Senior Systems Administrator

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Within the Information Technology Division and reporting to the Principal Systems Administrator, the incumbent will be responsible for system support, monitoring and administration of Safaricom Windows and Unix based servers.

This includes general systems administration tasks, software and hardware support, system configuration, backups, system monitoring, performance tuning, trouble shooting, skills transfer and customer management as well as configuration management and documentation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administering, configuring and troubleshooting servers based on Microsoft Windows and Unix (Linux, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris).

  • Response, problem resolution and escalation of server issues.

  • Analysis of server hardware and operating systems software, Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory, Role includes implementation of tactical service improvements, upgrades and systems patching.

  • Liaise with users, hardware and software vendors and internal systems owners to fine tune systems hardware and software for all systems.

  • Operations of backup tools and testing of disc and data recovery solutions on all business systems.

  • Prompt restoration of lost data for the business. Backup, hardware and software assurance.

  • Maintenance of systems documentation and procedures.

  • Technical support for assigned company initiatives and projects.

  • Participation in feasibility studies and testing for new IT infrastructure components.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • University Degree in Computer Science or other related field.

  • 4 years experience as a Systems Administrator, Network administrator/analyst in a multifaceted business environment with integrated/mixed windows and UNIX server environment.

  • Systems Administration Techniques- understanding OS performance, Microsoft and Unix enterprise hardware and storage knowledge in SAN and NAS is desirable

  • Must be a highly committed, self-motivated, confident, and enthusiastic and have the ability to perform well under pressure.

  • Must have recent experience with HP/UX.

  • Ability to work in a team.

  • Service oriented approach.

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