IT Network Specialist Job in Kenya

IT Network Specialist

Key Responsibilities:

Create and maintain network plans for the Programme, contribute to setting service level agreements, and plan the infrastructure necessary to provide the network services.

Create HLDs and LLDs as well as reviewing and update existing documentation.

Build and maintain the architectural schema of the enterprise network infrastructure.

Carry out network maintenance regarding performance, security patches, security policies, software versions, security configuration, high availability, and recoverability.

Scan the network for common vulnerabilities and exposures across the entire network.

Carry out model infrastructure for disaster recovery and testing for audit purposes.

Contribute inputs to the IT policy-making process.

Handle network and security infrastructure-related project-based work to implement new networking solutions.

Design and implement network architecture in line with design best practices.

Carry out network infrastructure product life cycle management.

Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Participate in incident response and security incident investigations when necessary.

Liaise with the infrastructure manager in developing enterprise network growth plans.

Provide direction on outsourced infrastructure consultancies, and work with vendors to establish integration procedures, test plans, and completion documents.

Transit technology products in the service portfolio, retiring and replacing them at the end of the product lifecycle.

Support the wired, wireless, and firewall ecosystem on the enterprise networked infrastructure.

Manage incidences, problems, events, and service requests and raise change requests to transit resolves to technology problems.

Provide 3rd-line support for the Desktop Support Technicians as required.

Create and maintain network documentation, including diagrams, configurations, and SOPs.

Collaborate with vendors, internal teams, and stakeholders to meet network infrastructure requirements.

Financial Responsibility: None

Job Specifications

Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science specializing in IP Networking and Security or in related specialization of study; Master is an added advantage


Desired Skills

CCIE, Fortinet NSE, CEH, MCSE, HPE Aruba certification (ACMP, ACCP, ACMA, ACSA), SAN Certification

Minimum 5 Years with 3 Years’ experience at Supervisory level 

Experience in supporting a 20+ mixed Operation System server environment.

Experience in installing and supporting Windows 20xx.

Active Directory support and management.

Knowledge and experience of Networking concepts, Network security, SAN-based storage solutions, and IT best practices.

Proven experience working with HPE, Aruba, and FortiGate

Proven experience working with Network Access Control solutions.


Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality. 

Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation, and communication skills.

Good analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Teamwork and ability to work with diverse teams.

Strong Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking, and attention to detail.

Strong team coordination and Supervisory skills.

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