The Kenya Education Network (KENET) (http://www.kenet.or.ke) is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya. It builds and operates the national broadband private IP-based network that interconnects universities, research institutions and other educational member institutions in Kenya. KENET also builds and operates the community cloud infrastructure to support specialized enterprise, research ICT and educational technology services. KENET’s mission is to catalyse the transformation of education and research in Kenya using ICT.
KENET provides broadband Internet connectivity services, community cloud services such as web hosting, Infrastructure as a Service and Web Conferencing as a Service and specialized research services (e.g., certification authority, identity provider, eduroam operator and research cloud services) to member institutions that includes all the major universities, research institutions, TVETs and teaching hospitals and medical colleges in Kenya. It provides the Cybersecurity Emergency and Response Team (CERT) services for connected academic institutions.
KENET is now seeking to ﬁll the following positions in order to fulﬁll its mandate:
Cloud Solutions Architect – (1 position) Job Reference No. 1002101
Main Purpose of the Job
This position reports to the Enterprise ICT Solution Lead and will be responsible for analyzing member institutions academic and administrative cloud computing requirements and proposing appropriate technical cloud solutions. The solutions shall be based on private, community, and public cloud infrastructures.
Requirements for the Job
The ideal candidate shall have an electrical engineering, computer science or information systems or related degree from a recognized university.
The candidate shall also have hands-on experience of a minimum of five years in setting up and supporting cloud services.
The candidate should also be proficient in UNIX-based Operating Systems and at least one programming language, preferably Python and detailed knowledge of relational database management systems (e.g MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle). Industry cloud certifications on implementation & administration of Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, VMWare ESX, or OpenStack cloud infrastructures shall be an added advantage.
Interested and qualiﬁed persons should visit the KENET recruitment portal at https://recruitment.kenet.or.ke for the detailed vacancy announcement and submission of applications.
Applications should be submitted not later than September 10, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend interviews at KENET.
KENET is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. Female candidates as well as candidates from marginalized or semi-arid areas are encouraged to apply.
A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position shall be offered to the successful candidates
NOTE: Applications submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.