Premier Switch Solutions Manager, Data-Center and Systems Administration Jobs in Ethiopia

Premier Switch Solutions Manager, Data-Center and Systems Administration Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

Premier Switch Solutions S.C. (PSS) is a leading Electronic Payment Processing Company, established by major private banks of Ethiopia. The Company has implemented the first multi-institution shared-switch infrastructure to provide its member banks with a state of the art payment technology to drive ATM, POS, e-commerce, Mobile Banking and other payment channels and provide clearing of Debit/Credit card transactions for the banks.

Currently, PSS has one vacant position stated below and would like to invite applicants who meet the qualification and required experience listed for these job opening.

Description of Duties

  • Involve in the formulation and implementation of the strategic direction of the IT infrastructure, environments and Data Center administration.

  • Involve in the development and maintenance of the Data Center and IT infrastructure Architecture.

  • Involve in the development of IT policy, procedures and documents and lead in their implementation through the continuous review.

  • Oversee the design, setup, installation and operation of Data Center, integration of various systems environment, or process designs for IT infrastructure, or any outsourced technology and business process solutions to meet the business’ requirements as per PCI DSS and other relevant security standards.

  • Manage all servers, storages, back-up devices, operating systems, environmental systems, middleware’s and web servers are installed, configured and always functioning optimally.

  • Manage and monitor all Data Center assets such as computing devices and facilities (electrical systems, power sources, UPS, AC, humidity, smoke and fire detection, flood detection, surveillance cameras, door access, etc).

  • Manage physical access to Data Center.

  • Manage corrective and periodic preventive maintenance, configuration reliability of servers, storages, and other Data Center equipment’s.

  • Facilitate cleaning and dust removal process at the data Center.

  • Manage vendor relationship and monitor all Data Center and IT infrastructure support activities.

  • Manage the successful delivery of Data Center, IT infrastructure and other projects.

  • Manage resource allocation and provision of access for servers and storages.

  • Conduct periodic Data Center and IT infrastructure performance metrics.

  • Design system
    and Data Center capacity planning and build business continuity.

  • Manage the upgrade and migration of Data Center and IT infrastructure.

  • Ensure high availability, confidentiality, integrity and reliability of Data Center and IT infrastructure.

  • Ensure backup of programs, OS, middleware configurations, images and logs as required.

  • Ensure the provision of an effective and responsive support services to users within established SLAs;

  • Work with all relevant IT and other work units in the group.

  • Research Data Center technologies, systems and standards.

  • Build knowledge base from the lessons learned.

  • Manage incidents timely.

  • Prepare budget for the unit

  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring of employees within the department towards effective career development.

  • Prepare periodic reports

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

    Qualification & Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical engineering, ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field.

  • At least 8 years’ relevant experience

  • Experience in managing and administering Data Center, ICT systems and infrastructure & Relevant certifications are advantageous

  • Training in Cisco CCNA & CCNP Data Center, in Linux and Solaris, Storage management and web technologies is preferable

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who meet the required qualifications are invited to submit their updated CV and copies of relevant documents within 7 working days of this announcement.

    Interested & qualified applicants can Apply at Awash Bank around Addis Ababa University school of commerce insurance side office 7th floor or sent via email:

    Please write clearly for which position you applied on the email subject line.

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