Chief Technical Officer
Remuneration:    R370020 - R435267 per year
Benefits:    To be discussed
Location:    Cape Town
Job level:    Mid/Senior
Job policy:    Employment Equity position, Disabled position
Type:                   Permanent
Reference:    #E15153

Job description
The Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics is one of the largest departments in the Science Faculty at the University of Cape Town, with more than 30 academic staff, more than 10 administrative staff, and more than 50 postgraduate students.

For more details about the department, see http://www.math.uct.ac.za.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person to fill this position. The Chief Technical Officer has the overall responsibility for all IT needs of the department, and this is a high level position that requires technical expertise as well as interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritise and manage time effectively.

Minimum of three years’ experience working in IT,
Matric certificate (or equivalent),
Working knowledge of computer hardware and software,
Linux experience,
Strong customer service ethic,
Good communication skills,
Be able to work under pressure,
Ability to complete assigned tasks timeously,
Ability to work both in a team as well as independently, as required,
Meet at least three out of the criteria listed below:

The following will be advantageous:
Computer science BSc degree or certification as engineer for some Unix system; Experience installing and configuring Windows, Linux and Mac desktops;
Experience with installing and maintaining web servers (apache, html, php, sql, etc); Experience with a broad range of networking technologies;
Programming experience (e.g. shell, perl, python, c, c++, javascript);
Excellent knowledge and experience with LaTeX, Matlab, Mathematica or other mathematical software;
Experience with web learning software.

Overall responsibility for IT infrastructure (hardware and software), web servers (linux),
Maintenance of computer labs, security camera system, databases, data backups,
Co-management of the IT budget, and liaison with the university’s ICTS.
Duties also include high level user support and training (if not covered by ITCS) and sometimes software development tasks.

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Edith Graham at recruitment04@uct.ac.za.

UCT Application Form download here

-       Cover letter, and

-       Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.  An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.