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   Research and System Architecture
   Victoria Island, Lagos

Function: Systems Administrator
Reporting to: Chief Technology Architect
Location: Lagos
Travel Frequency: Occasional

Purpose of the Job 

Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

Expected Key Results 

  • Administer server's infrastructure in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  • Identify and promote best systems administration practices and patterns.
  • Perform continuous system monitoring.
  • Provide Tier II/other support.
  • Participate in disaster recovery planning and testing.
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.


  • Educational Qualifications & Functional Skills:
    • Minimum 2.1/Upper Credit Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Information Technology/Computer Science.
    • Systems Administrative role in Linux environment.
    • Previous years of experience working in ISP environment.
  • Work Experience:
    • Linux, Windows Server, Solaris administration experience necessary, in that order of preference.
    • Experience with scripting, installation and migration concepts – in Bash, Perl, Python.
    • Virtual Infrastructure administration experience with KVM or VMware highly desired. Storage Area Network administration experience a plus.
    • Experience administering centralized data backup and recovery infrastructure, including installation and configuration of open source data backup solutions like Bacula, amanda, BareOS, etc.
    • Experience deploying and administering web servers – Apache/Nginx/Tomcat.
    • Working knowledge of cloud technologies like OpenStack, a plus.
    • Experience with Dev/Ops tooling to build, configure and deploy, a plus.
    • Experience with configuration management tools (Chef, Ansible, Salt Stack, Puppet)
    • Working knowledge of open source CPanel (website admin panel) and Relational Database Management System like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
    • Experience supporting a high traffic customer facing website infrastructure.
    • Experience administering and troubleshooting load balancing appliances in a production environment.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Ability to document and implement processes to increase efficiency, productivity, reliability and scalability
    • Project management skills a definite asset
    • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
    • Problem solver
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Customer Focus
    • Tech savvy
    • Team Work
    • Action orientation
    • Drive results
    • Cultivate Innovation
    • Ability to optimize work processes
    • Resilience
    • Self-Development
    • Nimble Learning