Assistant Manager - System Administration Job in Kenya

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Assistant Manager - System Administration Job in Kenya

Assistant Manager- System Administration

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, installation, configuration and management of systems and applications software at secondary and DR sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and regularly reviews guidelines and methods for the installation and management of the operating systems and applications in secondary and DR sites.
  • Installs, configures and maintains systems and utility software.
  • Performs systems monitoring and takes corrective actions
  • Performs troubleshooting as required and leads problem-solving efforts including engaging vendors and other support personnel and/or organizations.
  • Develops system and application implementation plans, customises scripts and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability.
  • Develops and implements procedures to maintain systems security and protect systems from unauthorized use and user abuse as per security policy.

  • Develops procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration data, applications and configuration settings.
  • Oversees backups, testing of backups and restoration of data and services.
  • Implement security controls in systems/applications thus ensuring confidentiality and integrity of data.
  • Participate in the formulation of IT policies, practices and procedures
  • Participate in the formulation of IT policies, practices and procedures
  • Works closely with Assistant Manager, systems administration at Primary site to ensure business services continuity.
  • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

Academic and Professional Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

Professional Qualifications 

Required Certification

  • Red Hat/Unix/Linux Certified Systems Administrator/Microsoft Certified Engineer

The following certifications will be an added advantage:

  • IT Governance e.g. COBIT 5 or ITIL
  • Web Application Servers i.e. Tomcat and JBOSS, Web Logic
  • Virtualization software training i.e. VM Ware, Citrix, Hyper-V

Relevant Work Experience

  • Have at least Four (4) years working experience in Unix and Windows operating systems in a busy environment, with at least one (1) year at supervisory level.
  • Experience in administration of SAN switches, servers and associated technologies.

Technical Skills Required   

  • Ability to manage large systems installations including mix of Operating system, databases and applications
  • Ability to secure installations including planning for and ensuring business continuity.
  • Ability to manage SAN systems.
  • Ability to administer leading e-mail systems

Competencies Required       

  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
  • Passion for innovation and creativity
  • High levels of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Report writing skills

How to Apply

Deadline for Applications 14 December 2022.

Click Here to Apply.

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