equity policy and plan. Preference will be given to members of designated groups that are under-represented and the position will also be advertised externally.

Click here to apply







Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!