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Dangote Group Career for Microsoft Platform Specialist

Dangote Group is one of Nigeria’s most diversified business conglomerates with a hard – earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality. Our operational headquarters is located the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Group continues to grow its vision of becoming the leading provider of essential needs in Food and Shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustained market leadership in Cement Manufacturing, Sugar Milling, Sugar Refining, Flour Milling, Manufacturing of Pasta (Spaghetti & Macaroni), Operation of Cement Terminals, Port Operations, Noodles Manufacturing, Packaging Material Production and Salt Refining.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Microsoft Platform Specialist
Location: Lagos

Job Descriptions
Your role will be:

  • Perform all of the Systems Administrator duties and support the integration of new technologies into new and existing systems
  • Diagnose and resolve complex hardware and software problems involving the application, the operating system, the hardware, and/or the communications infrastructure
  • Install, connect, configure, troubleshoot, and perform routine maintenance of operating system, software, hardware, third party COTS, and firmware on systems located on multiple networks
  • Perform security patches and upgrades
  • Maintain virtual systems, network switches, and data protection to include backups, data/disaster recovery, and data flow
  • Maintain all system documentation including certification and accreditation documents
  • Assist in database administrator duties, including maintenance, configuration, back-ups, and troubleshooting/resolving technical issues
  • Provides Windows Server, Active Directory, VMware, Exchange Server, Office 365, Microsoft Azure, SCCM Tier 2/3 support to group customers in an enterprise environment.
  • Troubleshoot, debug server based application(s) and/or IT infrastructure component(s)
  • Performs occasional after hour tasks, including but not limited to, restarting systems, application upgrades, hardware maintenance, etc.
  • Ensures all necessary documentation to operate and maintain the equipment and/or software is regularly maintained.
  • Performs performance monitoring and provides documentation of issues and recommendations to IT management.
  • Maintain and patch systems, software and applications to eliminate bug fixes, security vulnerabilities and maintain technology currency of systems and applications.
  • Participates in change management processes to include patch compliance which also includes Information Assurance Validation Testing.
  • Candidate should possess strong analytical and decision-making skills with the ability to participate in technical meetings.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience is required
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows architecture, design, implementation and management
  • 5+ years’ experience with Windows Systems Administration
  • Understanding of networking (L2-L3), TCP/IP, Internet Services (DNS, Load Balancing), and Firewalls.
  • Experience in managing Microsoft Active Directory to include implementation of GPOs, DHCP, DNS, Domain Controller replication, and organization unit management.
  • Experience in managing Windows systems running Windows Server 2008/2008 R2, and Windows 2012/2012 R2.
  • Experience in Operations and Maintenance; applying patches, fixes and security updates to Windows servers.
  • Experience in building, configuring, and managing Microsoft Windows servers in a multi-tenant enterprise environments
  • Experience in Enterprise Backup software to include Symantec Backup Exec, and Symantec NetBackup etc.
  • Experience in documentation of SOP guidelines, system procedures and baseline OS image
  • High skill set of Microsoft SCCM
  • High skill with Windows operating system commands/utilities/PowerShell (must – all applicants will be asked to read and write scripts during the interview process).


  • A chance to be a part of the dynamic IT team driving digital change within Africa’s premier indigenous manufacturing conglomerate.

How to Apply

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