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Systems Engineer Specialist

Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

To deliver, maintain and support stable, optimal, sustainable, resilient, scalable, cost effective and high performing storage and cloud systems that meets the company’s vision, objectives and quality.



  • 5+ years' experience in Server Infrastructure
  • 5+ years' experience in Enterprise Storage
  • 1+ years' experience in implementing of highly available enterprise-scale Cloud infrastructure
  • 1+ years' in AWS



  • 10+ years’ experience in Enterprise Storage Technologies
  • 10+ years’ experience in Server Infrastructure
  • 10+ years’ experience in VMware
  • 5+ years’ experience in expert performance monitoring/analysis and capacity planning
  • 5+ years’ experience in Windows and Red Had Enterprise Linux
  • 3+ years’ experience in ITIL concepts and policies

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology or MCSA / MCSE / MCITP / MCP for current Microsoft supported versions
  • Certification in Linux Systems Administration

Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • Certification in ITIL Foundation or Cloud Computing



  • Detailed knowledge of:
      • Storage/SAN design and administration
      • Data Centre Storage best practices
      • Data Centre Storage performance and capacity analysis
      • Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server administration
      • X86 Hardware Architecture 
      • Virtualization Architecture
      • Deployment of highly available, enterprise scale cloud infrastructure
      • Hands on troubleshooting background on AWS Platform (Azure or GCP will be advantageous)
  • A sound understanding of:
    • IT systems development processes (SDLC lifecycle)
    • Business continuity planning
    • IT Operations
    • Cloud security technologies and best practices
    • Networking in Cloud environment


  • A sound understanding of:
    • SD-WAN
    • Database Management systems and software
    • Application Delivery Controllers
    • Monitoring tools
    • Capacity Planning
    • BCP Concepts
    • NAC
    • Containers
    • Data warehousing
    • Big data
    • Advanced Networking
    • Windows Internals
    • Application design principles
    • Project Management principles and processes.
    • Experience working with scripting and provisioning tools like Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation or equivalent.


  • Communications Skills
  • Computer Literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Planning, organising and coordination skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Interpersonal & Relationship management Skills


  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Working with People

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Willing to work regular shifts or weekends or rotational standbys
  • A valid driver's license and own vehicle is required

Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals.