Senior Systems Administrator Job in Kenya

We are fully on demand International Contact Center and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Company, with a world-class facility within Nairobi, Kenya fully enabled to service the global market by deploying the best of breed technology to run its operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Administrator to join our team in at our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

This is a full-time salaried role. Candidates MUST have 6 years of experience in Systems Administrator and Call Center Applications Deployments in a Windows and Linux environment.

You must be able to work independently and prioritize issues based on their criticality in a fast-paced environment.

Reports To: Director IT operations

Department: IT Operations

Summary: Plan, implement, oversee and maintain server and network infrastructures and projects.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, install and configure internal and customer facing servers, network devices and firewalls.
  • Proactively manage and maintain server, network and firewall systems
  • Administer and support core Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware technologies
  • Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans
  • Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will make a hands-off environment
  • Define and document best practices and support procedures
  • Provide after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well occasional weekend maintenance
  • Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation
  • Assist with hardware, firewall, telecom and software vendor evaluation, recommendation and negotiations
  • Mentor / cross train team members on existing and new technologies
  • Carry out special tasks at Management’s direction
  • Interact with customers and staff at the technical level, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or related area) preferred.
  • Microsoft Certification (MCSE) or equivalent certification in relevant programs desired.
  • Shall have detailed/advanced knowledge of Microsoft desktop operating systems Windows 2008(R2) and Windows Server 2003, 2012 (2016 is a+) environments.
  • Shall have detailed knowledge and expert best practice of deploying, managing, and troubleshooting Windows Active Directory, Group Policy Object (GPOs), and Domain Name Service (DNS), Users & Computers, Site and Services, WSUS etc (MCSE/MCSA certification preferred).
  • Experience as Linux Administrator or possess hands on experience with Linux (CentOS, REDHAT, UNIX) is an added advantage.
  • Experience in Managing deployments/rollouts of enterprise applications
  • Experience Managing a large Windows Server infrastructure and can do complete routine maintenance, OS hardening, OS patching, auditing, security compliance amongst others.
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity with server performance tuning and monitoring tools. You enjoy diagnosing and solving problems related to the operating system, hardware, network, and related software or applications.
  • Managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft HyperV/Virtual Server
  • You can actively run and maintain performance including software upgrades, patch installs, system tests, and other scheduled operations.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate or Professional -CCNA/ CCNP MCITP Server
  • A solid understanding of LAN/WAN networking
  • Ability to troubleshoot network issues including back bone infrastructure issues
  • LAN Routing and Switching design, configuration and troubleshooting (VLANs, IP Subnetting, 802.1Q trunks)
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity with storage technologies such as Storage Area Network (SAN) or Network Attached Storage (NAS).
  • Deploy and configure McAfee EPO Anti-Virus Deployment and Administration and Infrastructure Monitoring: SolarWinds, SCOM
  • Reviewing system logs files for errors, settings up CRON jobs for back-ups and monitoring process.
  • Leading all sys-admin functions of the servers, performing patch and software distributions, run security configuration of the systems, provide reports for management use, and demonstrate system health and compliance based on pre-defined standards.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Must be organized and can manage projects of varying length
  • Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
  • Must be a team player

How to Apply

If you believe this is an exciting and challenging opportunity for you; then please send your CV to to apply.

Attractive remuneration is offered for the above position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date is Friday 14th February, 2019

ICT and Technology
Updated: February 12, 2019 — 2:53 pm