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11 Jul 2018

Full-Time Systems Administrator Jobs

Capital Markets Authority – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal-oriented, high performers, with strong problem-solving skills, for the following position:

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR- REF: DCS /SA/07/ 2018 – 2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Information Communication & Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for client and server computer systems administration, including configuration, coordination, maintenance, troubleshooting, usage monitoring and the development of specialized system procedures within the authority.

Systems Administrator Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of server resources, services and applications, reviewing system and application logs for preemptive fault detection and resolution;
  • Coordinate and strictly enforce the implementation of user and server data backup and recovery procedures to protect against loss of valuable data and information;
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration management, systems documentation, baselines and procedures;
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks;
  • Monitor and manage system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency;
  • Conduct maintenance and repair of hardware or software failures;
  • Conduct and manage the client/server operating system patches and updates through the windows server update service or equivalent;
  • Provide client user support for escalated helpdesk issues;
  • Document system faults/problems and the respective resolutions for future reference.

Qualifications for the Systems Administrator Job

The ideal candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field;
  • Systems administration/Systems Engineer certification in Linux/Microsoft
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in systems administration experience
  • Ability to develop emergency response plans to unplanned events, including continuity planning and testing for CMA operations;
  • Ability to develop testing of risk mitigation plans to determine effectiveness;
  • Ability to share skills and knowledge within area of expertise to develop the capabilities of the CMA and its staff;
  • Ability to support ICT procurement and contract negotiation and initiate action where agreements are not met;
  • Proactivity in planning the integration of sensible upgrades into existing and new technological solutions;
  • Be a team player with demonstrable consensus-building capabilities;
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Support continuous improvement at the Authority through making implementable suggestions for change.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit the careers’ section on our website Applications should be received on or before July 17, 2018. Note: Please upload your CV and one-page Cover Letter only at this stage. No certificates or other testimonials are required until interview stage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. The Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Job Categories: Admin & Clerical. Job Types: Full-Time.


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