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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Engineering
Location: 

Durban, ZA

Apply by:  31-10-2019

Infrastructure Consultant

Making Your Next Move Count

At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!

Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Position Summary

Join our talented team of Global Services Consultants providing infrastructure services to customers around the world. In this position you will have an opportunity to make major contributions to the success of implementing Navis™ N4 terminal operating system (TOS) for the marine industry. You must be able to work with customers directly and have the confidence sharing your views based on knowledge and experience in a professional manner.  You must be able to work as part of a  team, mentor colleagues, be a quick learner, have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently with multiple teams. As part of the job you will have excellent travel opportunities to the tune of 80% of your time.

The Navis Infrastructure Consultant role is to enable our broad technology consulting practice through involvement in a variety of projects ranging from strategic planning, technical design and implementation. This role will be involved with planning, designing and recommending implementation of all areas of our clients' technology environment. 

Responsibilities

  • The Navis Infrastructure Consultant is a highly technical role that provides specialist services for system implementation of projects and determines technology requirements to support operational processes

  • Infrastructure Consultants work as part of a team or as an individual providing  technical solutions for the implementation of Navis Software

  • The Infrastructure Consultant also helps our customers plan, design and implement Hardware and Network recommendations to ensure the environment is fit for purpose

  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization as well with a vast number of customers across the globe

  • Providing expert advice for Disaster Recovery strategies to our customers based on knowledge and experience 

  • Implementing monitoring solutions for our customers with the ability to train and ensure customers can interpret and understand the overall environments state at any given time

  • The Infrastructure Consultant should be well versed in Virtualization Tools and Technology having an in depth understanding of the various features be able to provide expert technical consultancy to our customers   

  • Conduct Technical Workshops to customers and constantly improving on the service delivery of these services. 

  • Implement Navis Technical solutions with customers using our Implementation Methodology

  • Assess Technical solution options and define conceptual solution design, in conjunction with client operational and IT systems engineers

  • Serve as customer advocate throughout solution design, development, and test phases to ensure delivered solution meets customer objectives.

  • Assist with building a growing consulting practice to include practice aids and templates for use at multiple clients

Requirements

  • Computer Science degree or related

  • 3-5 years work experience with 2-3 years in container terminal projects or complex logistics projects

  • Experience with centralization, consolidation and virtualization of servers, storage and overall IT architecture with supporting work in disaster recovery planning and implementation

  • Deep technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards 

  • Understanding of underlying Operating Systems and their configuration

  • Understanding of database technologies including scaling, redundancy and backup 

  • Practical technical judgment and troubleshooting skill

  • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices

  • Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required

  • Hardware troubleshooting experience

  • Ability to present ideas in a manner appropriate for the intended audience

  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Customer service orientation

Desired Certifications

Certifications in the Technology areas below optional but highly desired:

  • Cloud Technologies (MS Azure, AWS)

  • Hyper-V

  • VMware Technologies such as Hyperic, DRS, HA, FT

  • Load balancers

  • Clustering 

  • Apache Tomcat

  • Database technologies such as Oracle, SQL, MySQL and PostgreSQL

  • Red Hat Linux

  • RAID

  • Microsoft Server

  • ActiveMQ

  • JMS

  • Firewalls

  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Design

  • Networking technologies and troubleshooting experience

About Navis

Navis is the global market leader in a multi-billion dollar industry building and implementing maritime terminal operating systems, optimization and automation solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. We are an innovative and profitable maritime platform stiving to make global trade smarter, safer, and more sustainable for everyone by connecting multiple systems to support a more efficient global container flow. Most of the material goods in the world are transported in containers using our software.


Culturally, Navis is organized around our Guiding Principles for Success (GPS). Commitment to our core principles is an essential ingredient for success for our team members. Our GPS are Smart Operators, Customer Obsessed, Forging the Future and Better Together.