Vinod Patel & Co. Ltd is a family business, named after the founder of the company, the eldest brother of a family originating from Ba town in Fiji. Vinod Patel left school at the age of 16 to work so that his earnings could go towards supplementing the family’s income. Less than a year later, his younger brother Umakant Patel left school and joined the workforce for the same reason. After working at hardware stores in Ba and nearby towns, the brothers thought it was time that they had a business of their own.

April, 1962 was the inception of the first Vinod Patel store in Ba Town. Business was good for Vinod Patel & Co Ltd. As other brothers joined the business, the time was right to expand and open a second branch in Rakiraki in 1965, a town without any hardware store. From then on it was a matter of seeking out opportunity and working hard to make it a success.

Vinod Patel Group Ba, Fiji
Sep 20, 2019
Full time
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR Reporting to the Manager IT Infrastructure, the role’s key responsibilities include: Manage servers, including e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software. Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems. Manage all network hardware and equipment. including routers, switches, hubs, and UPS's. Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end-user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices Ensure network connectivity of all workstations Administer all equipment. hardware and software upgrades Perform network design and capacity planning Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information Administer and maintain end-user accounts, permissions, and access rights Perform server, security audits, system backups and recovery Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team All other projects as assigned Qualifications & Experience required: Graduate in IT VMware Certified Professional and CCNA Certified Professional Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Excellent knowledge of current protocols and standards, including Active Directory, Group Policies, MS Exchange, Core Switching/Routing. SSL/IPsec. SAN, Virtualization, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery 3-5 Years of experience in the relevant domain How to apply Interested persons can submit their written applications including - cover letter, a detailed CV clearly addressing the key competencies and with 3 non-related referees to Group Human Resources Manager by 24th September 2019. Submit online by clicking "Apply Now"  Applications close 24th September 2019