Kenya Power Systems Administrator I Jobs

Kenya Power Systems Administrator I Jobs

Job Description

Reporting to the Principal System Administrator, the successful candidates will ensure efficient installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of our core business systems (hardware, operating system software and application software) and related infrastructure to ensure optimal performance and reliability of the mission critical business systems.

The specific tasks will entail:-

  • Implement policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure application system security through secure system access, monitoring, control, and routine security evaluations.

  • Perform standard configuration, management, and maintenance tasks for applications systems and underlying server infrastructure.

  • Perform and test system configuration backups and restores to ensure system recovery from error or outage.

  • Perform and test data backups and restores to ensure disaster recovery.

  • Review and deploy application and operating system releases and vendor-supplied patches according to best practices.

  • Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on all systems.

  • Monitor, test, and tune system performance; preserve and provide system log files as needed.

  • Develop and implement contingency plans to guarantee systems operations during emergency situations.

  • Develop and implement efficient preventative maintenance schedules for servers, consoles and peripherals.

  • Participate in and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with end-users and department managers

  • Coordinate with network engineers and database administration functions to implement systems that utilize industry best practices to meet corporate objectives

    Job Specifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical & Electronics Engineering or related field from a recognized Institution

  • System Administration or equivalent certification in Unix and Linux

  • Microsoft operating system certifications will be an added advantage

  • Good understanding of Oracle and MS-SQL databases

  • Five (5) years relevant working experience in System Administration.

    Technical Capabilities & Key Competencies

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining UNIX servers, networks, and clusters/server farms including cloud deployment.

  • Good technical knowledge of current server, storage and network hardware and standards, including clustering, cloning, virtualization and thin provisioning /orchestration

  • Hands-on hardware and software troubleshooting experience on engineered systems.

  • Understanding of best practice in systems administration and trend

  • Excellent planning, presentation, evaluation skills

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Drive for results and achievement

  • Insightful, proactive and future focused

  • Demonstrates high level of integrity

    How to Apply

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