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  Information Systems and Technology

Function:  System Administration
Reporting to:  Head, System Operations
Location: Lagos
Travel Frequency: Occassional

Purpose of the Job

Responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems (hardware and software) and related infrastructure to enable continuous innovation within the information systems landscape

Expected Key Results 

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


Educational Qualifications 

  • Minimum 2.2/Upper Credit Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Information Technology/Computer
  • Professional Qualification (CCNA, ITIL, LPIC/CompTIA, etc.) an added advantage

Functional Skills:

  • Ability to leverage technology to develop and enhance functional competencies

  •  Systems Administrative role in Linux environment

  •  Knowledge of networking and network monitoring/management

  •  Database Management – MySQL, MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle an added advantage

  • 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 a centralized data backup and recovery infrastructure, including installation and configuration of open source data backup solutions like Bacula, BareOS, etc.

    • Experience deploying and administering web servers – Apache/Nginx/Tomcat

    • Working knowledge of cloud technologies like Ovirt, OpenStack a plus

    • Experience with Dev/Ops tooling to build, configure and deploy, a plus

    • Experience with configuration management tools (Chef, Ansible, Salt Stack or Puppet) a plus

    • Working knowledge of WHM/cPanel (website admin panel) and Relational Database Management Systems like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.

    • Experience supporting a high traffic customerfacing website infrastructure

    • Experience administering and troubleshooting load balancing appliances in a production environment

    • Sound understanding and extensive experience in network management

    • Previous years of experience working in an ISP environment, a plus

  • 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