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Systems Administrator

The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal-oriented, high performers, with strong problem-solving skills, for the following position:
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR- REF: DCS /SA/07/ 2018 – 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Information Communication & Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for client and server computer systems administration, including configuration, coordination, maintenance, troubleshooting, usage monitoring and the development of specialized system procedures within the authority.

Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be expected to:
·         Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of server resources, services and applications, reviewing system and application logs for preemptive fault detection and resolution;
·         Coordinate and strictly enforce the implementation of user and server data backup and recovery procedures to protect against loss of valuable data and information;
·         Develop and maintain installation and configuration management, systems documentation, baselines and procedures;
·         Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks;
·         Monitor and manage system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency;
·         Conduct maintenance and repair of hardware or software failures;
·         Conduct and manage the client/server operating system patches and updates through the windows server update service or equivalent;
·         Provide client user support for escalated helpdesk issues;
·         Document system faults/problems and the respective resolutions for future reference.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field;
·         Systems administration/Systems Engineer certification in Linux/Microsoft
·         A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in systems administration experience
·         Ability to develop emergency response plans to unplanned events, including continuity planning and testing for CMA operations;
·         Ability to develop testing of risk mitigation plans to determine effectiveness;
·         Ability to share skills and knowledge within area of expertise to develop the capabilities of the CMA and its staff;
·         Ability to support ICT procurement and contract negotiation and initiate action where agreements are not met;
·         Proactivity in planning the integration of sensible upgrades into existing and new technological solutions;
·         Be a team player with demonstrable consensus-building capabilities;
·         Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
·         Support continuous improvement at the Authority through making implementable suggestions for change.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit the careers’ section on our website www.cma.or.ke. Applications should be received on or before July 17, 2018.

Temporary Assistant – PHP MYSQL Web Developer 
The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. The Authority invites applications for the above position.
Reports to: Manager Strategic Projects
Contract Period: 6 months

Responsibilities

·         Work with the Manager Strategic projects to design and implement a Project management system.

·         Handling requests for information and data from the Project Management system.
·         Preparing/customising reports on the Project Management system.
·         Carrying out customization of the Project Management system according to the Authority’s requirements.
·         Involved in research to make the unit perform its duties more efficiently and effectively.
·         Undertake other assignments as assigned from time to time.

Requirements

·         Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Projects Management, Engineering or any related field.
·         Experience in development and or administration of any Project management tool will be an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies
·         Must be able to build full-scale web applications in PHP from the ground up and have Deep knowledge of PHP.
·         Must have experience with relational database design and optimization techniques using MySQL (or similar RDBMS)
·         Must have a working knowledge of prepare statements and MySQL best practices.
·         Proficient in word processing, data management, spreadsheet, presentation, data analysis and other programs;
·         Needs to understand web stack concepts such as HTTP, cookies, headers, profiling, and caching
·         Needs to understand core implementation concepts such as algorithms, data structures, performance, security, and object-oriented programming
·         Must be security minded, and be able to develop efficient endpoint.
·         Must be able to write and maintain scripts that interface with third party endpoints. Both server side (PHP) and client side
·         Ability to interface with multiple APIs across multiple web platforms
·         Ability to successfully write and conduct tests on code prior to release
·         Ability to manage and meet stakeholder expectations;
·         Ability to support implementation of projects.
How to Apply
Please Click Here and apply. Applications should be received on or before July 11, 2018.

PHP MYSQL Web Developer Internship
The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. The Authority invites applications for the above position.
Internship Period: 3 months (non-renewable)

Roles

Reporting to the Projects Officer, Strategic Projects, the selected candidate will be responsible for;
·         Assisting in developing and customizing a Project management system in PHP and SQL as per the Authority’s requirements
·         Assisting in integration of the Project management user interface with the database.
·         Provide support to Project Officer by maintaining project information on the Project Management system.
·         Updating schedules, Project statuses and information on the Project management system.
·         Handling requests for Information and data from the Project management system
·         Preparing/ customizing reports on the Project management system.
·         Undertake other assignments as assigned from time to time

Qualifications

·         Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in any Information Technology related field or Projects Management
·         Must be able to build full-scale web applications in PHP from the ground up and have knowledge of PHP.
·         Must have experience with relational database design and optimization techniques using MySQL (or similar RDBMS)
·         Must have a working knowledge of prepare statements in MySQL
·         Good communication skills and teamwork;
·         Proficiency in standard office IT application packages as well as e-mail and internet
How to Apply
Please Click Here and apply. Applications should be received on or before July 11, 2018.
Note: Please upload a CV and one-page Cover Letter only at this stage. No certificates or other testimonials will be required until interview stage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for assessment.
“Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

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