Job Description

Department Of Education

Designation : SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER - SERVER & STORAGE (Code- EDU23-00865)

Job Description / Responsibilities:

1. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.1. Planning, designing, testing and implementing server and storage infrastructure and services

1.2. Maintenance and support of the Department’s and schools Server and Storage including security

1.3. Assist the users on Server and Storage issues.

1.4. Document procedures for Servers and Storage as well as services users on Education and schools network related services.

1.5. Conduct test and/or experiment the technologies before recommending for implementation.

1.6. Assist Ministry of Education users and schools with access to relevant server and storage services as and when required.

1.7. Suggest alternative technical solutions to meet the requirements more efficiently and/or with greater reusability.

1.8. Recommend together with the branch Assistant Secretaries, training programs for staff in the unit.

1.8. Carry out other duties, consistent with the above.

1.10. Incorporate Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Principles and values of Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Wisdom and Responsibility in programs, Activities and initiatives to foster positive work ethics.

2. QUALIFICATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

2.1. Qualification:

2.1.1. Grade 12 level of Education

2.1.2. Bachelor Degree in Information Communication & Technology, Computer Engineering or any IT related field or demonstrated skills in the relevant area.

2.1.3. Industry certifications in Server administration and management, Storage, Cloud Technology and security

2.1.4. Relevant qualification in Network designing, technologies plus, successful completion of industry based courses in windows server administration, Linus, MS Exchange 2016 or higher, and other Server and Storage platform qualification, 

2.1.5. It is desirable be a member of recognized Information Technology body, which may be acceptable to the Public Service.

2.2. Knowledge:

2.2.1. Ability to research solutions and document procedures.

2.2.2. Have up to date knowledge on Information and Communication Technology standards and practices (Server and Storage, Cloud infrastructure, VMware and security based technologies) relevant for this position. 

2.2.3. Ability to support network and communication including security services in a large organization.

2.3. Skills:

2.3.1. Must have good written and communication skills, and have the ability to plan, organize and work with minimum supervision.

2.3.2. Plan, Design, build, implement and maintain Servers and Storage infrastructure and services or upgrade existing infrastructure and systems in line with specifications using best practice and current technologies and platforms.

2.3.3. Design and Implement Server, Storage and security infrastructure that provides the platform and services for other ICT systems to be accessed and used by end users.

2.3.4. Strong skills in Server and Storage as well as security of networks and system in a large organization

2.4. Experience:

2.4.1. Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar environment, in design, development, implementations and management of complex server management environment and security. 

2.4.2. Change management skills including but not limited to procedural documentation is desirable.

Job Type:

Full Time

Language Requirements:

English

Salary(per annum):

K44,330 – K54,182

Job Location:

HEAD OFFICE