Systems Administrator – Cloud Infrastructure Services (1 Position)

Full Time


Systems Administrator – Cloud Infrastructure Services (1 Position)

Job Reference No. 1002304

Main Purpose of the Job

This position is a vital component of our Cloud Infrastructure team, reporting to the esteemed Technical Lead. As a Systems Administrator, you’ll play a pivotal role in maintaining, configuring, and fortifying the dependable and resilient KENET cloud infrastructure. This infrastructure is the backbone that empowers digital enterprises, cutting-edge research, and education services. You’ll also be an integral part of the academic cybersecurity emergency response team (CERT), ensuring our systems remain secure and resilient. Additionally, your expertise will contribute to enhancing the ICT capabilities of our research and education community.

Requirements for the Job

To excel in this role, we’re looking for candidates who hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, or a related field from a recognized university. Your journey should be adorned with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in UNIX, Linux, and/or Windows Server environments. We value profound expertise in Unix system administration, Windows server setup & administration, TCP/IP Networks, and robust shell scripting/automation skills.

Furthermore, candidates keen on this role should demonstrate at least five (5) years of hands-on experience since graduation as a systems administrator. Your experience should span across design, installation, operation, and maintenance of on-premise virtualization platforms, cloud systems monitoring, cloud systems automation, enterprise storage architectures and platforms, and data center operations.

Your credibility will be bolstered if you hold a valid Certified OpenStack Administrator certification. Additional certifications in Linux (LPIC-2), cloud computing (MS Azure, GCP, AWS, etc.), networking, and information security (CEH, CHFI, CISA) will undoubtedly elevate your candidacy.

Exceptional oral and written communication skills are a must, as well as unwavering ethical standards. We’re seeking team players who can thrive with limited supervision.

Application Process and Deadline

If you’re ready to seize this exciting opportunity, visit our KENET recruitment portal to submit your application. Applications must be received by August 30, 2023. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview invitations at KENET.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

KENET is a staunch advocate of equal opportunity and diversity. We warmly encourage female candidates and individuals from marginalized or semi-arid regions to apply.

Competitive Remuneration

The successful candidates will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package that befits the position’s stature.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

Now, aspiring Systems Administrators, let’s equip you with some indispensable insights for triumphing in your application journey:

  1. Showcase Your Education: Highlight your Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, IT, Telecommunications, or Electrical Engineering. It’s your academic foundation.
  2. Five Years, Diverse Skills: Emphasize your five-year journey encompassing UNIX, Linux, Windows Server environments, system administration, TCP/IP networks, and scripting.
  3. Hands-On Experience: Share your hands-on experience post-graduation, spanning virtualization, cloud monitoring, automation, storage, and data center operations.
  4. Certification Prowess: Flaunt your Certified OpenStack Administrator certification and consider bolstering it with Linux, cloud, networking, and security certifications.
  5. Communication & Ethics: Highlight your exceptional communication skills and ethical standards. We value team players who can excel independently.
  6. Application Timeline: Ensure your application reaches us before the August 30, 2023 deadline via our KENET recruitment portal.
  7. Diversity Matters: We’re advocates of diversity. If you’re a female candidate or from marginalized/semi-arid areas, your application is strongly encouraged.

Remember, your journey starts with a compelling application. Let your qualifications, skills, and passion shine through. We’re excited to welcome a new member to our Cloud Infrastructure Services team!

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