Job Title: Help Desk Support Officer
Job Grade: Fixed Term
Department: Infrastructure and Engineering
Section / Unit: Infrastructure
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Job Purpose

  • The Help Desk Support Officer will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software, responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, determines, and implements solution.
  • He/she is expected to support projects within the Engineering Department.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Assist in the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of various office systems that include desktop PC’s, servers, network equipment and software applications.
  • Make recommendations for new equipment and services to be purchased and work with various vendors for procurement.
  • Perform systems monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes.
  • Train staff on how to use internal office systems including IP phones, WIFI etc.
  • Maintenance and monitoring of computer networks and systems.
  • Logging all user queries into the ticketing system.
  • Diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults.
  • Testing and evaluating new technology.
  •  Performing electrical safety checks on the company’s computer equipment.
  • Set up accounts and workstations
  • Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements
  • Troubleshoot network issues and any outages.
  •  Install and perform minor repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.
  • Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software.
  • Operationalize different support models and generate runbook plans for remote support.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes/Skills)

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc/BA in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline; professional certification (e.g. LPIC, Red-hat RHCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA, CISA) is a plus
  • At least 2 years’ proven experience as a System’s Administrator, Network Administrator or a similar role
  • Experience with postgres and mysql databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management
  • Experience with Zabbix monitoring technology.
  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery
  • Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl, or other language
  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms (Linux/Unix/Windows/MacOS)

Competencies and Attributes/Skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good analytical, problem-solving skills and resourcefulness
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information.
  • Comfortable with most aspects of operating system administration i.e. configuration of mail systems, system installation and configuration, printer systems, installing third-party software.
  • Working knowledge of applications and network security, understanding of vulnerabilities and countermeasures.
  • Ability to work well individually as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and pay close attention to details
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How To Apply

Email: HR@mfs.co.ke

Deadline: 29th May, 2020


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