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Job Description 262113 – Systems Administrator

Plans, develops, installs, troubleshoots, maintains and supports an operating system and associated server hardware, software and databases ensuring optimum system integrity, security, backup and performance.

Description of Employment Duties:

  • designing and maintaining database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and naming conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files

  • performing the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls

  • implementing and administering database documentation, guidelines, policies and procedures

  • testing database systems and upgrades, such as debugging, tracking, reproduction, logging and resolving all identified problems, according to approved quality testing scripts, procedures and processes

  • accepting responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning

  • liaising with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources; analyzing, recommending, installing and maintaining software security applications; and monitoring contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements

  • troubleshooting and providing service support in diagnosing, resolving and repairing server-related hardware and software malfunctions, encompassing workstations and communication infrastructure

  • preparing and maintaining documentation, policies and instructions, and recording and detailing operational procedures and system logs

  • ensuring that the design of computer sites allows all components to fit together and work properly, and monitoring and adjusting the performance of networks

  • continually surveying the current computer site to determine future network needs and making recommendations for enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks

Description of Closely Related Core ICT Units:

  • Backup and Recovery

  • Data Encryption

  • Database design

  • Database implementation

  • Database Management Systems – (Relational Database, Object Oriented Database, RDBMS)

  • Information Systems security

  • Internet and the Web

  • Operating systems – (Unix, Linux, Xenix, Network OS)

  • Server related hardware and software

  • System Administration

  • System Software

  • Systems Management

  • Systems Programming

  • Web security

Description of Additional Closely Related ICT Units:

  • Backup and Recovery

  • Client Server Technology

  • Computer networks

  • Critical Path Method

  • Data Communications

  • Data policy

  • Data structures

  • Distributed Systems

  • File Processing

  • Introduction to ICT – (Introduction to Computer Science, Computer Theory, Introduction to Business Computing, Computer Science I)

  • Project Management

  • Quality management – (Quality Assurance, Software Quality)

  • Testing strategies and methods

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