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Middleware (WebSphere) Architect, DC Ops / Backup / Tape Operator, AIX System Administrator and Oracle DBA Jobs in Kenya

1. Middleware (WebSphere) Architect / Administrator 

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of all elements required to design, build, and test complex systems utilizing WebSphere family of products. 

This will be a challenging position, with involvement in many projects across our enterprise solution.


  • Work as a member of various project teams in support of business sponsored projects, helping to ensure the best product is delivered given the project constraints.
  • Work with the architecture team in translating conceptual level designs into detailed designs from which solutions can be built.
  • Design, build, test, and deploy solutions using the software we support.
  • Perform 3rd level support of the production environments as requested by Operations.
  • Investigate new technology in conjunction with other areas of ITS.
The Candidate must possess an advanced level of design, implementation and support skills for the following products/areas:
  • WebSphere Application Server ND 5.1 and 6.x
  • HTTP Server
  • Complex shared J2EE infrastructures
The Candidate will also be asked to participate in projects aiming to evolve the infrastructure, deploy new technologies, or optimize the operational environment. 

In addition, the Candidate is expected to engage with other functional areas to provide technical expertise on the various Middleware products and the software management processes surrounding them. 

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience building, deploying and administering WebSphere Application Server solutions
  • Post Secondary degree or diploma (Computer Science or IT Focus)
  • WebSphere Application Server Certification required
  • Thorough working knowledge of supported technology (IHS Web Server, WebSphere Application Server)
  • Working knowledge of UNIX (Linux/AIX) and/or Windows operating systems
2. DC – Ops / Backup / Tape Operator
  • 2 to  4 years working experience
  • Graduate IT Focus
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts
  • Knowledge on Oracle DB, UNIX/LINUX commands is must and good understanding of TCIP and Network
  • Shell / Perl scripting is an added advantage
  • Troubleshooting skills (i.e. complex environment / tcp dump analysis)
  • Flexibility in work  including night shifts
  • Demonstrate positive attitude
  • Good analytical skills etc
3. AIX System Administrator

Exp: 4-7 yrs
  • Administer Data center with 24* 7 support for Unix (AIX) Boxes with HACMP Clusters.
  • Installation, Configuration, Performance monitoring in production servers. (i.e. pSeries server).
  • Collecting data and implementing Operating system upgrades (AIX) to the latest available maintenance levels, latest Create LVM structures based on requirement provided by application owner.
  • Perform storage migration on Cluster server.
  • System backup and recovery through MKSYSB/NIM Scheduling jobs.
  • Working and troubleshooting on day-to-day problems via opening and closing tickets.
  • Participating in change record meeting and approving changes.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Graduate IT Focus
  • Willing to Work in 24*7 environment / Shifts Including Night Shifts
  • Experience in LVM And Clusters
  • Knowledge of server installation and recovery, LVM concepts, backups, network concepts-NIS, NFS, TCPIP, routing.
  • Knowledge on HACMP and logical partitioning desirable AIX (mention the version) with HACMP BOX– Production Server
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Product Certification i.e. AIX Admin
4. Oracle DBA  

Exp: 4-7 yrs

Candidate would be responsible for Oracle Apps DBA and Oracle DBA tasks, such as Database  & Application Tuning, Cloning, Patching, Upgrade & Installation of Oracle Applications, Applications sys admin tasks, Backup & Recovery procedures using RMAN etc, Oracle RAC, Oracle Streams, Disaster Recovery setup and maintenance, UNIX shell scripting and documentation.
Initiating, documenting, and managing SR's with Oracle to resolution; performing capacity planning; participating in planning and direction of Applications strategy to ensure alignment with overall technical and business objectives.

Skill Set:
  • Candidate must be self-motivated while possessing the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a team environment.
  • Candidate should  be willing to work in 24x7 shifts and on-call support and weekend support.
  • Open to work in Odd / Shift Hours
  • Candidate should have the ability to effectively interface with other teams at all levels of the organization.
  • Should be a Graduate (B.E. / MCA/ M.Sc./ B.Sc.)
  • Willing to Work in 24*7 environment / Shifts Including Night Shifts
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Product Certification i.e. Oracle DBA
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