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Safaricom Senior Data Center Engineer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the IT Network Infrastructure Department within the Information Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior Data Center Engineer
Ref: IT_ SDCE_ NOV 2010

Reporting to Senior Manager; IT Systems Infrastructure, the holder of the position will be responsible for managing, monitoring, and supporting Safaricom data centers and disaster recovery sites.

You will coordinate and manage efforts towards the construction of new data center(s) or recovery sites through management of vendors, coordination of relevant construction process, procurement and equipping of the data centers.

Key Responsibilities

Data Center Operations Management:
  • Managing, configuration and troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems in use in the data center environment including UPS systems, AC unit’s chiller, feeders, inverters and generators.
  • Analysis of air flow and temperatures within the data centers including implementation of tactical service improvements and upgrades to improve air circulation and optimize temperatures in the data centers and disaster recovery site.
  • Physical access control management; manage access list, authorize additions and deletions, periodically review access list for potential deletions and periodically audit access logs for exceptions.
  • Develop and manage systems documentation, drawings and procedures.
Capacity Planning:
  • Monitor consumption of space, power and cooling capacity. Provide visibility of capacity and consumption of resources to management.
  • Manage hardware in date center to maximize utilization.
  • Change management coordination; manage new hardware capacity allocation within the data centers as well as decommissioned hardware.
  • Allocate space for new hardware, coordinate electrical connectivity, and physical movement of equipment in data center.
Minimum requirements
  • Engineering Degree.
  • 5-6 years work experience in a data center facility in a large corporate company.
  • Good understanding of electrical and mechanical systems in use in a data center environment including feeders, transformers, generators, switch gear, UPS systems and AC units.
  • Base knowledge of networking, LAN, WAN and SAN environments.
  • Skills in optimizing floor space, power and cooling.
  • Ability to evaluate maintenance activities for potential business impact and risk.
  • Ability to coordinate vendor or contractors activities within the data centers.
  • Experience leading complex productive projects with management visibility.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a responsible and business like manner.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter.

Please indicate your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is 1st December 2010.

The Resourcing Manager
Safaricom Ltd

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