ICT OFFICER GRADE II – SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION - 2 POST

Employer: Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development
Date Published: 2018-05-11
Application Deadline: 2018-05-25

JOB SUMMARY:

Effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, upgrades and maintenance of server systems hardware, software and infrastructure. This individual ensures that system hardware, server operating systems, software systems, infrastructure and related procedures adhere to Public Service values.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


i.    Provision, install, configure, operate, upgrade and maintain assigned server systems hardware, software and infrastructure on MS Windows, Linux and Unix Server platforms;
ii.    Provide appropriate infrastructure technology solution to support eGA Operations;
iii.    Prepare systematic documentation for monitoring of eGA Data Centre Infrastructure;
iv.    Responsible for System Administration of server virtualization and server
infrastructure;
v.    Manages security access to assigned systems, related records, and documents;
vi.    Work to maintain backup procedures and storage strategies;
vii.    Perform backups and disaster recovery operations related to Data Centre;
viii.    Maintains the strict confidentiality of all records and documents stored in the assigned systems and infrastructure;
ix.    Confers with employees and the project team to provide technical advice and to resolve problems;
x.    Prepares reports for system users and management;
xi.    Creates and updates procedural and training documents for the assigned systems;
xii.    Manage all data centre assets and assure that the data centre inventory, systems diagrams and related documentation, and system component maintenance contracts are properly maintained;
xiii.    Management of hardware devices, licensing and all programs on the Data Centre;
xiv.    Ensure high-availability of data Centre products and services; and
xv.    Execute other assignments as you may be assigned from time to time by your superiors.


QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree either in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer
Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized institution.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

i.    A working knowledge on System Design, System Performance Tuning, System Debugging, System development and Documentation, System Testing and having knowledge one of the following language SQL, Java script, C++, HTML/XML, Ruby, Python and PHP, Oracle, Linux, .NET frameworks (such as C# (c-sharp), ASP and VB);
ii.    Knowledge in Managing physical and logical storage;
iii.    Knowledge in Security Fundamentals (in multiple vendor / open source environments), Linux and Windows Security Administration , Replication and Mirroring- Virtual Private Networks, Network Security;
iv.    Knowledge in designing a Windows Active Directory , Creating Users, Groups and Shared Folders, Managing Active Directory, maintenance, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery;
v.    Installation and Administration of Packages, Patches and Updates- fundamentals of Patches, Packages and Updates installation and administration. RAID (Hardware Vs. Software) Configuration - understanding important features of Software RAID (Threaded rebuild process, Kernel-based configuration, Portability of arrays between Linux machines without reconstruction, Back grounded array reconstruction using idle system resources , Hot-swappable drive support, Automatic CPU detection to take advantage of certain CPU optimizations);
vi.    Basic configuration, Hostname, Time zone setup, Network and System Diagnostics, command lines, file System Management and package management, Servers management;
vii.    Load Balancing skills - to load balance, optimize, and secure different applications such as HTTP and HTTPS;
viii.    Configuring and Securing Remote Access such Configuring a Virtual Private Network Connection, Network Policies, Integrating Network Access Protection with VPNs;
ix.    System Backup types and administration (full, incremental, etc.);
x.    Practical skills in configuring access to file services as Access Control, managing NTFS file and folder permissions, managing permissions for shared resources, determining effective permissions, configuring and managing distributed file system as Distributed File System (DFS) Overview, configuring DFS Namespaces, configuring DFS replication, deploy file sharing services, deploy an FTP server and a web server;
xi.    Working knowledge in Clustering, Security/encryption, Fail over management and automatic switch over; and
xii.    Possession of recognized ICT professional certification such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, CEH, CCNA will be an added advantage.

REMUNERATION: Salary Scale TGS

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