Regional Team Leader, Infrastructure
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Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya is a leading composite Insurance Company in the East African Region offering a wide range of insurance products and services to individuals, and corporate clientele.
A challenging opportunity has arisen in the Information Technology Department and the company wish to invite applications from qualified and experienced persons for the following position:
Regional Team Leader, Infrastructure
Reporting to the Group Head of I.T., the ideal candidate will have the following overall responsibility:
All infrastructure design and implementation as well as day-to-day technical infrastructural support for the regional IT organisation including data center infrastructure, server infrastructure, telecommunications and network management.
Oversee a team that is responsible for activities such as monitoring networks and systems, uptime/availability, performance tuning, first level of trouble shooting, status reporting, deploying new releases, business continuity and ensuring backup recovery.
Development and implementation of systems strategies and technology and accountability for assuring that systems standards are established, adhered to, and implemented expediently.
Develop and design infrastructure solutions for Jubilee with a long-term view of the business objectives for purposes of reliability, availability, security, efficiency and cost effectiveness;
Provide input into the technical direction for the firm's infrastructure as new technologies emerge and provide a roadmap for implementing suitable solutions;
Develop and provide solutions for any Jubilee projects that require infrastructure support including regional expansion;
Ensure the availability and responsiveness of the enterprise infrastructure including the data center, servers, telecommunications and network infrastructure;
Provide technical and operational support;
Support capacity planning to ensure sufficient resources to meet business requirements;
Develop service level objectives based upon established requirements;
Maintain and support an environment of continuous process improvement;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the head of department.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or its equivalent, Masters in Information Technology or MBA;
Over 10 years experience in leadership of large-scale systems planning, analysis, design, and development.
Experienced in both infrastructure and application development/deployment;
Demonstrated and proven experience of management and leadership in an infrastructure and operations setting;
Experience with a multi-platform environments consisting of Windows, Sun Solaris;
Experience with distributed network environments and security of the same;
Experience with oracle database environments;
Experience with high availability environments and disaster recovery processes and solutions;
Experience with data center management and efficiency.
LAN and WAN infrastructure and design for data and voice including VOIP;
Network Security design and implementation including firewall management, DMZ, intrusion detection, protocol management and monitoring etc.;
Network Monitoring and Management technologies including bandwidth management;
High Availability Server Management including server clustering;
Server Configuration and Management for unix and windows environments;
Server Consolidation using virtualization e.g. VMWare, Sun Containers;
Storage and Backup technologies including Storedge, Veritas and NetApp
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Deadline: 18th September
Interested candidates should forward their detailed resume stating age, qualifications, experience, current salary, salary expectations, e-mail address, daytime telephone contact and names & addresses of three referees to:
The Group Human Resources Manager,
The Jubilee Insurance Company Limited,
P.O. Box 30376-00100 GPO
Applications can also be sent by email to HR [at] jubileekenya.com