Servers & Storage Senior Systems Engineer Jobs career in Kenya 2013

A leading provider of integrated business & technology solutions across Africa in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries & Government, is looking to fill the position of Senior Systems Engineer – Servers & Storage 
This role will report directly to the Practice Lead - Data Centre Solutions.
 
Job Purpose / Summary
The Senior Systems Engineer-Server & Storage will help develop business objectives & determine the data centre practice’s operational vision in line with the company strategy.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Working with the implementation team in project implementation & deployment, which may include overseeing elements of the project or team when assigned.
  • May be called on to take over supervision of implementation tasks assigned & working to ensure proper implementation & troubleshooting if necessary.
  • Supervising the implementations of Proof of Concepts (POC) in consultation with the team.
  • Technical consultancy & recommendations.
  • Working on assigned tenders and/or proposals, providing pre-sales support including assisting in solutions design, preparation of Bills of Materials, preparation of client presentations &assisting in client site surveys.
  • Induction & mentorship of trainees as well as delegated supervisory duties for any student on professional attachment, assigned to the project by the supervisor.
  • Assisting in providing post-sales support after project implementation, including management of any support contracts assigned in consultation with the team leader & other senior engineers on the project.
  • Working with the internal support team on any requirements for equipment or systems that need specialization, including implementation &training.
  • End user support for contractual customers.
  • Troubleshooting customer faults to achieve fault resolution for escalating incidents.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 3-6 years’ experience in servers & storage technologies especially Sun/Oracle.
  • Solaris systems administration skills.
  • Knowledge of servers & storage technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems with accounts in complex technical environments.
  • Linux/Unix skills.
  • Cisco Unified Computing Systems experience is an added advantage.
  • Project Management experience and certification will be an added advantage.
  • Technical sales experience will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of High Availability &Business Continuity Technologies will be an added advantage.
Required Certifications
  • System administrator for Solaris 10
  • Solaris network administration for Solaris 10
  • VERITAS netback up specializations
  • Oracle SPARC servers specializations
  • Oracle Exadata certification will be an added advantage
  • Sun Cluster 3.x administration certification will be an added advantage.
  • Oracle specialization certifications will be added advantage i.e. Oracle Linux Presales speciality, Oracle Sun Flash Presales speciality, Oracle Sun storage 6000 Array Presales speciality&Oracle Pillar Axiom 600 Presales speciality
  • VERITAS Storage Foundation 6.0 Presales expert will be an added advantage
  • VMware Certifications will be an added advantage
  • EMC Storage certifications will be an added advantage
Personal Attributes
  • Strong planning & organizing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to mentor, lead projects & make effective decisions
  • Ability to work in a highly driven environment
  • Result oriented
  • Innovative thinker
How to apply: If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.
Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 15th March 2013.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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