Cloud Solutions Architect

Kenya Education Network (KENET)

Job Summary

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.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

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.

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