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NETWORK ENGINEER (1 POST)

Reporting to the ICT Director, the Network Engineer will help design, implement, and maintain the university’s network infrastructure. The incumbent will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure network performance, security, and reliability, as well as provide technical support and troubleshooting.

Desired Attributes: The successful candidate must be in possession of the following:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a related qualification.
  • A Master’s Degree in the same field will be an added advantage.
  • Valid CISSP, Cisco CCNA CCNP Security certifications or similar is a must.
  • Valid Sophos, vMWare and Telecoms certification are an added advantage.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience with incident detection, incident response and forensics.
  • Experience with Firewalls (functionality and maintenance), VSX and Endpoint Security.
  • Proficiency in Python, C++, Java, Ruby, Node, Go and/or Powershell.
  • Great awareness of cybersecurity trends and hacking techniques.
  • Knowledgeable across Windows & Linux Server operating systems and Virtualization technologies a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the University’s network infrastructure.
  • Establish a robust secure networking environment by designing system configurations, leading system installations, defining, documenting and enforcing system standards.
  • Monitoring and reporting on all network nodes in order to ensure smooth network operations.
  • Setup and implement effective network security access policies and measures.
  • Pro-active network security practices including regular network stress tests and audits.
  • Maintain correct up to date backups of network appliances and configurations as well as periodically test them.
  • Assist other IT team members with server configuration, maintenance and monitoring of services such as DHCP, DNS, web, e-mail and network printing.
  • Communicate network status and follow up with service providers in terms of internet connectivity and availability.
  • Make recommendations on the purchase of network consumables and spares.
  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and updating network security measures for the protection of the organization's networks.
  • Ensuring that the university's network and resources are protected by applying and enforcing appropriate security control measures.

How to Apply: Interested candidates must submit an application letter, certified copies of certificates, transcripts, national identification (ID & birth certificate) and a detailed curriculum vitae giving full personal particulars including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, date of availability, current salary, contact details, names and addresses of three referees. The application pack should be sent as a single pdf file to e-mail address careers@africau.edu by no later than 1400 hours on Friday, 30 April 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to regarding further steps in the recruitment process. Shortlisted candidates to be informed by 3 May 2024 and interviews expected to be held on 9 May 2024. Applicants should clearly indicate the post being applied for on the application letter.

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