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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Technical Head Data Center - Zambia

WerkinAfrika

Vacancy: Technical Head Data Centre
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Branch: IT
Type: Full time
Contract: 2 years contract

Company profile:

The company we are recruiting for is a forerunner in the network infrastructure deployment and service industry in Zambia, and that’s because they are completely focused on client needs. They are passionate about providing them with long standing solutions. Their engineers are committed to offering technically superior products for your networking needs whether major hardware components, networking software applications or even networking accessories. They offer a diverse range of world class network infrastructure products that you can pick from. They hope to extend their credible and large circle of partners to provide their customers with even more choices in quality products.

They tie up with international manufacturers and vendors of networking infrastructure products ensures that they are at the fore front in delivering quality products to their clients. Their expertise in dealing with Network infrastructure products include:

· Affiliation with top global providers of networking software as well as hardware components. They are associated with leading names in the networking industry such as CISCO, HP, Juniper and AVAYA. This helps them to consistently provide the best in services, support and customer commitment, which is reinforced by the trust bestowed on them by all their customers. Hence you can have access to top notch products that are recognised globally and also get unparalleled support for them as well.

· They provide world class networking software, courtesy of their business partnership with leading vendors like Novell, as well as via open source UNIX. Networking hardware alone does not help. For a piece of world class hardware to perform well it needs to be coupled with world class networking software solutions. Brands like Novell are respected by top industry names for their networking infrastructure software applications. They provide a comprehensive set of server software applications as well.

· They deploy networking hardware components like routers, switches, hubs, and related solutions. The company has the technical expertise to supply and service all kind of networking components like routers and switches. They are authorised suppliers of quality network hardware from brands such as HP, CISCO, D-Link, and Trendnet. Routers and Switches from these vendors are used in almost all key industries as well as in domestic office and home sectors. Hence whatever the need, this company is there to assist you.

· They provide an all-inclusive set of storage racks to assist and support your network infrastructure. Quality racks are a must to allow the entire network to work under optimum environmental as well as operational conditions. They specialise in providing racks as well as rack accessories from leading brands such as HP, NetApp, Dell and APC. These brands have a large variety of products suited for every need that may arise in terms of storage and placement of network hardware.

· They also undertake supply and deployment of all essential network accessories and components such as cables, connectors, trunking materials and wall boxes. These accessories are vital to have a full-fledged networking environment in operation. The company ensures that the accessories they provide their clients meet not only their immediate needs but also sustain over the long term. The products are of the highest quality, sourced from world renowned, tested, tried and proven brands.



Job description:

This growing company is looking for a Technical head for the Data Center. This person will be taking over some of the tasks currently done by the Business Development Manager. The manager will be managing the technical aspects of the datacenter.


Responsibilities and Duties:

The candidate will be required to:

· Design connectivity of the data center via fiber and satellite redundancy

· Design storage networks within the data center

· Manage physical space within the data center for customers to house their equipment

· Manage customer services including virtual servers and virtual storage

· Introduce new services as and when requirements are provided by customers


Profile:

Somebody who wants to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

Requirements:

The following is the academic / professional requirement of the individual:

• Degree in Information Technology or equivalent

• Must be CISCO certified

• Must be familiar with VmWare and Microsoft Server 2008 virtualisation

• Must be familiar with SAN / NAS Systems

• Must be familiar with server infrastructure and connectivity

• Must understand the concepts of datacenter hosting, ability to address customer requirements and integrate end to end management of data center services

• Knowledge / Experience in NetApp Storage is an added advantage

• Knowledge in HP Servers is an added advantage

• At least 2 years working experience in a hosted data center environment

Terms of employment

The Technical Head will be provided with:

• Wages USD 2.000 – 2.500 net per month

• Furnished housing & vehicle

• One return ticket

• Laptop & phone

• Local insurance

• Two month trial period with extension of a two year contract

• Leave terms and conditions will be flexible and agreed with the management

Please contact us in case you are interested via info@werkinafrika.nl or have a look at our website www.werkinafrika.nl

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