Oil and Gas

Oando Plc Recruitment System Administrator

Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions provider with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP).

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: System Administrator

Loaction: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Information Technology & Services

About the Job
Responsible For:

  • Design, implement, and support Windows Infrastructure.
  • Administration of VMWare infrastructure, performing patches, system upgrades. Engineering, integrating, designing and deploying various Windows components.
  • Operating systems; Windows system administration (Active Directory, Exchange, Lync, Windows Server, SCCM), Citrix (Netscaler, XenApp and XenDesktop), VMWare, enterprise backup and recovery procedures.
  • SAN administration, provisioning, system performance monitoring tools; Project Management.

Overall Purpose of Job

  • The Systems Administrator is responsible for technical design, planning, implementation and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures for mission-critical operating platforms.
  • He/She shall serve as a technical expert in the area of enterprise systems and storage administration, database tuning, and daily administration of messaging and collaboration services


  • Maintain the enterprise messaging and collaboration platforms and carry out regular system performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating system management
  • Manage Enterprise Operating Systems which include Windows, UNIX, Solaris and Linux
  • Investigate and analyzes feasibility of system requirements and develop system specifications for major system upgrades and minor performance improvement programmes
  • Perform technical research and development to guide Oando platform and operating system strategy
  • Provide technical support to the projects team in the initiation, feasibility assessment and operation phases of Solution Development
  • Perform technical analysis and ensure operation of business application platforms conform to best practices, pre-defined policies and procedures
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verification of the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, windows operating systems and enterprise messaging platforms
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes and/or disks
  • Establish and maintain diverse data communications links, VPN connections and remote access needs
  • Maintain enterprise storage area network (SAN) environment ensuring the availability and performance aligns to IT service requirements
  • Install, configure, test, and maintain hardware including personal computers, servers, printers, and other peripherals
  • Implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches
  • Work to ensure that the department meet and exceeds user expectations as regards system services in line with SLAs
  • Utilize various system-monitoring tools to monitor messaging and collaboration services and to identify and correct issues as they arise
  • Evaluate vendor products in hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment and recommend purchases consistent with the organization’s short and long term objectives
  • Proactively researches, analyzes, identifies and resolves trends of utilization or errors and implement appropriate performance tuning remedies
  • Support the Service Delivery Head in developing, reviewing and implementing policies, standards and procedures to ensure the integrity and safety of information systems
  • Performs 2nd level troubleshooting and support functions across messaging, collaboration and operating system installation and service problems
  • Contribute to and maintain operations documentation, including configuration data, change requests, installation procedures, knowledge base articles, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), network diagrams, and test plans
  • Collaborate with peers in IT (Network, Systems and Applications Support) to ensure the reliability of the enterprise servers and data environment
  • Collaborate in assessing current and expected Windows infrastructure needs; configuration; maintenance; optimization and documentation of infrastructure.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the IT Service Delivery Manager.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • %age of service availability per SLA negotiated
  • Uptime of enterprise systems and services
  • Quality of technical advice and solutions to systems problems and issues
  • % reduction in service failure within the financial year
  • Quality of disaster recovery procedures / contingency plans
  • Time taken to resolve calls
  • Safety of information on corporate database
  • Mean Time to resolve calls
  • Quality and completeness of system design
  • Teamwork displayed
  • Completeness and effectiveness of procedures.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related area
  • 8 years cognate work experience in a reputable organization/institution
  • 5yrs Systems planning & design Background
  • Microsoft Certified Expert in Windows, Exchange, and SQL platforms
  • Expertise in Enterprise Storage, Cloud and Database (SQL) Administration
  • Proficient in programming languages, backup and recovery procedures, complex systems design
  • Extensive Active Directory design, administration and Policy enforcement
  • Project Management is an added advantage
  • ITIL Foundation certified
  • Microsoft IIS administration and configuration
  • Managing server virtualization technologies like VMWare Server/ESX or Microsoft HyperV/Virtual Server
  • Group Policy design and configuration
  • Managing large scale Citrix/2X/Terminal Server installations

Required Competencies:

  • Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics
  • Products Knowledge
  • Enterprise Systems Administration
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft messaging and collaboration
  • Experienced with Windows client operating systems
  • Proficient in Shell Scripting
  • Hardware for Enterprise Systems
  • Enterprise Operating Systems administration expertise
  • Sound knowledge of enterprise web conference solutions
  • Excellent technical support documentation skills
  • A very good working knowledge of ITIL Processes
  • Customer Focus/Service Orientation
  • Problem solving, Quality Focus, Technical Understanding
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Project Management
  • Database Management

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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