Server Core: Server Engineer

We view our client as one of the top digital organisations in South Africa, who provide marketing and support services to millions of clients across the globe. They are based in very trendy and upmarket offices in Century City, Cape Town. A multi billion-dollar global giant in their field, they are able to attract the very best talent in South Africa, and retain them. They are currently looking for a Server Core: Server Engineer to join their team.

Job description

Reporting to the Server Core Tech Lead, the successful candidate will be required to research, design and implement all our client’s core enterprise infrastructure services. 

Duties will include, but not limited to:

Sit frequently with Infrastructure manager to understand current business requirements

Translate requirements into technical solutions providing proof of concepts where necessary

Analyse current infrastructure and actively seek ways to innovate and optimize our systems through self-initiated projects

Support and maintain all our client’s core hardware infrastructure

Ensure monitoring is in place to detect failure or potential failure of our client’s systems including but not limited to Servers, Storage and Data Centre services such as UPS, Air-con and Generators

Work closely with other Infrastructure teams to understand their requirements or challenges and match their needs with solutions available

Promote the services available from Server Core team to other teams within the client’s Technology team

When required work closely with the Enterprise Architect team to facilitate the alignment of future needs with the infrastructure already deployed

Proactively research new technologies to ensure our client stays ahead of the curve when it comes to core server infrastructure solutions

Even the most experienced talent should have the opportunity to expand and improve their skill sets in many advanced areas of knowledge at this employer.   

If you have the right attitude and right aptitude, we can assure you that room for growth at this employer is unprecedented.  

They firmly believe in staying up to date with latest technologies, so you’ll be working with the latest tech at international standards.  

Whilst this is a very modern and fast paced organisation, the atmosphere is also relaxed.  Leave those suits and ties at home, but please wear something. Our client doesn’t believe that sitting in traffic for hours each day is necessary so working hours are flexible, with core working hours between 9am and 4pm.   

To keep you healthy, stress free, and happy – they provide nutritious meals (free of course), serve cappuccinos from their coffee bar, provide free access to the gym, and of course there are free massages from their wellness therapist when you need it the most.  

Our client is able to pay top dollar to attract and retain top talent in South Africa and offer excellent end of year bonuses based on company and individual performance.  The company is outperforming though, so for now, the rest is up to you.

Work hard and play hard?  Head on down to the bar every Friday afternoon, try your hand at Poker on Thursday evenings, enjoy regular team building events such as white river rafting, and so much more. 

Most of all they have created a culture second to none. 

Small on egos; big on energy.  Possibly the most employee centric client we’ve come across.  Ever.

If you meet with our requirements and think you could be a match then you’ll want to pop your CV to 


• A Relevant Information Technology tertiary qualification and Microsoft Certifications
• Minimum 8 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry using Microsoft Technologies
• Previous experience in 24/7 E-commerce Environment
• Proven track record of initiating, designing and implementing major infrastructure solutions single handily
• Proven first-hand experience with networking technologies including Switching, Routing, Firewalling, Load Balancing
• Proven first-hand experience working with enterprise grade hardware including Servers, SAN’s, Fibre Channel Switches and other Data Centre Services
• Proven experience in using scripting or software solutions to automate or reduce administrative work
• Ability to translate business needs into possible viable technology solutions
• Project management skills with proven experience in handling big system migrations or implementation working both as a member in a team as well as on his/her own



Century City, Cape Town