Career Openings at Kenya Education Network (KENET)

Career Openings at Kenya Education Network (KENET),

Career Openings at Kenya Education Network (KENET)

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Kenya Education Network, (KENET), is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya. KENET is licensed by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) as a not-for-profit operator serving the education and research institutions. KENET provides affordable, cost-effective and low-congestion Internet bandwidth services to member institution campuses in Kenya. We have setup a gateway to the advanced e-infrastructures for research that are available exclusively within the Research and Education Community anywhere in the world. We also provide shared services such as; co-location of servers, dedicated Virtual servers for e-learning systems, video and web conferencing, and capacity building for technical staff. KENET is the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the academic community.

Network Engineer – Digital Infrastructure (1 Position)

Job Reference No. 1002301

Main Purpose of the Job

  • This position reports to the Head of Network Development and will provide technical support to the network through development, installation and operation of network devices and technologies, maintenance and upgrading, capacity planning and performance testing, resolution of incidents and problems and manages client connectivity projects and requests to completion. Suitable candidate will join a team responsible for network development of the backbone and last mile infrastructure of KENET as well as providing campus network development advisory services.

Requirements for the Job

  • The ideal candidates shall have an electrical engineering degree from a recognized university and be registered or registrable with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). With at least five (5) years relevant hands-on practical experience since graduation in power systems and electrical contracting, solar power systems design & installation, design and installation of data center power environments and implementation of large enterprise IP networks and be at least EBK graduate member. The candidate should have some programming in Python or C, power system monitoring and automation experience.
  • In addition, applicants interested in this position should also have at least five (5) years relevant hands-on experience since graduation as a network and infrastructure engineer in the use and support of electrical power systems and in design, installation, operation and maintenance of; data center power infrastructure, electrical power systems, solar power systems, power systems automation, telecommunication infrastructure, IP routing, switching and associated technologies.
  • Registration as a professional engineer by the Engineering Board of Kenya as well as project management certification and current professional and/or industry certifications in power systems, and telecommunications will be an added advantage.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.
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Network Engineer – IP Network Operations (1 Position)

Job Reference No. 1002302

Main Purpose of the Job

  • This position reports to the Technical Lead, Network Operations Center and will provide technical support to the network through development, installation and operation of network devices and technologies, maintenance and upgrading, capacity planning and performance testing, resolution of incidents and problems and manages client connectivity projects and requests to completion. Suitable candidate will join a team responsible for network development of the backbone and last mile infrastructure of KENET as well as providing campus network development advisory services.

Requirements for the Job

  • The ideal candidates shall have an electrical engineering degree from a recognized university and be registered or registrable with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK). With at least five (5) years relevant hands-on practical experience since graduation in power systems and electrical contracting, solar power systems design & installation, design and installation of data center power environments and implementation of large enterprise IP networks and be at least EBK graduate member. The candidate should have some programming in Python or C, power system monitoring and automation experience.
  • In addition, applicants interested in this position should also have at least five (5) years relevant hands-on experience since graduation as a network engineer in the use and support of network monitoring and analysis tools and in design, installation, operation and maintenance of; network architectures, routing, switching and associated technologies and appliances (including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems etc) and network protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, multicast).
  • The candidate should have current certifications in; Cisco (CCNP/CCNA), Linux, Wireless, networking; and in information security related fields (CEH, CHFI, CISA).
  • Registration as a professional engineer by the Engineering Board of Kenya as well as project management certification shall be added an advantage.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.

Systems Administrator – Digital Enterprise Services (1 Position)

 Job Reference No. 1002303

Main Purpose of the Job

  • This position reports to the Digital Enterprise Services Lead and will be responsible for the maintenance, configuration and safeguarding of stable and reliable KENET cloud infrastructure that supports digital enterprise and advanced research and education services.
  • The roles are also for the academic cybersecurity emergency response team (CERT) services as well as ICT capacity building of research and education community.

