Friday, 25 May 2018

CSIR Internship Opportunity 2018

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.


Internship: ICT Infrastructure System Administrator

About the job:

The CSIR has an opportunity for an Intern: ICT Infrastructure System Administrator in the ICT Services Centre. The intern will assist with conducting ICT data centre operations to ensure the availability, accessibility and utilisation of infrastructure in line with CSIR business needs. This Position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:
  • Under Supervision, the intern will be required to:
  • Implement operational changes to the ICT infrastructure and applications to ensure proper compliance with release authorisation.
  • Conduct back office administration to ensure proper server/service monitoring and administration of back-ups and job schedules according to business needs, service level agreement (SLA) and ICT best practice standards.
  • Monitor and report on services/systems availability and capacity thresholds of the ICT infrastructure to ensure availability and accessibility of ICT infrastructure in accordance with SLA.
  • Conduct maintenance of the data centre to ensure availability and accessibility of ICT infrastructure in accordance with SLA.
  • Respond to data centre service outage and other problems to ensure speedy resolution in accordance with SLA.
  • Provide support services to internal ICT clients to ensure speedy resolution of incidents.
  • Adhere to ICT standards and procedures, and best practices required to ensure the availability, accessibility and utilisation of infrastructure in line with CSIR business needs.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A national diploma or bachelor’s degree in information technology;
  • Certification in Linux essentials, LPI 1, SUSE Administration, MCSE, or MCP will be an advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of Linux environments will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of networks, database, server, applications and desktop discipline(s) will be an added advantage
  • Good communication and writing skills.
Closing date: 06 June 2018




The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history. The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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