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Job Description

EthSwitch S.C is a technology and payments company established to play a critical role in modernization of Ethiopia’s currently emerging payment system by instituting and operating the country’s retail payments scheme, ensuring interoperability of payments among payment services providers and providing shared infrastructure. The mission of the Company is “Making Payments Simple and Affordable”, and the Vision of the Company “To be best in class Payments Network in Africa”. We are looking for professionals to fill the following vacant positions for our offices of the Program Management Office (PMO).EthSwitch is currently implementing a range of projects/activities including the Real Time Retail Payment Platform which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The infrastructure consultant delivers technical solutions using cutting edge technologies and industry best practices to implement IT infrastructure. This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas, particularly server infrastructure, data communications, data center facilities and telecommunication systems. S/He is expected to plan, design, organize, implement and manage organization’s IT infrastructure to ensure the stability and security of the operations.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Skills and Experience

  •  BSc Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and other related fields plus minimum of 8 years relevant experience out of which 2 years successful leadership in IT infrastructure.

Key responsibilities:

  •   Plan, design, implement a data center and disaster recover from scratch.
  •    Maintain and operate infrastructure with minimal downtime;
  •     Engineer and automate private cloud infrastructure and core components;
  •  Implement and test CI/CD pipelines/jobs;
  •   Solve technical problems and create viable tooling;
  •   Take responsibilities of implementing security policies and permissions for the DC and DR.
  •   Ensure stable and secure operations of cloud workloads;
  • Select appropriate technical approaches and their best use according to product requirements;
  • Attend important Agile events and finish assigned work packages / tasks;
  •  Actively contribute to internal projects such as tooling and documentation;
  •  Mentor team members;
  •  Any other duties in the scope of the role that the company requires.

Knowledge & Skills required:

  •  Strong hands-on/technical knowledge on core Linux and Solaris OS and switch technologies including but not limited to Active Directory, and core Network/ Switch technologies like LAN/WAN, subnets, firewalls, VLAN’s, and VPN using switches and routers are required.
  • Strong hands-on/technical knowledge of Oracle, Dell and IBM servers and VMware technologies.
  •  Must have a good familiarity with other IT Infrastructure technologies like storage area networks (SAN), WAN acceleration devices, SSL/IPSec, Virtualization, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery.
  •  Demonstrated experience with DevOps, including designing & implementation of delivery pipelines;
  •  Knowledge on & use of infrastructure automation tools (e.g. HashiCorp tools);
  •  Systems administration skills, including automation & orchestration (Linux/Solaris/Windows)
  •  Knowledge on & use of cloud platforms & associated technologies;
  •   Ability to build collaborative working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders;
  •   Strong analytical ability, data-driven mindset and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to rapidly acquire new knowledge and skills;
  •  Familiarity with service design and pricing in the context of cloud-based solutions;
  •   Experience deploying and operating on a private cloud framework;
  •  Deep technical experience in one or more of the following competencies: Software Design or Development, Application Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, Infrastructure design using: virtualization, networking, storage, database, IT Security and Governance; Automation and System Orchestration;
  •   Extensive experience required in service provider networks with experience managing teams and with responsibility for completing complex deployment projects within budget and on specific timelines.
  • Experience in IT Project Management

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application with non-returnable CV, Cover Letter and Supporting Documents from November 23 –  30 2022 between 8:00 A.M and 5:00 P.M from Monday to Friday and from 8:00 A.M to 12:00 P.M on Saturday to the address provided below or E-mail it at [email protected] by clearly stating the position title on the subject line. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

EthSwitch S.C.

Location: Kazanchis Super Market Area (Opposite to Zemen Bank), Nega City Mall – 4th Floor, Room No 410; Addis Ababa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone.

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