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About MTN Afghanistan:

MTN Afghanistan is the subsidiary company of MTN Group operating in 22 countries with a subscriber base of over 260 Millions. MTN provides GSM services in Afghanistan. We are looking for qualified and experienced candidates to fill the vacant position(s).

Job Summary:

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:

Manage the systems infrastructure of MTNA; host and provide support to applications for various operating systems and data center related tasks. Daily check of the systems updates and security vulnerabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Key Tasks:

Develop stable infrastructure platform.

Ensure high availability of infrastructure by establishing redundancy/back-ups. Develop and

implement the following IS data center processes:

o Business continuity

– Disaster recovery plans

– Systems management

– Capacity management

o Ensure a stable operating environment.

– Physical (power and air conditioning)

– Networks

– Operating systems and databases

Prepare information systems technical business cases by forecasting the future requirements in terms of security, data centers, etc.

Develop strategies to ensure technical direction of Data Center to gain and support competitive advantage for MTN through the Data Center infrastructure.

Monitor and adopt best practices and new technologies; ensure alignment with Information Systems data center strategy

Develop and maintain information systems technical support infrastructure for the business.

• Ensure continuous, timely, and secure Remote Connectivity (VPN) with the MTNA network to the third parties / vendors.

Plan, execute and implement capacity through vendors for power equipment such as batteries, rectifiers, UPSs,

• Install, configure, and upgrade UNIX, LINUX (Red hat) & WINDOWS operating systems and software using standard

business and administrative packages

• Installs, assembles, and configure UNIX & LINUX servers connected or acting as standalone in network and part of MTN Afghanistan Platform

• Perform Virtual machine installation and manage hypervisor

• Enforce Applications and systems configuration on UNIX & LINUX Servers

• Enforce Security of UNIX & LINUX server through patches updates

• Enforce server naming convention

• Assisting in the design and implementation of all UNIX & LINUX server connected to the LAN

• Assisting in LAN/WAN related additions and changes that affect UNIX & LINUX Servers. This includes all hardware and software issues and ongoing administration of the corporate network.

• Manage SOLARWINDS ORION and Op-Manager platform and monitor UNIX, LINUX & WINDOWS to achieve optimum performance levels

• Database administration (availability, support, capacity.etc.)

• Administer and maintain Microsoft Exchange platform & Active Directory

• Administration and configuration of Dell EMC unity 300/500

• Administration and configuration of Veritas NetBackup system

• Extremely close management of Incidents, Problem tickets and Change Controls in a complex data center environment

to reduce risk and utilize safe times for repair and change

Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Tasks:

• Manage the physical security of data centers via process and procedures to meet required security standards and policies

• Set goals and objectives for direct reports

• Coach and mentor direct reports to ensure staff motivation is high Direct and

monitor work of subordinates

• Ensure the team is led; motivated and rewarded to achieve key performance areas Identify staff training and development needs and implements necessary actions

• Manage the performance and deliverables of direct and indirect reports to ensure that the objectives of the department are achieved

• Recruit staff for appointments

Job Requirement:

Education:

Bachelor’s in computer sciences from a reputable university in Afghanistan or abroad.

MCSE Certified

CCNA Certified

Experience:

5-6 years’ work experience in relevant field

Training:

CCNP

MCITP Certification

MCSC Certification

RedHat Certification

Basic knowledge of ITIL Framework

Knowledge:

Understanding of IT policies,

Disaster recovery planning Business

Continuity Planning (BCP)

Understanding of OS such as MS Windows, MS Exchange, Sun Solaris, Linux

Skills / physical competencies:

Analytical Thinking

Conflict Management

Negotiation

Problem Solving

Project Planning and Control Reporting

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghan Nationals can send their applications and resumes (with three valid references) by Oct 10, 2022.

 

Please mention the name of the position you are applying in your email subject line.

Applications received after the deadline and those, which do not meet the requirements mentioned above, will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview (s).

Submission Email:

   careers.afghanistan@mtn.com

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