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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Officer – Systems Administrator

    Department:    Corporate Support Services

    Division:           Information and Communication Technology

     Work Station: Nairobi

    Job Summary:

    This role is responsible for performing software installation and configuration, systems monitoring, performance tuning, troubleshooting and securing systems.

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Configure servers as per user requirements.  
    • Installs, configures and maintains software
    • Implements relevant software updates and patches and service packs on servers to ensure they are up to date;
    • Monitors system performance and address potential issues to ensure services are available;
    • Deploys application software releases as per deployment instructions
    • Maintains documentation for server parameters and system settings.
    • Reviews documented processes and procedures including server inventory.
    • Provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to Authority applications developers and testers.
    • Implements security procedures to secure systems.
    • Performs backup operations and recovery.
    • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

    Academic Qualifications/ Professional Qualifications          

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

    Required Certification

    • Red Hat/Unix/Linux Certified Systems Administrator/Microsoft Certified Engineer

    The following certifications will be an added advantage:

    • COBIT 5
    • ITIL
    • PRINCE2
    • Web Application Servers i.e. Tomcat and JBOSS, Web Logic
    • Virtualization software training i.e. VM Ware, Citrix, Hyper-V

    Technical Skills Required      

    • Ability to install and configure Unix/Linux/ Windows installations.
    • Ability to manage systems installations including mix of Operating system, databases and applications
    • Skills in Business continuity management
    • Skills to administer Web Application Servers i.e. Tomcat and JBOSS, Web Logic
    • Ability to manage databases on RDBMS like Oracle, Postgres, MySql and MS SQL Server

    Relevant Work Experience Required

    • Have at least one (1) year working experience in Unix/ Linux/Windows operating systems in a busy environment
    • Ability to implement servers and storage virtualization.
    • Ability to plan and set-up server installations including security hardening and software patching.

    Key Competencies     

    • Excellent listening and communication skills
    • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
    • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Team player
    • Ability to pay attention to details
    • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
    • Passion for innovation and creativity
    • High levels of integrity
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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