SportPesa Systems Administrator Job in Kenya

SportPesa, the brand name for Pevans East Africa Limited is a leading company on the Kenyan market.  
core business being development of mobile and e-gaming software, the
company is providing solutions enabling customers to deposit, bet and
withdraw winnings instantly across reliable and easy to communicate
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Systems Administrator
(1 Vacancy)

Reporting to the System Manager, the person of the Systems Admin shall be responsible for:-
  • Scheduling and Overseeing Preventive Maintenance of the Server/System Infrastructure
  • Ensure 99.99% availability of the System Infrastructure
  • Serve as a Level 1 escalation for all System incidents
  • Serve as part of Resolution team for System Incidents
  • Ensure System documentation is updated
  • Manage System Inventory and spares
  • Manage Configuration of all Systems (backup configuration and application of standardized configuration templates to Systems)
  • Liaise with Service Providers to ensure agreed SLAs are maintained 100%
  • Continues training/certification in relevant knowledge areas
  • Liaise with the ITSM/Service Delivery manager to manage projects and IT&S processes and procedures.
  • Ensure System licences are valid and initiate acquisition of the same before expiry
  • Management and development of Microsoft and Linux environment including: IIS, SQL Server, Apache
  • Active Directory, security, replication, back-up and virtualization
  • Providing support to internal and external customers
  • Development and maintenance of security protocols and controls
  • Maintenance and development of business continuity solutions and disaster recovery (DR, back-ups, contingency planning)
  • Perform regular audits and performance monitoring of mission critical infrastructure and processes
  • RHCE or equivalent
  • Microsoft System Administration
  • Telco / Service Provider experience is an advantage
  • 4-6 years’ experience managing Systems running on Linux and Microsoft
  • Mail Server Setup and Administration (MS Exchange, postfix etc )
  • Strong troubleshooting skills is key
  • Team Player
  • Degree in Computer Science/Telecommunication or related degree
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver projects and IT services
  • Minimum 2 years hands on systems administration experience
  • Highly motivated with demonstrable enthusiasm for role
  • IT project management experience
  • Experience
    of Window IIS technologies including configuration, administration,
    monitoring and troubleshooting. Windows Servers 2008 onwards;
    networking, DNS, load balancing and performance monitoring tools
  • Ability to configure and administer IIS, SQL/MySQL/Oracle DB Server and Active Directory
  • Experience implementing and managing hosted or web based systems within a Windows environment
  • Setup and Management of load balancing solutions (NGINX, F5, Citrix)
  • Experience of implementation and managing high availability and rapidly scalable environments
  • Internet technologies – DNS, SMTP, Proxies, Cache
  • Security best practices (hardening, vulnerability scans, DMZ etc.)
  • Storage and back-up methodologies
How to Apply

candidates who qualify for the above positions should submit
applications with a detailed CV quoting the job title in the subject
field to 

Deadline for application: 15th January 2016

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Updated: January 8, 2016 — 5:16 pm