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Network System Administrator Job in Nairobi

Job Title: Network System Administrator

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: 80k – 120k

Our client is a BPO firm handling mainly IT projects and is looking to recruit a Network Systems Administrator.

The person will use extensive knowledge, experience and skills to maintain and enhance all network infrastructures.

This includes overseeing all servers, firewalls, routers & switches, and other equipment. The ideal candidate will also play a role in revising company’s security plan.


  • Ensure network connectivity throughout a company’s LAN/WAN infrastructure is​ ​on​ ​par​ ​with​ ​technical​ ​considerations.
  • Completes a daily analysis of network devices for any potential performance, availability,​ ​and/or​ ​stability​ ​issues,​ ​and​ ​resolve​ ​any​ ​issues​ ​that​ ​are​ ​discovered.
  • Collect​ ​and​ ​review​ ​network​ ​utilization​ ​data​ ​for​ ​capacity​ ​and​ ​planning​ ​purposes
  • Proactive monitoring of all network devices, services, and servers using a combination​ ​of​ ​tools​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​high​ ​availability​ ​and​ ​SLA’s.
  • Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
  • Provides on-demand support for end user issues relating to network performance and​ ​availability.
  • Acts as the primary escalation point for networking issues, working directly with Service Desk Team, and external providers to resolve any issues that​ ​arise.
  • Provides training to Service Desk on topics such as basic network troubleshooting and​ ​incident​ ​management.
  • Produces and maintains detailed network diagrams, technical documentation for all​ ​processes​ ​and​ ​procedures,​ ​and​ ​troubleshooting​ ​guides.
  • Maintain the network infrastructure including all servers, firewalls, switches,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​equipment
  • Configures new and upgrade network components as newer technology becomes available
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging tools and technologies & implement new​ ​technology​ ​that​ ​supports​ ​​business​ ​requirements
  • Maintain & update Cisco ASA Firewall , Router and Switch configurations as needed
  • Works and communicates at a technical level with vendors and vendor support services​ ​to​ ​troubleshoot​ ​network​ ​issues.
  • Maintain​ ​integrity​ ​of​ ​the​ ​network,​ ​server​ ​deployment,​ ​and​ ​security.
  • Monitors the network team ticket queue, works any tickets possible, and escalates when​ ​necessary. Provides​ ​assistance​ ​and​ ​expertise​ ​to​ ​other​ ​IT​ ​team​ ​members.
  • Perform​ ​other​ ​duties​ ​as​ ​assigned.


  • Bachelor’s​ ​Degree​ ​in​ ​Computer​ ​Science​ ​or​ ​related​ ​field
  • Minimum​ ​3+​ ​years​ ​experience​ ​of​ ​Network​ ​administration
  • Must have Cisco​ ​certifications​​ ​(CCNA,CCNP)
  • Hands on experience in networking, routing and switching with Cisco routers, switches,​ ​WiFi,​ ​and​ ​firewalls
  • Must have Familiarity with system administration on several variants of Linux and Windows Server​ ​(2008​ ​R2,​ ​2012​ ​R2,​ ​2016)
  • Network Services (DNS, DHCP,SSH, SSL, Email (POP3/IMAP/SMTP), FTP, TCP/IP​ ​networking,​ ​and​ ​Firewall​ ​Configurations​ ​etc.)
  • Virtualization​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​VMware,​ ​citrix​ ​and​ ​Hyper-V
  • Experience​ ​with​ ​Active​ ​directory​ ​administration
  • Ability​ ​to​ ​set​ ​priorities,​ ​meet​ ​deadlines​ ​and​ ​multi-task​ ​with​ ​minimal​ ​supervision.
  • Strong​ ​interpersonal,​ ​organizational,​ ​and​ ​team​ ​skills
  • Solid​ ​written​ ​and​ ​verbal​ ​communication​ ​skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Marketing & Communications Manager – Motorbikes) to on or before 3rd October 2017.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted

Updated: September 26, 2017 — 8:27 pm
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