ITS Systems Senior Administrator at KPMG

On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, with an industry focus. 
The aim of KPMG is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets. KPMG has a notable ‘African Footprint’ and serves clients across the continent. Our East Africa practice comprises Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 
The Nairobi office serves as the regional coordinating office providing the required networking to facilitate delivery of services on a timely basis to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations.
We are looking for engaged, dynamic and motivated professionals to work as part of the Information Technology Services Unit in the role of ITS Systems Senior Administrator.

What is Information Technology Services: KPMG‘s IT Services unit is an internal Business Support Service whose priority is to support the firm in achieving its strategic priorities by offering technical expertise in Technology.


Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the KPMG host servers and active connectivity equipment by monitoring system performance, configuration, maintenance and repair;
  • High level network management. VLANs configuration and troubleshooting. High level understanding of Cisco hardware, troubleshooting & configuration;
  • Establish, maintain and oversee the KPMG active directory. Cleanup of AD system to ensure lean and efficient AD structure. Install modify and maintain systems and utility software on server computer systems. Provide server support related to other software;
  • Establish guidelines and methods for the installation and management of the host computer operating systems, disk arrays, fibre channel switches, tape libraries and other components;
  • Ensure high availability and acceptable levels of performance of critical host server resources as per SLA;
  • Develop procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration of host operating systems and host-based applications;
  • Provide leadership in planning and implementation of projects for computer operations and enterprise systems administration;
  • Manage the data centre and computer host systems including hardware, software and equipment such as air-conditioning system, UPS (uninterrupted power system) and fire protection system;
  • Disaster recovery site configuration, testing and maintenance;
  • Unified communication solutions and trouble shooting. Mobile data connectivity using Blackberry and secured with Mobile Iron;
  • Microsoft Lynx Unified communications configuration and trouble shooting, including video conferencing/ Telepresence management;
  • Windows server management.
Minimum Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in the computer Science or related discipline with at least 5 years work experience in complex systems design, MS Servers systems software and support;
  • Knowledge of Operating systems; current equipment and technologies in use; Windows Server 2003/2008, Microsoft Exchange 2003/ 2010, VERITAS enterprise backup and recovery procedures;
  • Domain expertise with MS Operating systems, Active Directory and MS Exchange required. MSCE considered;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems (Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows XP/7/8 etc.);
  • Advanced knowledge of Active Directory group policies design and implementation;
  • Working knowledge of server hardware (RAID, clustering, virtualization, etc.);
  • Experience in installing, managing, and troubleshooting of Cisco networks/equipment, and
  • Solid knowledge of ISA, TCP/IP protocol, DHCP, DNS, etc.
  • DRP Knowledge
  • SCCM working and configuration management
Skills and Attributes 
  • Possess a proven and consistent track record for at least four years in ITS work;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Good spoken and written English language skills;
  • Ability to undertake multiple parts of an assignment;
  • Have demonstrable enthusiasm, drive and initiative; and Ability to interpret complex technological matters.
  • We offer Exciting unparalleled exposure to IT skills, competencies and tools;
  • Continuous learning and development;
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary engagements; and
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.
How to Apply

If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your application letter and CV giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting ITS/2014/01 ITSS on or before Sunday 31 August 2014 to [email protected] 
Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.
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