IT Network Engineer

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Company:Cytonn Investments Management Ltd.
Category:IT & Telecommunication
Job Type:Permanent
Location:Nairobi

Job details

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Establish the networking environment by designing system configuration, defining system installation, documenting and enforcing networking system standards.
  2. Design and implement new solutions as well as improve resilience of the current network environment
  3. Maximize network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architects on network optimization
  4. Undertake data network fault investigations in both our local and wide area network environments using information from multiple sources
  5. Secure network systems by defining, establishing, enforcing policies, and monitoring access to the network.
  6. Support and administer firewall environments in line with IT security policy
  7. Report network operational status by gathering and prioritizing information and managing projects
  8. Perform regular upgrades on data network equipment to the latest stable firmware releases
  9. Configure routing and switching equipment, hosted IP voice services and firewalls
  10. Provide remote support to on-site engineers and end users/customers during system installation
  11. Provide remote troubleshooting and fault finding if issues occur upon initial installation.
  12. Undertake capacity management and audit of IP addressing and hosted devices within data centers
  13. Liaise with project management teams, third-line engineers and service desk engineers on a regular basis
  14. Speak to customers via email and phone for initial requirement capture
  15. Perform end user support
  16. Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must hold a second class honors degree upper division and above in Information Technology / Computer science / Electrical or Computer Engineering or any other related disciplines
  2. A grade of B+ in KCSE and above.
  3. 2 or more years’ experience in managing sophisticated computer networks, network architecture and deployment
  4. Must be CCNP certified
  5. Microsoft certifications will be an added advantage.
  6. Deep knowledge of routing protocols and technologies. E.g.: OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VLANs
  7. Experience with provisioning IP transit capacity and building MPLS networks
  8. Experience in designing, deploying, and operating a high quality multi-pop IP network
  9. Extensive experience monitoring IP traffic and debugging routing issues
  10. DDoS and attack mitigation planning

Desired Skills

The engineer will be required to possess the following skill sets

 

  • Have extensive knowledge on computer systems and networks
  • An up-to-date knowledge and understanding of our business model and industry needs, as well as the technical demands.
  • Should be able to recognize the importance of customer focus.
  • Should possess excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate with staff who aren't technically trained.
  • Have the ability to take on a variety of tasks and pay attention to detail
  • Must have an analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Must have the ability to feel comfortable working with different teams and clients across an organization
  • Good organizational and presentation skills
  • Must have the ability to prioritize workload.

 

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IT & Telecommunication Cytonn Investments Management Ltd. 3 months ago
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