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Data Centre Network Operations Lead1

  • Company: IBM
  • Deadline: Wednesday 30th May 2012
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

Are you ready to build a smarter planet? IBM Kenya is hiring.

IBM has been delivering the innovative solutions and excellent service our clients expect across the African continent for more than half a century.

Since 2009 IBM Kenya has been operating in Nairobi and now the city has become a central part of the IBM business in Africa. IBM’s East Africa Headquarters, the hub for Central, East and West Africa and IBM Airtel Africa are well established in Nairobi and in July 2012 IBM will be opening a Software Innovation Hub.

Our ever-increasing presence in Kenya means we’re ideally positioned to support the continent’s exponential economic growth.

By 2015 we will have expanded our operations in over 50 cities across Africa.

And that’s where you come in.

We have opportunities for talented individuals across every area of our business in Kenya.

Here are just some of the roles we’re currently recruiting for:

DATACENTER NETWORK OPERATIONS LEAD *Job ID – GTS-0486486 *

Job description

  • Expertise in Day to Day DC activities like Routing, Switches, Port assignment in Vlan, Device mounting – dismounting, Cable redressing, network troubleshooting, Load Balancer management, VPN creation & management, Tacacs management etc.
  • Expertise in Network Auditing and standardization project in DC & Campus LAN Network.
  • Expert in technical negotiation with customer & service providers / partners.
  • Technical training sessions to associate and support team.
  • Expertise in Bandwidth management (Riverbed, F5, Cisco WAS etc), Network Planning, and implementation of network services. Team management for Planning and commissioning of additional and new infrastructure, new POPs etc based on traffic analysis. Team leading for monitoring performance of all the Core and Edge Routers with proper records and data. Network technical solution developer for new DC setup & restructuring.
  • Necessary upgradation of Core and Edge network equipments by following specific change management process etc. Providing the support to all Pop CSG Engineers.
  • Configuring BGP on the international and domestic links of customers and upstream providers based on policy using route-maps, filter-lists, weight. Metric etc.
  • Re-engineering internal & external routing for complete redundancy using various routing policy. Network uptime/Latency & SLAcalculation. Implementation OF TACACS, Cisco works, ITNM, Solarwinds, CSMARS, MRTG, RADIUS etc network management tools.
  • Implementation of Syslog (Log Capturing ) and KIWI (backup) for Bharti Network .
  • Routing Protocols: OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, BGP HDLC, PPP, Frame Relay Switching: Layer2 switching, VLANs, Inter VLAN routing, Multi protocol layer switching (MPLS).
  • Remote Access: Asynchronous dial-up, ISDN, Frame Relay, Leased lines.
  • Cisco Internetworking Devices: Basic Cisco Commands of routers & switches, VTP, TCP/IP Routing with RIP and Extreme Switches. 

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 6 years experience in Thorough knowledge and expertise in Cisco DC and Corporate Network environment including, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, BGP, SNMP, management vlans, complete routing and switching, VTP.
  • At least 6 years experience in Thorough knowledge and expertise in Encapsulation, firewall policy implementation, Cisco firewall rule validation, Cisco Load Balancer configuration and management, Cisco ACS configuration and management.
  • At least 6 years experience in Knowledge of VPN management. Expertise in Cisco and juniper enterprise product family (1800/2800/3800/7200/7600), PE(7200/7300/7500/10000), P(7300,GSR) for corresponding IOS and features.
  • At least 6 years experience in Management skill of overall WAN and LAN network infrastructure across countries and core Data Centers
  • At least 6 years experience in CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, JNCI, CCIE, Other Cisco, Juniper, Riverbed, F5 Certifications. Cisco certification is must.
  • English: Fluent

Preferred

  • Information Technology
  • At least 7 years experience in Thorough knowledge and expertise in Cisco DC and Corporate Network environment including, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, BGP, SNMP, management vlans, complete routing and switching, VTP.
  • At least 7 years experience in Thorough knowledge and expertise in Encapsulation, firewall policy implementation, Cisco firewall rule validation, Cisco Load Balancer configuration and management, Cisco ACS configuration and management.
  • At least 7 years experience in Knowledge of VPN management. Expertise in Cisco and juniper enterprise product family (1800/2800/3800/7200/7600), PE(7200/7300/7500/10000), P(7300,GSR) for corresponding IOS and features.
  • At least 7 years experience in Management skill of overall WAN and LAN network infrastructure across countries and core Data Centers
  • At least 7 years experience in CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, JNCI, CCIE, Other Cisco, Juniper, Riverbed, F5 Certifications. Cisco certification is must.

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Join us

IBM is looking for people to work alongside the best and brightest minds in the world to build a smarter planet, and have time to live in it, too.

From consulting to research, to software to sales, there is bound to be an opportunity for you to build the career you want at one of the most successful companies in history.

Let’s cure diseases by digitizing hospital records.

Let’s save energy by reinventing power grids.

Let’s build a smarter planet. ibm.jobs/ke

How to apply

Apply online at https://jobs3.netmedia1.com/cp/search_results.jsp