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Building Better Lives Together

NPC 2003/005786/08. (External advert)
Roles: Systems Engineer
Start Date: 01 August 2024
Location: Home Office
Duration: 2 years

HISP-SA provides a wide range of digital health solutions including clinical decision support,
laboratory systems, mobile health and data management. Our comprehensive suite of
healthcare IT solutions improves many lives with a focus on digital transformation. Our
purpose is to build better lives with digital solutions.

Systems Engineer

The Systems Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and installing systems
which include hardware, software, and people. Managing and monitoring all installed systems
and infrastructure. Installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining operating systems,
application software and system management tools

Key Responsibilities:

• Server-based systems and application deployment, configuration, maintenance,
administration, support, security and related technical services
• Device-based deployment, configuration, maintenance, administration, support,
security, and related technical services, using technologies including (but not limited

    • Advanced networking;
    • Hardware/Peripherals;
    • Linux and related operating systems;
    • Microsoft Windows and related operating systems;
    • Mobile device O/S (Android, iOS);
    • Microsoft Office and similar productivity application suites;

• Security technologies (firewall, anti-malware, etc.)
• Support infrastructure aspects of development and support of a new open-source
global-good digital health software solution
• Provide research, development, deployment and testing of innovative new solutions to
meet the needs of HISP staff, contractors/agents and customers
• Undertake general administrative and related obligations, as directed/instructed by the
Infrastructure Team Coordinator and/or Systems Infrastructure SM
• Comply with and provide any required administrative support and the production of
administrative documentation, including the preparation of project working
documentation and project activity and progress reports, standard Operating
Procedures and process documentation related to Infrastructure team activities and
• Undertake any required travel within South Africa, as well as any travel required outside
South Africa as approved in advance by the HISP-SA Executive Director or his

Job Requirements:
• Related IT Certification, Degree/Diploma in ICT
• Linux certification (Linux+, LPI, RHCE or equivalent)
• ITILv4/COBIT5 or equivalent
• Qualification in Project Management will be an advantage
• Minimum 2 Years working experience as a systems administrator in the IT field
• DBME / SQL (Intermediate PostgreSQL experience)
• ITSM experience (Support, Change, Incident management, backup and disaster
recovery processes)
• Systems/architecture design experience
• NGO-sector experience will be beneficial
• Microsoft Office (advanced), MySQL and Ticketing systems experience
• Other development languages (C++ / C# / Delphi as examples)

Application Process

To apply, please complete the following form: Systems Engineer vacancy.

Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates.
In evaluating prospective applicants and making the final selection, consideration will be given
to HISP-SA’s Employment Equity objectives. Should you not receive correspondence from
HISP-SA within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
HISP reserves the right not to make an appointment.


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