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Intern System Engineer at Turnkey Africa Kenya

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Job Description

The Opportunity 

  • We are looking for Intern System Engineers to join our ICT Team. You should have high level skills in, critical thinking, analytical, strong communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, problem solving, methodical approach to work and the ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Have the Ability to absorb complex information and communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Commitment to Turnkey Africa’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to customers, employees, management, and/or partners in everyday performance and interactions.

What You’ll Own

  • As an Intern Systems Engineer with a knack for troubleshooting and problem solving, you will be responsible for monitoring our environments, servers, and applications for health, performance and security.
  • You will work with our talented team of Software Engineers to decide how to best create meaningful outcomes for our end users.
  • Develop a flexible infrastructure to promote Developer self-service, while promoting continuity across our overall environment.
  • Design, implement, maintain, secure, and scale core shared infrastructure, environments and servers.
  • Development of tools and systems to support Developer self-service.
  • Server administration.
  • Maintaining a pulse on emerging technologies and discovering hidden opportunities in our environment.
  • Use technical expertise and experience to evaluate industry technologies and assess relevance.
  • Collaborate with Product Teams to research and address technical needs to the roadmap and develop new solutions.
  • Maintain and improve standards of Operational Excellence.
  • Ensure redundancy and resilience of infrastructure and services.
  • Championing of continual improvement in the areas of reliability and performance.
  • Forecast and assess reliability risks.
  • Ensure all shared infrastructure is configuration managed.

Experience You’ll Need

  • A successful candidate will have experience in key areas such as DevOps (Jenkins Pipelines, Gerrit), Database Migrations (Flyway), Linux System Administration, Cloud Ops (AWS, Oracle Cloud), Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Cloud Formation), and Configuration Management (Salt Stack).
  • Systems administration skills, especially with Linux Operating Systems.
  • Strong administration of Nginx, Weblogic, Iptables, Load Balancers.
  • Strong knowledge of network security and performance.
  • Knowledge of compliance frameworks (PCI, SOX, SOC 2, ISO 27001).
  • Strong scripting proficiency in bash (shell), Python, and/or other languages.
  • Database administration background in Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, and MSSQL.
  • Strong understanding of Dev/Ops mentality and tools.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and comprehend new or unfamiliar technologies or ideas.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker and Kafka a plus.
  • Linux – Ubuntu LTS, CentOS 7, Oracle Linux.
  • Windows – Server 2012 R2, 2016, Core.
  • Tools – Jdeveloper, Jira, Jenkins, Gerrit, Elastic Stack, Oracle Cloud CLI, AWS CLI.
  • Services – Apache HTTPD, Nginx, IIS, Docker, Kafka, Zookeeper, Zuul.
  • Oracle Cloud – Java Cloud, Database Cloud.
  • Data Stores – Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, MSSQL, Elasticsearch.
  • Application Servers – Glassfish, Weblogic and Tomcat.
  • Other – Zendesk,

Languages In Use Here That You May Help Support

  • Java
  • Python
  • AngularJS
  • Scala
  • Go
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