Job Details

  • Reference number: Unit 4 – E22950
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: November 1st
  • Remuneration package: The annual remuneration package, including benefits, is negotiable between R1, 137 499 and R1, 338 233 depending on experience and qualifications

Background to Position

The Enterprise Infrastructure Services Division seeks to appoint a Senior Manager to lead the Core Infrastructure Services team who are responsible for the provision and support of a range of infrastructure services in support of administration, teaching and learning and research.

The Senior Manager: Core Infrastructure Services is responsible for enabling and supporting all university staff, students, and activities dependent on ICT infrastructure by managing Core Infrastructure Services, compute, storage and network infrastructure, and related services in a complex and heterogeneous system environment.

This is a senior role, playing a critical part in ensuring that UCT derives value from its investment in ICT technologies.

Job Description

Skills and Experience:

  • Do you have demonstrated experience in management and working in area of Infrastructure operations and associated project management?
  • Can you effectively manage operational problems, ensuring the appropriate process is followed from start to finish?
  • Are you skilled in problem analysis?
  • Are you looking to take your infrastructure skills to the next level, leading and developing others?
  • Do you possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with staff at all levels?
  • Are you able to build effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders?

If the answer to these questions is yes – we want to hear from you!

Inherent Criteria

Appointment to this position requires:

  • A relevant degree at NQF level 7
  • 10 years’ relevant work experience in enterprise ICT compute, storage and network infrastructure design, implementation, and operation, including infrastructure, systems integration, and architecture of which least 3 years must be experience in a senior management role, with demonstrated experience and understanding of IT project and program management
  • Proven experience in planning and managing the implementation, support, and maintenance of enterprise virtual platform environments e.g., VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM, Kubernetes/Docker and enterprise storage solutions e.g., NetApp including archival storage and backup systems
  • Proven experience in the management of network infrastructure e.g., network security, firewalls, routing, NAC, Unified Wireless Networks and Mobility
  • Experience in supporting and maintaining Windows and Unix/Linux server environments
  • Working knowledge of private/public cloud environments and architectures (Openstack, Amazon or Azure) including IaaS and PaaS
  • Solid knowledge of network infrastructure services e.g., DNS, DHCP and various networking protocols,
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Functional knowledge of system/software development life cycles and experience in end-to-end contract management

Advantageous competencies include:

  • Working knowledge of Single Sign-on/Federation technologies such as SAML, ADFS and/or Shibboleth
  • Working knowledge of application and operating system patching solutions and remote configuration mechanisms e.g., WSUS, SCCM
  • Working knowledge of scientific computing concepts and their application e.g., HPC, HTC and/or informatics infrastructures etc

Flexible Work conditions are available

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the documents below in a single pdf file:

  • Applicants must complete hr201 form
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you are interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the requirements for appointment to this role as detailed in the advert and job description.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The document should be named according to the following guidelines: Reference Number, Senior Manager Core Infrastructure Services, Surname, First Initial. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo competency assessments.

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at “

UCT reserves the right not to appoint 

About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.