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Systems Administrator Job in Kenya - AkiliAfrica

Position: Systems Administrator

Primary Department: Technical Department

Secondary Department:
 Sales and Marketing; Administration

Reports to:
 GM- Finance

External Interactions:
 AkiliAfrica partners; AkiliAfrica customers

Company Profile:

Our client, AkiliAfrica is the leading provider of business solutions. AkiliAfrica has been providing hundreds of satisfied clients with business solutions since the early nineties.

To date, AkiliAfrica has over 300 sites in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, and Sudan running successful business solutions implemented by the AkiliAfrica team.

To strength its operations, AkiliAfrica seeks to recruit a competent, youthful, energetic, confident, self driven individual into the position of Systems Administrator.

The Position

Overall Purpose of the Job:

Manages and maintain the entire AkiliAfrica computing environment by identifying system requirements, designing solutions to meet those requirements, installing approved solutions and upgrades, resolves software related problems, performs system backups and recovery functions, and monitors system performance, security, data files, system configuration and integrity. 

Job Description Summary:
  • Provide technical and functional knowledge of IT infrastructure and database management systems required for successful operation of Microsoft Dynamics solutions and related Microsoft technologies.
  • Provide advice on the use of IT infrastructure and business applications in order to supply a cohesive and integrated IT solution that will maximise return on investment.
  • Work with prospects, clients, and team members and is tasked with solving issues that relate to implementing Microsoft software in the AkiliAfrica internal and in client IT environments.
  • Take the lead in identifying opportunities for review and are responsible for translating business needs into integrated hardware and software solutions and facilitating the implementation of system design
  • Assist the client’s staff in planning and deploying necessary installations or upgrades. The systems administrator has the knowledge necessary to evaluate the client’s current infrastructure and to give realistic recommendations for hardware sizing and software upgrades. Performance is an important factor that the systems administrator will take into consideration.

To perform this job efficiently, you should have the following qualifications:
  • Education – Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Technology, related field of study.
  • Technical Skills – Project Management Training and Certification
  • Technical Skills –broad knowledge of IT systems and applications. Three or more years of technical experience administering Microsoft based IT systems; At least one of MCTS, MCITP, MCSE, or MCSA certifications. Any of the following certifications would be advantageous: MCDBA, MCAS, and MCAP.

To excel in this job, you should have the following skills:
  • System Administration,
  • Database Administrator,
  • Network Administrator,
  • Security Administrator,
  • Developing Standards,
  • LAN Knowledge,
  • Proxy Servers,
  • Training,
  • Multi-tasking,
  • On-Call,
  • Networking Knowledge,
  • Network Hardware Configuration,
  • Network Maintenance and
  • Network Performance Tuning.

If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please send an updated Curriculum Vitae (Ms Word version) to clearly stating the job position (Systems Administrator-AkiliAfrica) in the subject.

Include your daytime contact, current & expected remuneration as well as your notice period in your application cover letter.

Deadline for application is 29th June 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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