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Cloud, Storage and Unix Design Solution Architect

Date: 05-Jul-2022

Location: Johannesburg GAU ZA, GT, ZA

Company: Liberty Group Limited

At Liberty, we employ more than 6 000 people across 7 businesses in 18 African countries. Every day, our employees grow their knowledge by working with diverse groups of people who specialise in a wide range of skills across insurance, asset management, investment and health products. We continually seek to engage, develop, recognise and reward the people who make our business great.

Purpose

To provide advice and support in area of specialisation and enable the design, creation, development, documentation & testing of solution..

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas [NQF Level 07] in Information Technology and Computer Sciences

Additional Minimum Qualifications

Storage Certification,

Unix Certification,

Cloud Certification

Minimum Experience

3 - 5 years experience in a similar environment, of which 1 -2 years at a junior specialist level

Technical Experience

  • Storage and Backup Technical knowledge.
  • Good understanding of Unix, Storage, Backup and Arching landscape.
  • Experience with designing Cloud Solutions.
  • Experience with Cloud implementations. Exposure to Information Lifecycle Management.

 

Technologies:

  • Cloud,
  • On-premises DCs,
  • Storage, Backup,
  • HA/DR and Archiving
  • SAN, NAS, SMB, Object Storage

Stakeholders

All levels, Executives (CTO, CISO, etc), HoD, Technical/SMEs, Architects, and business.

Team Dynamic

Small, High Impact Team that's collaborate with many role players.

Self-motivated, always something new to learn

The individua will be exposed to New Technologies, Cloud, Agile, DevOps.  

Outputs

  • Designing Storage and Backup infrastructure solutions for on-premises and cloud.
  • Evaluating peers designs for Unix, Storage and Backup requirements.
  • Evaluate proposed IT solution design.
  • Understand and consider Regulatory and Governance compliance requirements in all designs

Process

  • Apply relevant research methodologies, tools and techniques to effectively and purposefully gather information.
  • Understand the interdependence and integration of different systems and related processes to apply practically in an area of work.
  • Provide specialist advice and support in area of accountability to ensure that identified solutions and recommendations are appropriate and effective.
  • Comprehensively test solution to ensure delivery according to identified requirements and document changes for recording and governance purposes.
  • Gather specification and related information in order to inform the architectural design of IT systems.
  • Provide constructive and timeous feedback on work progress and problems encountered to relevant stakeholders.
  • Research and examine current systems and consult users to obtain information to inform possible improvements.
  • Write software and develop documentation and related operating manuals to increase the utility value of systems.
  • Develop and deliver technical design solutions according to agreed standards that address business requirements within an agreed timeframe.
  • Draw on own technical knowledge and experience and plan activities that identify and develop solutions to improve operational service and quality.
  • Accountable for the improvement of quality, service and work outputs, continuously recommending improvements.
  • Plan for the organisation of work outputs and process improvement activities in light of a specific situational context related to the area of specialisation.
  • Proactively identify area of specialisation related problems, determine cause and effect and recommend the best option to implement corrective action based on previous experience.

Customer

  • Provide specialist expertise and advice to internal/external customers, that builds strong relationships and creates a favourable impression aligned to Treating the Customer Fairly (TCF) principles.

Finance

  • Adhere to financial controls, governance and compliance policies and processes throughout an area of specialisation, contributing to cost efficiency.

Learning and Growth

  • Contribute positively to human capability improvement, related to knowledge optimisation and associated with area of specialisation.
  • Actively pursue and embed individual cross-skilling (T-shaping) and future-skilling (Cloud) using a growth mindset.
  • Learn about, implement, participate in and mature Lean Agile Ways of Working, aligned to enterprise adopted frameworks, principles and practices.

Governance

  • Comply to risk and governance policies, implement and provide subject matter input to the development of related processes, applicable to the area of specialisation.

Technical Competencies

  • Design Patterns (Proficient)
  • Design Software (Proficient)
  • Research and Information Gathering (Intermediate)
  • Knowledge of IT Governance and Business (Proficient)
  • IT Knowledge (Proficient)
  • IT Development (Proficient)
  • Lean Agile Knowledge (Intermediate)

Behavioural Competencies

  • Relationship Management and Networking (Intermediate)
  • Problem Solving and Analysis (Intermediate)
  • Professional/Technical learning (Intermediate)

Liberty Group Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and the group's Transformation Strategy, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the organisation.

 

Vaccination Policy & Hybrid Working Model 

We are evolving the way we work and will be launching a Hybrid working model, in line with this Liberty has implemented a Mandatory vaccination policy which is applicable to all employees, this is to further strengthen our commitment to the safety of all employees. Right of refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, either on constitutional and/or medical grounds, is taken into consideration and will be dealt with through an objection process. More information about our Hybrid working model and Mandatory vaccination policy will be discussed during the recruitment process for this position


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