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4 Apr 2017

Co-operative Bank Cloud Infrastructure Engineer Job in Kenya

The entry of Cloud Computing in the market transformed how businesses carry out some of their functions. This new virtual technology has definitely been very impactful in the ICT field especially in the ways of doing things.

With the present impact of cloud computing on data access and storage, job descriptions are also experiencing some sort of a metamorphosis as businesses move to the clouds.

This welcome change isn’t only transforming the IT departments but also the companies as a whole. Here at Co-operative Bank we have not been left behind, we are embracing this new exciting transformation in technology.

We are looking for a versatile Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, very well experienced in Cloud Operations and development, to leverage on the Corporate Private Cloud for the Bank.

Reporting to Head – Digital Hub, the Cloud Infrastructure Engineer will be responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and administration of the corporate private cloud. This includes hypervisor (VMware), servers, operating systems, storage and other system administration tasks.

Develops, coordinates, and maintains the cloud infrastructure in production and disaster recovery to ensure uptime and business continuity.

Documents ICT infrastructure and manages entire inventory. Analyzes system security needs and assists in developing standards, guidelines and statements of direction for corporate ICT system architectures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages performance of ICT Infrastructure and applications to ensure that the systems work as designed and perform consistently and reliably in order to meet Business SLAs.
  • Monitors ICT Infrastructure performance including SNMP, logs, events and maintenance of general systems health in order to provide proactive remedial support, plans and implements timely product upgrades, antivirus updates, routine preventive measures and patch releases for all ICT assets.
  • Recommend replacements and acquisition of new ICT Infrastructure, maintain and update System documentation, operating procedures and business continuity policies. Develop, maintain device access, control policies, data transmission policies, storage policies, Business continuity policies, backup policies, security policies, monitoring profiles, technologies and notification rules that match compliance best practice expectations.
  • Plan and design systems that run mission critical business applications and implement upgrade systems when necessary.
  • Research and evaluate external technical trends and developments and evolving industry standards concerning technologies affecting server load balancing, virtualization, security, client/server and other platforms and their application to business systems. Research local and international technology trends in business and deliver leading edge technology to improve system performance, security and functionality.
  • Act as a thought-leader and consultant on technical planning issues and initiatives.
  • Define and document the various architecture components, including hardware platform, operating system, execution, development, operation, distribution and technologies related to systems administration.
  • Attend to system failure and resolves/coordinates resolution of issues. Install, support and maintain hardware and software infrastructure, provide training and technical support for users and handle queries from them and resolve any issues raised.
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors, consultants and other outside entities providing services to the bank. Negotiate contracts and appropriately monitor performance of their services.
  • Handle queries from users and resolve problems or advices them accordingly.
  • Assesse security risks, evaluate, recommend and implement the necessary security measures. Ensure minimal external threat to information resources and is the Custodian of domain rights and local PC passwords for the Bank.
  • Manage internal staff and external vendors to ensure that services are delivered promptly with an aim of obtaining zero interruption to business operations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 3 Years’ experience in Cloud Infrastructure Engineering, Operations and Development or similar role.
  • Certifications: MCSE / VMware/ Redhat / EMC /Cisco.
  • Ability to analyze, learn, and apply rapidly changing technologies and apply them as part of integrated solutions to business requirements.
  • Strong systems knowledge, solid systems design skills coupled with Good project management/consulting and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to lead or facilitate mission critical projects and to develop, participate in and lead multi-disciplinary work teams.
  • Excellent knowledge of industry standards, concepts and regulations.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

How to Apply
If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application letter enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to jobs@co-opbank.co.ke indicating the job reference number CIE/SSD/2017 by 13th April, 2017.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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