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United Exports

IT Infrastructure Engineer

IT · Paarl, Western Cape
Department IT
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Market Related

IT INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER

It’s not often you get the opportunity to join an established industry – one that is not only a disruptor but also a leader. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to be a part of a talented team that is building a global business and brand. We are a company that empowers our people so that we embody the attributes of an agile small company when we need to, yet we also have the advantages of being a big company.

United Exports is a completely integrated international fruit breeder, producer and exporter with a particular focus on new blueberry varieties. Our leading blueberry brand, OZblu, is helping grow the category and set new standards across the globe.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, dynamic and a self-reliant team player that has the ability to quickly assimilate information and solve problems in a logical and systematic manner.

Reporting to the GM: Information Technology and Data Science, this position will be based at United Exports’, Paarl office, but will provide a service to several other sites in the Western Cape and the candidate will be required to travel. 

Making it happen

The IT Infrastructure Engineer will:

  • Install and maintain computer hardware, software and networks. 
  • Troubleshoot hardware, software and network related issues.
  • Facilitate the onboarding and offboarding of staff in terms of technology requirements.
  • Maintain current and accurate inventory of hardware and software subscriptions.
  • Raise new requirements and support issues with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that backups are complete and up to date as per best practices.
  • Oversee and manage the companies data privacy and security requirements.
  • Manage Active Directory, Group Policies and Azure services.
  • Manage relationship with MSP and other suppliers.
  • Organise and present internal training related to the basic usage of IT resources.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A relevant technical certificate or Diploma
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience

Knowledge:

  • Be familiar with network and server/desktop hardware.
  • Understanding of general network protocols.
  • Understanding of network and security best practices.
  • Understanding of Microsoft based operating systems and Microsoft Cloud Offerings.

Skills:

  • Strong planning and coordination skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Logical and systematic problem-solving approach
  • Attention to detail

About United Exports

Launched in 2003 as a fruit exporter, United Exports, with its roots in Australia, remains a well-known licensee and marketer of stone fruit in Southern Africa.  In 2006 United Exports became the licensee for new blueberry varieties for a significant portion of the Globe. It was an 8-year journey for the winning varieties to be identified and commercial planting to get underway. As we stand today, United Exports is a successful and growing agribusiness with core functions in breeding, production, marketing, and support. 

About OZblu

Because not all blueberries are created equal!

OZblu is a leading producer of new blueberry varieties and prides itself on producing a range of blueberries that are bigger, sweeter, crunchier and juicer than the traditional varieties, through a unique and sustainable breeding program. Only varieties bred by the company are sold under the OZblu label, making it different to any other blueberry brand in the world. Being vertically integrated from production right through to the marketplace, OZblu can ensure that absolute quality is maintained.

OZblu varieties are registered trademarks and licensed by OZ Varieties (Pty) Ltd and are marketed internationally by United Exports (Pty) Ltd/Mbiza Trading (Limited) directly or via strategic joint ventures. For more information, visit www.ozblu.com.

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  • Location
    Paarl, Western Cape
  • Department
    IT
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Market Related