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Safaricom Limited Systems Administrator Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Mar 17, 2014

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.
We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.
At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
Systems Administrator


We are pleased to announce the above vacancy in the IS Operations Department within the Technology Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Principal Systems Administrator the role holder will be required to provide technical expertise and support to Safaricom in the field of Systems and Storage Administration and Design.

Key Responsibilities

  • Administering, configuring and troubleshooting servers and storage based on UNIX (AIX, HP-UX and Sun Solaris), Linux, Storage (IBM, HP, EMC) and SAN.
  • Analysis of server and storage hardware and operating system software;
  • Trouble shooting and resolving HACMP, GPFS, storage, firmware, operating system, HBA issues on high end servers in a complex environment;
  • Implementation of tactical service improvements, upgrades and system patching;
  • Liaise with users, hardware and software vendors and internal systems owners to fine tune systems hardware and software for all systems;
  • Operations of backup tools and testing of disk and data recovery solutions on all business systems;
  • Provision of backup, security, hardware and software assurance;
  • Participation in feasibility studies and testing for new IT infrastructure components;
  • Implementation and maintenance of system standards and procedures on system related issues;
  • Maintenance of a proper documentation inventory of the system hardware and software.
Role Requirements
  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from a reputable University;
  • Knowledge of AIX, RHEL, SAN, NAS and other UNIX certifications;
  • 4 years of work experience as a systems administrator, in a multifaceted business environment with integrated/mixed UNIX and Linux server environment preferably in a telecommunication environment;
  • System Administration Techniques – understanding Operating Systems Performance, AIX, Linux, Storage and Backup enterprise hardware and storage;
  • Attention to details and analytical thinking.
  • Good communication and project management skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Friday 21st March 2014.
The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
via E-mail to [email protected]
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