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  • Posted: Dec 2, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
  • Alfred & Victoria Associates is one of Nigeria’s leading ICT solution based company. Our company offers a wide range of services which are in high demand of today’s emerging market.
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    DC Engineer (Level 1)

    Department: Data Centre Technical

    Job Purpose/Description

    • The DC Engineer (L1) provide a service to clients to ensure that their IT infrastructure and systems remain operational through proactively identifying, investigating and resolving technical incidents and problems and to restore service to clients by managing incidents to resolution.
    • Their primary objective is to ensure zero missed service level agreement conditions.
    • The DC Engineer (L1) focuses on first line support for standard and low complexity incidents and maintains the data centre environmental and monitoring equipment.

    Monitor infrastructure:

    • They ensure that assigned infrastructure at the client site is configured, installed, tested and operational.
    • In this regard they will perform necessary checks, apply monitoring tools and respond to alerts.
    • Where software is a component of the solution, they will also take responsibility for ensuring that the software is installed and configured according to client requirements.

    Identify problems and errors:

    • The DC Engineer (L1) identifies problems and errors prior to or when they occur. He or she will log all such incidents in a timely manner with the required level of detail with all the necessary.
    • They liaise with all stakeholders including client IT environments, vendors, carriers and Organisation colleagues to expedite diagnosis of errors and problems and to identify a resolution.

    Ensure resolution of incidents and requests:

    • They investigate first line support calls assigned to them and identify the root cause of incidents and problems.
    • They ensure the efficient and comprehensive resolution of incidents and requests.
    • This could involve ensuring that repairs are carried out by coordinating product requests and liaising with other team members.
    • They will also report and escalate issues to 3rd party vendors if necessary.
    • They take full ownership for managing the incident to resolution within the service level conditions.
    • Where necessary, they escalate requests and exceptions to the 2nd line support team.
    • They provide continuous feedback to clients and affected parties and update all systems and/or portals as prescribed by Company’s procedures.

    Incident management:

    • When required they will take responsibility receiving calls and incidents at the services desk.
    • They assist in analyzing, assigning and escalating the support calls.
    • They also provide telephonic support to clients where required.
    • They update incidents with progress and resolution details.

    Shift management:

    • DC Engineers (L1) that work shifts will be required to follow the required handover procedures for shift changes to ensure service continuity.
    • They complete and maintain any shift hand hover schedules.


    • The DC Engineer (L1) is also responsible for producing breach and other reports that are necessary for the correct operation of processes.
    • They identify failures and short-comings in the current processes and escalate with recommendations.

    Key Roles & Responsibilities

    • Ensure that assigned infrastructure at the client site is configured, installed, tested and operational and that software is installed and configured according to client requirements.
    • Provide data centre support to clients which includes provisioning, asset management, monitoring, implementation, troubleshooting and support for data centre operations and related infrastructure.
    • Identify problems and errors prior to or when they occur and log all such incidents in a timely manner with the required level of detail.
    • Take full ownership for managing the incident to resolution within the service level conditions.
    • Perform level 1 server and network troubleshooting, server rack mounting and cable patching / management.
    • Provide telephonic support to clients when required and update the relevant systems as per Organisation procedures.
    • Perform the necessary hand over procedures in cases where shift work is required.
    • Produce breach and other reports to identify failures and short-comings.


    • At least 2 - 4 years’ work experience.
    • At least 2 years’ specific work experience in a relevant field.
    • Previous data centre, helpdesk, monitoring and level one server/network support would be advantageous.


    • Secondary School Qualification.
    • CCNA/A+/N+; MCSE or relevant qualification preferred.

    Key skills and competencies:

    • Demonstrate solution and service knowledge.
    • Possess sound knowledge of communications infrastructure and systems.
    • Demonstrate problem analysis and solution formulation skills.
    • Demonstrate learning and service orientation.
    • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail.
    • Demonstrate proactive management.
    • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and to think innovatively.
    • Display good verbal and written communication ability.
    • Demonstrate the ability to engage with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Possess good planning and time management ability.
    • Demonstrate the ability to cope under pressure.

    Behavioural skills:

    • DC Engineers (L1) that are required to strictly comply with all processes and procedures as prescribed by Organisation and the client when relevant.
    • Their ability to communicate well and to capture all pertinent details when required will contribute to their success.
    • They are able to multi-task and demonstrate good client service orientation.
    • These individuals have good problem-solving skills in datacentre related operations.

    Very attractive.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their tailored CV to: using the "Job Title" as subject of the email.

    Note: Any application received after the above time will be automatically rejected.

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