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.

Qualifications

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
Remuneration:
Competitive based on experience