Senior Network and Systems Engineer (Night Shift)

The Ignition Group is a proudly South African investment company focusing on Technology, Media, Telecommunications and Financial Services.

Our employees are always at the forefront of business technology and we count on them to use their knowledge and skills, to move our company from strength to strength.

The Senior Network & Systems Engineer will be responsible for supporting, managing and maintaining the stability and integrity on the LAN/WAN, Hardware and associated infrastructure, ensure highest standards of security on the Lan / Wan in additions, they manage the network and security support to the entire group’s networking and security infrastructure.

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The detail: 


  • Manage network LAN and WAN infrastructure (including hosting environment).
  • Document the configuration of the LAN/WAN. 
  • Proactively manage the Cisco network. 
  • Ensure correct functionality of Cisco wireless infrastructure. 
  • Provide solutions Diagram documentation on networks and systems. 
  • Manage Load Balancers. 
  • Keep updated with networking, routing and security developments in the IT industry. 


  • Perform routine audits of Network and security protocols. 
  • Responsible for network security. 
  • Weekly spot check on systems.   


  • System performance tuning. 
  • Diagnose and resolve technical issues that the team is unable to resolve. 
  • Manage and oversee monitoring tools & services. 
  • Resolve issues sent via Helpdesk that are network related. 
  • Manage Firewalls (Fortinet). 
  • Perform Active Directory Configuration and maintenance. 
  • Perform systems administration duties. 


  • Assist 1st line and 2nd line support in unresolved issues as needed or requested. 
  • Provide new innovations to the IT strategy of the business.   
  • Mentor Junior IT staff. 
  • Provide technical leadership to Help Desk Technicians and Technical Consultants. 
  • Assist Senior Network Architect in duties. 
  • Assist with technical aspects of physical servers, Virtualized Infrastructure and Cloud infrastructure. 

Are you this person?  

  • Do you have a CCNA, MCSE or similar qualifications? 
  • Do you have at least 5years experience in a senior support role? 
  • Are you well experienced in the below tech stack? 
  • Switching experience   
  • Routing  
  • Servers and Services (Windows and Linux)  
  • Cloud Computing  
  • L7 Firewall (Fortinet and ASA) not negotiable   
  • Load Balancer technology, F5 experience   
  • Virtualization (VMware, Hyper-V, Network)  
  • Security principle knowledge (PCI, ISO, NIST)  
  • Windows server administration (DNS, DHCP, SCCM, WSUS, MBAM, GPO)  
  • VPN  
  • Azure (high level of experience)  
  • AWS  
  • Telecoms experience advantageous (MPLS, CDMA, LTE, MVNO, GSM)  
  • SAN support, installation and Configuration, HP, Dell, EMC  
  • Proxy software/Hardware (Bluecoat, Symantec ProxySG)  
  • Power Shell Scripting  
  • Security Principles  
  • SDWAN implementation exposure
  • Are you able to work night shift?
Ignition Group was founded in 2002, by brothers Sean and Donovan Bergsma. We are a globally recognised Acquisition, Sales, Performance Marketing and Distribution company, focused on our People and our Partners. With the help of our People, we provide our Partners with highly skilled in-house teams in the following: - Complete Customer Life-cycle Management - Business Applications and Process Enablement - Product Development - Product Ownership - Traditional and Digital marketing - Lead Generation - Sales WE ARE PEOPLE FOCUSED We know our most valued asset is our People. That’s why we recognise them, reward them and give them the opportunity to work in an environment that helps maintain a great work-life balance. We strive to develop our People’s potential, offering key benefits that assist in helping them achieve, as well as continually providing them with opportunities to develop: personally and professionally. Our People have helped us attain Silver Status in the Deloitte Best Company To Work For Survey, since 2016 which is testament to the true nature of our business and the people working here. We have a “Yes” culture” initiative at Ignition Group which aims to recognise great work coupled with a great attitude throughout the organization. Our People create positivity wherever they are, by approaching everything with a “can-do” attitude and through, saying “yes” to any opportunity or challenge. Ignition Group is a proud Partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa. Together, we seek to harness the power of sport in our communities to promote social change. WE BUILD PARTNERSHIPS Not only do we employ the best in the business, we also work with the best in the business. We create Partnerships with both local and international Telecommunications, Home Services, and Financial Services brands and provide them with our solution-based services.