System Administrator / DBA Job in Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya

System Administrator / DBA – Information Technology Company

Location: Kilimani, Nairobi

Our client, East Africa’s first fully automated cloud infrastructure company is looking for an energetic up-to-date System Administrator /DBA with technical experience in Oracle Database Administration and MySQL to join their company.

Job Role: Maintains systems networks and connections to the Internet by performing the following duties while reporting to Head of Technology.


  • Installs and maintains various Web servers.
  • Provides networking assistance to users, including help with network connections and passwords.
  • Assists with linking Web servers to database systems.
  • Utilize various Web-based scripting languages to create online forms that link users to databases.
  • Manages all upgrades and backups.
  • Researches and implements security and firewall strategies.
  • Develops network, news, and host security policies.
  • Manages remote client dial-in access.
  • Monitors network traffic and makes necessary recommendations for additional resources or hardware.
  • Manages set up and maintenance of intranets related to system administration functions.
  • Meets with engineering groups to allocate server resources and install new servers.


  • Degree in Computer Science, or a related subject.
  • 5+ years proven Experience in setup and administration of Windows and Linux based environments.
  • 5+ year’s proven experience in Database Administration (MySQL, Oracle)
  • 5+ years proven experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks (e.g. Tomcat, Apache, NGINX)
  • Sound scripting skills (e.g., Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Experience with virtualization platforms such as VMware, Citrix and/or KVM.
  • 5+ years’ experience with monitoring systems.

Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 17th February 2017.

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ICT and Technology
Updated: February 8, 2017 — 6:30 pm