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Systems Administrator

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.



The System Administrator (SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.SA Engineering and Provisioning
· Engineering of SA-related solutions for various project and operational needs· Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.· Install and configure systems such as supports GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications.· Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.· Contribute to and maintain system standards.·  Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. ·  Identify approaches that leverage resources and provide economies of scaleOperations and Support
· Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.· Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.· Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up  to the appropriate media, recovery tapes or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.· Perform regular file archival and purge as necessary.· Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.· Investigate and troubleshoot issues.· Repair and recover from hardware or software failures.
Maintenance· Apply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools
and utilities. Configure / add new services as necessary.· Upgrade and configure system software that supports GIS infrastructure applications or Asset Management applications per project or operational needs.· Maintain operational, configuration, or other procedures.· Perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.· Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as
required. Configure CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.· Maintain data center environmental and monitoring equipment.Qualifications
· Should have technology experience with at least 2 years hands-on technical roles in
the field· Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.· Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support.· Good background in Data Base design in Microsoft SQL and Access.· Background in Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic, Excel, Word, Outlook and HTML.· Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.· Working knowledge of Citrix Metaframe XP, Blackbaud Raisers Edge and Financial Edge would be an asset· Strong project management skills with effective results focus within an information systems environment.· Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes· Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;· Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.· Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours.· Degree in computer science or related field or a combination of related experience and education

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: System administration; IT equipment installation and configuration; File management and data back-up; Enterprise architecture integration (EAI); Domain name systems (DNS); DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol); Database administration; Computer, laptop maintenance and repair
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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