Senior Server Administrator

  • Local Airport Rd, Ikeja, Nigeria
  • Full-time

Company Description

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!

Job Description

We are actively seeking a Senior Server Administrator who will plan, implement, oversee and maintain server and network infrastructures and related projects. 

Principal responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Design, install and configure internal and customer-facing servers
  • Proactively manage and maintain both On-premise and Cloud-based server systems 
  • Administer and support core Microsoft, AWS and VMware technologies 
  • Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments, and contingency plans 
  • Design and implement monitoring, configuration management and reporting functions that will enable a hands-off environment 
  • Define and document best practices and support procedures 
  • Provide after-hours support for Infrastructure related emergencies as well occasional weekend maintenance 
  • Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation 
  • Assist with server hardware, and software vendor evaluation, recommendation and negotiations 
  • Mentor/cross train team members on existing and new technologies 
  • Carry out special tasks at Management's direction 
  • Interact with customers and staff at the technical level, as required and other duties as assigned.


Technical Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science (or related area) preferred. 
  • 5 years’ work experience minimum.
  • Microsoft Certification (MCSA) or equivalent certification in relevant programs desired. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Server (2008, 2012, 2012R2, 2016) /desktop Operating Systems (Windows 7, 8, 10) 
  • Managing in excess of 50 Windows Server infrastructure 
  • Managing deployments/rollouts 
  • Managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V/Virtual Server Systems.
  • A solid understanding of LAN/WAN networking 
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate or Professional -CCNA/ CCNP (Desired) 
  • Group Policy design and configuration
  • Microsoft IIS administration and configuration
  • Linux/UNIX administration 
  • Active Directory/LDAP user and group administration 
  • Ability to troubleshoot server and network issues including backbone infrastructure issues 
  • LAN Routing and Switching design, configuration and troubleshooting (VLANs, IP Subnetting, 802.1Q trunks).
Functional Competencies:
Good understanding of cloud-based technology.
Strong communication and documentation skills.
Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Must be organized and have the ability to manage projects of varying length.
Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently.
Must be a team player.

Additional Information

Working conditions
Flexibility is important. 
Equal opportunity
The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality
Competitive based on experience