Senior Systems Engineer (Data Center) Job Opportunity in Kenya

Job Profile: Networking
Designation: Senior Systems Engineer – Data Center
Reporting To: System Delivery Manager

Mentors: Support Engineers

Role Objective: The System Engineer’s primary role is architecting and delivering service solutions around our technologies and specifically integrating those technologies into the customer’s overall data center architecture and detailed design. 


This position will help serve as content knowledge expert, develop detailed services methodologies, present in customer technical workshops, lead delivery efforts, mentor other technical resources and assist with development of technical collateral around data centre compute, virtualization and networking solutions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for validating the High Level Designs (HLD) for Data Centre solutions as proposed by the Presales team
  • Responsible for coming up with Low Level Designs for Data Centre solutions prior to implementation
  • Responsible for assisting the project management team in defining the detailed implementation tasks to be incorporated into a project plan
  • Responsible for coming up with the User Acceptance Test (UAT) plan for every Data Centre project and participating in the UAT process itself for successful sign off of a project
  • Responsible for taking the lead technical role in implementation of the Data Centre solutions
Leadership & Relationship Roles:
  • Closely liaises with the pre-sales and Service Delivery teams to ensure the realization of both short-term and long-term organization goals
  • Maintain close contact with customers to enhance good customer experience and service delivery
  • Mentor junior engineers, management trainees and interns to help them advance their careers
Job Specifications & Competencies:
  • Preferably a degree in Engineering/Computer Science/Mathematics/Physics or any other related course
  • 4-5 years’ experience in a technical role
  • Minimum Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) certification
  • A senior Data Center-experienced individual who has designed, built and managed enterprise-class data centers.
  • Ability to develop low level repeatable services methodologies around Cisco Data Centre solutions
  • Broad technical knowledge of the data center and its components: (Applications, Storage, Network, Server and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, migration and optimization)
  • Architectural knowledge of Three Tiered application environments
  • Programmatic control of infrastructure element (ACI, APIC, UCSD, UCSM, CIMC, UCS Central etc.)
  • Compute technologies: x86, hypervisor (Openstack/KVM), OS (Linux/Windows), workload mobility
  • Understands and can articulate the value and business advantage of data center virtualization techniques and cloud architectures
  • Expert familiarity with cloud computing concepts including virtualization, web services API’s, elastic infrastructure, distributed data storage (database, block, object), multi-tenancy, and metered usage patterns.
  • Knowledge and experience with virtualization tools and concepts, SAN, Server technologies and data center and cloud Operations.
  • Networking: OSI Layer 2 (Spanning tree, vPC, EtherChannel, VLAN, VXLAN, FabricPath, OTV etc), Layer 3 switching / routing (OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, IPv4/6), DNS/DHCP WAN/ISP, network virtualization (N1kv, VRF), basics of higher layer protocols: SSL/TLS, HTTP, real-time traffic (voice/video), NFS, database access protocols etc.
  • Network Services (Load-balancers, Firewalls, Caching & Content Delivery ) technologies
  • Knowledge on Campus and Branch Technologies & solutions and their integration to the Data Centre will be an added advantage
Soft Skills:
  • Good planning & organizational skills
  • Fluent in Swahili and English, both written and spoken
QUALIFIED candidates should send their CVs to and 
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: July 11, 2016 — 3:10 pm