Senior Systems Administrator Job in Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting a Senior Systems Administrator for one of our clients.

The company is charged with the management and administration of a top domain in Kenya.

Reports To: Chief Executive officer

Overall Responsibility: The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.

The SA will ensure that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and Partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing the registry system
  • Maintains organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
  • Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.
  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and data center.
  • Verifies application results by conducting system audits of technologies implemented.
  • Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.
  • To maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; bench marking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Evaluate, create, change, and delete user accounts per request and ensuring that ICT facilities meet these needs.
  • Planning, developing and implementing the ICT budget, obtaining competitive prices from suppliers, to ensure cost effectiveness and reporting on projects
  • Scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems;
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media
  • Researching, installing new systems and configure systems that supports .ke Registry infrastructure applications.
  • Guaranteeing the smooth running of all ICT systems, including anti-virus software, print services and email provision
  • Ensuring that software licensing laws are adhered to;
  • Providing secure access to the network for remote users;
  • Securing data from internal and external attack;
  • Managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems;
  • Keeping up to date with the latest technologies.
  • Must provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members
  • Task allocation and performance evaluation of team members
  • Meet with client teams and gather requirements, conduct regular team meetings and track project progress
  • Clear understanding of the Domain System (Theory, Registration, Management)
  • In depth knowledge of DNS & DNSSec
  • Expert knowledge of the deployment & management of DNS Server Software (Bind)

Skills and Qualification

  • Degree in IT from a recognized institution
  • CCNA certified
  • 4 years and more experience in system administration.
  • In depth Knowledge of Linux, Unix, Solaris Server Platforms (Deployment & Administration)
  • In depth knowledge of RDBMS (Postgres, MySQL)
  • Good knowledge in Webserver Setup, Deployment & Management (HTTP/HTTPS on Apache & Tomcat)
  • Good knowledge of TCP/IP Networks and Protocols (IPv4 & Ipv6)
  • Knowledge in the Management of Private & Public Facing IP Networks
  • In depth knowledge on IP Routing & Wide Area Networks (WAN)
  • Good knowledge in virtualisation technologies
  • Good knowledge in Messaging Systems (SMTP/IMAP, VOIP)
  • Good Experience in Systems Documentation
  • Great Inter-Personal Communication & Presentation Skills


Cover Letter and a detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “2618”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2618, Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxxx.

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.  Applications without a Motivation Letter will not be considered.

Deadline for receiving applications: 30th January 2017

N.B.* When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over email or SMS. The test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer. This is to save both you and the employer time and make sure you both find the best match.


ICT and Technology
Updated: January 24, 2017 — 1:42 pm