Requirements for the Job

  • The ideal candidates shall have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications or Electrical engineering or related field from a recognized university. With five (5) years progressive work experience in UNIX, Linux and/or Windows Server environments, Unix system administration, Windows server setup & administration, TCP/IP Networks and strong shell scripting/automation skills.
  • In addition, applicants interested in this position should also have at least five (5) years relevant hands-on experience since graduation as a systems administrator in design, installation, operation and maintenance of Web Servers, database servers, content management systems and data center operations.
  • The candidate should have current certifications in; Linux (LPIC-2) and Windows; Cybersecurity; Cloud computing (MS Azure, GCP, AWS, etc) and networking; and in information security related fields (CEH, CHFI, CISA).
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Systems Administrator – Cloud Infrastructure Services (1 Position)

 Job Reference No. 1002304

Main Purpose of the Job

This position reports to the Technical Lead, Cloud Infrastructure and will be responsible for the maintenance, configuration and safeguarding of stable and reliable KENET cloud infrastructure that supports digital enterprise and advanced research and education services.

The roles are also for the academic cybersecurity emergency response team (CERT) services as well as ICT capacity building of research and education community.

Requirements for the Job

  • The ideal candidates shall have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications or Electrical engineering or related field from a recognized university. With five (5) years progressive work experience in UNIX, Linux and/or Windows Server environments, Unix system administration, Windows server setup & administration, TCP/IP Networks and strong shell scripting/automation skills.
  • In addition, applicants interested in this position should also have at least five (5) years relevant hands-on experience since graduation as a systems administrator in design, installation, operation and maintenance of on-premise virtualization platforms, cloud systems monitoring, cloud systems automation, enterprise storage architectures and platforms and data center operations.
  • The candidate should have valid Certified OpenStack Administrator certification. Certifications in; Linux (LPIC-2); cloud computing (MS Azure, GCP, AWS, etc) and networking; and in information security related fields (CEH, CHFI, CISA) will be an added advantage.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.

Graduate Trainee – Network and/or Infrastructure Engineering (2 Positions)

Job Reference No. 2002301

KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in network engineering, network administration, systems administration and applications development.

Requirements for the Job

  • Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of Electrical Engineering or equivalent with specialization in telecommunication networks or power systems or mechatronics.
  • The engineering degree program must be accredited by the Engineering Board of Kenya. Proficiency in at least one computer programming language shall be an added advantage.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.

Graduate Trainee – Network Administration (2 Positions)

Job Reference No. 2002302

KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in network engineering, network administration, systems administration and applications development.

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Requirements for the Job

  • Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of computer science or information systems or equivalent degree programs with demonstrated proficiency in one or more computer programing languages and interest in network administration.
  • The candidates must be ready to work for end-user and in member campus network administration support roles.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.

Graduate Trainee – System Administration (2 positions)

Job Reference No. 2002303

KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in network engineering, network administration, systems administration and applications development.

Requirements for the Job

  • Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of electronic engineering, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer science, information systems or equivalent degree programs with demonstrated proficiency in one or more computer programing languages and interest in network or system administration.
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.

Graduate Trainee – Applications Developer (2 positions)

Job Reference No. 2002304

KENET invites suitable recent university graduates to apply to join the one-year Graduate Trainee program at KENET that aims to develop capacity in network engineering, network administration, systems administration and applications development.

Requirements for the Job

  • Applicants must have graduated less than two years from the date of this advert from recognized universities in areas of Computer Science or Information Systems or engineering with demonstrated proficiency in at least one computer programing languages (preferably Python), prior experience using web framework (preferably Django), distributed version control systems (e.g. Git), CI/CD methods and interest in applications development
  • All candidates must have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, high ethical and moral standards and capable of working in teams with limited supervision.

How to apply for KENET jobs

Interested and qualified persons should visit the KENET recruitment portal for submission of their application.

Applications should be submitted not later than August 30, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to attend interviews at KENET.

KENET is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. Female candidates as well as candidates from marginalized or semi-arid areas are encouraged to apply.

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with the position shall be offered to the successful candidates.

NB: The participant has the right to withdraw their consent provided above by writing to info@kenet.or.ke at any time and once they have withdrawn their consent, KENET shall cease any further processing of their provided personal data”.

NOTE: Applications submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Education Network (KENET) on recruitment.kenet.or.ke to apply