SANSA is Hiring a Network Administrator


The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is looking to recruit a network administrator to its Space Operations programme in Hartebeesthoek, Gauteng. Reporting to the ICT Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for installing, maintaining, and upgrading any software or hardware required to run a computer network efficiently. The IT or computer network may extend to a local area network, wide area network, WLAN, file/database and Web Servers, the Internet, and intranets. The successful candidate will also oversee the network and communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within the organisation and externally to relevant stakeholders.

Key areas of responsibility will include but are not limited to:
  • Implementation – Design, implement and maintain network architecture and security safeguards;
  • Network Management – Manage and execute all network security processes and maintain proper reports of all processes;
  • Troubleshooting – Troubleshooting, resolving, and communicating networking issues to other employees, management, and clients; and
  • Knowledge management – Update knowledge and skills related to networks, and document the SANSA network configurations for intellectual property purposes.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and experience:
  • A three-year bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Information Technology (IT);
  • 5+ years experience in the field handling network and ICT security.;
  • Certification for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Enterprise or Security-certified) required;
  • Certification for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA-certified) required;
  • ITIL Foundation preferable;
  • Have experience with Cisco routers and Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco ASA and Cisco FirePOWER and Cisco ISE;
  • Design software – e.g. MS Visio;
  • Routing protocols – MPLS, OSPF, BGP and Policy-Based Routing (PBR);
  • Project Management software – e.g. MS Project;
  • MS Office;
  • Email software – Outlook 365;
  • Microsoft Operating Systems;
  • Networking (design, planning and installation);
  • Linux;
  • Desktop software and server software (installing and configuring);
  • Hardware technical skills, i.e., use tools and other means to fix/maintain/repair; and
  • A valid drivers’ license.
How to Apply

Applicants should submit a comprehensive CV by logging in here before 11 March 2022. In addition, applicants are to note that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. Furthermore, background verification, including criminal records, credit checks, security clearances, capabilities, and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA is committed to employment equity and redress, and appointments to the position will be made in line with SANSA’s Employment Equity Plan. to this end, preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups (African females and people with disabilities). In addition, the NRF reserves the right not to make an appointment and will send correspondence to short-listed candidates only.

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