Cellulant Systems Administrator Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy: Systems Administrator
Department: Kenya
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job posting: 29-09-2016 until 14-10-2016
Starting date: Immediate.

Who are we?

Cellulant is a digital payments business. We run an ecosystem of consumers, merchants and banks in which we facilitate payments and build value through the value-added services we layer on top.


In building this ecosystem we serve different types of customers with different products, in a range that includes mobile banking products, mobile credit products, USSD, SMS, and digital content. 
We are currently serving merchants and banks across 10 countries, and a wide set of industries

Our true competitive advantage lies in the ecosystem we are building – if we do a good job over the next few years, it will be the glue* that will connect everyone to everything – every consumer to every business in Africa.

To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team. 

We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following role.

System Administrator

The System Administrator role is to ensure that all Cellulant Operating System Stack & External application / Tools are Optimized and Maintain uptime as per Cellulant’s SLA. 

This role ensures the integrity of Cellulant’s Systems.


Systems Design, Planning & Setup.
  • Capacity Planning
  • Systems Architecture Design
  • Systems Setup, tuning & Configurations
  • System resilience & Failover Design & Planning
Systems backup
  • Catalogue System backups
  • Scheduling of backups
  • Verifying & Testing of Backups
System monitoring.
  • Setup & Configuring Systems monitoring tools
  • Administration of the Monitoring tools
  • Systems Utilization & Capacity Monitoring
  • Systems SLA tracking
System Replication, fail over and redundancy.
  • Replication verification
  • Schedule replications
  • Perform Systems failover Drills
  • Setup Systems Redundancy
System Documentation.
  • Maintain Systems Inventory
  • Systems Architecture Diagrams
  • Maintain & Review Old documentations
  • Systems configuration Documentation
  • Systems tool documentation
Design, Planning & Setup of Virtual Environment
  • Planning of virtualization platform
  • Setup of virtualization platform
  • Administration of virtual platform
Defining and implementing Policies and Procedures.
  • Define & implement Systems Design policy
  • Define & implement Systems Setup policy
  • Define & implement Systems Access Policy
  • Define & implement Systems Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Systems troubleshooting & problem resolution.
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Problem resolution
  • Liaise with service providers for problem resolution
  • Follow up on Systems Reason for Outage with MNO’s & Partners
Who are you?
Education and Experience
  • Degree in IT, Computer Science or related fields of study.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Linux Systems Administration environment.
  • Exposure in design and Capacity Planning for Web Service Systems Environment.
  • Experience in backend Shell Scripting e.g. Bash, SH, TSH e.t.c
  • Experience in Managing and administration of at least 1 database systems e.g. MySql (Preferred), Oracle, Postgresql, SQlite, MS-SQL e.t.c
  • Experience in data and database design standards and processes
  • Experience in customer engagement and Issue resolution.
  • Experience in Office Tools for Reporting, publishing and presentation preparation. In depth understanding of spreadsheet manipulation and reporting.
What do we offer you?
When working at Cellulant*, you can expect to work on a diverse range of problems, with inspiring and creative colleagues. You will have ample opportunities for growth and career development, and we highly value continuous learning.  

We offer you a challenging position in which you will be rewarded for performance.

Apply now!

Are you interested in this position and do you meet the minimum requirements? 

Apply by sending an e-mail with your CV and a convincing cover letter to Jobs@cellulant.com 

The selection process entails an oral interview stage, followed by a case study presentation and a final interview.

The deadline for application is 14th October 2016.

Due to the high volume of applications received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Do you have questions about this vacancy?
Visit our website at www.cellulant.com
Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone: jobs@cellulant.com or  0202606696.   

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Updated: October 4, 2016 — 4:46 am