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Senior System Engineer2

  • Company: M-Kopa LLC
  • Deadline: Saturday 21st June 2014
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

M-KOPA LLC is a mobile technology company established in 2011 after successful trials of innovative, embedded mobile services.  M-KOPA uses mobile payments to offer consumer financing for energy products and services, targeted at off-grid users. Our first product; a mobile enabled solar home lighting system is available in Kenya where it provides clean, affordable energy to consumers, made accessible through machine-to-machine technology and mobile payments.

M-KOPA is seeking skilled and motivated Senior System Engineers to help manage M-KOPA’s servers and applications.

The Position

Title:  Senior System Engineer

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya

Start Date:  ASAP

Reporting to:  Head of Technology

Responsibilities Include:

·  Responsible for the building, deployment and management M-KOPA’s servers

·  Responsible for network and application security

·  Responsible for ensuring our servers and applications have 99.9% uptime

·  Resolve server or application related support issues

·  Willingness to work shifts that may cover weekends and holidays

Required Skills & Experience

·  Experience building, deploying and managing virtual servers using VMWare or HyperV platforms

·  Experience working with cloud service providers such as Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services

·  Demonstrated Windows Server Administration skills

·  Demonstrated SQL Server Database Administration skills

·  Experience working with monitoring tools such as PRTG

·  Microsoft SQL DBA Certification will be considered a plus

·  CCNA certification will be considered a plus

·  MCSE certification will be considered a plus

·  Linux Server Administration skills will be considered a plus

·  At least 4 years’ experience in performing in a similar role

·  Solid understanding of network protocols and services

·  Experience dealing with server security issues

·  Ability to effectively communicate and work closely with M-KOPA staff to determine needs and assist with system requirements.

·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

How to apply

A generous and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate/s.

To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your cv and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to with the subject “Senior System Engineer”