Systems Administrator Job at IpNX Nigeria Limited


ipNX Nigeria Limited is one of Nigeria’s fastest growing Information and Communications Technology companies. In our business, we connect everything - people, information, and services.

We are specialized in network connectivity, and delivery of internet, telephony, television as well as cloud-based software application services to corporate and residential customers.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Systems Administrator
Job ID: 53
Job Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Department: Research and System Architecture
Function: Systems Administrator
Reporting to: Chief Technology Architect
Travel Frequency: Occasional

Purpose of the Job

  • Responsible for effective provisioning, installation / configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

Educational Qualifications & Functional Skills

  • Minimum of 2.1/ Upper Credit Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Information Technology / Computer Science.
  • Systems Administrative role in Linux environment.
  • Previous years of experience working in ISP environment.

Work Experience:

  • Linux, Windows Server, Solaris administration experience necessary, in that order of preference.
  • Experience with scripting, installation and migration concepts - in Bash, Perl, Python.
  • Virtual Infrastructure administration experience with KVM or VMware highly desired. Storage Area Network administration experience a plus.
  • Experience administering centralized data backup and recovery infrastructure, including installation and configuration of open source data backup solutions like Bacula, amanda, BareOS, etc.
  • Experience deploying and administering web servers – Apache/Nginx/Tomcat.
  • Working knowledge of cloud technologies like OpenStack, a plus.
  • Experience with Dev/Ops tooling to build, configure and deploy, a plus.
  • Experience with configuration management tools (Chef, Ansible, Salt Stack, Puppet)
  • Working knowledge of open source CPanel (website admin panel) and Relational Database Management System like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
  • Experience supporting a high traffic customer facing website infrastructure.
  • Experience administering and troubleshooting load balancing appliances in a production environment.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to document and implement processes to increase efficiency, productivity, reliability and scalability
  • Project management skills a definite asset
  • Strong understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Customer Focus
  • Tech savvy
  • Team Work
  • Action orientation
  • Drive results
  • Cultivate Innovation
  • Ability to optimize work processes
  • Resilience
  • Self-Development
  • Nimble Learning.

Expected Key Results:

  • Administer server's infrastructure in accordance with standards and project / operational requirements.
  • Identify and promote best systems administration practices and patterns.
  • Perform continuous system monitoring.
  • Provide Tier II/other support.
  • Participate in disaster recovery planning and testing.
  • Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.
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