Posted time 2nd August 2023 Location Johannesburg Job type Full-time
  • Salary: R920 000 p.a negotiable

A well known higher education tertiary institution in Africa is looking for a MS Team Lead to be back in Johannesburg.


  • Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure & Operations within the ICS Department. The incumbent will lead the Infrastructure & Operations team within the Infrastructure & Operations unit. Special focus will be given to the Microsoft applications, server infrastructure, and ensuring a supportive and enabling environment.
  • You will perform Fulfil management, leadership, technical and administrative roles in the Department
  • Provide an effective delivery capability to ensure successful deployment, maintenance and support of Microsoft environment, including on prem and cloud.
  • Plan, Manage and Coordinate operational activities to ensure continuous availability of the Microsoft Systems and applications.
  • Liaise with Vendors regarding Incident resolution, Infrastructure maintenance and Support contractual obligations.
  • Manage the Testing and Deployment of new Microsoft systems and environments.
  • Research and document Microsoft technology roadmaps and make recommendations regarding maturity and suitability for deployment.
  • Document and Manage Microsoft infrastructure architecture and the lifecycle of Microsoft products.
  • Develop, Document and Mature operational processes.
  • Coach and Mentor resources on adopted operational best practices.
  • Consult and provide advice to departments university-wide regarding their server and application requirements.
  • Contribute positively to the advancement of the University’s IT Strategy.
  • Effective and efficient unit people management
  • Financial Management:

  • Contribute to preparing annual Infrastructure and Operations budget aligned with Business strategy.

  • Draft and evaluate Tender Documentation to procure the most suitable Microsoft including licensing solutions in accordance with business requirements.

  • ]Implementation and support of the ICT Vendor Management. Reporting of all incidents to relevant parties.

  • Incident and Problem Management.

  • Cross collaboration with all levels within the Organization. Provide Support.

  • Project Management.

Minimum requirements

  • Degree or any relevant qualification (NQF 7), with 3 to 5 years’ job-related experience.
  • Industry Standard Certification: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (2012 or higher).
  • Active Directory and Azure Active Directory Skills
  • Windows Operating Skills
  • More than 4 years MS O365 skills, including securing of O365.
  • Windows Security Skills
  • Patch management and vulnerability management.
  • More than 2 years’ experience in Microsoft System Center Suite (Service Manager, Orchestrator, Operations Manager, Configuration Manager)
  • More than 4 year’s Microsoft Identity Manager Skills
  • More than 3 years Virtual Machine Manager Skills
  • Must be able to script
  • Project Management skills
  • Middle Management (2-3 years)
  • Vendor Management (2-3 years)

Competencies and Behavioral Attributes:

  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • Strong analytical and in-depth technical skills and knowledge
  • Fast paced, but carefully thought-out results
  • Must be able to develop new ideas and improvement of old ones
  • High standards and high quality of work
  • Structured, organised and efficient work expected of self and others
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-starter, motivated, organised, detail-orientated
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Work as an individual and in a team
  • Good communication skills


  • Relevant Microsoft Qualifications
  • Active Directory (On prem and Cloud)
  • MS Cloud Technologies
  • MS SQL
  • Server and storage Hardware skills
  • M365 Architecture.

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