Systems Administrator at Mount Kenya University (MKU)

MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic, and experienced professionals with impeccable track records to fill the position of SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR.

 

Interested candidates have to submit their applications online via MKU Recruitment Portal. The last date to apply is 26th August 2022

 

Qualification

 

  • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar position

 

or

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar.
  • Applicable professional qualifications, such as Microsoft, Cisco, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, C-Sharp, and Python certification.
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role or at Grade 10 within MKU.
  • Extensive experience with ICT systems, networks, and related technologies.
  • Solid knowledge of best practices in ICT administration and system security.
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Key responsibilities also include

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization
  • Install and upgrade computer components and software, manage virtual servers, and integrate automation processes
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues
  • Provide documentation and technical specifications to IT staff for planning and implementing new or upgrades of IT infrastructure
  • Work on building, configuring, and deploying SQL, MySQL and Oracle databases as required. Ability to manage multiple Database Servers, including administration, application configurations, upgrades, and system patching.
  • Perform or delegate regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Lead desktop and helpdesk support efforts, making sure all desktop applications, workstations, and related equipment problems are resolved in a timely manner with limited disruptions
  • Responsible for capacity, storage planning, and database performance

 

Requirements

 

  • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar.
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar position

 

or

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, or similar.
  • Applicable professional qualifications, such as Microsoft, Cisco, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, C-Sharp, and Python certification.
  • At least five years’ experience in a similar role or at Grade 10 within MKU.
  • Extensive experience with ICT systems, networks, and related technologies.
  • Solid knowledge of best practices in ICT administration and system security.
  • Exceptional leadership, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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