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IT Infrastructure Manager

  • Contract
  • Sandton

Role

The IT Infrastructure Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing the deployment, operation, and maintenance of Azure based infrastructure. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic planning to ensure that the cloud infrastructure meets the organization’s needs for reliability, scalability, security, and cost-efficiency.

Required qualification / Level of work complexity / Years of experience / Direct reports

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Professionally qualified and experienced specialists and mid management up to 8 years
  • Reports: 6 to 10 staff

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement and manage scalable and secure cloud infrastructure on Microsoft Azure.
  • Monitor and maintain azure resources, including virtual machines, storage, networking, and databases.
  • Ensure high availability and disaster recovery solutions are in place and regularly tested.
  • Implement and enforce security best practices and compliance standards (e.g. POPIA, GDPR, HIPAA).
  • Manage identity and access management (IAM) within Azure to control user permissions and roles.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Analyze and optimize the performance of cloud infrastructure to ensure efficient resource utilization.
  • Implement monitoring and altering systems to proactively identify and address performance issues.
  • Continuously evaluate and integrate new Axure services and features to enhance infrastructure performance.
  • Monitor and manage cloud spending to ensure cost-effective use of Azure resources.
  • Implement cost-saving strategies, such as reserved instances, auto-scaling, and resource tagging.
  • Provide regular cost reports and forecasts to stakeholders
  • Plan, execute and oversee cloud infrastructure projects from conception to completion.
  • Coordinate with vendors, consultants, and third-party providers to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Stay updated with the latest Azure technologies, trends and best practices.
  • Conduct regular reviews and assessments of the cloud infrastructure to identify areas for improvement.
  • Drive innovation by exploring and implementing new tools and methodologies.
  • Proven experience managing and administering Microsoft Azure environments.
  • Experience with cloud architecture, infrastructure design, and deployment.
  • Experience in managing security, compliance, and disaster recovery in a cloud environment.
  • Leadership experience with a track record of leading and developing high-performing teams.

Knowledge and Attributes:

  • In-depth knowledge of Azure services (e.g., Azure VMs, Azure Storage, Azure Networking, Azure AD).
  • Proficiency in infrastructure-as-code (IaC) tools (e.g., ARM templates, Terraform).
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts and configurations in Azure.
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools (e.g., Azure DevOps, CI/CD pipelines).

Academic Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Technical, Information Systems or a related field.
  • Relevant Azure certifications, such as Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or similar, are highly desirable.
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