Infrastructure Planning & Capacity Management Team Lead Job in Kenya

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Infrastructure Planning & Capacity Management Team Lead Job in Kenya

Infrastructure Planning & Capacity Management Team Lead 



We are pleased to announce the following Position in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.Brief Description

Reporting to the Research and Design Tech Lead the role holder will be responsible for scouting, developing & testing prototypes & piloting, refining and adopting new technologies to solve current problems, improving operation efficiencies and to create new platforms that support new business opportunities. Working with partners, Project teams, Squads as well as virtual IT delivery teams to implement various projects and business deliverables. Break down complex requirements into simple trackable tasks. Be committed to high quality output and delivery on time.


The main duties are:

  • Scout new technologies and vendors to enable innovation and identify technical enablers
  • Developing and testing prototypes
  • Piloting, refining and adopting new technologies and partner solutions
  • Responsible for Solutions Design and specifications with Quarterly target focus
  • Support setting up of crowdsourcing initiatives to generate innovative ideas and concepts
  • Coordinate with other engineers, management and partners on research and design work                                  
  • Responsible for research and design initiatives by sourcing, developing and driving new technology capabilites.
  • Responsible for delivering 70% of the projects on time
  • Ensure agile is implemented in all of the projects
  • Maintain an accurate registry of all research and design projects  with various statuses and ensure stakeholders are appraised at all times
  • Align with business product leads & PMO on project KPI’s, milestones and timelines                                             Leadership:
  • Attend relevant meetings to align with business and customer needs needs
  • Regular team and one-on-one engagements
  • Build the team skillset as per digital skills priority areas.
  • Team performance management
  • Provide budget inputs for research and design solutions.
  • Drive technology and platform discussions
  • Weekly Delivery reporting to BU HoDs and Senior Managers on the status of their deliverables                          Business Analysis:
  • Responsible for gathering, detailing and documenting all business requirements
  • Development of use cases that align and guide research and design initiatives
  • Ensure test plans cover all aspects of Business Requirements and existing business rules                           Solutions Design:
  • Responsible for Solutions Design to meet business requirements and non-functional requirements
  • Drive new solutions leveraging technology that inform evolution
  • Collaboratively oversee the development/configuration of solutions as per agreed designs
  • Provide advisory input into all new system considerations.


  • BSc /B-Tech in computer Science/Electrical and communication/ Telecoms, Engineering, or a similar field.
  • At Least 5 years’ experience as cloud engineer, Systems administrator, Network administrator or analyst in a multifaceted business environment with integrated/mixed windows and major UNIX/Linux server environment.
  • Above 5 years’ experience in a busy IT or Telecommunications environment –Involved in Strategy Modeling, Planning, Design and Optimization of compute and storage infrastructure
  • AWS and GCP Cloud knowledge and deployment  models.
  • Experience in working with Terraform, Ansible infrastructure as code platform to automate various aspects of infrastructure configuration, provisioning, and management
  • Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, BDD and TDD.
  • Strong data analytical skills, analytical thinking, attention to details and ability to identify solutions to complex problems.
  • Great Stakeholder management skills
  • Leadership and coaching skills
  • Demonstrate excellent Planning and organizing skills
  • Team spirit and good communication abilities
  • Proven Track record in delivering results
  • Strong oral, written, interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Certification in any of the following Systems and Network or related trainings is an added advantage
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect certification
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Terraform Associate certification
  • Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation
  • Scrum Fundamentals Certified
  • Network certification e.g., CCNA, CCNP
  • UNIX/Linux certification
  • VMware certification e.g., VCP
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

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