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Senior Systems Administrator Job Vacancy in Kenya

Reporting to the IT Manager the job holder will be required to provide technical expertise and support to Car & General in the field of system administration and design.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:
  • Administering, configuring and troubleshooting servers and storage based on Windows Server 2003 & 2008
  • Problem resolution and escalation of server, storage and Virtual Server issues.
  • Analysis of server and storage hardware and operating system software.
  • Implementation of tactical service improvements, upgrades and system patching.

  • Liaise with users, hardware and software vendors and internal systems owners to fine tune systems hardware and software for all systems.
  • Operations of backup tools and testing of disk and data recovery solutions on all business systems.
  • Prompt restoration of lost data for the business.
  • To provide backup, hardware and software assurance.
  • Maintenance of systems documentation and procedures.
  • Technical support for assigned company initiatives and projects. Participation in feasibility studies and testing for new IT infrastructure components.
  • Implement and maintain system standards and procedures on system related issues.
  • Monitor, administer and maintain system security.
  • Use system management tools to investigate, diagnose and resolve system problems within service level agreements
  • Carry out the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of various systems including desktop PC’s, servers, network equipment, and software applications
  • Provide IT support of desktop computing, networking, and web services and network operations, supporting users in Kenyan and regional branches.
  • Responsible for essential enterprise services such as backups, server administration, service provision and hardware or software research.
  • Plan and implement network security, including building firewalls, managing host security, file permissions, backup and disaster recovery plans, file system integrity, access control, anti-virus protection.
  • Ensure all software is properly licensed, manage inventory of all hardware and software resources
  • Provide input into IT strategy
  • Provide input into and implementation of acceptable use policy development and IT best practice processes
  • Keep abreast of IT technology
  • Create and maintain good technical documentation
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:
  • 4 — 5 years experience as systems administrator, in a multifaceted business environment.
  • Proper understanding of cloud computing concepts including Saas, Paas & Iaas
  • Proper Understanding of Server virtualization concepts
  • System Administration Techniques — understanding Operating Systems Performance, Storage and Backup enterprise hardware and storage.
  • Attention to details and analytical thinking.
  • Good communication and project management skills.
  • At least 2 of the following certifications ; A+, N+, MCSE, MCTIP,MCSA
  • Undergraduate degree.
If you meet the above requirement, please write to the undersigned on or before 25th November 2011 enclosing current cv, including day time telephone/mobile contact and current email address to:

Human Resource and Administration Manager,
Car & General (K) Ltd
P.O Box 20001 - 00200,

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