Mount Kenya University Systems Administrator – Jobs in Kenya

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

MKU is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

In pursuit of fulfilling the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is mandated to facilitate and support the Mission and operations of the University by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant position.

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 qualification, such as Microsoft, Cisco, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, C-Sharp, 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 qualification, such as Microsoft, Cisco, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, C-Sharp, 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.
How to apply
For more information and job application details, see; https://recruitment.mku.ac.ke/Home/ListingDetails?DocumentNo=fad91e45-154a-47f9-b5a8-1ad38bbf77a1

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