System Administrator Job in Nairobi 2019
Job Employment Kenya: System Administrator Job in Nairobi 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Position: System Administrator

Our client in real estate is currently recruiting for the above mentioned vacancy.

Reports to: Senior IT Manager

The primary purpose of this role is to maintain a stable and working IT Systems in the organisation.

This includes the design, development, installation, configuration, monitoring, securing and maintenance of all required software including Operating Systems, databases, business applications and mobile applications among others.

The holder is also responsible for training and supporting users.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implement, configure, administer and support of IT applications.
  • Monitor applications and takes corrective actions to prevent or minimize downtime.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve system related problems and where required, coordinate with internal or external service providers.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining of written company Policies and Procedures as required.
  • Gather, analyse, document and prioritise technology business requirements
  • Propose the best software coding languages, databases and other related technologies for adoption by the business.
  • Develop, alone or in teams, software applications for the business.
  • Document and maintain documentation of all business applications appropriately.
  • Install and configure securely and appropriately all business applications.
  • Implement and maintain software and data access rights and controls as approved by the head of IT.
  • Periodically review and document the configurations of business applications and related technologies to ensure they are secure and optimally configured.
  • Continuously monitor all running business softwares to identify, correct, all security vulnerabilities, bugs, breaches and other non-optimal occurrences and report to head of IT.
  • Identify, plan and execute the implementation of new applications, upgrades and patches to applications.
  • Ensure that new software integration into our systems meets functional requirements and system compliance.
  • Build custom reports and dashboards to support management decision making.
  • Implement IT Helpdesk system and devices remedial measures to reduce recurrence of issues through training of users, among other measures.
  • Ensure there is adequate and verified backups of all company data, softwares and licenses.
  • Ensure that all company data and softwares comply with all legal and business policy requirements.
  • Identify and meet users training requirements to use the business software efficiently.
  • Respond to and resolve support requests from software users in 24/7 basis.
  • Recommend the appropriate IT infrastructure requirements to support company’s data and softwares.
  • Perform other related duties are required by the head of IT.

Academic and Professional Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or in equivalent field.
  • Software development: Certification and /or experience in modern programming skills
  • Database management: Certification and / or experience in modern database systems and techniques.
  • System Administration: Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) or equivalent certifications and /or experience.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in system administration and/or software development.
  • Experience on both windows and linux environments.
  • Experience in training and supporting end users.

Non-Technical competencies for the role.

  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Good problem solving skills with deep commitment to end users’ satisfaction.
  • Passion for customer service and high level customer care standards.
  • Ability to proficiently communicate at all levels in English BOTH orally and in written
  • Ability to relate well with diverse people when working in a team setting
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging tools and technologies.
  • Strong analytical mind.
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to research & solve complex issues independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.

Duty station: Nairobi.

Anticipated start date: Immediately.

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and updated word document CV to indicating clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for and current or Last gross pay salary. System Administrator Post-Current/Last Gross pay XXXXXX)

NOTE: Consider unsuccessful if not contacted within 7 days.


Job Summary:
Job Title

System Administrator

Job Category

ICT and Technology

Job Type


Company / Organization

Covenant Executives Kenya

Approx. Salary


Job Opening Date


Job Expiry Date


Job Details
Job Location


Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi County



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