The incumbent is to ensure the smooth running of the School’s various undergraduate andpostgraduate teaching and research computing laboratories and associated computinginfrastructure on the Pietermaritzburg campus.The incumbent’s key role and responsibility is to support the practical teaching and researchfunction taking place in the laboratory environment, ensuring that all laboratory equipmentruns optimally and practical sessions run successfully. The day-to-day aspects of the job includeinter alia, configuring, troubleshooting and repairing a heterogeneous mix of computerhardware devices; installing, configuring, testing and troubleshooting software issues;responding to exception reports, error logs and alerts; administering access control and useraccounts on various platforms; and to provide hands-on technical advice and assistance tothe large number of students and staff using the facilities.
Responsibilities + Skills
Hands-on technical competence and proven troubleshooting and configuration ofhardware and software on various computing platforms including desktops,workstations, and serversMicrosoft and UNIX Network User Administration on a large heterogeneous network
A Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or InformationTechnology
A minimum of 1 year relevant work experience in a similar role within a mixedMicrosoft/LINUX/UNIX environment