As an IT administrator, you’ll be responsible for:
- Maintaining the company's IT network, servers and security systems.
- Business continuity – if an IT network fails, you will be required to make sure that the impact on the day to day running of the business is minimal.
- Investigating and diagnosing network problems, collecting IT usage stats, making recommendations for improving the company's IT systems and carrying out routine configuration and installation of IT solutions.
On a day to day basis, you might be called upon to help colleagues with more basic IT needs. This will mean you’ll need to share your own knowledge to help others, including setting up new users and managing backup, security and passwords. You're also the company's internet police, monitoring internet and email use.
You should have qualifications in Microsoft, Cisco, SQL Server, Linux, Windows IS and Oracle (the most widely used technologies in business).
Globally recognized certifications in all or any of the above will be highly appreciated.
As well as good problem solving skills, the attributes you should have:
A degree in a related subject i.e. Computer science, information technology, computer engineering and information system management.