SBM Bank Senior Officer – Networking Technologies Jobs in Kenya

SBM Bank Senior Officer – Networking Technologies Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

The primary purpose of the Network Administrator is to design and maintain the Networks and Computer Systems; support business users; install and configure computer systems; support business users; diagnose and solve network technologies faults.

Key Responsibilities

To ensure full uptime (24/7) of entire network of the Bank through best practices and the appropriate collaboration with technical, business and third party organizations.

Install and configure Software and Hardware.

Responsible for managing, troubleshooting and proactively updating hardware and software assets to prevent downtime or zero-day exploits from occurring.

Quickly resolve any system failures and troubleshoots issues and outages.

Upgrade systems with new releases and models.

Ensure an uninterrupted internet connection and manages mail servers for sending and receiving emails and file servers for saving and managing data.

Oversee system performance and report generation.

Secure system integrity from any breaches or viruses and play an essential role in risk-mitigation planning, including creating backup plans, safeguards for data, user security policies, and identity management.

Develop and execute backup and recovery plan.

Maintaining the asset inventory for the DC.

Manage Network servers and technology tools.

Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements.

Participate in the design, setting up, implementation and testing business continuity and disaster recovery installations within the bank.

Participate on onboarding and managing of Service level agreements with service providers or vendors

Provide technical services and support for WAN and LAN connectivity, routers, firewalls, and security, Internal systems, cloud and network infrastructure; Microsoft related technologies: Windows Server, SQL; Virtualization technologies: VMware and Microsoft; Remote access solution support; Remote monitoring and management of system alerts and notifications.

Perform network assessments and security audits.

Planning and implementation of network security, including building firewalls, configuring IPsec VPN, applying cryptography, developing IT security policies, procedures and standards within the bank.

Evaluations of hardware, software and peripherals equipment for LAN/WAN/MAN environment for procurement.

Anticipate communication and network problems and implement preventative measures.

Analysing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance.

Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls.

Upgrade systems with new releases and models.

To liaise with external suppliers and support agencies for the ongoing support and maintenance of relevant hardware and software.

Ensure timely processing of the invoices.

Monitor the system daily and respond immediately to security or usability concerns.

Proof point administration. Storage administration & monitoring.

Monitor & report performance of replication services between DC and DR sites. DR maintenance.

Manage the configuration and operation of DC and DR servers.

Support system upgrades and apply fixes/patches related to infra unit.

Assist in delivering system solutions and implement projects to meet business, operation and compliance objectives.

Follow-up audit findings, propose remediation and ensure rectification or mitigation be carried out successfully.

Ensure that all policies and guidelines are implemented according to audit recommendations/requirements.

Ensure compliance with bank and regulatory requirements during implementation of various related services for the bank, and in case of any discrepancy report immediately to the Head of IT Applications.

Prepare and ensure that Risk Control Self-Assessment is conducted periodically for unit.

Education, Knowledge, skills and Experience required for this Role

University degree in Computer Science / IT related field

Certifications required for this role:

Advanced Diploma in Telecommunication/electronics engineering.
Cisco certified network professional.

A minimum of 3 years of proven experience as a Network Administrator or similar role.

Knowledge of system security and data backup/recovery.

Experience with various operating systems and platforms.

Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude.

Excellent communication skills.

Professional certification (e.g. CCNA) is an added advantage.

Knowledge of CIS standard is must.

Fluency in spoken and written English.

Good integrity, positive attitude, helpful, high commitment, competence and motivation

Proven experience as a System Administrator or similar role.

Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery

Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms.

Writing skills: Ability to efficiently produce concise, organized reports.

Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Communication and interpersonal skills.

Strong troubleshooting skills and change management skills.

Issue management and problem resolution skills.

Competencies required for this Role

In-depth knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Windows Server, Unix/Linux and AIX Operating Systems.

Awareness and understanding of business requirements of IT.

Willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology.

Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).


Goal focused and able to spot business opportunities.

Builds networks and maintains strong relationships.

Able to manage and influence others to achieve results.

Has passion and drive to achieve results under difficult circumstances.

Pleasant and able to relate well in diverse social set ups and teams.

Upholds high standard of Professionalism, integrity and respect for others.

Management and leadership ability:

Capacity to influence decisions at various levels.

Communicates effectively.

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