Systems Administrator

Overall Responsibility

Responsible for the upkeep, configuration, secure, reliable operation of computer systems, network system and database servers. Ensures that the uptime, back-ups, performance, resources and security of the computers/systems being managed meet the needs of the users/organization.

Key areas of responsibility

The key roles will include, but not limited to:

Network administrator

  • Network monitoring, testing the network for weakness and keeping an eye out for needed updates.
  • Installing and implementing security programs
  • Evaluating and implementing network management software
  • Monitoring network traffic and bottleneck

Database administrator

  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans
  • Ensuring that storage and archiving procedures are functioning correctly
  • Working closely with IT project managers, database programmers and software developers/programmers
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security
  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products


  • Administer the Microsoft exchange server and manager policies
  • Analyzing system logs and identifying potential issues with computer systems
  • Applying operative system updates, patches and configuration changes
  • Installing and configuring new hardware and software
  • Performing routine audits of systems and software
  • System performance tuning
  • Setup security policies for users
  • Configure, Add, Delete file systems. Knowledge of Volume management tools like Veritas e.t.c
  • Implement the policies for the use of the computer system and network.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum (Computer Science) graduate from a recognized university.
  • Must have a minimum five (5) years relevant experience in a busy IT environment
  • Must have relevant experience installing, configuring and supporting Microsoft applications; Windows active directory, SQL server, MS-Exchange, Configure and manage network devices (routers, switches and firewalls), Back-ups, network systems and database maintenance
  • Must have skills in security of the technology environment
  • Experience in project management is an added advantage
  • Available immediately

How to apply

Applicants who meet and/or possess the necessary qualifications are invited to send an application letter & updated CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Closing date for all applications is Friday, 25 August, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.