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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Oando PLC is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP), the Oando Group comprises six companies who are lea...
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    System Administrator

    Department: Information Technology & Services

    About the Job
    Responsible For:

    • Design, implement, and support Windows Infrastructure.
    • Administration of VMWare infrastructure, performing patches, system upgrades. Engineering, integrating, designing and deploying various Windows components.
    • Operating systems; Windows system administration (Active Directory, Exchange, Lync, Windows Server, SCCM), Citrix (Netscaler, XenApp and XenDesktop), VMWare, enterprise backup and recovery procedures.
    • SAN administration, provisioning, system performance monitoring tools; Project Management.

    Overall Purpose of Job

    • The Systems Administrator is responsible for technical design, planning, implementation and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures for mission-critical operating platforms.
    • He/She shall serve as a technical expert in the area of enterprise systems and storage administration, database tuning, and daily administration of messaging and collaboration services


    • Maintain the enterprise messaging and collaboration platforms and carry out regular system performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating system management
    • Manage Enterprise Operating Systems which include Windows, UNIX, Solaris and Linux
    • Investigate and analyzes feasibility of system requirements and develop system specifications for major system upgrades and minor performance improvement programmes
    • Perform technical research and development to guide Oando platform and operating system strategy
    • Provide technical support to the projects team in the initiation, feasibility assessment and operation phases of Solution Development
    • Perform technical analysis and ensure operation of business application platforms conform to best practices, pre-defined policies and procedures
    • Perform daily system monitoring, verification of the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, windows operating systems and enterprise messaging platforms
    • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes and/or disks
    • Establish and maintain diverse data communications links, VPN connections and remote access needs
    • Maintain enterprise storage area network (SAN) environment ensuring the availability and performance aligns to IT service requirements
    • Install, configure, test, and maintain hardware including personal computers, servers, printers, and other peripherals
    • Implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches
    • Work to ensure that the department meet and exceeds user expectations as regards system services in line with SLAs
    • Utilize various system-monitoring tools to monitor messaging and collaboration services and to identify and correct issues as they arise
    • Evaluate vendor products in hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment and recommend purchases consistent with the organization’s short and long term objectives
    • Proactively researches, analyzes, identifies and resolves trends of utilization or errors and implement appropriate performance tuning remedies
    • Support the Service Delivery Head in developing, reviewing and implementing policies, standards and procedures to ensure the integrity and safety of information systems
    • Performs 2nd level troubleshooting and support functions across messaging, collaboration and operating system installation and service problems
    • Contribute to and maintain operations documentation, including configuration data, change requests, installation procedures, knowledge base articles, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), network diagrams, and test plans
    • Collaborate with peers in IT (Network, Systems and Applications Support) to ensure the reliability of the enterprise servers and data environment
    • Collaborate in assessing current and expected Windows infrastructure needs; configuration; maintenance; optimization and documentation of infrastructure.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the IT Service Delivery Manager.

    Key Performance Indicators:

    • %age of service availability per SLA negotiated
    • Uptime of enterprise systems and services
    • Quality of technical advice and solutions to systems problems and issues
    • % reduction in service failure within the financial year
    • Quality of disaster recovery procedures / contingency plans
    • Time taken to resolve calls
    • Safety of information on corporate database
    • Mean Time to resolve calls
    • Quality and completeness of system design
    • Teamwork displayed
    • Completeness and effectiveness of procedures.

    Person Specification

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related area
    • 8 years cognate work experience in a reputable organization/institution
    • 5yrs Systems planning & design Background
    • Microsoft Certified Expert in Windows, Exchange, and SQL platforms
    • Expertise in Enterprise Storage, Cloud and Database (SQL) Administration
    • Proficient in programming languages, backup and recovery procedures, complex systems design
    • Extensive Active Directory design, administration and Policy enforcement
    • Project Management is an added advantage
    • ITIL Foundation certified
    • Microsoft IIS administration and configuration
    • Managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft HyperV/Virtual Server
    • Group Policy design and configuration
    • Managing large scale Citrix/2X/Terminal Server installations

    Required Competencies:

    • Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics
    • Products Knowledge
    • Enterprise Systems Administration
    • Sound knowledge of Microsoft messaging and collaboration
    • Experienced with Windows client operating systems
    • Proficient in Shell Scripting
    • Hardware for Enterprise Systems
    • Enterprise Operating Systems administration expertise
    • Sound knowledge of enterprise web conference solutions
    • Excellent technical support documentation skills
    • A very good working knowledge of ITIL Processes
    • Customer Focus/Service Orientation
    • Problem solving, Quality Focus, Technical Understanding
    • Oral and Written Communication
    • Project Management
    • Database Management

    Method of Application

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