Network & Systems Administrator Jobs at Bridge International Academies

On Friday, March 29th, 2013
Network & Systems Administrator 
 
About Bridge International
Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide. With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools.
Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness.
 
Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $5 per child per month. This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided.
The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and over 70 academies are operating in Kenya today.
Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.
About this position
As a key member of IT infrastructure department, this position is responsible for all aspects of network and Systems administration including servers, desktop systems, communications hardware, and software.
As a network administrator, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of server systems/applications, computer networks and telecommunication equipment, to ensure network performance meets the organization and user requirements.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Planning, Deploying and rebuilding Microsoft and Linux servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with Bridge International Academies standards and operational procedures.
  • Planning, Deploying and rebuilding Servers applications like Microsoft AD Directory Services, DHCP, DNS, File services, IIS, Apache, Print and Document Services, SharePoint, WSUS, SQL Server, Hyper V, SNMP, SMTP, SSL, Failover Clustering and Remote Desktop services.
  • Installing, administering and maintaining Bridge International Academies Checkpoint firewall, Cisco Routers, IP PBX, Switches, Access Points, Security Cameras, Biometric systems and other active network devices.
  • Implementing and administering network access policies through LAN, WAN, VPN terminals, and other Remote Access Protocols with the aim of ensuring availability and secure connections.
  • Researching and recommending innovative and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
  • Carry out scheduled and continuous system monitoring to ensure integrity and availability of all network hardware, resources, systems and processes. Reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups, WSUS Updates, Firmware upgrades etc.
  • Create, update, and delete systems user accounts as per requests.
  • Monitor and perform periodic network performance reports to support capacity planning.
  • Evaluate and recommend LAN/WAN hardware, Software and peripheral equipment during procurement.
  • Liaising with internet service providers with the intention of ensuring continuous and reliable internet connections – expected internet availability per link per year should be 99.9%
  • Designing and updating network infrastructure documentation – security, configurations, tests, patches, etc.
  • Capacity building of IT Support officers, to better tackle routine calls.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
About You
  • Do you hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology or related field?
  • Are you either or both MCITP, CCNA, ITIL certified?
  • Do you possess over five years IT experience of which at least three years have been spent actively administrating windows, Linux, Cisco, Checkpoint, and WIFI networks?
Desired skills:
  • Are you a seasoned Microsoft Window server 2008 administrator, managing a network of over 500 network nodes?
  • Do you function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high?
  • Are you thorough and detail oriented?
  • Do you have very strong written and verbal communication skills?
  • Are you a team oriented, self-motivated, result driven, and a person of high integrity?
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website atwww.bridgeinternationalacademies.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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