Data Centre Team Lead

AES Global

7th September 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

4 to 10 years

Cost to company

Mid Senior

Part Time


  • Firewall
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • TCP Networks
  • VMware


  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Retail

Job Description

As the Team Lead you will be responsible to lead the different teams within the Data Centre by using planning and organisational skills. You will be required to have excellent communication and managerial skills and be responsible to ensure your team reaches their targets and/or deadlines. You are going to keep your team motivated and positive by constant assessment and when need necessary conflict resolution. You will also be required to train and motivate new team members.


You will report to the Data Centre Manager and the Team Manager and assist them in effectively managing the team by:

  • Planning and tracking roadmaps;
  • Plan the budget
  • Procurement processes, training of members;
  • Constant performance reviews of the team and assessment of work done

Skills and Education Required:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Relevant IT Certification
  • IBM Storage Certification
  • Brocade Certification


Experience Needed:

Operations (5+ years)

Leading a production engineering team (3+ years)

Technical project experience in an IT Facilities environment (3+ years)

Storage and Backup technologies experience (5+ years)

Remote facility management technologies (5+ years)

Proven history of incident response, diagnostic activities, Root Cause Analysis (RCA), Corrective Action Plans, and advanced troubleshooting (5+ years)

Experience in documenting environment and processes (3+ years)



Experience with Microsoft Private and Public Cloud (3+ years)

Experience working with virtualisation technologies such as VMware (2+ years)

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory and related services architecture design and implementation (3+ years)

Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS protocols, firewall, load-balancing technologies and firewalls (3+ years)

Strong knowledge of working with load balancing technologies and large-scale server farms. (3+ years)

Virtual environments knowledge including HyperV and VMWARE. (3+ years)