Full time Offered Salary :

UNIX & Storage Engineer at Co-operative Bank of Kenya

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Job Description

The Role:

Specifically, the successful jobholder will be required to:

  • Monitor performance and manage parameters to provide fast responses to the various applications and databases running on the infrastructure stack. This includes systems logs, events, and event correlation and maintaining performance statistics, and setting baseline statistics
  • Monitor and manage Mission Critical servers including Oracle Supercluster, Oracle Exadata, Oracle ZFS, VMware v-center, Cisco UCS, DELL Vxrail, Brocade SAN switches and IBM Power Systems.
  • Develop, manage, and test backup and recovery plans and ensure that storage, archiving, backup and recovery procedures are functioning properly
  • Allocate and manage Data Storage Systems including SAN, NAS, Tape Libraries, etc. and perform server/storage tasks such as systems design, capacity planning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and change control activities.
  • Take a lead role in the various I.T. audits in providing necessary information and enforcing the closure of audit, change management, and compliance issues
  • Manage key I.T. risks for all servers, storage & backup sub-systems and ensure proper mitigation.
  • Take the lead role in BCP and disaster recovery preparedness through periodic testing as scheduled, update of disaster recovery procedures, and sharing the results with management
  • Team up with applications support, development and DBA team in the development, implementation, and management of applications, and infrastructure, and monitor system health in order to proactively identify weaknesses and address them.
  • Create new servers using best practice and Minimum baseline Security Configurations.
  • Ensure compliance with all OEM license agreements and maintain upgrades and critical patches for the various systems including storage sub-systems.
  • Create and maintain infrastructure documentation, including security standards, procedures & definitions and maintain all technical documentation relating to server/storage management.
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure system integrity and security.
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank. monitor performance of the SLAs to ensure that the server and storage stacks get maximum value from the SLA contracts.
  • Handle queries from application/DBA support, resolve problems in a timely manner and advice accordingly.
  • 24/7 availability for support of the bank’s mission critical systems.
  • Continually monitor security events in the systems, take corrective actions and generate reports for management.
  • Develop and maintain system documentation.
  • Keep abreast of latest security, legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities and plan proactive actions accordingly.

Skills, Competencies and Experience:

The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role with hands on experience in planning, systems analysis, design, support and development in server/storage/backup infrastructure.
  • A specialist in IT/ Engineering background with competencies in DELL EMC storage, Linux, IBM AIX, IBM WebSphere, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Supercluster & Exadata, VMware, Oracle ZFS Storage and project management.
  • Excellent knowledge of ICT system architectures, platforms and Infrastructure.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze and correlate complex data.
  • Good knowledge of various storage and server performance-monitoring tools.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of the bank’s information security policy and its legal implications.

Deadline: Jun 1, 2023

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