Network and Systems Administrator

  • Full Time
  • Kenya
  • Posted 12 months ago

BDP International

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Job Summary For Network Engineer

The Network and Systems Administration will be part of a global team responsible for delivering LAN/WAN network services in a 24×7, mission-critical environment. The Network and Systems Administration’s primary duties will include the maintenance of computer networks, hardware, software, and other related systems. He/She may be asked to perform disaster recovery operations, protect data, upgrade software and hardware equipment, or replace faulty network hardware components when necessary.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Base understanding of the following technologies (hardware and ancillary tasks):
    • Firewalls & Routers (Cisco/Palo Alto): VPN, IPSec tunnels, ACLs, BGP, OSPF, LAN/WAN, MPLS
    • Switching (Cisco): Catalyst, port configurations, STP, LACP, LAGP
    • Wireless: Aerohive, Extreme Networks
    • Network Monitoring Tools: Solarwinds or similar tool
    • Microsoft: Azure AD, DNS, DHCP, Office 365 Suite
    • VMware, VSphere, VDI,
    • Cloud: Azure and AWS networking
    • Load Balancers: Netscaler, ADC, VPX
    • Other: OpenDNS, SD-WAN, Hybrid Environment
  • Establish networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with the infrastructure team on network impacts on the environment
  • Report network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information; and managing projects
  • Analyze network problems, perform troubleshooting and incident response on the system and communicate with the appropriate personnel, track problems through to resolution
  • Follow IT change control best practices for predictable results
  • Continuously update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations
  • Experience supporting a data centre environment

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience, or at least 5 years experience that is directly related to the job responsibilities
  • Certifications are a plus, but not required (CCNA, Network+, etc.)
  • Ability to demonstrate troubleshooting skills, think analytically while working in a fast-paced environment and the flexibility to work with a wide range of technologies.
  • Must be able to multitask and juggle multiple priorities while ensuring the successful completion of all items.
  • Forward thinker who designs for not only current business needs but, plans for scalability and longer-term solutions.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

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