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Join the SANSA Team as a Network Administrator in Pretoria


  • Join the SANSA Team as a Network Administrator in Pretoria


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SANSA has the mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organisation can be found at

SANSA thrives on our employees’ creativity, competencies, and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high-performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Customer-Centric, Collaboration and Teamwork, Innovation and Solutions Driven, Responsiveness to Opportunities, Having Fun Together, and living these in a fast-paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you.

The following opportunities exist in SANSA,to be filled by individuals with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, and qualifications.

Reportingto the ICT Manager, the position will be responsible for installing, maintaining, and upgrading any software or hardware required to efficiently run a computer network. The IT or computer network may extend to a local area network, wide area network, WLAN, file/database and Webservers, the Internet, and intranets. Oversee the network and communication systems to ensure information is flowing properly within the organization and externally to relevant stakeholders. 

  • Implementation – Design, implement, and maintain network architecture and security safeguards.
  • Network Management – Manage and implement all network security processes and maintain proper reports for the same.
  • Troubleshooting – Troubleshooting, resolving, and communicating networking issues to other employees, management, and clients.
  • Knowledge management – Update knowledge and skills related to networks and document the SANSA network configurations for intellectual property purposes.


  • A minimum of a three-year Diploma in Information Technology (IT) or related fields.
  • 5+ years’ experience handling network and ICT security.
  • Certification for Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Enterprise or Security-certified) essential.
  • Certification for Cisco Certified Network Associate, (CCNA-certified) essential.
  • ITIL Foundation (preferable).
  • Cisco routers, Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco ISE, Cisco ASA and Cisco FirePOWER. 
  • Networking (design, planning, and installation).
  • Routing protocols – MPLS, OSPF, BGP, and Policy-Based Routing (PBR).
  • Computer skills – MS Project, MS Office, Outlook 365, Microsoft Operating Systems, and Linux.
  • Desktop software and server software (installation and configuration).
  • Hardware technical skills, i.e., use of tools and other means to fix/maintain/repair.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Should you meet the above requirements, please upload your detailed CV, and apply on: Current Opportunities (


Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should a candidate not hear from us within four (4) weeks following their application, they should consider their application unsuccessful. Strictly fair and non-discriminatory selection procedures will be followed. We use Affirmative Action (AA) measures in an endeavour to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups. Where possible, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and in line with SANSA Employment Equity plans. SANSA reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualifications, and citizenship checks, as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process. By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent that SANSA can collect, process, and share their Personal Information (PI) for verification, assessments, and employment purposes only. 

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