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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 12, 2022
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  • Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is registered as a non-operating holding company which started operations as a licensed banking institution with effect from January 1, 2016. The holding company oversees KCB Kenya - incorporated with effect from January 1, 2016 - and all KCB's regional units in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It als...
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    Senior Manager Systems Infrastructure

    The Position: 

    Technology Infrastructure department oversees planning, deployment and operation of state-of-the-art infrastructure services that include server, storage, network, databases, and cloud that support mission critical services for the Bank.

    The role holder will act as the leader a team of engineers responsible for planning, implementation, and operations of KCBs systems infrastructure. The environment is composed of diverse and mission critical systems running in virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure, SAN storage and backup & recovery infrastructure.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Lead a team of Systems Engineers maintaining KCB systems infrastructure that includes Storage, Storage Area Network, Servers, Virtualization and Backup.
    • Provide leadership in designing, building, and scaling production services and servers across multiple data centers for complex and data-intensive services.
    • Responsible for ensuring dimensioning of systems is done periodically based on demand and projected growth.
    • Responsible for proactive infrastructure provision to meet required business needs without impact on time to market.
    • Implement technically strategic solutions for Server and Storage solutions to meet the Bank’s business needs for today and in the future.
    • Responsible for systems infrastructure capacity management and working all relevant stakeholders to ensure the capacity management processes are always implemented and adhered to.
    • Conduct contingency planning for potential IT hardware unavailability to ensure business continuity.
    • Develop and maintain systems infrastructure documentation and action plans including policies and procedures, disaster recovery plans, user guides and best practices that relate to systems platforms in the bank.
    • Implement best practice security measures to ensure the integrity and continuity of systems and continuously monitors security compliance.
    • Establish and manage SLAs with all stakeholders to ensure High availability of Mission Critical Servers thus ensuring resilience and continuity planning.
    • Establish effective relationship with suppliers and partners to influence their plans and maximize value delivery from the relationship for all systems infrastructure services.

    The Person:

    For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

    • 10 years’ progressive experience in Information Technology with at least 5 years’ experience in infrastructure planning and/or support in an environment with extensive infrastructure deployment with Windows and Linux environment.
    • Certification in either VMware (VCP), RedHat (RHCSA/RHCE) or Storage.
    • Experience with Automation and Configuration Management with preference for Ansible.
    • Cloud certifications with Azure (Administrator/ Solutions Architect) and AWS (SysOps/Solution Architect) will be an added advantage.
    • Experience with Container/PaaS orchestration/management platforms such as Kubernetes, OpenShift will be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to KCB Bank Kenya on ke.kcbgroup.com to apply

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