Provides expertise in the planning and adoption of IS Data center management, operating systems, database systems and capacity management.
Collaborate with the IT Operations team and drive and put in place a reliable support system with clear processes and procedures and tools for measuring infrastructure performance and reliability.
Analyze existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and are effectively meeting the needs of the organization. Analyze proposed systems and ensure that they will also be secure and effectively integrated with current infrastructure
Coordinate with all areas of the organization to see that systems are working as optimally as they should and offer support to IT Operations team regarding new technologies and system requirements.
Create detailed plans for the integration of new systems architecture into existing infrastructure. This includes logistical plans for the Operations areas to conduct the physical integrations, during which the specialist provides technical direction and support.
Manage 3rd parties and vendors for provision of hosting and managed services & input into contract negotiations.
Create and maintain audit documents that demonstrate the effective implementation and adherence to data center, operating systems and database systems best practice and industry standards.
Interface with Service Delivery and Support Managers, Applications Managers, Project Managers & Support teams – providing data center input and direction.
Develop strategies to ensure technical direction of Data Center to gain and support competitive advantage for MTN through the Data Center infrastructure.
Direct and implement technology strategy for the OSS, DB and Data Centre areas.
Improve quality of service by managing and reducing risks and ensuring change management and control.
BSc Degree in IT/Software Engineering or related discipline.
Technical certifications such as Cisco, Red Hat, Oracle Solaris, VMware, EMC, Microsoft, IBM etc. will be an added advantage
5+ years of design and implementation experience in IT infrastructure, with a deep knowledge in infrastructure and server theories, principles and concepts; application infrastructure and standards; networking fundamentals; Windows; AIX/ Unix /Linux/HPUX/Solaris; Disaster Recovery; Clustering; Physical Server architecture; Virtualization Technologies (e.g. VMware) and LAN/WAN/Firewall/VPN network technologies.
Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to: SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design
Experience delivering concurrent, large information management projects at all phases-from project definition through design and delivery
This company started operating in Zambia in 2005 and has grown to become one of the major telecommunications companies covering all the provinces. MTN Zambia offers a quality network with a dynamic tariff billing system that caters for personal and business subscribers. The company provides an extensive range of services that includes but not limited to voice, data, wireless internet and money transfer. MTN Zambia also offers shops that stock phones and accessories.