Lead Network Engineer at Sappi

  • Information Technology Jobs in South Africa
  • Full time
  • 3 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 30,000 - 40,000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 2 openings
  • Job experience 5 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Sappi suitably invites qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Lead Network Engineer to join our dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Regional Information Services Networking and Communications Strategy.
  • Provide tactical and strategic direction regarding networking technologies to business units
  • Provide direction, manage and be accountable for the effective operational delivery of Infrastructure – networking Center of Excellence, including management of technical teams and team members.
  • Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to Systems Analysts, Systems Engineers, other Systems Architects, and software development teams.
  • Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in systems architecture, budgeting, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost-effectiveness and systems flexibility.
  • Document the company’s existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
  • Confer with end-users, clients, or senior management to define business requirements for complex systems and infrastructure development.
  • Develop and execute test plans to check infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Develop and manage a systems capacity plan.
  • Alignment with business partners and vendors and ensure that Sappi is aware
  • of, and aligned to, their strategies and product roadmaps
  • Develop, document, communicate and enforce a policy for standardising systems and software as necessary

 Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.

We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.



  • Minimum of an IT-related diploma and MCSE/MCSD or ACNT or relevant Network Certifications
  • IT-related degree or equivalent would be advantageous
  • 5-8 Years of experience managing and configuring enterprise-wide LANs, WANs, WLANs, VPNs, and Firewalls.
  • Advanced skills in planning, designing and troubleshooting complex network environments
  • Experience in designing and implementing enterprise network solutions in data centre and branch office environments including routing, switching and wireless LAN technologies; application networking and delivery technologies (data centre server and global load balancing solutions); WAN, Internet connectivity & related technologies (SD-WAN, MPLS, IPSEC VPN, WAN Optimizers, Rate Limiters, QoS, etc.), Network Monitoring & Management Platforms
  • Core expert knowledge of WAN products and solutions (HP, Aruba and Microtek routing protocols and features (MP-BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP etc
  • Proficiency in Load Balancing technologies (Citrix, F5 etc.), DNS (Bind, Bluecoat, Umbrella, etc.), Active Directory integration with WAN optimisation (NPS, etc.)
  • First-hand knowledge in designing network solutions to enable integration of VMWare, blade, cloud and converged network environments
  • Experience in evaluating, designing and implementing multi-vendor global WAN networks for integrated (voice, video, data) traffic using various connectivity means including SD-WAN, MPLS, IPSEC VPN and others.
  • Knowledge of perimeter security solutions technologies in the data centre and branch office environments including firewalls, remote access VPNs, IPS/IDS systems and Secure Web Gateway solutions is desirable.
  • Strong ability to document processes, procedures and network designs clearly and accurately for distribution to internal teams and customers
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards
  • Experience with telephony systems and VoIP
  • Excellent troubleshooting experience
  • Familiarity with legislative requirements and governance standards
  • Experience in service management beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with external vendors and suppliers in the network industry
  • Proven project planning and management experience



How to apply: Interested and qualified? Visit career2.successfactors.eu South Africa

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