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IT Systems and Security Engineer

MicroLAN Kenya Ltd

Engineering & Technology

IT & Telecoms KSh 30,000 - 45,000 Plus Commission
1 month ago

Job Summary

IT Systems and Security Engineer responsible for hosting, network and security design, implementation and maintenance of our growing network infrastructure as well as that of our customers.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

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·         Install and configure hosting services, on prem and in cloud environment with Windows and Linus OS as well as virtualisation tools including VMWARE and Microsoft Hyper V

·         Setup and Configuration in common cloud offering Environment of AWS, MS Azure Google Cloud

·         Install and configure servers, various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS)

·         Perform network Infrastructure maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes, and security configurations.

·         Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability.

·         Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning

·         Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues.

·         Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.

·         Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company’s security team.

·         Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.

·         Perform presentation to potential clients for the solutions the company provides.




·         University degree in Computer Science or a related subject

·         Proven hands-on network infrastructure and security engineering experience

·         Knowledge of IT security technics and protocols

·         CCNP or higher (CCIE and/or CISSP highly valued)

·         Deep understanding of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)

·         Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model

·         Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools

·         Well-versed in Windows Server, MS Office, Linux, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange 

·         Flexibility and problem-solving skill to be able to work in a busy and challenging environment and ensuring that possible threats that can occur in a system are planned and mitigated before they happen.

·         Organization skills to identify and prioritizing activities and assignments, make necessary adjustments as required, foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning.

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How long is the assessment?
Normally between 25 - 45 mins depending on the skill being assessed.
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